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  • 2/100   List of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards
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    Nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

    Nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:


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  • 3/100   Jimmy Kimmel rolls out red carpet as Emmy host
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    After rolling out the red carpet Wednesday morning in anticipation of Sunday's Emmy ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel warned he's planning a prank on folks not watching the show.

    After rolling out the red carpet Wednesday morning in anticipation of Sunday's Emmy ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel warned he's planning a prank on folks not watching the show.


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  • 4/100   Country star Crystal Gayle inducted in Grand Ole Opry
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music legend Crystal Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music legend Crystal Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager.


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  • 5/100   Cyberattack on Sundance briefly shutters box office
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    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon.

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon.


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  • 6/100   A-list celebs out in force for anti-Trump women's marches
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you wondered where many of Hollywood's A-list celebrities had gone during President Donald Trump's inauguration, you didn't have to wonder any longer on Saturday, when scores of them showed up at huge women's marches in Washington and other cities to send the new president a pointed message that he was in for a fight — and that, as so many signs said, women's rights are human rights.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you wondered where many of Hollywood's A-list celebrities had gone during President Donald Trump's inauguration, you didn't have to wonder any longer on Saturday, when scores of them showed up at huge women's marches in Washington and other cities to send the new president a pointed message that he was in for a fight — and that, as so many signs said, women's rights are human rights.


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  • 7/100   Trump's children revel in first 24 hours in White House
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Backstage photos from the black-tie inaugural balls. A quick peek out the Truman Balcony to admire the view of Washington. A visit to the basement White House bowling alley.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Backstage photos from the black-tie inaugural balls. A quick peek out the Truman Balcony to admire the view of Washington. A visit to the basement White House bowling alley.


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  • 8/100   Nielsen: 31 million viewers saw Trump's swearing-in
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.


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  • 9/100   Boy George talks politics at Paris menswear, Dior goes dark
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    PARIS (AP) — Music maestro Boy George got political at Paris Fashion Week as Dior Homme went to the dark side, creating a hard, brooding fall-winter collection. Here are the highlights of Saturday's menswear shows.

    PARIS (AP) — Music maestro Boy George got political at Paris Fashion Week as Dior Homme went to the dark side, creating a hard, brooding fall-winter collection. Here are the highlights of Saturday's menswear shows.


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  • 10/100   Dior blasts sweatshirt culture in rave Paris show
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    Dior struck a blow for the boys and for traditional tailoring Saturday with an all-male show after a week when women turned up on the majority of Paris menswear catwalks. With so-called co-ed shows with both male and female models almost becoming the rule for men's fashion weeks -- the reverse rarely applies -- Dior's Kris Van Assche cried halt. Called "Hardior", a play on the hardcore ravers that inspired him and the storied brand's handmade traditions, Van Assche's autumn-winter collection married classic super-tailored black Dior jackets with short, ankle length trousers.

    Dior struck a blow for the boys and for traditional tailoring Saturday with an all-male show after a week when women turned up on the majority of Paris menswear catwalks. With so-called co-ed shows with both male and female models almost becoming the rule for men's fashion weeks -- the reverse rarely applies -- Dior's Kris Van Assche cried halt. Called "Hardior", a play on the hardcore ravers that inspired him and the storied brand's handmade traditions, Van Assche's autumn-winter collection married classic super-tailored black Dior jackets with short, ankle length trousers.


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  • 11/100   'Before I Fall' explores Groundhog Day themes, for teens
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    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Before I Fall" begins by telling the audience that you're watching the last day of its heroine's life. Yes, 17-year-old Samantha (Zoey Deutch) is about to die. You don't know when, or where, or how it'll happen, but after it does, she wakes up again in her bed, sweaty and disoriented, to find that she has to live that same day over again. And again. And again.

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Before I Fall" begins by telling the audience that you're watching the last day of its heroine's life. Yes, 17-year-old Samantha (Zoey Deutch) is about to die. You don't know when, or where, or how it'll happen, but after it does, she wakes up again in her bed, sweaty and disoriented, to find that she has to live that same day over again. And again. And again.


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  • 12/100   'The Workers Cup' sheds light on migrant workers in Qatar
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    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Adam Sobel never intended to end up in Qatar, but it was 2010, jobs were scarce in the U.S. and his longtime girlfriend — now his wife — had just been offered a job teaching at a Northwestern University Qatar. So they went.

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Adam Sobel never intended to end up in Qatar, but it was 2010, jobs were scarce in the U.S. and his longtime girlfriend — now his wife — had just been offered a job teaching at a Northwestern University Qatar. So they went.


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  • 13/100   Polanski a 'shocking' pick for French awards ceremony host: minister
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    France's minister for women's rights said Friday she found it "surprising and shocking" that controversial Franco-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski was chosen to preside over France's equivalent of the Oscars. The award-winning director of "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby" has been wanted in the US for almost four decades for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles. The decision to honour him at France's annual Cesars ceremony has infuriated women's groups, with many taking to social media to call for a boycott of the televised show.

    France's minister for women's rights said Friday she found it "surprising and shocking" that controversial Franco-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski was chosen to preside over France's equivalent of the Oscars. The award-winning director of "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby" has been wanted in the US for almost four decades for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles. The decision to honour him at France's annual Cesars ceremony has infuriated women's groups, with many taking to social media to call for a boycott of the televised show.


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  • 14/100   S. Korean minister arrested over artist blacklist allegation
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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Saturday arrested President Park Geun-hye's culture minister and her former top presidential adviser over allegations that they blacklisted artists critical of the government.

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Saturday arrested President Park Geun-hye's culture minister and her former top presidential adviser over allegations that they blacklisted artists critical of the government.


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  • 15/100   Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble
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    Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary Clinton pantsuits, on Inauguration Day.

    Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary Clinton pantsuits, on Inauguration Day.


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  • 16/100   Lipinski, Weir shine as a top pair at skating championships
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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have something to say.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have something to say.


