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Tennis-Billie Jean King receives France’s highest civilian award

(Reuters) – American former world number one Billie Jean King was awarded the Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian award, on Friday. The multiple major winner and LGBTQ rights activist was presented the award at the Elysee Palace by French President Emmanuel Macron, 50 years after her 1972 singles triumph at Roland Garros.
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Melba Jean King

Melba Jean King, 70, of Mabank passed away Jan. 8, 2022. Melba was born June 7, 1951 to parents Ruby and Edward King. She was a delightful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Melba enjoyed browsing thrift stores and flea markets for great deals and rarities. Christian by faith, she...
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Tennis-Billie Jean King proud of WTA’s stance over Peng concerns

(Reuters) – Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) founder Billie Jean King said she was proud of the organisation for standing up for Peng Shuai after the body suspended tournaments in China due to concerns over the treatment of the former doubles world number one. Peng’s whereabouts became a matter...

Jean King and 'Original 9' stars honoured at US Open

New York [US], September 10 (ANI): Tennis legend Billie Jean King, who was among the nine women to take a stand for equal rights in tennis, along with five other former athletes were honoured at the US Open on Thursday (local time). USA's Jean King along with, compatriot Rosie Casals,...

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King on Naomi Osaka, Mental Health and Her Continued Fight for Women’s Rights

It’s been nearly 48 years since Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match in 1973, and she’s still fighting for equality to this day. The tennis legend, 77, is busy promoting her new memoir, “All In,” where she talks not only about her sport but her history as an activist for women’s rights. “Why do you think the King v. Riggs match was so important? It was because I was now in a male arena,” she said about the stark difference in representation for male and female athletes. “And 95% of the media is...

James McHenry, Trump Appointed Head of Immigration Courts, Replaced by Jean King

James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), who took office during the Trump administration, has stepped down from his role effective January 31, 2021. This move comes as the Biden administration replaces top government officials. The EOIR, a sub-agency of the United States Department of Justice, primarily conducts removal proceedings of noncitizens and adjudicates appeals arising from such removal proceedings.