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Wall St. gains on earnings boost, strong economic data

U.S. stock indexes rose 1 percent on Monday and were on pace to extend a two-day winning streak, lifted by better-than-expected earnings from Cisco and Walmart, and robust economic data that underscored the strength of the domestic economy.
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Chevy tests a crossover utility version of its Bolt EV
Chevy has talked about producing more electric crossovers besides the Bolt EV, and it now appears much closer to fulfilling that goal. Our sister site Autoblog has obtained photos and video of Chevy testing a more utility-focused crossover, rumored...
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Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for Indianapolis 500
Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 after a humiliating return to America's biggest race for the McLaren team.
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Four Americans, Canadian pilot die after plane crash in Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Four Americans and a Canadian pilot were killed when a small plane went down off the coast of Roatan island in Honduras, officials said Sunday. Armed Forces spokesman Jose Domingo Meza confirmed the nationalities of those who died in Saturday’s crash. The Piper Cherokee Six plummeted into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff...
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Trump vows to ‘end’ Iran if it threatens US again
President Trump threatened to destroy Iran in a tweet sent in the wake of reports that a rocket was fired into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone less than a mile away from the US Embassy. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!,” Trump...
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Race horse loses rider but wins our hearts by racing without him
They're calling him a dark horse, but we see nothing but a bright beacon of what perseverance in the face of adversity looks like. At the Preakness Stakes show Saturday on Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course, the take-no-sh*t horse named Bodexpress bucked off his rider before even leaving the gate. But he wasn't gonna let the split on the account of their creative differences keep him from doing what he does best: racing his goddamn heart out.  Embodying the #resistance movement, Bodexpress persisted, completing the entire race without his jockey. The jockey didn’t even make it out of the starting gate with Bodexpress #Preakness pic.twitter.com/ysqzl7vMl1 — Someone's An Idiot (@SomeonesAnIdiot) May 18, 2019 Read more... More about Twitter, Memes, Culture, Horse Racing, and Culture
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How Dale Earnhardt Jr. unexpectedly became the Indy 500 pace car driver
For The Win talked with the retired NASCAR driver about attending his first Indy 500 and being welcomed by IndyCar drivers.        
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Yankees ride odd pitching and sixth-inning eruption into first place
The Yankees opened with a struggling Chad Green and followed him up with Nestor Cortes Jr., who hasn’t yet had success in the majors. Going against Tampa Bay’s Charlie Morton, they seemed to be in trouble when Green gave up two runs in the second. Instead, the Yankees took advantage of an off-day from Morton...
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Fraser Anning, Australian lawmaker egged by teen after New Zealand mosque shootings, voted out of office
Australian lawmaker Fraser Anning, who blamed Muslims after a white supremacist did the New Zealand mosque shootings, has been voted out of office.        
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4 Americans die in small plane crash in Honduras
Four Americans perished on Saturday after a small plane plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Honduras, according to the U.S. State Department.
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Billionaire vows to pay grads’ student loans in commencement speech
Now that’s a motivational speech they can really take to the bank. Billionaire tech investor Robert F. Smith stunned college graduates on Sunday as he gave their commencement speech — offering to pay their student debts despite it costing an estimated $40 million. “On behalf of the eight generations of my family that have been...
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Sydney beats Perth on penalties in A-League final
Sydney FC has won a record-equaling fourth A-League football title, beating Perth Glory 4-1 on penalty kicks in Sunday's grand final        
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Trump threatens Iran in tweet as tension between two countries escalate
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen.
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Google reportedly ends business with Huawei, will cut it off from Play Store
Trump's Huawei ban means no early access to Android Q, no Google app ecosystem.
Ars Technica
Real-estate mogul eyeing French eatery for his luxury skyscraper
Aby Rosen hasn’t always had an easy time pairing fancy restaurants with his landmark buildings — but it’s a habit he just can’t break.
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Manchester airport flights delayed after refuelling power failure
Flights to Tenerife, Belfast and Milan among 69 cancelled as passengers’ frustration growsDozens of flights were delayed and cancelled at Manchester airport on Sunday because of refuelling problems.Thousands of passengers were left frustrated after flights to Tenerife, Belfast and Milan were among the 69 cancelled, while others have been delayed by around three hours. Continue reading...
