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Nut charged in chaotic break-in at Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign offices
A D.C. man is facing a series of charges after barricading himself in a utility closest in a Queens building that’s home to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign, cops said Sunday. Douala Hashi, 31, allegedly argued with security on the ground floor of the Jackson Heights building just before 5 p.m. Saturday and ran up to...
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Women's World Cup 2019: Sembrant heads the ball home to claim fastest goal of the tournament so far
Elin Rubensson's free-kick sets up Linda Sembrant to head home the opener for Sweden, the fastest goal of the tournament so far.
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Millions across South America hit by massive power cut
Failure leaves people in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil without electricityMillions of people across Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil were left without power early on Sunday after a massive power failure hit all four countries.The outage was caused by a failure in in the electrical interconnection system, energy company Edesur Argentina said on Twitter. Continue reading...
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Mining lessons from the blockbuster game Minecraft
One of the bestselling video games of all time has no guns or blood, just chunky building blocks – a virtual Lego universe that has found its way into classrooms
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NBA star Khris Middleton's frantic journey home for his daughter's birth
Khris Middleton missed the end of a series-clinching win, then caught a surprise flight and a harrowing drive to make it home for daughter's birth.       
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Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case
Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges.
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Tennessee governor to call special session to replace embattled GOP House speaker
Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Saturday that he will call a special legislative session to replace GOP House Speaker Glen Casada, who announced he was resigning last month amid reports he and his former chief of staff used racist and sexually explicit language in text messages.
Politica
Game industry TV ad spend craters in May
There was a huge decrease in gaming industry TV ad spend from April to May, down to an estimated $9.3 million from the previous $29.4 million.
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Arson suspect busted for fire at Brooklyn rabbi’s home
Police have arrested a 41-year-old Pennsylvania man in a Brooklyn fire this past week that investigators said was intentionally set at rabbi’s home, cops said Sunday. Matthew Karelefsky, of McKeesport, Pa., is accused of starting the blaze in a three-story home on East 17th Street in Midwood, which quickly spread to two neighboring houses and...
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Netflix Asset ‘I Lost My Body’ Wins Top Award At Annecy Festival
The peculiar film depicts a severed hand desperately attempting to be reunited with its body.
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Tough World Cup start for England has set them up nicely for latter stages | Eni Aluko
Phil Neville has been making all the right decisions but it is important he brings Millie Bright back to face JapanThanks to a brilliant performance from Vanina Correa in the Argentina goal England’s task on Friday turned out to be more difficult than they might have expected when the draw was made, and I think they should be very pleased that it was. It was the perfect time to have quite a difficult game, and England will be a stronger team in this World Cup for having faced it and prevailed.There have been more impressive scorelines: USA beat Thailand 13-0, Italy beat Jamaica 5-0 and France put four past South Korea. Those results are great and definitely build confidence but the danger is that they can lull you into a false sense of security, especially in a tournament where you will inevitably face tougher opposition later on. England are already battle-hardened; they’ve faced a difficult opponent, come up against a goalkeeper putting in a player-of-the-match performance, and they passed the test really well. Continue reading...
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Phil Mickelson springs major surprise by praising USPGA over Pebble Beach
Often at odds with the governing body, the five-times major winner has lauded it for the course setup for the 2019 US OpenTo suggest Phil Mickelson and the United States Golf Association have not historically seen eye to eye would be akin to pointing out Mozart had a reasonable grasp of what may have constituted classical music. Mickelson’s jibes – verging on castigation at times – towards those who preside over the US Open appeared to come to a head in 2018 as he was penalised for deliberately striking a moving ball at Shinnecock Hills. He later conceded “anger and frustration” – we all knew towards whom – got the better of him. There seemed, at that stage, no potential for reconciliation between one of golf’s ruling bodies and one of its most high-profile performers.In what will not be topped as the shock of this golfing year, the left-handed Mickelson has lauded the USGA for its approach to this, the 119th US Open at Pebble Beach. The five times major winner, so caustic regarding what he regarded as ruinous course compositions in the past, performed the epitome of a volte-face. Continue reading...
