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Pence Takes Swipe at NBA, Nike in Critical Speech on China

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence took a swipe at Nike and the NBA on Thursday in a speech criticizing communist China's record on trade and human rights, saying American corporations have been too willing to ignore censorship and repression in pursuit of...
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Key Facts in the Federal Cases Against Michael Avenatti

NEW YORK — Key facts in the federal case against celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti: Who Is Michael Avenatti? Avenatti, 48, became a household name last year through his representation of Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who claims she had an affair with Pr...

A Journey Through 2018’s Top Pop Culture Moments

And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ... Wait. WAS there any pop culture this year? Of course there was, but you could be forgiven for forgetting, because more than ever it was politics, politics, and mo...

Nike’s Kaepernick Campaign Signals Change in Shoe Politics

A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the ...
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Nike Is Latest US Company Involved in Culture Wars

NEW YORK — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country's political and cultural wars. ...