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Hyun-jin Ryu has turned into the Dodgers’ hottest ace
Left-hander hasn’t allowed a run in his last 31 innings Hyun-jin Ryu has become a master of control, and the veteran left-hander has been a force at the top of a strong and deep Dodgers starting rotation. Ryu walked a batter on Sunday, issuing a free pass to Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez in the first inning in Cincinnati. That in itself was news, since Ryu hardly walks anyone these days. It was just the fourth walk in 59⅓ innings for Ryu this season, to go with 59 strikeouts. Keeping people off base has been paramount for Ryu, whose active scoreless streak of 31 innings is the longest in baseball this season. Ryu lasted seven innings on Sunday against the Reds, his fifth straight start of at least seven frames. He hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any of his nine starts this season. Ryu leads baseball with a 1.52 ERA this season, and his 1.78 ERA since the start of 2018 is also No. 1. The key has been the command for Ryu, who posted a career-best 4.6% walk rate in 2018 and has followed that up with a minuscule 1.9% rate this year, the best in baseball. He has issued zero or one unintentional walk in 23 of his last 24 starts. Combine that with a strikeout rate of 27.4% that is also a career high for Ryu, and the Dodgers have another ace atop their rotation. It was Ryu who got the start in Game 1 of the NLDS in 2018 over Clayton Kershaw, though that was more a function of timing more than anything, allowing the Dodgers to keep their top two starters on a somewhat regular schedule. Kershaw started Game 1 in both the NLCS and World Series, his usual position. But that Ryu was even a viable option is a testament to how remarkable the left-hander’s reemergence has been. Ryu was in the upper echelon of National League starters in his first two seasons (2013-14) after coming over from South Korea. Surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder wiped out 2015 for Ryu, as well as the bulk of 2016. He made one start that July but was then shut down and had arthroscopic elbow surgery that cut another season far too short. His comeback as a serviceable starter in 2017 — 3.77 ERA, 110 ERA+ in 126 innings — was a major success after two years of rehab, but he was disappointed after getting left off the Dodgers’ postseason roster that year. Since then Ryu has been one of the best pitchers in baseball, when he’s on the mound at least. Ryu posted a 1.97 ERA in 2018, but was limited to just 15 starts after missing three months with a torn groin muscle. This year Ryu was on the disabled list again with a groin strain, but nowhere near as serious, basically missing just one trip through the rotation. When on the mound, Ryu is pitching like an ace. He’s averaging 6.59 innings per start this season, second in MLB to his teammate Kershaw (6.61). Dodgers starting pitchers as a group are second in the majors in ERA (2.99), fourth in FIP (3.57) and fourth in K-BB rate (19.3%). Thanks in large part to Ryu’s excellence. Ryu could have been a free agent after last season, but accepted the Dodgers’ qualifying offer of $17.9 million in 2019. So far it’s looking like a steal for Los Angeles. Ryu could be one of the prized free agents this winter, assuming teams decide to spend again, and won’t be shackled by the qualifying offer, which would require a signing team to forfeit a draft pick. That penalty, coupled with the asking price, could be prohibitive — just ask Dallas Keuchel, who still hasn’t found a 2019 home, and likely won’t until after the June draft — but without it Ryu should still see a hefty payday this offseason.
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What will happen on the 'Game of Thrones' finale? We weigh in
After eight years the world is finally about to find out how "Game of Thrones" ends. We know some characters will die. There will probably be dragon fire. A lot of us won't be happy with the outcome.
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Lena Headey reportedly refused to appear in ‘Game of Thrones’ scenes with ex
Headey dated Jerome Flynn before the show first aired in 2011.
New York Post
Lillard says he has separated ribs, will play through pain
Portland's Damian Lillard says separated his ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors        
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How to Earn Hilton Reward Points For Taking Lyft Rides
Lyft has offered the ability to earn miles on Delta for taking rides with the service for a while now. Now it’s offering a new travel perk: Hilton Honors rewards points. The program officially kicked off this week.Read more...
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Actress Aliyah Royale is a certified star in 'The Red Line'
The 19-year-old actress shines as a teen grieving her father’s tragic death in this moving CBS limited series.
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Justin Amash Is Not the Start of Anything
The Republican congressman who spoke out against Trump is an anomaly, not a sign of things to come.
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Minecraft may be best-selling video game in history with 176 million copies sold
Minecraft has sold more than 176 million copies since it was launched 10 years ago, across all platforms where it is available. The milestone may make it the best-selling video game in history. The post Minecraft may be best-selling video game in history with 176 million copies sold appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Lawmakers to hold Green Deal rally Monday
The 2020 Democratic primary sees climate change as a top issue up for debate. About 1,500 people are expected to gather at Howard University in Washington to mark the end of the Sunrise Movement's nationwide "Road To A New Green Deal." Zoya Teirstein from The Grist joins CBSN to talk about the upcoming rally.