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EXCLUSIVE: Trump cites lessons from Nixon, says he 'was never going to fire Mueller'
In an exclusive interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, President Donald Trump weighs in on Mueller, Trump Tower Moscow, constitutional powers.
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Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri’s exit and will ask for Frank Lampard talks
• Sarri leaving to become Juventus head coach• Chelsea want Lampard from Derby to replace himChelsea have confirmed that Maurizio Sarri has left the club after one season as head coach to join Juventus. The club will now approach Derby for talks with Frank Lampard in the hope of appointing him. Related: Chelsea make Frank Lampard their No 1 target to replace Maurizio Sarri Continue reading...
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MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins Catalunya Grand Prix after rivals crash
Marc Marquez capitalises on a crash which takes out four of his rivals to ease to victory at Catalunya and extend his MotoGP title lead.
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NBC/WSJ poll: Democratic support for impeaching Trump grows
Americans overall remain divided over beginning impeachment hearings but Democratic support has surged since last month.
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Boris Johnson: the posh populist who’s tuning in to the ‘Brexit blues’ | Jane Martinson
As the Tories pick a new leader, a Reuters survey finds the public fed up with biased, angry newsBoris Johnson is used to the sort of media coverage in which he is given a platform to promote himself and paid £275,000 for the privilege – how else to explain his reaction to the first tough questioning he has faced since launching his prime ministerial bid?At last week’s leadership launch, the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg and then Sky’s Beth Rigby asked him about accusations that his campaign was a “chaotic mess” and then about his character. Johnson’s response was not to provide a riposte to the concerns among his former colleagues about whether he is “fit to be prime minister”; it was to laugh at Rigby’s accent. Viewers, most of whom will get no say in who will next run the country, were treated to the very English spectacle of an Old Etonian classicist, who likes to litter his speech with Latin, belittling a state-school educated woman from Essex for the way she said “character”. “Parrot?,” he mocked and his party supporters guffawed as though he were Monty Python. Continue reading...
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E3 2019 in photos: Gooigi, crazy arcade machines, and a DOOM museum
Plus, the National Videogame Museum returns with some of its craziest rarities yet.
Ars Technica
Hong Kong leader apologizes to public after massive protests over extradition bill
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized to the public on Sunday with "utmost sincerity and humility" after the second massive protest in a week over a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.
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House leaders want to give Congress a pay raise and it's a tough sell
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is actively talking to members of both parties, searching for enough support to get the first member pay raise in a decade across the finish line.
Politica
Revel’s mopeds are a fun ride around Brooklyn and Queens
A first in the city The electric motor scooters came at dawn. Slowly, at first, but then truckful after truckful. They were parked on the streets of densely populated (and mostly affluent) neighborhoods across Brooklyn and Queens like Williamsburg, Park Slope, Long Island City, and Astoria. New Yorkers are used to rapid change, but the black-and-bright-blue Vespa-style scooters from a startup called Revel kept coming, at a clip of more than 100 per day, until 1,000 were parked on city streets within just one week. “People were just going everywhere with it.” The scooters are a remarkable change in the landscape of the city’s two most populous boroughs. And despite being the first such service in the city, Revel appears to have found a foothold in the day-to-day lives of people who live here. While Revel won’t say exactly how many rides people have taken, the company’s two co-founders tell The Verge they were seeing four to five rides per day on each electric motor scooter just three days into the rollout, all with no paid advertising. “It was kind of cool, Saturday and Sunday, looking at our back-end operations map, seeing like one hundred and fifty rentals moving at once,” Frank Reig, CEO and co-founder, tells me. “People were just going everywhere with it. It’s exciting.” Revel staged its blitzkrieg in the cavernous, rusting Building 269 