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R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking
US & Canada · Chicago

R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

52% Center coverage: 237 sources
Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.See the Story
Dictator’s son Marcos Jr taking oath as Philippine president
Asia · Manila

Dictator’s son Marcos Jr taking oath as Philippine president

41% Center coverage: 78 sources
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday, 36 years after his father was ousted in a popular uprising. His late father, Ferdinand Marcos Sr., was toppled in a 1986 uprising after holding power with an iron fist for over two decades. Critics say Marcos is attempting to rewrite the family's controversial history for a youthful electorate, but they believe he is unlikely to replicate his authoritarian style of ruling.See the Story
Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement, thanks to Jamie Foxx
US & Canada · Los Angeles

Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement, thanks to Jamie Foxx

42% Left coverage: 53 sources
Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx are reuniting for a new movie. The actress announced her retirement from acting in 2018. She and Foxx co-starred in Annie, Diaz's last film before her retirement. The movie, Back in Action, will be directed by Seth Gordon.See the Story

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Europe · London

Prince Charles has 'very emotional' first meeting with granddaughter Lilibet

52% Left coverage: 21 sources
Prince Charles spent time with the Sussexes in a meeting that a royal source has described as  fantastic. The source declined to say exactly when across the jubilee weekend the meeting or meetings took place. Harry is currently writing his memoirs which are expected to be released at the end of this year.See the Story
Airstrike · Ukraine

Russians fight to encircle Ukraine's last eastern stronghold

50% Center coverage: 20 sources
Russian forces battled Wednesday to surround the Ukrainian military's last stronghold in a long-contested eastern province. At least 18 people were killed in a Russian rocket attack on a shopping mall that killed at least 18 in the center of the country two days earlier. Crews continued to search through the rubble of the shopping mall in Kremenchuk where Ukrainian authorities say 20 people remain missing.See the Story
Rugby Union · New Zealand

Maori All Blacks strike early to beat Ireland in tour match

46% Left coverage: 11 sources
Maori All Blacks welcome Ireland to New Zealand with a first-half try blitz. Zarn Sullivan, Shaun Stevenson, Brad Weber and Cullen Grace all crossed. Ireland hit back hard at the start of the second half. The Irish now head north to Auckland for the first of three tests against New Zealand.See the Story
Stratford, New Zealand · Stratford

Business invests in apprentice's future

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
On the Spot Plumbing and Gas have invested in their apprentice's future. Photo/ SuppliedSee the Story
Oceania · Taranaki

Medicinal cannabis company secures deal

Coverage: 2 sources
Greenfern Industries has signed a two-year agreement to supply hundreds of kilograms of cannabis from its farm in Normanby, South Taranaki. The company that will be exporting the crop has decided to remain anonymous, Greenfern managing director Dan Casey said. The partner had carved out a niche where they connect cultivators with sellers, he said.See the Story
Oceania · New Zealand

Rotorua council says 'no' to Three Waters

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Rotorua Lakes Council has sent an overwhelming message to the Government it does not support Three Waters reform. A council staff member "pulled no punches" in his critique of the reforms, saying he believed the Government "overstated" water service issues. The council has now joined at least 31 other councils which have voiced their dissent with the reform programme, which would create four new water entities.See the Story
Hawke's Bay · Hawke's Bay

Craggy Range and Hōhepa bring success for Hawke's Bay at Champions of Cheese awards

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Craggy Range Sheep Dairy was recognised as one of four supreme champions at the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2022. They won the Puhoi Valley Cheese Champion of Champions Cheese Award as a boutique producer. Their Maraetotara Manchego has already been recognised with two gold medals from the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association.See the Story
Horse Racing · Addington

Majestic Man out to restore confidence in return

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Majestic Man will have his first start in New Zealand since last November when he contests the Mobile Trot (1980m) at Addington tonight. He will again have regular driver Brad Williamson and the Otago horseman has been pleased with the gelding's two lead-in trials after a stint in Australia.See the Story

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