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    Trump abruptly ends '60 Minutes' interview, skips taping with Pence

    President Donald Trump abruptly ended a solo interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes" Tuesday and did not return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President Mike Pence.

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    Tucker Kicks 67-Yard FG

    Ravens All-Pro Justin Tucker doesn't have a 99 kick power in Madden. So he tries to change that. Watch 'Underrated'

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    The Telegraph

    Radio host Rush Limbaugh announces his lung cancer is terminal

    One of the most high-profile conservative talk radio hosts in the United States has announced that his lung cancer is terminal. Rush Limbaugh, 69, told listeners to the 600 radio stations nationwide that air his show that his cancer, announced in February, was not responding to treatment. Lung scans showed “some progression of the cancer”, he said on Monday, after it was previously reduced to a manageable level. “You measure a happy life against whatever medication it takes," said Limbaugh. "And at some point you decide, you know, this medication may be working, but I hate the way I feel every day. “I’m not there yet. But it is part and parcel of this. "It’s tough to realise that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over.” Limbaugh has been a crusading voice of conservatism since the 1990s, and last year attracted a cumulative weekly audience of 15.5 million listeners, making him the most listened-to host in the country. His hard-line views on homosexuality, race, feminism and climate change have attracted him a cult following, as well as legions of detractors. “We all know that we’re going to die at some point,” said Limbaugh on Monday. “But when you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it.”

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    Evening Standard

    Robert Redford's son James dies aged 58 after battle with liver cancer

    James Redford, the son of acting legend Robert Redford, has died at his home in California at the age of 58 following a battle with cancer.The activist and filmmaker died on Friday after being diagnosed with liver cancer, his wife said.

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    The Telegraph

    Teaching children that white privilege is a fact is breaking the law, says minister

    Teachers who tell their pupils that white privilege is a fact are breaking the law, the women and equalities minister has said. Kemi Badenoch told the Commons there was a "dangerous trend" in race relations that should not be taught in schools. She said: "It is the promotion of critical race theory – an ideology that sees my blackness as victimhood and their whiteness as oppression. I want to be absolutely clear – this Government stands unequivocally against critical race theory." Ms Badenoch was was speaking in response to the Labour MP Dawn Butler, who said history needs to be "decolonised". Calls to decolonise the curriculum have been gaining pace at universities, where students have urged professors to examine whether courses are too dominated by white male European points of view. They have also been growing in schools, where many teachers are keen for pupils to learn the history of colonialism and the slave trade from a less Eurocentric perspective. But Ms Badenock said the curriculum did not need decolonising for "the simple reason that it is not colonised", adding: "We should not apologise for the fact that British children primarily study the history of these islands. "And it goes without saying that the recent fad to decolonise maths, decolonise engineering, decolonise the sciences that we've seen across our universities, to make race the defining principle of what is studied, is not just misguided but actively opposed to the fundamental purpose of education." She said pupils should not be learning about "white privilege and their inherited racial guilt", telling the Commons any school which teaches "these elements of political race theory as fact, or which promotes partisan political views such as defunding the police without offering a balanced treatment of opposing views, is breaking the law". Last week, MPs were told that white working class boys will continue to be left behind because notions of "toxic masculinity" and "white privilege" suggest they are the problem. Professor Matthew Goodwin told a select committee the national conversation had become "preoccupied" with issues around gender, race and ethnicity and focused around "historic grievances". In the USA, Donald Trump has directed the Office of Management and Budget to crack down on federal agencies' anti-racism training sessions, calling them "divisive, anti-American propaganda". The OMB director, Russell Vought, directed executive branch agencies to identify spending related to any training on "critical race theory", "white privilege" or any other material that teaches or suggests that the United States or any race or ethnicity is "inherently racist or evil".