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Bismack Biyombo to donate full NBA salary from this season to build hospital in DR Congo and honor late father

Bismack Biyombo will donate his NBA seasonal salary to build a hospital in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and honor his late father, the Phoenix Suns star said Friday. The 29-year-old returned to the NBA in January, signing a contract for the duration of the season with the Suns having not played since the close of the 2020-21 campaign last fall. According to the Spotrac website, Biyombo's contract with the Suns is worth $1.3 million.

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Burnt-out school superintendent quits for his family -- and to save his health

As he stepped back and stared at his 66-year-old father and 12-year-old son following the family tradition of working on a car, Donald Fennoy made a life-changing decision. He needed more quality time with his aging parents and young children and less time dealing with other people's parents and children. The stress of trying to handle the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic compounded by divisive politics on full display at hostile school board meetings was too much.

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Opinion: My grandfather taught me this crucial life lesson

One of the most powerful moments of my life was taking my eldest son to the polls on November 3, 2020. He got to watch me vote for myself to be a US senator -- to hold a seat that Strom Thurmond, a former segregationist, clung to for almost half a century.

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See moment Arbery's killers sentenced to life in prison

Three White men who chased and murdered 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in south Georgia were sentenced to life in prison, with two having no chance of parole. Travis McMichael, 35, his father, Gregory McMichael, 66, and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan were convicted in November on a raft of charges, including felony murder, for Arbery's death.

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Opinion: Business leaders must step up to help people and the planet

When I was 4 years old, my family left the United States and moved to Latin America, where I spent my childhood and much of my adult life. My father always had a new outdoor adventure planned, whether fishing for piranha on a self-made raft in the Amazon, climbing volcanoes or surviving on uninhabited islands. When I wasn't exploring the outdoors with my dad and brother, my mom was organizing service projects to orphanages and impoverished communities near our home. Our family didn't have much, but we had so much more than others around us — and we had done nothing to deserve it.

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Opinion: New documentary about Playboy founder reveals secrets in plain sight

When Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died in 2017 aged 91, he was remembered -- even celebrated by some -- as a father of the sexual revolution. To many, he was the pajama-wearing, pipe-smoking king of a thousand parties -- and, reportedly, a thousand partners -- who, in his own words, "decontaminated the notion of premarital sex."

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