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Dozens of transgender migrants arrive at border, want asylum in US

JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) — Boys are supposed to be boys in rural El Salvador, so for more than a decade, Tania Rivera suppressed her desire to be a girl.

It wasn’t until well into adulthood that, working as an accountant’s assistant in the city of Santa Ana, she felt strong enough to express her gender identity. That’s when the violence began.

Rivera says she was insulted and mocked on her way to work each morning. Then gang members started to chase her. The last straw was when three men got off a car to abduct her, telling her she would die that day. She was able to run away once more. Since then, her legs have carried her 2,000 miles north... Read More

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Elizabethton couple not among Americans leaving cruise ship after wife tests positive for coronavirus

(WJHL) – Dr. Arnold and Jeannie Hopland of Elizabethton are not among the Americans leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan today on evacuation flights to the United States.

The reasoning behind the decision comes after Japanese health officials said Mrs. Hopland has tested positive for coronavirus.

Dr. Hopland so far has tested negative but said he fully intends to stay with his wife.

“I feel fine,” she said. “But I certainly don’t want to get anyone sick so I’m glad I didn’t get around others,” she said from the Hopland’s room on the plaza deck of the cruise ship where they’ve been quarantined for almost 2 weeks.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, the Hoplands were expecting to be among those leaving to come back to the United States. ... Read More

Live Blog: 62nd Daytona 500 postponed to Monday due to rain

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — NASCAR is gearing up for the 62nd annual “Great American Race” from the famous Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

You can find the latest updates from Daytona Beach here (all times are ET):

12:20 p.m.: President Donald Trump departs for Daytona Beach in Air Force One.

1:10 p.m.: President Donald Trump has arrived in Daytona Beach where he will serve as Grand Marshall for today’s race.

"U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A," breaks out as Air Force One lands at the Daytona airport. pic.twitter.com/DOFVX2PalB... Read More

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city is honored.

When the game was in Los Angeles two years ago, the NBA wanted to honor Kobe Bryant.

He declined. He couldn’t attend. His reason: his daughter Gianna Bryant had a game that morning.

“That said, to us, everything about his priorities,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Sunday as he recalled that conversation with Bryant... Read More

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Game show “Catch 21” looking for Las Vegas contestants

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s been a staple on the Game Show Network since 2008, now the hit show “Catch 21” is coming to Las Vegas. Game Show Network is casting for the trivia-meets-blackjack game show until early April in Las Vegas.

For those who aren’t familiar with the game, Catch 21 deals out larger-than-life playing cards, as host Alfonso Ribeiro asks general-knowledge questions. Contestants compete to build the closest hand to 21 without busting.

Contestants battle for a chance to win up to $25,000 in the final round. For more information on signing up for the casting call, see the flyer at the top of this article... Read More

Tonawanda community shaken after two people die in a crash involving six cars

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) –People in the Town of Tonawanda are shaken after Friday night’s car crash that killed two people and hurt three others.

“It was really sad to see people screaming and cars banged up there was debris all over the street,” Co-owner of Olympic Restaurant Kelly Scouras said.

Town of Tonawanda Police say the six vehicle crash happened on Sheridan Dr. and Military Rd. at 10:50 p.m. Friday night.

Police say 21-year-old Tyler Lichtenberger and 21-year-old Gianna Ameno of North Tonawanda died at the scene. The two people killed were in the same car. The three other people hurt are expected to survive.

Scouras says two of her regulars were among those in the crash. ... Read More

Rains postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump’s visit

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.

The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race will now begin at 4 p.m. Monday and be broadcast live on Fox.

It’s the second time in 62 years that “The Great American Race” will finish on a Monday.

The first delay of the day came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track. Trump’s armored limousine nicknamed “The Beast” exited Daytona International Speedway, and the sky opened for a brief shower that forced drivers back to pit road... Read More