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Bieber fans 15 in 1st complete game, Indians rout O's 10-0
Shane Bieber struck out a career-high 15 in his first major league complete game and the Cleveland Indians routed the Baltimore Orioles 10-0        
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‘Now Our Watch Has Ended.’ Emilia Clarke Shares Message to Fans Before Game of Thrones Finale
Clarke's emotional Instagram reflects on the mad queen's remarkable run
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Astros OF Springer leaves game with lower back stiffness
Astros outfielder George Springer has left Houston's game against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning with lower back stiffness        
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Game of Thrones: How to get your post-show gaming fix
If you're sad like me that the Game of Thrones show has come to an end on HBO, you can still get a fix of the show's universe in Game of Thrones: Conquest.
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Tased guy claims innocence, says he didn’t point gun at cops
An attorney for a man who was tased by cops after he pulled a gun told a judge Sunday it was a bum rap.
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New York Post
'Overwatch' third anniversary event kicks off May 21st
Blizzard is holding its third Overwatch anniversary event on May 21st, and this year the focus appears to be on welcoming in as many as people as possible. The occasion will revive many seasonal cosmetics, Arcade brawls, emotes and skins, but it'll...
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Rory McIlroy Shoots 1-Under 69 in Final Round of 2019 PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy is officially 0-for-2 in major championships this year. McIlroy carded a one-under 69 in Sunday's final round of the 2019 PGA Championship , going into the clubhouse in a tie for 13th place and 13 shots behind leader Brooks Koepka...
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How Super Mario, Magic: The Gathering, and PowerPoint are low-key supercomputers
What if the creators of Super Mario World, PowerPoint, and even Magic: The Gathering had accidentally created tools hiding a general-purpose computer in plain sight? Turns out they have. The post How Super Mario, Magic: The Gathering, and PowerPoint are low-key supercomputers appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Morehouse College commencement speaker will pay off student debt for Class of 2019
Billionaire technology investor Robert F. Smith is reportedly spending an estimated $40 million to send the graduating class off without debt.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus Draw with Atalanta on Late Equaliser in Serie A
Serie A champions Juventus went a fourth game on the bounce without a victory as they could only draw 1-1 at home to Atalanta on Sunday...
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Why Tensions With Iran Don’t Mean Iraq 2.0
We’re trying something new: a once-a-week national-security-focused edition of The Atlantic’s signature politics newsletter. We’ll tell you what to keep an eye on this week, what our reporters are covering, and why the latest foreign-policy developments are significant. Comments or questions? Send us an email anytime. Were you forwarded this email? Sign yourself up here. The Top StoryA soldier carries his gear across the flight deck of the USS Lewis B. Puller in the Arabian Gulf. (Desiree Kling / U.S. Marine Corps / Handout via Reuters) Why Tensions With Iran Don’t Mean Iraq 2.0Iran’s threat to U.S. troops is “serious and imminent,” according to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. “There are legitimate threats … to American lives,” John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, said. Congressman Mac Thornberry of Texas said it’s not “business as usual.”But what, exactly, are the Iranian threats that prompted the U.S. to move major military assets to the Middle East over the past two weeks? We still don’t know. A report from The Wall Street Journal found that Tehran and Washington might have misread each other: Iranian leaders thought the U.S. was going to strike them, so Iran prepared a possible counterstrike. According to The New York Times, U.S. officials grew concerned after seeing photos of Iranian missiles on small boats in the Persian Gulf.In an interview with Kathy Gilsinan and Mike Giglio, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff didn’t deny that the intel is concerning, but he cautioned against responding quickly with an an ill-planned confrontation.“The American public finds itself in a fog of something short of war, with few ways to assess what could be coming,” Gilsinan and Giglio write. This public confusion about unspecified threats feels uncomfortably similar to the lead-up to the Iraq War—with the very important difference that the president keeps saying he doesn’t want a war. Another similarity: The U.S. and its European allies are divided about the severity of the threat in the Middle East.Conflict with Iran feels less likely than it did even at the start of the week, when The New York Times reported that the administration was considering a plan to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacked U.S. assets. (President Donald Trump denied that.) Asked on Thursday if the U.S. would go to war with Iran, Trump responded, “I hope not.”Watch for whether Trump continues to publicly contradict his hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton. Will Trump or Bolton offer any clues this week about the nature of the intel that pushed Washington to gear up for a fight with Tehran? As long as officials keep talking up Iran’s threats while Americans remain in the dark, this saga isn’t over.— Gabby Deutch***
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World Edition - The Atlantic
Lille Boss Says Nicolas Pepe Will Leave Club Amid Manchester United Rumours
Lille manager Christophe Galtier says that star winger Nicolas Pepe will leave the Ligue 1 club this summer amid speculation Manchester United are one of several teams interested in his signature...