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Originally a place where boats were built, the building has lived many different lives. It’s currently owned by Agger Fish Corp., which let it be transformed into the media center for a Hillary Clinton–Bernie Sanders primary debate in 2016. The fishing company also keeps one corner of the building dedicated to barrel-aging beer for Brooklyn Brewery. When I visited Revel halfway through its rollout, some 350 of its electric scooters were laid out in rows that took up most of Building 269’s floor space. They were still getting the final touches before being sent out onto the streets. Workers tightened handlebars, tested horns and other alert sounds, and checked headlights. When they broke for lunch (pizza, of course, since it’s Brooklyn), Reig and his fellow co-founder and COO Paul Suhey sat down to talk about how the rollout was going, and lay out their plans for the service. Revel’s two-wheelers live in a sort of middle ground between bikes and motorcycles Revel’s two-wheelers are technically mopeds, though they don’t have pedals, and are speed-limited to 30 miles per hour. This classification allows them to live in a sort of middle ground between bikes and motorcycles, according to Reig and Suhey. You don’t need to have a motorcycle license to sign up for Revel, but you do need a drivers’ license, and they can’t legally be driven in bike lanes. But Revel’s mopeds most closely resemble Vespa-style scooters, both in style and in how they ride, and in the week-plus since the service launched far and wide, most everyone I’ve spoken to refers to them as scooters. It’s what I’ve stuck with, too, even though it has confused people into thinking that I was talking about the kick scooters from services like Bird or Lime. Revel works similarly to those shared scooter services (as well as other Vespa-style shared services like Scoot in San Francisco, or Coup in Paris). It costs $19 to sign up. Once you’re in, you can find the scooters on a map in the Revel app. Tap a scooter on the map to reserve it (up to 15 minutes ahead of time) or book it right away. Each ride costs $1 to start ($2 if you have someone tagging along with you), and then $0.25 per minute. If you want to stop but don’t want to give up the scooter just yet, you can “pause” the ride in the app, and the rate goes down to $0.10 per minute. At the end of your ride, you park the scooter on the street, and Revel offers tips in the app on the best places to slot them in — like, say, at the end of a block. You can also see how many miles’ worth of battery is left on any given scooter. The lowest I spotted was nine miles, just near the threshold where a Revel employee will come and swap out the scooter’s two batteries for fresh ones. There are some key differences to how this service compares to the Birds of the world, though. Revel’s customer service team checks every new applicant’s drivers’ license against a DMV database to see if it’s current, and to make sure that the person doesn’t have a horrid driving history. This license-based system also helps with accountability, Suhey explains. If someone parks a scooter in a bad spot, like on the sidewalk, or in a restricted parking area, that customer is on the hook for any tickets or fines for the next 24 hours (unless of course the scooter gets taken by someone else). Each motor scooter also comes with two helmets, one big and one small, which are locked away in a cargo compartment at the back. Those helmets are cleaned “every two to three days,” Suhey says. He also points out that it’s not just about keeping the helmets clean. The field technicians also check the overall state of each scooter on the same schedule, measuring tire pressure and making sure nothing else is amiss. “It’s just a general safety inspection,” Suhey says. “It’s important to us that, not only do you have a consistent quality experience with the cleanliness of the moped, it’s also safe every single time you get on it.” Revel hopes to get years of life out of each scooter, and so it has a handful of full-time mechanics on staff to make more full repairs when necessary. In fact, Suhey says all of Revel’s 40 employees so far are full-time, with health insurance and benefits. That includes the half-dozen customer service employees, as well as about 16 corporate staff. I mostly didn’t have any issues with cleanliness or the quality of the scooters during 10 separate rides across Revel’s first week. I rode scooters with zero miles, 60 miles, and 130 miles already on them, and the worst problems I saw were a slightly loose handlebar grip and a broken phone mount. That said, the service did suffer some downtime on Thursday thanks to some “connectivity” issues. I spent $69.03 on those 10 rides, for an average of just under $7 per ride. The most expensive ride I took lasted 52 minutes, covered 6.1 miles and cost $14.26. (That included two short stops