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Sakura Kokumai Just Became the First American Ever to Qualify For Olympic Karate

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The World Karate Federation announced the first 40 athletes heading to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics today, including the first (and so far, only) American to qualify: Sakura Kokumai, a 27-year-old Hawaii native who’s been doing karate for 20 years. “21 qualifiers over the course of two years. Traveling, training, walking into the ring alone. Not easy. But I never gave ...

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The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: What Became of Pearl Fernandez After the Court Case

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Editor’s note: Be advised that this story contains descriptions of child abuse. Netflix’s new true-crime docuseries The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez follows the heartbreaking and violent death of eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez. At the head of the case is none other than Gabriel’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, who, with her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre, abused and eventually murdered Gabriel in 2013 in Palmdale, ...

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