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  • 17/100   Premiere of 'A Dog's Purpose' canceled amid treatment issue
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog being forced into churning water during production of the film.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog being forced into churning water during production of the film.


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  • 18/100   Grown-up Paris Jackson hits her namesake city for Givenchy
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    PARIS (AP) — Colorful fall-winter menswear shows in Paris mixed high culture, androgyny and streetwear, as Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, stepped out for the cameras at Givenchy's library show— fittingly in the City of Light.

    PARIS (AP) — Colorful fall-winter menswear shows in Paris mixed high culture, androgyny and streetwear, as Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, stepped out for the cameras at Givenchy's library show— fittingly in the City of Light.


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  • 19/100   Harry Belafonte talks Trump, women's march, peaceful protest
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte, who's been advising organizers of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, says peaceful protest is the best way to show political leaders that the electorate is paying attention.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte, who's been advising organizers of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, says peaceful protest is the best way to show political leaders that the electorate is paying attention.


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  • 20/100   Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud
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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud.

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud.


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  • 21/100   Inauguration coverage shows deep divisions remain
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    NEW YORK (AP) — The media brought a reverence for history and ceremony to its coverage of President Donald Trump's inaugural on Friday, yet deep divisions exposed in the campaign that brought him there weren't far from the surface.

    NEW YORK (AP) — The media brought a reverence for history and ceremony to its coverage of President Donald Trump's inaugural on Friday, yet deep divisions exposed in the campaign that brought him there weren't far from the surface.


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  • 22/100   LaBeouf leads with 'will not divide us' on Inauguration Day
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    NEW YORK (AP) — On Inauguration Day, actor Shia LaBeouf led a group of teenagers with the chant: "He will not divide us."

    NEW YORK (AP) — On Inauguration Day, actor Shia LaBeouf led a group of teenagers with the chant: "He will not divide us."


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  • 23/100   Photo gallery: First lady Melania Trump's personal style
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    In body-hugging gowns and ladylike daywear, will first lady Melania Trump stay true to her personal style?

    In body-hugging gowns and ladylike daywear, will first lady Melania Trump stay true to her personal style?


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  • 24/100   Thelma Schoonmaker on sculpting 'Silence' and editing Powell
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Thelma Schoonmaker would still be working on Martin Scorsese's "Silence" if she could.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thelma Schoonmaker would still be working on Martin Scorsese's "Silence" if she could.


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  • 25/100   How much are marathon bombing films getting in tax credits?
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    BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.

    BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.


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  • 26/100   Jackie Evancho, Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform at inaugural
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new president called out "Great job, Jackie!" after 16-year-old Jackie Evancho delivered a soft-voiced rendition of the national anthem at Friday's swearing-in ceremony.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new president called out "Great job, Jackie!" after 16-year-old Jackie Evancho delivered a soft-voiced rendition of the national anthem at Friday's swearing-in ceremony.


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  • 27/100   Nia Long, Idina Menzel celebrate women's bonds in 'Beaches'
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — For Idina Menzel and Nia Long, director Garry Marshall's 1988 melodrama "Beaches," starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is a four-hankie treat.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — For Idina Menzel and Nia Long, director Garry Marshall's 1988 melodrama "Beaches," starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is a four-hankie treat.


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  • 28/100   On Inauguration Day, 'House of Cards' announces May return
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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "House of Cards" will return in May for a fifth season.

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "House of Cards" will return in May for a fifth season.


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  • 29/100   A year later, Sundance grapples with 'Birth of a Nation'
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    What started as a Sundance celebration turned into a cautionary tale. No one foresaw the ultimate collapse of Nate Parker's "Birth of a Nation" after its stellar reception at the Sundance Film ...

    What started as a Sundance celebration turned into a cautionary tale. No one foresaw the ultimate collapse of Nate Parker's "Birth of a Nation" after its stellar reception at the Sundance Film ...


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  • 30/100   Prince William to leave job as air ambulance pilot
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    LONDON (AP) — Prince William will soon leave his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot to spend more time on royal duties.

    LONDON (AP) — Prince William will soon leave his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot to spend more time on royal duties.


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  • 31/100   Adele to perform at the Grammy Awards next month
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Adele is set to take the stage at next month's Grammy Awards, where she is nominated for album, song and record of the year.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adele is set to take the stage at next month's Grammy Awards, where she is nominated for album, song and record of the year.


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  • 32/100   'I've seen rain:' James Taylor bemoans end of Obama era
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    BOSTON (AP) — Half a world away from Washington, James Taylor is greeting fans with a video bemoaning the end of the Obama era.

    BOSTON (AP) — Half a world away from Washington, James Taylor is greeting fans with a video bemoaning the end of the Obama era.


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  • 33/100   Adele to return to Grammys after snafu
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    Adele will sing at this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Friday, offering her a chance at redemption a year after her set went musically awry. The chart-topping English balladeer will perform a song at the televised February 12 gala in Los Angeles, joining the ranks of the previously announced John Legend and Metallica. The sound briefly went out and Adele's voice drifted out of tune during the rest of the song.

    Adele will sing at this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Friday, offering her a chance at redemption a year after her set went musically awry. The chart-topping English balladeer will perform a song at the televised February 12 gala in Los Angeles, joining the ranks of the previously announced John Legend and Metallica. The sound briefly went out and Adele's voice drifted out of tune during the rest of the song.


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  • 34/100   Prayad wins Singapore Open after Scott's watery woe
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    Veteran Thai golfer Prayad Marksaeng won the Singapore Open by a single stroke on Sunday after the tournament favourite Adam Scott blew his chances of a fourth title by hitting two balls into the water. Prayad shot a final round of four-under-par 67 to finish at nine-under 275 and capture his 20th title since turning professional in 1991, earning himself a place in this year’s British Open. Four players -- Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand, Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines, Jbe Kruger of South Africa and the defending champion, South Korea’s Song Young-Han -- finished tied for second after a thrilling final day where six players had a share of the lead.