where I “paused” the ride, lowering the rate to $0.10 per minute). The rides I took that weren’t so leisurely often wound up costing between about $2.50 and $10, with the cheapest being $1.91 — a quick jaunt down 7th Avenue when I was short on time. Some of those numbers are probably even inflated by my excitement to use the service, since two of my rides were nearly an hour long. Revel ran a pilot version of the service in New York City over the last 10 months with just 68 scooters, and Suhey says about 50 percent of those rides were less than 15 minutes, and over a third were less than 10 minutes. “How much did we talk about pricing over the last six months?” Point is, the cost of the service is going to land somewhere between a subway or bus ride ($2.75) and hailing an Uber or Lyft. That’s by design, Revel’s cofounders say. “How much did we talk about pricing over the last six months?” Reig asks in response to my question. “Fourteen times a day,” Suhey answers. “One of our main goals with the pricing model that we have is simplicity,” Suhey continues. “We want it to be easy to understand and easy to communicate. This is a new service. We have challenges in a lot of different elements of user education.” But since a lot of people in the pilot only wanted to use Revel as a last mile (or so) option, the co-founders landed on this pricing structure. “I think we’re right in the area that we need to be: cheaper than an Uber Pool ride, but you’re getting there just as quickly as an Uber X ride,” Reig says. That said, Suhey says Revel is considering other options, like a membership model, or the ability to buy “hours” at a time. The company already offers a 40 percent discount to people who are eligible for or actively participating in local, state and federally administered assistance programs. Moving through Brooklyn on a Revel scooter is fun, but it also feels freeing. It’s like biking without any of the work, with the added bonus of being able to get away from the cars around you. I liked it more than using an electric skateboard, or even an e-bike — especially because I could just walk away from it after every ride. Most importantly, the scooters are quick enough to maneuver around and keep up with New York City traffic, though Revel warns users not to take them on bridges or highways. Other people can’t hear you coming, which can be dangerous The scooters don’t make any noise. In fact, they’re whisper quiet. On one hand that’s nice — they’re electric, after all, which is better for commuting than something spitting out greenhouse gases. And it does help you hear your surroundings better. But other people can’t hear you coming, which can be dangerous. At least five times while riding a Revel scooter I’ve had pedestrians step out in front of me. I haven’t come close to clipping anyone, but I can see that the danger is there. New Yorkers love to jaywalk, crossing lights be damned, and so you have to hope they see you coming, and be ready for them as well. There is a respectable horn, which helps. And one of the best features of the scooter is that it will beep when you activate the turn signal, which helps at intersections. (The signal also automatically deactivates after you turn, which — being a forgetful klutz — is one of my favorite things about the scooter.) The US government is actually currently hammering out a law that will make it mandatory for electric and hybrid vehicles to emit a noise at low speeds so pedestrians know they’re coming, but it’s been delayed, which doesn’t help Revel riders now. When I ask Suhey about this, he says responds with a standard “safety is our number one priority” line. But, he added, if the company believes a noise emitter would make the Revel fleet safer, he’d “absolutely be open to it.” Otherwise, it’s frankly stunning what Revel has done. It rolled 1,000 electric scooters out on the streets of two of New York City’s biggest boroughs — the same city that has otherwise almost completely resisted any service that isn’t Citi Bike. Walk around in the parts of Brooklyn and Queens where Revel’s scooters are allowed to go, and it will likely be a matter of minutes before someone whizzes by on one. For now, Revel’s scooters are only in New York, kids, only in New York. There are bound to be issues as Revel’s scooters get manhandled by the concrete jungle. Reig and Suhey say they’d love to cover more of the boroughs they’re in, and expand to others. But right now? “We need to focus on making sure that people love us, making sure this is a value add to the community, and... that’s it. Dead stop. That’s all we need to do,” Reig says. Photography by Sean O’Kane / The Verge
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Justin Bieber's Challenge to Tom Cruise Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
The pop star later claimed he was kidding—but he still inspired a lot of people with his, um, bravery.
