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- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
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- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
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Kasparov predicts crisis in months
MOSCOW — Chess legend and Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov said yesterday that Russia’s opposition would surge in coming months as Moscow reached a “political crisis” before parliamentary and presidential elections.
“This fall, the opposition will begin a serious expansion as political crisis takes hold,” he said. “For now, we are staying true to our mission of having an ideological organization devoted to dismantling the current regime.”
Speaking to journalists during the first day of a congress by the opposition Other Russia coalition, which he jointly leads, Mr. Kasparov played down the departure last week of former co-leader Mikhail Kasyanov from the group.
Mr. Kasyanov, a former prime minister, left the coalition after its other leaders failed to support his declared presidential candidacy.
Estonia dominates wife-carrying race
SONKAJARVI — Estonians took gold and silver at the Wife-Carrying World Championships in Finland yesterday, defying rain and exhaustion to stumble along a path with women clinging upside-down to their backs.
They were among 44 couples from 12 countries competing in the annual event in Sonkajarvi, central Finland.
The race, held for the 12th time, is intended to evoke the spirit of a legendary Finnish brigand, Rosvo-Ronkainen, who made those who wanted to join his gang run through a forest carrying heavy sacks on their backs.
Running of the bulls begins in Pamplona
PAMPLONA — The running of the bulls, fueled by huge doses of adrenaline and with equally generous lashings of alcohol, began yesterday in the narrow streets of this Spanish city.
An Australian was gored in the buttocks, and another runner, a Spaniard from Navarra, was hurt in the shoulder. They were among seven persons injured on the traditional starting day of the festivities.
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