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“I remember it being unpredictable. A lot of gang members in the community and kids selling drugs on the street,” Williams said. “Other than our time riding bikes, my parents kept us inside, focused on studying. They didn’t trust us to go…
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Mets Sign Trevor May to Bolster Bullpen

The Mets agreed to a deal Tuesday with a free-agent right-handed pitcher named Trevor — not Trevor Bauer, the National League Cy Young Award winner, but Trevor May, one of the better relievers in the majors as a setup man for the Minnesota…
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Film star previously known as Ellen Page comes out as transgender and changes name to Elliot

The actor formerly known as Ellen Page has announced that he is transgender and now goes by the name of Elliot.The star, known for starring in hit films Juno and Inception, posted a lengthy statement on Twitter. It read: "I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.""I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life," the statement added. "I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey.…

Stalker given restraining order after leaving Matthew Wright’s family ‘terrified’

A stalker who left TV presenter Matthew Wright and his wife scared for the safety of their baby has been banned from contacting them in future.Michelle Ranicar, 54, was said to have repeatedly visited Mr Wright's home in Primrose Hill, London, bearing gifts and messages declaring her love for him. The visits began after she was barred from being a guest in the audience of his chat show due to security concerns about her behaviour towards the presenter.Ranicar first approached Amelia Wright at a charity event in September…

Sir Elton says ‘horrible’ comments from Watford fans kept him grounded

Sir Elton John has said the "horrible things" football fans said about his clothes and music kept him grounded at the height of his fame. The Rocketman singer is a lifelong Watford FC supporter and was owner and chairman of the club in the 1970s and 1980s, when he released many of his hit songs. Under his ownership and Graham Taylor's management, the club rose from the Fourth Division to the First Division, finishing second behind champions Liverpool during the 1982-83 season. Image: Sir Elton with the club's…

South Korea passes law allowing K-pop bands to postpone military service

South Korea's parliament has passed a bill to allow global K-pop stars, such as BTS, to delay their mandatory national service to age 30.All able-bodied South Korean men aged between 18 and 28 are required to serve the military for two years. The amendment to the Military Service Act allows exemptions for K-pop megastars, who boost South Korea's cultural image and economy with their international appeal. Image: BTS recently won a Grammy nomination South Korea allows eligible students to defer duties up to…