    Veteran Thai golfer Prayad Marksaeng won the Singapore Open by a single stroke on Sunday after the tournament favourite Adam Scott blew his chances of a fourth title by hitting two balls into the water. Prayad shot a final round of four-under-par 67 to finish at nine-under 275 and capture his 20th title since turning professional in 1991, earning himself a place in this year’s British Open. Four players -- Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand, Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines, Jbe Kruger of South Africa and the defending champion, South Korea’s Song Young-Han -- finished tied for second after a thrilling final day where six players had a share of the lead.


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  • 35/100   Popovich pops off at 'racist' Trump
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    San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich took aim at Donald Trump Saturday, devoting nearly half of his pre-game news conference to describing his contempt for the newly sworn-in American President. Popovich, 67, called Trump a bully, chastised his top advisors and praised Saturday's protests defending the rights of women on Trump's first day in office. "It does boggle the mind how somebody can be so thin-skinned," Popovich said.

    San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich took aim at Donald Trump Saturday, devoting nearly half of his pre-game news conference to describing his contempt for the newly sworn-in American President. Popovich, 67, called Trump a bully, chastised his top advisors and praised Saturday's protests defending the rights of women on Trump's first day in office. "It does boggle the mind how somebody can be so thin-skinned," Popovich said.


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  • 36/100   Spurs slip past Cavs in OT, Hornets topple the Nets
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    Kawhi Leonard finished off a dunk in the final seconds of overtime, capping a career high 41-point performance as the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-115. "I am in a groove," Leonard said. LeBron James tied up Leonard for a jump ball with 13 seconds left and Cleveland behind by three points.

    Kawhi Leonard finished off a dunk in the final seconds of overtime, capping a career high 41-point performance as the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-115. "I am in a groove," Leonard said. LeBron James tied up Leonard for a jump ball with 13 seconds left and Cleveland behind by three points.


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  • 37/100   Leonard's late dunk lifts Spurs to OT win over Cavaliers
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    (The Sports Xchange) - Kawhi Leonard capped his career-high, 41-point night with a dunk in the final seconds and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 118-115 overtime victory Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James tied up Leonard for a jump ball with 13 seconds left and the Cavs down 3. James won the tip, but the ball was headed out of bounds when Kevin Love saved it and fired it behind his back inbounds.

    (The Sports Xchange) - Kawhi Leonard capped his career-high, 41-point night with a dunk in the final seconds and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 118-115 overtime victory Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James tied up Leonard for a jump ball with 13 seconds left and the Cavs down 3. James won the tip, but the ball was headed out of bounds when Kevin Love saved it and fired it behind his back inbounds.


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  • 38/100   Morris' game winner pushes Pistons past Wizards
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    Marcus Morris delivered a game-winning putback as time expired on the clock to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 113-112 win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Detroit squandered a 16-point lead in the final quarter before the clutch basket by Morris who finished with a game-high 25 points and 11 rebounds. The Pistons launched three desperation shots during a mad scramble in the closing seconds leading up to the final buzzer in front of a crowd of 18,200 at The Palace arena.

    Marcus Morris delivered a game-winning putback as time expired on the clock to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 113-112 win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Detroit squandered a 16-point lead in the final quarter before the clutch basket by Morris who finished with a game-high 25 points and 11 rebounds. The Pistons launched three desperation shots during a mad scramble in the closing seconds leading up to the final buzzer in front of a crowd of 18,200 at The Palace arena.


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  • 39/100   Lillard lifts Portland over Celtics in overtime
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    Damian Lillard scored 28 points as the Portland Trail Blazers salvaged some pride at the end of a dreadful four-game road trip with a 127-123 overtime win over the Boston Celtics. "That was a huge win, especially on this trip losing the first three," said Lillard who scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime. Portland won Saturday despite 41 points by Boston's Isaiah Thomas, including 21 in the fourth quarter and overtime as he continued his hot scoring streak.

    Damian Lillard scored 28 points as the Portland Trail Blazers salvaged some pride at the end of a dreadful four-game road trip with a 127-123 overtime win over the Boston Celtics. "That was a huge win, especially on this trip losing the first three," said Lillard who scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime. Portland won Saturday despite 41 points by Boston's Isaiah Thomas, including 21 in the fourth quarter and overtime as he continued his hot scoring streak.


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  • 40/100   Canadian Hadwin shoots 59 at PGA Tour event
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    (Reuters) - Canadian Adam Hadwin became the eighth player to break 60 on the PGA Tour, and the second in successive weeks, with a superb 13-under-par display in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California on Saturday. Just nine days after American Justin Thomas fired an opening 59 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Hadwin followed suit at La Quinta Country Club, one of three venues hosting the pro-am event in the Coachella Valley where low scoring is a perennial factor. Asked to assess the quality of his golf at La Quinta, Hadwin told Golf Channel: "Perfect I guess?

    (Reuters) - Canadian Adam Hadwin became the eighth player to break 60 on the PGA Tour, and the second in successive weeks, with a superb 13-under-par display in the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California on Saturday. Just nine days after American Justin Thomas fired an opening 59 at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Hadwin followed suit at La Quinta Country Club, one of three venues hosting the pro-am event in the Coachella Valley where low scoring is a perennial factor. Asked to assess the quality of his golf at La Quinta, Hadwin told Golf Channel: "Perfect I guess?


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  • 41/100   Hadwin on PGA Tour career upswing takes lead with 59
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    (Reuters) - Canadian Adam Hadwin provided the fireworks with a sizzling 59 to vault one stroke clear after Saturday's third round of the $5.8 million CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California. On a day when overnight leader Hudson Swafford made a mess of his last three holes, Hadwin took advantage of near-perfect greens at La Quinta Country Club, one of three venues hosting the pro-am event formerly called the Bob Hope Classic, as he became the eighth player to break 60 on the PGA Tour. Hadwin did well to par the last, getting up and down from just off the back of the green before he removed his cap and hoisted his putter skywards, then smiled broadly as he was congratulated by the other players in his pro-am grouping.     “I didn't want to make bogey, that's the last thing I wanted to do,” Hadwin told Golf Channel about his final putt of the day, a four-footer at the par-four 18th.

