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Donald Trump suggests he may pardon Jack Johnson because — c’mon, you know why

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While past presidents were mourning former First Lady Barbara Bush at her funeral in Houston today, President Trump was on his phone in Mar-a-Lago, having his usual Twitter meltdown.

In between excoriating James Comey and tossing around conspiracy theories about Mr. Peepers, President Trump decided to suddenly announce he was considering a pardon for Jack Johnson, the history-making boxer.

Trump, as you might imagine, appears to have taken a particular interest in pardons as of late.

Some background on the controversy: Jack Johnson was the first black man to ever hold the title of world heavyweight champion. By 1912, he hadn’t lost a match in four years. Other white boxers refused to fight him. When one, Canadian Tommy Burns, did, Johnson destroyed him soundly.  Read more…

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Looks like Manny Pacquiao won't fight Amir Khan after all because of a scam

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It turns out that the Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao will not be fighting British pro Amir Khan, after all.

The two headlining boxers had initially agreed to a $38 million offer to fight in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in April.

The offer, which was made an unnamed group of investors in the UAE, has been revealed to be fake.

Pacquiao and Khan had earlier posted details of the fight on their Twitter feeds  last week, with Khan saying that his team had “agreed terms” with Pacquiao. 

My team an I have agreed terms with Manny Pacquiao and his team for a super fight #pacquiaokhan #April23rd

— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) February 26, 2017 Read more…

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