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Lakers blow 26-point lead to come up short against Thunder

The Lakers allowed the Thunder to rally from 26 points down late in the game to lose 123-115 on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.


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Family Told COVID Wouldn't Affect Newborn Baby By Doctors Lose Son to Virus
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Joe Biden's 5 Key Points on America's Winter COVID Plan
President Biden is urging Americans to get COVID-19 vaccination booster shots and has ruled out future lockdowns.
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"I didn't try to kill my brother" Years later, girl adopted from Russia speaks out
She was returned to Russia, and left in a children's psychiatric hospital. Now, her astonishing story.
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Lewis Hamilton says he's 'not comfortable' racing in Saudi Arabia
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Brian Cashman’s dramatic knack will be tested when MLB’s lockout is lifted
Some of the execs who were mildly surprised by the Yankees’ lack of action before the lockout also pointed to Cashman’s traditional willingness to strike quickly, something he’ll have to do after this work stoppage.
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Overruling ‘Roe’ likely wouldn’t generate the female backlash that feminists expect
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How Women Are Leading in the Everywhere Workplace
This new Everywhere Workplace may enable some women to do more with the less time they have.
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Pan Am: The trailblazing airline that changed international travel
It's 30 years since Pan American World Airways flew its final flight, but the legendary US airline has left an indelible mark on international travel and public imagination.
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Notre Dame names Marcus Freeman to replace Brian Kelly as football coach
Marcus Freeman, 35, who received loud and vocal support from the Fighting Irish roster, is finishing his first season as defensive coordinator.       
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What Is Black Xmas? BLM Holds Annual Christmas Boycott of 'White Companies'
The protest movement is calling for people to support Black-owned businesses this festive period and "shake off the chains of consumerism."
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Sen. Ted Cruz wants to sanction a natural gas pipeline — but not because of climate change
To environmentalists, it might seem strange that Cruz wants to sanction a gas pipeline, but the move makes perfect sense to some Democrats and foreign policy experts.
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'Not plausible': See gun expert's reaction to Alec Baldwin's shooting claim
Safety expert Steve Wolf reacts to Alec Baldwin's ABC interview detailing accounts of what happened in the moments prior to the fatal shooting on the set of the film "Rust" that claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
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Columbia University grad student killed in NYC stabbing
Columbia student Davide Giri is dead and another man injured in a pair of stabbings near the Manhattan campus Thursday night, according to officials.
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Record-breaking warm weather forecast to continue across US
Incredible record-breaking warmth continues across much of the country on Friday and lingering through the weekend.
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Eye Opener: Omicron variant spreads across multiple states
Multiple states are reporting cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant as officials urge people to get their booster shots. Also, House and Senate lawmakers have approved a spending bill that will keep the government running through February 18. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.
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International Space Station swerves to avoid space junk, Russia says
During a six and a half hour spacewalk Thursday, NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron replaced a malfunctioning communications antenna and achieved other "get ahead" tasks.
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PETA 'human' leather campaign is horrifying. But is it effective?
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Debt Ceiling Window is Narrowing, Bipartisan Policy Center Warns
The U.S. could default as soon as Dec. 21 if Democrats and Republicans fail to extend the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority.
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New Movies + Shows to Watch this Weekend: ‘Harlem’ on Prime Video + More
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Ask Help Desk: Stop your Facebook account from getting hacked
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Omicron variant discovered in at least five states as millions prepare to gather for holidays
At least five states have confirmed cases of the Omicron variant, and that number could be much higher. Health officials continue to urge people to get vaccinated and boosted as they prepare to travel and gather during the holiday season. Nikki Battiste reports.
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On debt ceiling, no news is good news — for now
We’ve heard very little about one of the biggest items on Congress’s year-end to-do list: the debt ceiling.
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'I need my girlfriend off TikTok': How hackers game abuse-reporting systems
Influencers can find fame and fortune on TikTok — but only if their videos stay up. Communities of online trolls and coders say they have tools to keep that from happening.
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How UCLA volleyball star Mac May mastered the art of failing
UCLA is an underdog entering NCAA tournament play, but star Mac May is eager to help lead the Bruins to a title.
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Le Coucou — one of NYC’s best restaurants — is finally back
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Is a College Education a Safe Investment?
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On Iran, Biden must face facts, end this diplomatic charade and admit Trump was right
There is only one course of action after the disastrous resumption of nuclear talks with Iran: end the talks and resume the Trump administration’s policy of harsh sanctions and isolating Iran.
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Editorial: LAPD gun scandal has the faint smell of Rampart
The LAPD was supposed to have been overhauled after the Rampart scandal to prevent further misconduct. But the recent gun theft scandal is reason to believe those reforms weren't enough. Can they ever be?
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Officials say the ports logjam is easing, but numbers don't tell the whole story
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Drug Cartels Steer the Flow of Migrants at Border; Can Biden Make Mexico Stop Them?
One sector of the U.S.-Mexico border witnessed nearly a third of all migrant encounters while another portion saw just 2 percent. When it comes to the flow of migrants, cartel smuggling rings play a major role.
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Renewables Present an Opportunity for Nigeria's Economic Rebirth | Opinion
We must shift international financing and technical support away from fossil fuels and toward renewable solutions.
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Congress Must Act to Save the Havasupai Tribe from Extinction | Opinion
We urge the Senate to do the right thing and protect the Grand Canyon now and for future generations.
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One of the Most Unusual Cybersecurity Stories of the Year Is Getting More Complicated
The FBI shut down some encrypted platforms to trick criminals into joining its own. Now one of those platforms is fighting back.
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Inspired by real-life murderers, Dostoevsky wrote a new kind of novel
“Crime and Punishment” was a turning point for the Russian writer — and for literature.
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How mountains, rivers and seas shape the fates of nations
Geography’s role in wars and politics shows the world isn’t “flat,” Tim Marshall writes.
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William Boyle captures a slice of Brooklyn in ‘Shoot the Moonlight Out’
Boyle’s bittersweet crime novel delivers a vivid portrait of a time and place.
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The story of one New York girl and the precarious lives of the poor
Reporter Andrea Elliott spent eight years following Dasani and her struggling family.
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A chronicle of Trump’s misdeeds and cronies, before the picture got darker
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Nick Saban turns assistants into head coaches — and in Kirby Smart, a title challenger
Kirby Smart and unbeaten Georgia have a chance to knock off Nick Saban and Alabama in the SEC championship game.
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An account of the 1960s that goes beyond the baby boomers’ perspective
Kevin Boyle examines how the decade upended Americans’ sense of stability.
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