    (Reuters) - Canadian Adam Hadwin provided the fireworks with a sizzling 59 to vault one stroke clear after Saturday's third round of the $5.8 million CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California. On a day when overnight leader Hudson Swafford made a mess of his last three holes, Hadwin took advantage of near-perfect greens at La Quinta Country Club, one of three venues hosting the pro-am event formerly called the Bob Hope Classic, as he became the eighth player to break 60 on the PGA Tour. Hadwin did well to par the last, getting up and down from just off the back of the green before he removed his cap and hoisted his putter skywards, then smiled broadly as he was congratulated by the other players in his pro-am grouping.     “I didn't want to make bogey, that's the last thing I wanted to do,” Hadwin told Golf Channel about his final putt of the day, a four-footer at the par-four 18th.


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  • 42/100   Patriots and Steelers in royal clash for shot at Super Bowl
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    In a match-up of NFL royalty, the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's AFC title clash with the winner earning a record ninth trip to the Super Bowl. Both teams have been on a tear, with the Patriots riding an eight-game winning streak, while the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have claimed nine straight.

    In a match-up of NFL royalty, the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's AFC title clash with the winner earning a record ninth trip to the Super Bowl. Both teams have been on a tear, with the Patriots riding an eight-game winning streak, while the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have claimed nine straight.


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  • 43/100   NFL Colts sack general manager Grigson
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    The Indianapolis Colts fired general manager Ryan Grigson on Saturday after the team missed the NFL playoffs for the second consecutive season, Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Saturday. Irsay also said that Chuck Pagano would remain as the Colts' head coach in 2017. The Colts went 8-8 this season, finishing third in the AFC South division and missing the post-season again.

    The Indianapolis Colts fired general manager Ryan Grigson on Saturday after the team missed the NFL playoffs for the second consecutive season, Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Saturday. Irsay also said that Chuck Pagano would remain as the Colts' head coach in 2017. The Colts went 8-8 this season, finishing third in the AFC South division and missing the post-season again.


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  • 44/100   Canada's Hadwin fires rare 59 to grab US PGA lead
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    Canada's Adam Hadwin became only the eighth golfer to shoot 59 over 18 holes at a US PGA Tour event, sinking 13 birdies in a bogey-free third round Saturday at the CareerBuilder Challenge. The 29-year-old from suburban Vancouver was one stroke off the tour record 58 fired last year by American Jim Furyk at the Travelers Championship. It was the second US PGA Tour 59 in as many weeks, following American Justin Thomas firing 59 on the way to victory in the opening round at last week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

    Canada's Adam Hadwin became only the eighth golfer to shoot 59 over 18 holes at a US PGA Tour event, sinking 13 birdies in a bogey-free third round Saturday at the CareerBuilder Challenge. The 29-year-old from suburban Vancouver was one stroke off the tour record 58 fired last year by American Jim Furyk at the Travelers Championship. It was the second US PGA Tour 59 in as many weeks, following American Justin Thomas firing 59 on the way to victory in the opening round at last week's Sony Open in Hawaii.


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  • 45/100   Popovich 'factors a lot' in LeBron 2020 Olympic decision
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    Having Gregg Popovich coach the US Olympic basketball team is a major consideration for LeBron James as he ponders seeking 2020 Tokyo gold, the NBA superstar said Saturday. "It factors a lot," the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar said. Popovich, coach of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, has taken over the US national team program following the retirement of Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski, who guided American collections of NBA talent to Olympic gold in 2008, 2012 and last year in Rio.

    Having Gregg Popovich coach the US Olympic basketball team is a major consideration for LeBron James as he ponders seeking 2020 Tokyo gold, the NBA superstar said Saturday. "It factors a lot," the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar said. Popovich, coach of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, has taken over the US national team program following the retirement of Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski, who guided American collections of NBA talent to Olympic gold in 2008, 2012 and last year in Rio.


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  • 46/100   Wade apologizes, Butler fumes over bitter NBA Bulls loss
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    Dwyane Wade is apologetic, Jimmy Butler is frustrated and the Chicago Bulls are mired in misery after a humbling NBA home loss to Atlanta left them with a losing record. The Hawks took a 35-13 lead after the first quarter on the way to a 102-93 triumph in which 35-year-old starting Bulls guard Wade made only 2-of-10 shots for four points with three rebounds and three assists. "That performance was AWFUL!!! I apologize to all the Chicago fans and Wade fans," tweeted Wade, a three-time NBA champion guard for Miami who joined the Bulls this season.

    Dwyane Wade is apologetic, Jimmy Butler is frustrated and the Chicago Bulls are mired in misery after a humbling NBA home loss to Atlanta left them with a losing record. The Hawks took a 35-13 lead after the first quarter on the way to a 102-93 triumph in which 35-year-old starting Bulls guard Wade made only 2-of-10 shots for four points with three rebounds and three assists. "That performance was AWFUL!!! I apologize to all the Chicago fans and Wade fans," tweeted Wade, a three-time NBA champion guard for Miami who joined the Bulls this season.


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  • 47/100   Consistent Hatton inches ahead in Abu Dhabi
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    (Reuters) - Briton Tyrrell Hatton hit a second successive four-under-par 68 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead after three rounds of a fiercely contested Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Hatton, who has finished in the top 10 seven times in his last 11 events, recorded five birdies for the third round in succession and carded just a single bogey. Among those in the chasing pack were British Open champion Henrik Stenson, fellow Swede Alex Noren and 23-times European Tour winner Lee Westwood, all just three shots off the lead.

