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Bill and Melinda Gates announce their divorce after 27 years of marriage

On Monday, Bill and Melinda Gates shared a joint statement on Twitter, announcing their divorce: “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said, referring to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world worth over $40 billion and was founded in 2000.

The statement concluded: “We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

The billionaire Microsoft co-founder, 65, and the philanthropist and former general manager at Microsoft, 56, married on the Hawaiian island of Lanai on January 1, 1994. They share three children: son Rory John, 21, and daughters Phoebe Adele, 18, and Jennifer Katharine, 25.

Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced, future of foundation in question

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NY Governor Cuomo announces capacity limits to be lifted on May 19; Broadway, museums can reopen

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that capacity restrictions in New York City will be lifted on May 19, which will include Broadway theaters. Restaurants, museums, movie theaters, retail stores and more will also be having their capacity restrictions lifted in New York City on May 19.

Though Broadway will be allowed to reopen on May 19, it doesn’t mean shows will be taking place right away. Cuomo said: “Broadway for example has a schedule. They have to produce a play before they can sell the play, so there is a schedule for them. But from a capacity point of view, they can all reopen on May 19.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio previously said in March that Broadway was aiming to reopen by the fall. All Broadway performances were suspended in March 2020 and then canceled for the remainder of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New York Capacity Restrictions to Lift May 19, Clearing Way for Broadway Reopening

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Miami Marlins pitcher Paul Campbell suspended 80 games by MLB for PED violation

Miami Marlins pitcher Paul Campbell has received an 80-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Monday for violating its performance-enhancing drug policy.  

The 25-year-old Campbell made his major league debut April 3; he tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), according to MLB, and will be suspended without pay. Campbell, through the MLB Players’ Association, released a statement noting that he tested positive for “10 trillionths of a gram” of DHCMT, an amount he says has “no performance-enhancing benefits. I have unfortunately become one of many athletes, across multiple sports, who are presenting themselves to the world and asking for members of the anti-doping world to help us find answers as to why this metabolite is continuing to show up in athletes’ bodies and ultimately costing them significant detours in their careers.”

Campbell, a 21st-round pick out of Clemson in 2017, posted an 8.74 ERA in five appearances with Miami this year. He started and lost against the Nationals on Saturday, giving up four earned runs in 3 ⅔ innings. 

Miami Marlins Pitcher Receives 80 Game MLB Suspension

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Three-Time Indy 500 Winner Bobby Unser dies at 87

Bobby Unser, a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, has died at age 87. Unser died Sunday at his home in Albuquerque.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Unser’s death Monday. He was one of six members of the Unser family to compete in the Indianapolis 500. Unser won the Indianapolis 500 in 1968, 1975 and 1981. Unser and Rick Mears are the only drivers in history to win the event in three different decades. Unser’s brother, Al, won four times. 

Unser started his racing career in 1949, and started his IndyCar career in 1962. He earned his first Top 10 finish in the 1966 Indianapolis 500 and finished his career with 35 IndyCar victories and two championships. After his racing career, Unser became a broadcaster for ABC, NBC and ESPN IndyCar telecasts and for IMS Radio Network. He later became a driver coach and assisted with race strategy for his son Robby Unser.

Unser is survived by his wife, Lisa; sons Bobby Jr., and Robby; and daughters Cindy and Jeri.

Bobby Unser, three-time Indy 500 champion, dies at 87: ‘There was nobody like him’

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3 dead, 27 injured after boat capsizes in San Diego

Three people are dead and 27 more were injured after a boat believed to be a “smuggling vessel” overturned off the coast of San Diego on Sunday. Rick Romero, San Diego Fire Rescue lifeguard lieutenant, said during a press conference that the agency received a call around 10 a.m. from a commercial assistance vessel reporting a vessel offshore near the surf line that appeared to be in trouble.

A total of about 30 people were on the boat at the time of the incident, exceeding its capacity, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent Jeff Stephenson said there was “every indication” the boat was being used to smuggle migrants into the United States illegally. Romero said that injuries ranged from hypothermia to damage related to the boat breaking apart.

Three dead, 27 injured as suspected smuggling boat capsizes

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Republicans Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey advance to runoff for House seat in special Texas election

Republicans Susan Wright and state Rep. Jake Ellzey will advance to a runoff in the special election to fill a North Texas congressional seat. 

Wright, the widow of Rep. Ron Wright and a longtime activist in local GOP politics, emerged from the 23-person field as one of the top two candidates to represent the 6th Congressional District, winning more than 19 percent of the vote. She was first to advance to the runoff. Ellzey advanced after the third-place candidate, Jana Lynne Sanchez, conceded Sunday morning. A runoff will take place because none of the candidates met the 50 percent threshold required to win outright.

A Republican has represented the district, a suburban swath of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, for more than 30 years. The special election came about because of Ron Wright’s death after he contracted Covid-19. Trump endorsed his widow just days before the election, and after she advanced to the runoff, Trump said in a statement Sunday: “Congratulations to Susan Wright on her great surge yesterday which made her NUMBER ONE and assures her participation in the TX-06 runoff against another Republican.”

House runoff in Texas set between GOP’s Wright, Ellzey

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Oakland A’s pitcher Jesus Luzardo breaks pinkie while playing video game

Oakland Athletics left-hander Jesus Luzardo will be out indefinitely after breaking the pinkie on his throwing hand while playing a video game before his scheduled start Saturday.

Luzardo underwent an X-ray, which revealed a hairline fracture in his left hand. He was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday. A’s manager Bob Melvin told reporters he didn’t know how long Luzardo would be out or whether he would need a cast or splint on the finger. “Before [Saturday’s] game, he was playing a video game and accidentally bumped his hand on the desk as he was playing the game,” Melvin said. “He came in, was a little bit sore, training staff checked him out. We threw him in the cage before he went out there, watched him warm up. He was comfortable pitching, the training staff was comfortable with him pitching. After the game, we got an X-ray and there was a hairline in the pinkie finger.  It just depends on how it heals and how it responds. As you would expect, it was a little bit worse today, a little bit puffier today, but really have no idea on a timetable yet.”

The 23-year-old Luzardo has a 1-3 record and 5.79 ERA over six starts this season.

Athletics pitcher Jesùs Luzardo fractures pinky while playing video game

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas on his birthday

Kyle Busch celebrated his 36th birthday by winning a two-lap sprint to the finish at Kansas Speedway, becoming the 10th different winner through the first 11 races of the NASCAR Cup Series season.

“We ran up front all day,” Busch said. “Just trying to make adjustments all day long to get it where we wanted. The final adjustments were a positive for us. Didn’t necessarily take us from a third-place car to a winning car but the restarts did.”

This is Busch’s 17th straight season with a win, tying David Pearson for second on the all-time.

Kyle Busch marks birthday with 1st ’21 Cup win

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