Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Mixed martial arts fighters say the UFC exploits them, and turn to Congress for help

Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture testified on Capitol Hill to support Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s effort to expand the Ali Act, which would give MMA fighters the same protections boxers currently have. Those include requiring promoters to divulge their full amount of revenue, banning oppressive contracts and establishing an independent ranking system. The UFC opposes the effort.

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Anatomy of a presidential concession speech

As we inch closer to election day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are starting to consider their election night speeches. While Donald Trump is leaving America in "suspense" as to whether he'll accept the results, in the American tradition, one candidate will likely give a concession speech. Whoever it is, here a few pointers on how to accept defeat with grace. Credit: Meta Viers & Vera Bergengruen/McClatchy
Anatomy of a presidential concession speech 1:54

Anatomy of a presidential concession speech

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Editorial: Mike Dunbar on the Turlock City Council, District 4 race

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Highlights from the final Trump-Clinton debate

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Discussing the pros of Measure L