    (Reuters) - Briton Tyrrell Hatton hit a second successive four-under-par 68 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead after three rounds of a fiercely contested Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Hatton, who has finished in the top 10 seven times in his last 11 events, recorded five birdies for the third round in succession and carded just a single bogey. Among those in the chasing pack were British Open champion Henrik Stenson, fellow Swede Alex Noren and 23-times European Tour winner Lee Westwood, all just three shots off the lead.


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  • 48/100   Packers, Falcons set to give Georgia Dome explosive sendoff
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    The Georgia Dome's final game could fittingly be an explosive one with the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers poised to blow the roof off the place when the NFL's most potent offenses clash on Sunday for a berth in the Super Bowl. With Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers leading supercharged offences against leaky defenses, Las Vegas bookmakers have set a record high "over-under" -- or the total combined points scored -- for a playoff contest at 60 points. When both teams met in the regular season Atlanta won 33-32 after Ryan tossed a last-minute touchdown and many expect more fireworks in Sunday's NFC Championship.

    The Georgia Dome's final game could fittingly be an explosive one with the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers poised to blow the roof off the place when the NFL's most potent offenses clash on Sunday for a berth in the Super Bowl. With Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers leading supercharged offences against leaky defenses, Las Vegas bookmakers have set a record high "over-under" -- or the total combined points scored -- for a playoff contest at 60 points. When both teams met in the regular season Atlanta won 33-32 after Ryan tossed a last-minute touchdown and many expect more fireworks in Sunday's NFC Championship.


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  • 49/100   Scott joint leader as storm disrupts Singapore Open golf
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    Australia’s Adam Scott was among four players tied for the lead at the Singapore Open on Saturday when a tropical storm and fading light forced the suspension of the third round. Already behind schedule after Southeast Asia's fickle weather disrupted the opening day, the storm left Asian Tour officials scrambling to finish the US$1million tournament on time. Organisers face the possibility of a Monday finish after heavy rain resulted in more long delays at the Sentosa Golf Club.

    Australia’s Adam Scott was among four players tied for the lead at the Singapore Open on Saturday when a tropical storm and fading light forced the suspension of the third round. Already behind schedule after Southeast Asia's fickle weather disrupted the opening day, the storm left Asian Tour officials scrambling to finish the US$1million tournament on time. Organisers face the possibility of a Monday finish after heavy rain resulted in more long delays at the Sentosa Golf Club.


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  • 50/100   Warriors top Rockets for sixth straight win
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    (The Sports Xchange) - Having already delivered convincing statements earlier this week by drubbing the Cavaliers and Thunder, the Warriors were quick to send the message on Friday that exacting revenge for a previous loss was a pressing priority. While All-Star Game starters Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry split responsibility orchestrating the offense, the Golden State Warriors' collective length dominated defensively in a 125-108 victory over the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. The Warriors (37-6) stretched their winning streak to six games by overwhelming the Rockets (33-13) on both ends of the court.

    (The Sports Xchange) - Having already delivered convincing statements earlier this week by drubbing the Cavaliers and Thunder, the Warriors were quick to send the message on Friday that exacting revenge for a previous loss was a pressing priority. While All-Star Game starters Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry split responsibility orchestrating the offense, the Golden State Warriors' collective length dominated defensively in a 125-108 victory over the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. The Warriors (37-6) stretched their winning streak to six games by overwhelming the Rockets (33-13) on both ends of the court.


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  • 51/100   Warriors crush Rockets for sixth straight NBA win
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    The Golden State Warriors took their revenge against the Houston Rockets, overwhelming on both ends of the court with a 125-108 victory at the Toyota Center arena. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant joined forces to power the offence while the rest of the crew made the defensive stops as the Warriors stretched their NBA winning streak to six games. "Three good teams in a row, we definitely wanted to come out and make a nice statement," said Durant, who also had two steals and two blocks.

    The Golden State Warriors took their revenge against the Houston Rockets, overwhelming on both ends of the court with a 125-108 victory at the Toyota Center arena. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant joined forces to power the offence while the rest of the crew made the defensive stops as the Warriors stretched their NBA winning streak to six games. "Three good teams in a row, we definitely wanted to come out and make a nice statement," said Durant, who also had two steals and two blocks.


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  • 52/100   Wizards coach Lowe fined by NBA for leaving bench
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    The NBA slapped the Washington Wizards and assistant coach Sidney Lowe with a total of $20,000 in fines after Lowe left the players' bench in the final moments of Thursday's game against New York. Lowe was fined $5,000 for potentially impacting the final outcome of Washington's 113-110 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The team was handed a $15,000 fine on Friday in addition to Lowe's punishment.

    The NBA slapped the Washington Wizards and assistant coach Sidney Lowe with a total of $20,000 in fines after Lowe left the players' bench in the final moments of Thursday's game against New York. Lowe was fined $5,000 for potentially impacting the final outcome of Washington's 113-110 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The team was handed a $15,000 fine on Friday in addition to Lowe's punishment.


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  • 53/100   Closer Casilla signs two-year deal with Oakland A's
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    (Reuters) - The Oakland Athletics beefed up their bullpen on Friday by signing former San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla on a two-year contract worth $11 million, the Major League Baseball team said. Casilla, who went 2-5 with 31 saves and a 3.57 ERA in 62 relief appearances for San Francisco last year, returns to the franchise that signed him as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic on Jan. 31, 2000.

    (Reuters) - The Oakland Athletics beefed up their bullpen on Friday by signing former San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla on a two-year contract worth $11 million, the Major League Baseball team said. Casilla, who went 2-5 with 31 saves and a 3.57 ERA in 62 relief appearances for San Francisco last year, returns to the franchise that signed him as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic on Jan. 31, 2000.


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  • 54/100   Spurs' Gasol undergoes left hand surgery: reports
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    San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol underwent surgery on Friday to repair a broken ring finger on his left hand and will miss the next few weeks of the NBA season, according to multiple reports. Yahoo Sports and ESPN, each citing unnamed sources in website reports, said the 36-year-old Spaniard had the operation so he would be able to return as quickly as possible. ESPN said the timetable for Gasol's return could be four to eight weeks while Yahoo said it could go as long as six weeks.

