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A New Day Has Dawned at the Los Angeles Times

Posted by - on Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Photo Credit: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2018 Los Angeles A new day has dawned at the Los Angeles Times, the 136-year-old newspaper has a new owner, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Dr. Soon-Shiong is a biotech billionaire with a vision to revitalize the newspaper. He told the New York Times, "The newspaper is really important to bind the community." "It bound us in my world of South Africa, and it's really a voice for the people."  (Photo credit: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times) Read about his interview to the...

Controversy - Mirai Nagusu is denied spot on US Olympic Skating Team

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 15 January 2014.

MIRAI NAGASUJanuary 13, 2014

Gabrielle Bluestoneon GAWKER.com - AP Photo

The top three finishers at the national figure skating championships have always been, barring injury, the skaters named to the US Olympic team. But not this year.

Mirai Nagasu, a 20-year-old skater who finished fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, took third place at the nationals competition this weekend. The only top finisher with Olympic experience, she was also the only figure skater not to fall or make a major error.

But when the American women's team was announced Sunday, 22-year-old Ashley Wagner, who placed fourth, took the third Olympic spot. Nagasu was named as an alternate.

The switch seems unprecedented - click here to the story by Gabrielle Bluestone on GAWKER.com

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