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Audi Recall, Shifting Alliances, and More Car News This Week
Audi issued a voluntary recall of its E-Tron SUV; self-driving tech startup Aurora broke up with VW and joined up with Fiat Chrysler.
WIRED
USC’s Kevin Porter Jr. chases NBA dream to honor a father he barely knew
On a cold January night in the middle of Oregon, Kevin Porter Jr. felt himself tumbling into that lonely place he goes when the disappointment of a bad game turns crippling. Fighting it, he thumbed through his phone and called his mother. Fortunately, Ayanna Porter had driven down from Seattle...
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Tyler Oakley on the 'game-changing' rise of queer YouTubers and the importance of being yourself
Every day of Pride Month, Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now. Tyler Oakley isn't tired of the internet yet. It's been more than a decade since the 30-year-old created his YouTube channel — which now has nearly 7.5 million subscribers — and over the years he's made hundreds of videos, encouraging aspiring creators to share their own experiences online, too. One of the first openly gay YouTubers to attract a major following, Oakley uses his platform to help inspire other members of LGBTQ community to embrace their true selves. He shares everything from makeup, dating, and life tips to insightful videos on the LGBTQ activists he admires; interviews with iconic change makers like Michelle Obama; and an annual series called Chosen Family, in which Oakley highlights "stories of queer resilience" throughout the month of June. Read more...More about Youtube, Social Good, Tyler Oakley, Pride Month 2019, and Culture
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Fox News Poll: Tariffs hurt economy, Trump has gone too far on immigration
Fifty-seven percent of voters feel optimistic about the economy. That’s down from 66 percent who felt that way when President Trump was inaugurated in early 2017, and from 63 percent who were optimistic in February. 
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10-year-old girl becomes youngest to climb El Capitan’s 3,000-foot ‘Nose’
An amazing 10-year-old girl rock climber has become the youngest person to conquer El Capitan’s notorious 3,000-foot “Nose” in Yosemite National Park. Selah Schneiter — who is just 4-foot-2 and weighs 55-pounds — reached the top of the sheer assent in California on Wednesday after five-days climbing. “I want pizza,” the youngster from Colorado said...
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Fox News Poll: Voters doubt impeachment will happen
Most voters don’t think impeachment is in President Trump’s future.
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Opinion: Shakeup in the House of Trump
Within a few hours last week, two pillars of the Trump White House shook.
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Shakeup in the House of Trump
Within a few hours last week, two pillars of the Trump White House shook. On Thursday, President Donald Trump revealed that Sarah Sanders is leaving to return to Arkansas. And his adviser Kellyanne Conway's fate was put into question, Richard Galant says.
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Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts
No explanation has been given for the shut downs but they coincide with nationwide exams.
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Journalist finally brings attackers to justice but warns: 'Colombia's sliding backwards'
Last year saw 477 attacks and threats against journalists as factions battle over territory once held by FarcNearly two decades after her ordeal, Jineth Bedoya’s voice still cracks when she describes the day she was brutally attacked while carrying out her job as a reporter in Colombia.“It’s difficult to understand what happened, all I know is that I wanted to die,” she says. Continue reading...
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Israeli court convicts Sara Netanyahu for misusing state funds
Prime minister’s wife admits to lesser charge in plea bargain and pays £12,000 fine Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel’s prime minister, has been convicted of illegally misusing thousands of pounds of public funds on lavish meals.A Jerusalem court on Sunday accepted a plea bargain in which Netanyahu agreed to admit to a lesser charge than the original fraud accusations. She will pay about $15,000 (£12,000) in fines and reimbursements to the state. Continue reading...