    San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol underwent surgery on Friday to repair a broken ring finger on his left hand and will miss the next few weeks of the NBA season, according to multiple reports. Yahoo Sports and ESPN, each citing unnamed sources in website reports, said the 36-year-old Spaniard had the operation so he would be able to return as quickly as possible. ESPN said the timetable for Gasol's return could be four to eight weeks while Yahoo said it could go as long as six weeks.


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  • 55/100   Mickelson charges but Swafford leads at Challenge
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    Phil Mickelson fired a six-under par 66, including an eagle and a holed-out bunker shot, and leaped into contention after Friday's second round of the US PGA CareerBuilder Challenge. The 46-year-old US left-hander, playing his first event since October following two sports hernia surgeries, made six birdies, two bogeys and an eagle to move four strokes back of leader Hudson Swafford, who fired his second consecutive 65 to stand on 14-under 130 after 36 holes. "I feel like I'm improving quite a lot from when I started (practicing) last Saturday," Mickelson said.

    Phil Mickelson fired a six-under par 66, including an eagle and a holed-out bunker shot, and leaped into contention after Friday's second round of the US PGA CareerBuilder Challenge. The 46-year-old US left-hander, playing his first event since October following two sports hernia surgeries, made six birdies, two bogeys and an eagle to move four strokes back of leader Hudson Swafford, who fired his second consecutive 65 to stand on 14-under 130 after 36 holes. "I feel like I'm improving quite a lot from when I started (practicing) last Saturday," Mickelson said.


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  • 56/100   Golf: Swafford one ahead at La Quinta, Mickelson four back
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    (Reuters) - American journeyman Hudson Swafford, seeking his first PGA Tour title, continued to reap the benefits of hard work on his swing as he earned a one-shot lead after Friday's second round of the $5.8 million CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California. On a rare wet and cold day in the California desert, Swafford birdied three of the four par-fives to card a seven-under 65 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course, one of three venues hosting the pro-am event formerly called the Bob Hope Classic. Swafford, who produced good form last week to tie for 13th at the Sony Open in Hawaii, posted a 14-under total of 130, with first-round leader Dominic Bozzelli and New Zealand's Danny Lee equal second on 13-under.

    (Reuters) - American journeyman Hudson Swafford, seeking his first PGA Tour title, continued to reap the benefits of hard work on his swing as he earned a one-shot lead after Friday's second round of the $5.8 million CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, California. On a rare wet and cold day in the California desert, Swafford birdied three of the four par-fives to card a seven-under 65 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course, one of three venues hosting the pro-am event formerly called the Bob Hope Classic. Swafford, who produced good form last week to tie for 13th at the Sony Open in Hawaii, posted a 14-under total of 130, with first-round leader Dominic Bozzelli and New Zealand's Danny Lee equal second on 13-under.


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  • 57/100   Wembley NLL games set for September 24, October 1
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    Dates were announced Friday for two of the NFL's four London games this year, with the league confirming September 24 and October 1 matchups at Wembley Stadium. The Jacksonville Jaguars will face the Baltimore Ravens in the first game with the Miami Dolphins meeting the New Orleans Saints a week later, with the Florida teams designated as "host" teams. The Jaguars have a deal to play one home game a season in London while the Dolphins agreed to play a home game there as part of the deal awarding Miami the 2020 Super Bowl.

    Dates were announced Friday for two of the NFL's four London games this year, with the league confirming September 24 and October 1 matchups at Wembley Stadium. The Jacksonville Jaguars will face the Baltimore Ravens in the first game with the Miami Dolphins meeting the New Orleans Saints a week later, with the Florida teams designated as "host" teams. The Jaguars have a deal to play one home game a season in London while the Dolphins agreed to play a home game there as part of the deal awarding Miami the 2020 Super Bowl.


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  • 58/100   Westbrook on snub: 'I don't play for All-Star bids'
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    NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook, averaging a triple double this season, adopted a relaxed tone Friday about missing out on a starting spot in next month's NBA All-Star Game. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard was snubbed when the starting lineups were announced Thursday for the February 19 showcase of elite players in New Orleans. Golden State's Stephen Curry and Houston's James Harden received the coveted Western Conference backcourt berths after they and Westbrook were level for the two spots, but he was eliminated on a fan voting tie-breaker.

    NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook, averaging a triple double this season, adopted a relaxed tone Friday about missing out on a starting spot in next month's NBA All-Star Game. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard was snubbed when the starting lineups were announced Thursday for the February 19 showcase of elite players in New Orleans. Golden State's Stephen Curry and Houston's James Harden received the coveted Western Conference backcourt berths after they and Westbrook were level for the two spots, but he was eliminated on a fan voting tie-breaker.


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  • 59/100   As nuclear loss grows, Toshiba needs chip investors, soon

    By Makiko Yamazaki and Kentaro Hamada TOKYO (Reuters) - With mounting writedowns from its nuclear business, Japan's Toshiba Corp is looking to sell part of its core semiconductors business, a world No.2 in the flash memory chips used in smartphones. Toshiba, which warned last month of multi-billion dollar charges for U.S. nuclear project cost overruns, wants to boost its capital base by the end of the financial year in March. Failure to offset the nuclear hit could wipe out already thin shareholder equity and push the company into negative net worth - jeopardizing its role in public infrastructure projects and its place on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's 'first section', for larger companies.

    By Makiko Yamazaki and Kentaro Hamada TOKYO (Reuters) - With mounting writedowns from its nuclear business, Japan's Toshiba Corp is looking to sell part of its core semiconductors business, a world No.2 in the flash memory chips used in smartphones. Toshiba, which warned last month of multi-billion dollar charges for U.S. nuclear project cost overruns, wants to boost its capital base by the end of the financial year in March. Failure to offset the nuclear hit could wipe out already thin shareholder equity and push the company into negative net worth - jeopardizing its role in public infrastructure projects and its place on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's 'first section', for larger companies.


