This just in
July 2, 2014
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Beijing has banned Xinjiang officials and schools from participating in Ramadan fasting and religious activities.

Students, teachers, and civil servants in the Xinjiang province, which is predominantly populated by Muslim Uighurs, are barred from participating in the Muslim holy month, reports the South China Morning Post.

Similar restrictions by the ruling Communist party — which is officially atheist — have occurred in recent years, but this year has seen a greater number of terror attacks across China, with critics calling for Beijing to expand religious freedoms. In the past, Beijing has claimed the restrictions are enforced to preserve government employees' health.

"We remind everyone that they are not permitted to observe a Ramadan fast," the state-run Bozhou Radio and TV University said on its website. Other government agencies' websites reported similar statements. The South China Morning Post also reports that authorities inspected Uighur homes to ensure the fast was not being observed. Meghan DeMaria

Quotables
8:04 a.m. ET
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. won Saturday night's "Fight of the Century" in a unanimous judges' decision, but not everyone agreed with the result.

"I thought I won the fight," Manny Pacquiao said after the match. According to Pacquiao, Mayweather was "moving around" during the fight, and "he didn't do nothing."

"I thought I caught him many more times than he caught me," Pacquiao said of Mayweather. "I was never hurt. I was very surprised at the scores. I hit him more times than he hit me."

Mayweather, meanwhile, called Pacquiao a "hell of a fighter." "I tip my hat off to Manny Pacquiao, now I see why he's one of the guys that's at the pinnacle in the sport of boxing," Mayweather said. Meghan DeMaria

undefeated
7:47 a.m. ET
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After beating Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced that he'll soon be hanging up his gloves.

"My last fight is in September, then it's time for me to hang it up," Mayweather said during the post-fight broadcast. "You know, I'm almost 40 years old now, I've been in the sport 19 years, I've been world champion for 18 years, and I'm truly, truly thankful, and I'm blessed."

Saturday's fight brought Mayweather's record to 48-0. If he wins September's match, he'll tie Rocky Marciano's 49-0 career record. Meghan DeMaria

undefeated
7:37 a.m. ET

Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains undefeated.

In a unanimous decision from three judges, Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, winning the welterweight title in the "Fight of the Century." Two of the judges scored the match 116-112, and a third judge scored it 118-110, all in Mayweather's favor. The victory brings Mayweather's record to 48-0.

"He's a hell of a fighter," Mayweather said of Pacquiao after the match. "I outboxed him. He never figured out my jab and my right hand." —Meghan DeMaria

This just in
May 2, 2015
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Pre-race favorite American Pharoah proved a safe choice on Saturday night at Churchill Downs in Louisville, winning the 141st Kentucky Derby in impressive, down-to-the-wire fashion. Dortmund finished second, followed by Firing Line and Carpe Diem, Sports Illustrated reports.

American Pharoah was guided by jockey Victor Espinoza, who also won the Derby last year, atop California Chrome. Next up is the Preakness Stakes on May 16, the second stop in the quest for a Triple Crown, which was last won by Affirmed in 1978. Sarah Eberspacher

freddie gray
May 2, 2015

A march originally billed as a protest became a "victory rally" in Baltimore on Saturday afternoon, The Associated Press reports. Thousands gathered and marched in celebration of Friday's announcement by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby that 25-year-old Freddie Gray's death while in police custody was a homicide, and that six police officers involved would be charged with felonies. The six charged officers will appear in court later in May; a lawyer hired by the police union says Mosby made "an egregious rush to judgment" and that the officers did nothing wrong.

"It's going to be a long road," one marcher told AP. "Nothing is going to happen overnight."

Below, images of those gathered in Baltimore. —Sarah Eberspacher

This just in
May 2, 2015
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Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died suddenly at age 47 on Friday night, his brother Robert Goldberg announced Saturday on Facebook.

"It's with incredible shock and sadness that I'm letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg…passed away suddenly last night," he wrote, as reported by Variety.

No cause of death was immediately announced. Goldberg founded LAUNCH Media Inc., in 1994, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2001. He came on board as CEO with SurveyMonkey in 2009. Goldberg met his wife Sheryl Sandberg in 1996, and the couple married in 2004. Sarah Eberspacher

Oh baby!
May 2, 2015

Kate Middleton and Prince William emerged from St. Mary's Hospital in London on Saturday evening, after the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the couple's second child and first daughter earlier that morning.

Prince William had brought his son Prince George to meet the newborn earlier on Saturday:

As for Queen Elizabeth, she attended a Saturday parade decked out in a pink suit, in honor of her new great-granddaughter. —Sarah Eberspacher

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