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Billionaire pledges to pay off student loan debt for Morehouse College class of 2019
Robert F. Smith surprised the nearly 400 graduates of the historically black, all-male college during his commencement address.        
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Emilia Clarke says goodbye to ‘Game of Thrones’ ahead of series finale
The actress, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, said the fantasy series played a huge role in making her the person she is today.
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New York Post
Google suspended some business with Huawei after Trump blacklisted the company
Eric Gaillard/File Photo via Reuters Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses. The decision is a major blow to the Chinese technology company that the US government has sought to blacklist around the world. The company will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and coming versions of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the US government has sought to blacklist around the world. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: There are 7.7 billion humans on Earth today. Here's what would actually happen if Thanos destroyed 50% of all life on the planet.See Also:19 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should readDeontay Wilder knocks out Dominic Breazeale in round 1, sends violent message to Anthony JoshuaOne market expert warns these 3 'black swan' events could combine with the trade war to cause the next big stock crashSEE ALSO: There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true DON'T MISS: OnePlus just unveiled its priciest phone yet, the OnePlus 7 Pro. Here's how it compares to the more affordable OnePlus 6T.
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Red Dead Online poker missing in some parts of the world due to gambling laws
The massive update for Red Dead Online as it left beta added poker, among many other things, to the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2. Some players can't access the card game though, due to the gambling laws of their country. The post Red Dead Online poker missing in some parts of the world due to gambling laws appeared first on Digital Trends.
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PGA Championship is wrecking golfers on final round
The beast came out at Bethpage Black in the final round of the PGA Championship. Before runaway leader Brooks Koepka had teed off in the afternoon, there were 26 double-bogeys or higher. In the third round, when conditions got tougher as the wind picked up, there were 31 total — all doubles. Kiradech Aphibarnrat of...
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New York Post
Deutsche Bank Staff Reportedly Saw Transfers From Kushner’s Companies to Russia as Suspicious
Deutsche Bank allegedly ignored calls from employees to file reports with a federal watchdog regarding Trump's and Kushner's firms.
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Marilyn Manson will guest star in 'The New Pope'
Marilyn Manson, the self-proclaimed "Antichrist Superstar," is getting cozy with the pope. That is, with the "new" pope.
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Lakers Rumors: Jason Kidd Hired as LA Assistant to Lure Giannis in Free Agency
The Los Angeles Lakers haven't landed a costar for LeBron James yet, but they're reportedly already looking ahead to 2021 free agency...
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A Hidden Life review: Terrence Malick's rhapsody to an Austrian conscientious objector
Malick’s second film about the second world war is also his second indebted to real life – but unlike The Thin Red Line, this high-minded hymn to modern saint never quite comes to lifeTerrence Malick’s heartfelt and reverently high-minded new movie is inspired by a life that is little-known — hidden, perhaps. Franz Jägerstetter was an Austrian conscientious objector during the second world war who made a personal stand for his anti-Nazi beliefs by refusing to take the Hitler oath as a Wehrmacht conscript and in 1943 was duly executed.August Diehl (who played the lead in Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx) is Jägerstetter; Valerie Pachner is his wife Franziska, and there are cameos from Matthias Schoenarts as Jägerstetter’s defence lawyer and the late Bruno Ganz as the military tribunal president who sorrowingly questions Jägerstetter about what he sees as the stubbornness and futility of his beliefs before reluctantly passing the terrible sentence of death. Continue reading...
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Transcript: David Maraniss on "Face the Nation"
Author and historian David Maraniss joined "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his new book, "A Good American Family"
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Trump and Romney say Alabama abortion ruling went too far
President Trump and GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said they favor exceptions to strict abortion bans recently passed by several states in an effort to get the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark case of Roe v. Wade.
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Pep Guardiola Says Replacing Vincent Kompany 'Will Be so Difficult'
Manchester City face a tough task replacing inspirational skipper Vincent Kompany , according to manager Pep Guardiola...
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