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  • 60/100   China sets up $14.6 billion internet investment fund: Xinhua

    By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) - China has set up a 100 billion yuan ($14.55 billion) fund to support investment in the internet sector, said official news agency Xinhua on Sunday. The fund, backed by China's cabinet, is designed to help turn China into a major player in internet technology, said the report. An initial 30 billion yuan has already been raised from major banks and telecoms firms including ICBC, China Mobile and China Unicom.

    By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) - China has set up a 100 billion yuan ($14.55 billion) fund to support investment in the internet sector, said official news agency Xinhua on Sunday. The fund, backed by China's cabinet, is designed to help turn China into a major player in internet technology, said the report. An initial 30 billion yuan has already been raised from major banks and telecoms firms including ICBC, China Mobile and China Unicom.


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  • 61/100   Apple files $1 billion lawsuit against chip supplier Qualcomm

    Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for "modem" chips that connect phones to wireless networks. The two companies together accounted for 40 percent of Qualcomm's $23.5 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Apple accused Qualcomm of overcharging for chips and refusing to pay some $1 billion in promised rebates.

    Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for "modem" chips that connect phones to wireless networks. The two companies together accounted for 40 percent of Qualcomm's $23.5 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Apple accused Qualcomm of overcharging for chips and refusing to pay some $1 billion in promised rebates.


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  • 62/100   Chief of Taiwan's Foxconn says rise of protectionism unavoidable

    The head of Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods and a major Apple Inc supplier, said on Sunday that the rise of protectionism is unavoidable. Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, warned that uncertainties for this year make it tough to have a very clear analysis and outlook, but he said it was clear politics would underpin economic development.

    The head of Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods and a major Apple Inc supplier, said on Sunday that the rise of protectionism is unavoidable. Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, warned that uncertainties for this year make it tough to have a very clear analysis and outlook, but he said it was clear politics would underpin economic development.


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  • 63/100   Amazon's Dash button goes online

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has put its popular Dash button on its website and mobile app, making it easier for shoppers to buy their favorite items such as peanut butter, detergent and paper towels. The online retailer launched its thumb-sized Dash button in 2015, allowing Prime members to re-order products such as Tide detergent, Huggies diapers and Gillette products by pushing a button. Prime customers can create virtual dash button on "millions" of Prime eligible products on Amazon, the company said in a video.

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has put its popular Dash button on its website and mobile app, making it easier for shoppers to buy their favorite items such as peanut butter, detergent and paper towels. The online retailer launched its thumb-sized Dash button in 2015, allowing Prime members to re-order products such as Tide detergent, Huggies diapers and Gillette products by pushing a button. Prime customers can create virtual dash button on "millions" of Prime eligible products on Amazon, the company said in a video.


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  • 64/100   Canada's Competition Bureau reaches deal with Apple, publishers

    Canada's business competition watchdog said on Friday it had reached an agreement with Apple Inc and three major e-book publishers that will allow retailers to offer discounts to customers. The Competition Bureau's investigation found that an arrangement between the publishers and Apple led to higher prices for Canadians. The watchdog said it had entered into consent agreements with Apple, Lagardere SCA's Hachette, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH's Macmillan and CBS Corp's Simon & Schuster that will let other retailers, including Amazon.com and Kobo, give discounts on e-books by those publishers.

    Canada's business competition watchdog said on Friday it had reached an agreement with Apple Inc and three major e-book publishers that will allow retailers to offer discounts to customers. The Competition Bureau's investigation found that an arrangement between the publishers and Apple led to higher prices for Canadians. The watchdog said it had entered into consent agreements with Apple, Lagardere SCA's Hachette, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH's Macmillan and CBS Corp's Simon & Schuster that will let other retailers, including Amazon.com and Kobo, give discounts on e-books by those publishers.


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  • 65/100   Singapore 2G switchoff highlights digital divide

    When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal -- digital have-nots left behind by the relentless march of technology. From technophobic pensioners to cash-strapped migrant workers, some 140,000 people in highly-wired Singapore still use the city-state's second generation (2G) network and cheap, robust handsets. First rolled out in 1994 -- when playing Snake was the pinnacle of mobile entertainment -- 2G has long been superseded technologically, with new gold standard 5G offering lightning fast connectivity for a generation used to streaming movies and TV directly to phones.

    When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal -- digital have-nots left behind by the relentless march of technology. From technophobic pensioners to cash-strapped migrant workers, some 140,000 people in highly-wired Singapore still use the city-state's second generation (2G) network and cheap, robust handsets. First rolled out in 1994 -- when playing Snake was the pinnacle of mobile entertainment -- 2G has long been superseded technologically, with new gold standard 5G offering lightning fast connectivity for a generation used to streaming movies and TV directly to phones.


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  • 66/100   India turns to AI as cyber warfare threats grow

    In the darkened offices of a tech start-up, a handful of computer engineers sifts through a mountain of intelligence data that would normally be the work of a small army of Indian security agents. "We use artificial intelligence (AI) to look for patterns in the past to predict future behaviour," says Tarun Wig as he explains why he hopes his company Innefu can do more business with India's government. While other countries have long relied on AI to gather intelligence, India -- sometimes seemingly addicted to paperwork -- has continued to use agents to eyeball reams of data gathered over the years.

    In the darkened offices of a tech start-up, a handful of computer engineers sifts through a mountain of intelligence data that would normally be the work of a small army of Indian security agents. "We use artificial intelligence (AI) to look for patterns in the past to predict future behaviour," says Tarun Wig as he explains why he hopes his company Innefu can do more business with India's government. While other countries have long relied on AI to gather intelligence, India -- sometimes seemingly addicted to paperwork -- has continued to use agents to eyeball reams of data gathered over the years.


