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On this account, the first cities were not so much a great leap forward for humanity as a new mode of exploitation that enabled the world’s first leisured ruling class to live on the sweat of the world’s first peasant-serfs.
Four assistant basketball coaches were among 10 people charged with bribery conspiracy, solicitation of bribes, honest serves fraud conspiracy, honest service fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and Travel Act conspiracy.
Federer gifted del Potro a chance to break with two double faults but held with strong serves.
Eventually, del Potro worked his way all the way back on the strength of powerful serves and thunderous forehands to edge Thiem 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4 and set up a quarterfinal showdown against Roger Federer.
Scenes 3 and 4 Kylie and her serf Jordyn drive around Los Angeles chatting about upcoming spray tans.
His self-portrayal as a kind of digital-age serf, taking orders from always-on GrubHub overlords, has become shaky.
The spinning, back-to-the-net returns of serves that darted in at him at more than 130 mph (210 kph) and helped him break Anderson four times.
Her performance against the young Canadian tennis pro was full of endurance-heavy maneuvers and fierce serves.
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