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Bahrain workshop on Palestinian economy is the opportunity of a generation
Jason D. Greenblatt, assistant to President Trump, says the Palestinian leaders who oppose the workshop are making a mistake and passing up an important chance to help their people
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7 winners and 4 losers of the Anthony Davis trade to the Lakers
The biggest winner may not be Davis himself. Finally, Anthony Davis is a Los Angeles Laker. The months-long saga that ruined multiple teams’ seasons and featured countless leaks ended as everyone wanted, with Anthony Davis in L.A. and the New Orleans Pelicans securing most of what was once the Lakers’ bright future. The trade sent Davis to Los Angeles for: Brandon Ingram. Lonzo Ball. Josh Hart. The No. 4 pick in 2019. A top-8 protected first-rounder in 2021, which converts to unprotected in 2022 if not conveyed. The right to swap first-round picks in 2023. An unprotected first-round pick in 2024. The right to swap first-round picks in 2025. What a way to start what should be a wild offseason. Here are the winners and losers of this huge deal. BIG WINNER: Rich Paul Davis was the star traded, but Paul became this drama’s main character. To many, he was the shadow puppet that was maneuvering Davis to Los Angeles 18 months before Davis’ contract expired. He was the one who chose to make his client’s trade demand public. He was the one who shamelessly admitted he didn’t want Davis to have anything to do with the Celtics, who had been linked with Davis for years. He, of course, is LeBron James’ best friend and agent, and James had the most to gain from Davis coming to L.A. He took intense criticism for all that — not just from Pelicans fans, but also from others around the league who wondered if his aggressive approach would end up backfiring. Trade negotiations in February were so public that they threatened to damage the working relationship of the two teams Paul needed to cooperate to steer his client to his preferred destination. His strong-arm tactics could easily have backfired. Instead, Paul got what he wanted. Davis is a Laker, the Celtics are left with nothing, and any collateral damage was either irrelevant or nonexistent. The ends justified the means. WINNER: Los Angeles Lakers They had to get this trade done, no matter the price. If they didn’t, they would have wasted the end of LeBron James’ career, because no other top free agent was going there with the roster in the state it was. They simply couldn’t afford to wait on Davis’ free agency in 2020. But now, they immediately vault back into the picture for any max-level free agent this summer, likely ahead of the crosstown rival Clippers. Depending on when the Davis deal is officially completed, L.A. should still have space to add a third star, like Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, or even someone better. WINNER: New Orleans Pelicans This is a total haul. Ball and Ingram have All-Star potential, and should slot well next to Zion Williamson if they’re not traded for more help. Hart should play a role, too, and the three additional first-round picks (plus the two pick swaps) will only sweeten the quick rebuild New Orleans has in place. They may not have received the All-Star they sought, but the future is bright. LOSER: Boston Celtics The Celtics, long the favorites for Davis, weren’t able to trade for him during the regular season due to a CBA quirk involving Kyrie Irving’s contract. The Lakers’ and Pelicans inability to strike a deal before the deadline breathed life into Boston’s hopes, but then Boston’s season went down the drain. In the end, the Celtics still lost out on Davis, and now those stakes are sky-high with Irving’s potential departure. There was some hope that an AD trade would keep Kyrie in town, too. Not so much anymore, and because of that, they couldn’t risk putting Jayson Tatum in their trade offer. The Boston Celtics refused to make Jayson Tatum available in trade talks with New Orleans, league sources say, putting the Lakers in prime position to strike the deal that teams Anthony Davis with LeBron James— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 15, 2019 LOSER: LaVar Ball As lovely as New Orleans is, it doesn’t have the big market appeal like L.A., and who knows what influence he’ll have on the Pelicans management. On the Lakers, Lonzo took the spotlight next to LeBron. In New Orleans, he’ll be just another kid next to Zion Williamson. Of course, none of that stopped him from talking his talk. LaVar Ball on the Lakers trading Lonzo Ball: ‘I guarantee... it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship. Guarantee it.” pic.twitter.com/Q1pxopsEdP— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) June 16, 2019 LOSER: Los Angeles Clippers Down goes a potential summer All-Star suitor, and even worse, to the Lakers. All eyes on Kawhi Leonard. WINNER: Rob Pelinka Just because of this. Great trade Rob Pelinka! Job well done.