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Former NFL player Donté Stallworth pounds Trump for ‘twisted lies’ and not seeing the real issue of ‘injustice’ 

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Former NFL wide receiver Donté Stallworth slammed President Donald Trump for uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to their White House celebration.

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Stallworth said  the issue is bigger than the American flag.

“This White House has twisted the truth on a number of occasions, this is the playbook of this administration,” Stallworth said.

He said President Trump missed out on a real opportunity to bring unity to the country.

“I think the president missed an opportunity. If he really wanted to get a win, he would put his disagreements with the way the players are protesting, he would put those to the side and would try coming up with some type of comprehensive plan in using these guys as allies instead of enemies,” he said.

He then slammed the NFL for banning kneeling just weeks ago. He said the NFL owners should have known better, and “shame on them,” for being a part of the problem and using hurtful language.

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“If they can’t see that, then that is a shame. They’re a multi-billion dollar industry and they should have a public relations firm that could have let them know it would cause a backlash. This was never about the anthem. It’s about the inequity of policing and criminal justice,” Stallworth said.

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Sailing among the stars: Here’s how photons could revolutionize space flight

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A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."

It's been the stuff of scientists' dreams for decades but has only very recently become a reality.

The idea might sounds crazy: propelling a craft through the vacuum of space with no engine, no fuel, and no solar panels, but instead harnessing the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons -- in this case from our Sun.

The spacecraft to be launched on Monday, called LightSail 2, was developed by the Planetary Society, a US organization that promotes space exploration which was co-founded by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980.

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Russians to prod Putin on poverty and his personal life as his ratings tank

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Russians are set to ask President Vladimir Putin about growing poverty at home and tensions abroad during an annual televised phone-in Thursday, which comes following a fall in his approval ratings.

The leader is also likely to face a degree of grilling on his personal life, according to questions submitted by the public online ahead of the live show.

Set to be held for the 17th time since Putin came to power in 1999, the show starts at 0900 GMT and usually lasts several hours.

Ahead of the carefully choreographed show, more than one million questions had been submitted, organisers told Russian news agencies.

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Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns

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Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.

In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.

The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.

"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."

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