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Bloomberg, a late entry to the Democratic nomination contest, is rising in public opinion polls as he uses his vast personal fortune to spend heavily on advertising nationwide. Speaking in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the day before a holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Bloomberg said his plans would help one million black Americans become homeowners over 10 years, while also boosting the number of black-owned businesses.
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Following Saturday's UFC 246 pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the fight promotion announced the recipients of the performance-based bonuses from the fight card. Five fighters were awarded an extra $50,000.The fight card featured 11 bouts. Five fights ended in finishes and each of those winners were awarded a bonus. Conor McGregor, Aleksei Oleinik, Brian Kelleher, Carlos Diego Ferreira, and Drew Dober earned Performance of the Night rewards. McGregor returned to the octagon for the first time since October 2018 in the main event against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. McGregor only needed 40 seconds to put Cerrone away and score his first career knockout in the welterweight division.RELATED UFC 246 fighter salaries: Conor McGregor towers over the event and the fighter payrollOleinik defeated Maurice Greene by submission late in the second round of their heavyweight match to bank his bonus. Kelleher finished Ode Osbourne by guillotine choke while Ferreira took out former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis via neck crank to secure their bonus checks. Dober made quick work of Nasrat Haqparast on his way to a bonus. Dober stopped Nasrat Haqparast with punches 70 seconds into their lightweight contest.UFC 246 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 19,040 spectators were in attendance for McGregor's return generating $11,089,129.30 in gate receipts.
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Come this spring, Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer be working members of the Royal Family and will, therefore, no longer use their royal titles or taxpayer money, according to a statement released Saturday from Buckingham Palace.It's been reported for weeks that the couple is interested in living in Canada at least part of the time and some British press are reporting that the couple is interested in buying a $36-million house on Point Grey Road in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood. So, in order to keep the speculation going over the couple and their son Archie, CBC News in Vancouver sent reporter Jon Hernandez to the property to ask residents what they think about the possibility of the royals moving in. For the most part, the handful of people surveyed were supportive of the family living in Kits, but they all agreed it would change the makeup of the neighbourhood, which is known for its large properties and ocean views.Trina Littlejohns, who used to live in the UK, understands why the couple wants to try to live a quieter life after having to deal with the public spotlight and media in Britain."They're kind of in your face there," she said about the British press."I think it's great, they're good people and they want to sort of get away from the royal family-ish, so I think it's great."'I'm very conflicted'Richard Roy isn't so sure though. His daily walk includes a stroll along Point Grey Road, where the house is."I don't know, I'm very conflicted because people should be able to do what they want," he said. "From a selfish viewpoint, it will screw up our lives because this is a daily walking point and I don't think it will be quite the same anymore."Roy said he would avoid the area if the royal couple moved in. "There would probably be too much ruckus," he said.Max Lekhtman came down to see the house on Saturday with his dog Luna. He agreed that things around the home, such as added security, would probably change the neighbourhood, but he is supportive of the family being in Vancouver."I just want them to be happy I guess you know, I'm sure it's not easy for them with everything they're going through," he said.