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 15, 2019 WINNER: LeBron James Without this trade, there was a real possibility that James’ twilight would be irrelevant. There was even loose talk that the Lakers would be better off trading him and starting over! (It was very loose talk). Now, he has a new lease on life, along with possibly the best running mate he’s ever had in his career. (Apologies to Dwyane Wade). LOSER: Second-tier West contenders (hello, Nuggets, Rockets, and Blazers) The devastating injuries to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson allowed these teams to dream of a conference that was wide open. Even if the Warriors had kept their two star free agents, they weren’t going to play much next year. Instead, the Lakers are now the clear favorites, and those teams may need to make a bold move to catch up. WINNER: Kemba Walker The Davis trade occurred just two days after Walker said he’d take less than the super max if it helped Charlotte win. Now, The New York Times’ Marc Stein is reporting the Lakers are eyeing Walker as the third prong to their Big 3. The Hornets now have no choice but to offer Walker the $221 million supermax contract, or watch him leave for sunny skies, golden grass and championship aspirations on West. The All-Star point guard is in a win-win scenario. Anthony Davis’ trade helped make this a reality. WINNER: Anthony Davis Oh yeah, he’s the one that got traded to his preferred destination.
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Alice Roberts: UK dragging its feet on recognition of humanist weddings
TV scientist calls for government to speed up process of changing the lawThe government is dragging its feet on legal recognition of humanist weddings despite growing demand for such ceremonies, the television scientist Alice Roberts has said.Roberts, who is president of Humanists UK, called for the process of changing the law to be accelerated. “More and more people are turning to a humanist way of marking the milestone events of life: the birth of a child, celebrating a marriage and remembering a loved one,” she said. “The government said a couple of years ago that it would make humanist weddings legal, but it has dragged its feet.” Continue reading...
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Ranking the NFL Teams Best Set Up for the Future
A long-term vision is hard to execute in the NFL . Coaching and front-office personnel turnover comes with a win-now environment, so teams fortunate enough to win consistently tend to have the well-plotted plans...
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Inmates Can Legally Possess Marijuana, but Not Smoke It, California Court Rules
An appeals court said that inmates were within their rights to possess up to an ounce of pot, but noted that prison authorities could still ban it.
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Nature: Canyonlands National Park
"Sunday Morning" offers us a drone's-eye view of Utah's Canyonlands National Park. Videographer: Derek Reich.
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Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront threats to its security and joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being behind the attacks on two vessels traveling near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital...
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Omar: Trump comment most un-American thing you can say
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) responds after President Donald Trump backtracked from saying he would listen if a foreign government approached him with damaging information about a political rival.
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Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak
As of June 1, more than 1,000 measles cases had been reported in the U.S.
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Hubble captures explosive galaxy, the site of three recent supernovae
Hubble's latest image is of the spiral galaxy NGC 4051 which is notable for having played host to a large number of supernovae: the first seen in 1983 (SN 1983I), the second in 2003 (SN 2003ie), and the most recent in 2010 (SN 2010br).
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This week in tech history: Microsoft shows us the Surface
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, annive...
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Cuba suffers privations that tourism helps offset
“A New Policy on Cuba Forces Itinerary Changes,” Need to Know by Mary Forgione, June 9, raises this observation: I have just returned from a people-to-people group tour in Cuba, and I find it unfathomable that this poor, barely surviving island, trying to provide an economy for its people, could...
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Cricket World Cup: India's Rohit Sharma is caught by Pakistan's Wahab Riaz
Rohit Sharma is furious as he is caught by Wahab Riaz in India's Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
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