Michael Sam signs endorsement deal with Visa

Michael Sam signs endorsement deal with Visa

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) --Michael Sam, who could be the NFL's first openly gay player, has signed an endorsement deal with Visa.
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New York utility giving $3 blackout credit

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Con Ed struggles to end NYC outage

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12,000 in NYC without power for a week

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Another sex scandal priest arrested

BOSTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Just hours after an accused serial pedophile priest was ordered held on high bail on child rape charges in Massachusetts, another was arrested and charged with repeatedly raping a young boy. Former priest Ronald H. Paquin was arrested by state troopers an

Anthrax award hits $2.5 million

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Kevin Burke is an Irish fiddler. He was born in London to parents from County Sligo in 1950. He took up the fiddle at age eight, eventually acquiring a virtuosic technique in the Sligo fiddling style. He later became a member of the well known Irish traditional music groups The Bothy Band (in 1976) and Patrick Street (in 1986). He settled in Portland, Oregon in 1979. He has played as a longstanding member of the Celtic Fiddle Festival since their inception in the early 1990's. Burke currently lives in Portland with his wife and two children.

Burke was a 2002 winner of the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship.

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