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Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in prison following Russia drug trial

Basketball player Brittney Griner has been found guilty of smuggling drugs with criminal intent in a Russian court today and sentenced to nine years in prison, CNN reports. The Phoenix Mercury player was detained near Moscow earlier this year after security discovered a small amount of the drug in her luggage.
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Spice Girls’ Geri Horner told Liz Truss to “go for” role of Prime Minister
Geri Horner is said to have told Liz Truss to “go for” the role of Conservative leader amid criticism she faced for hugging MP Nadine Dorries at the Women’s Euro 2022 final.The Spice Girls singer was pictured with the Culture Secretary as the Lionesses led England to victory against Germany on Sunday evening (July 31). “Girl power radiating from Wembley tonight,” Dorries captioned the image on Twitter.Many fans subsequently pointed out Dorries’ history of voting against gay marriage and “only recently demonising the trans community”.A photo has since emerged of Horner with Truss, who is currently going up against Rishi Sunak to become the next UK Prime Minister.Speaking to MailPlus about meeting the Spice Girls star, Truss explained: “[Horner] said ‘go for it’, she was very positive.” See the photo below.How long before Geri Halliwell is the next Culture Secretary pic.twitter.com/5NLGs8kTJ7— dominic dyer (@domdyer70) August 1, 2022While some fans expressed their disappointment with Horner (née Halliwell), others said that they weren’t surprised because the singer had previously described Margaret Thatcher as the “original Spice Girl”.Horner also paid tribute to the late PM following her death in 2013, writing: “Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power, Margaret Thatcher, a green grocer’s daughter who taught me any thing is possible…x.”The final result of the Tory leadership contest will be announced on September 5.
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Herschel Walker’s Remarks Against Same-Sex Marriage Resurface: ‘Each State Can Just Stop All of That’
Herschel Walker, the Trump-endorsed  GOP nominee to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia, has drawn tremendous criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike, as the former NFL star hides from debates after hiding three of his four children.Walker is being scrutinized as Fox News tries to prop him up, after The Daily Beast recently revealed he has three other children that he has all but never publicly acknowledged.Christian Walker, who does not identify as gay but says he is attracted to men, is the only Walker child most Americans know about.On Wednesday “Fox & Friends” asked Walker about his other children, and he delivered a demonstrably false answer.READ MORE: ‘Pathological Liar’: Herschel Walker’s Own Advisors Don’t Trust Him, Think He Isn’t Mentally Fit for the Job – ReportAt the Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville, Georgia, apparently packed with an almost entirely white audience (the city is 68% white), Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade asked Walker about the “revelations about three children.”“What do you want people to know about that?” Kilmeade said, offering Walker an open door to discuss hiding the existence for three off his four children despite blasting Black fathers for not taking care of their offspring while declaring himself a good dad.“You have not been public about that,” Kilmeade added.READ MORE: Herschel Walker Claims Black Politicians Have Done “Absolutely Nothing” for Black Community“Well I never would be public about that,” Walker replied, “Because you know one of my kids who wanted to be in the media has gotten a lot of threats – he’s gotten a lot of threats.
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