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  • 67/100   Netflix’s new sci-fi movie is Black Mirror meets Chicken Soup for the Soul

    The Discovery has the premise of Black Mirror episode and the spiritual optimism of Chicken Soup for the Sci-Fi Nerd’s Soul. It's the not-so-distant future, and Dr. Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) has collected overwhelming scientific evidence that upon death our brainwaves make an exodus on a subatomic level. Two years and millions of suicides after the discovery, Dr. Harber’s estranged son Will (Jason Segel) returns home, hoping to convince dad to recant his findings and, in doing, so save the world from systematically offing itself.

    The Discovery has the premise of Black Mirror episode and the spiritual optimism of Chicken Soup for the Sci-Fi Nerd’s Soul. It's the not-so-distant future, and Dr. Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) has collected overwhelming scientific evidence that upon death our brainwaves make an exodus on a subatomic level. Two years and millions of suicides after the discovery, Dr. Harber’s estranged son Will (Jason Segel) returns home, hoping to convince dad to recant his findings and, in doing, so save the world from systematically offing itself.


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  • 68/100   Netflix’s new sci-fi movie is Black Mirror meets Chicken Soup for the Soul

    The Discovery has the premise of Black Mirror episode and the spiritual optimism of Chicken Soup for the Sci-Fi Nerd’s Soul. It's the not-so-distant future, and Dr. Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) has collected overwhelming scientific evidence that upon death our brainwaves make an exodus on a subatomic level. Two years and millions of suicides after the discovery, Dr. Harber’s estranged son Will (Jason Segel) returns home, hoping to convince dad to recant his findings and, in doing, so save the world from systematically offing itself.

    The Discovery has the premise of Black Mirror episode and the spiritual optimism of Chicken Soup for the Sci-Fi Nerd’s Soul. It's the not-so-distant future, and Dr. Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) has collected overwhelming scientific evidence that upon death our brainwaves make an exodus on a subatomic level. Two years and millions of suicides after the discovery, Dr. Harber’s estranged son Will (Jason Segel) returns home, hoping to convince dad to recant his findings and, in doing, so save the world from systematically offing itself.


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  • 69/100   Tesla rolling out Autopilot to cars built since October, will limit Autosteer to 45 mph

    Tesla is rolling out its Autopilot software to Model S and Model X cars built since October, which are equipped with second-generation Autopilot hardware, according to a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The cars have been without a litany of safety features that are available in many older Tesla cars. The Autopilot software is being deployed to eligible Teslas over-the-air, and owners will not need to do anything special for the software to be downloaded.

    Tesla is rolling out its Autopilot software to Model S and Model X cars built since October, which are equipped with second-generation Autopilot hardware, according to a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The cars have been without a litany of safety features that are available in many older Tesla cars. The Autopilot software is being deployed to eligible Teslas over-the-air, and owners will not need to do anything special for the software to be downloaded.


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  • 70/100   Tesla rolling out Autopilot to cars built since October, will limit Autosteer to 45 mph

    Tesla is rolling out its Autopilot software to Model S and Model X cars built since October, which are equipped with second-generation Autopilot hardware, according to a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The cars have been without a litany of safety features that are available in many older Tesla cars. The Autopilot software is being deployed to eligible Teslas over-the-air, and owners will not need to do anything special for the software to be downloaded.

    Tesla is rolling out its Autopilot software to Model S and Model X cars built since October, which are equipped with second-generation Autopilot hardware, according to a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The cars have been without a litany of safety features that are available in many older Tesla cars. The Autopilot software is being deployed to eligible Teslas over-the-air, and owners will not need to do anything special for the software to be downloaded.


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  • 71/100   Zoom in on the crowd in CNN’s inauguration gigapixel portrait

    CNNGigapixel imagery can capture an incredible amount of detail, whether it’s a stunt for a car promotion or if it’s used to capture every detail in fine art. CNN has released a new image of yesterday’s Presidential inauguration, allowing you to take in every detail of the event.These sorts of pictures have been taken before: The Washington Post and The New York Times released massive pictures of President Obama’s inauguration in 2013, which highlighted notable attendees or allowed visitors to tag themselves. ...

    CNNGigapixel imagery can capture an incredible amount of detail, whether it’s a stunt for a car promotion or if it’s used to capture every detail in fine art. CNN has released a new image of yesterday’s Presidential inauguration, allowing you to take in every detail of the event.These sorts of pictures have been taken before: The Washington Post and The New York Times released massive pictures of President Obama’s inauguration in 2013, which highlighted notable attendees or allowed visitors to tag themselves. ...


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  • 72/100   Zoom in on the crowd in CNN’s inauguration gigapixel portrait

    CNN has released a new image of yesterday’s Presidential inauguration, allowing you to take in every detail of the event. The CNN image only allows you to zoom in on just a handful of people, including President Trump, Presidents Obama, the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and others.

    CNN has released a new image of yesterday’s Presidential inauguration, allowing you to take in every detail of the event. The CNN image only allows you to zoom in on just a handful of people, including President Trump, Presidents Obama, the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and others.


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  • 73/100   Ian McKellen brought an appropriate sign to the London Women’s March

    shxrlockedLord of the Rings and X-Men actor Ian McKellen has been outspoken about his politics and activism, and it’s no surprise that he took part in today’s Women’s March in London. What’s even better is the sign that he carted along. Sir Ian McKellen's sign is EVERYTHING#WomensMarch pic.twitter.com/XS3hQ14Mir— my baker street boys (@shxrlocked) January 21, 2017Yep, that’s the Captain Picard facepalm meme, in protest sign form. Given his friendship with Patrick Stewart, it feels like the most appropriate thing for McKellen to be carry today.

    shxrlockedLord of the Rings and X-Men actor Ian McKellen has been outspoken about his politics and activism, and it’s no surprise that he took part in today’s Women’s March in London. What’s even better is the sign that he carted along. Sir Ian McKellen's sign is EVERYTHING#WomensMarch pic.twitter.com/XS3hQ14Mir— my baker street boys (@shxrlocked) January 21, 2017Yep, that’s the Captain Picard facepalm meme, in protest sign form. Given his friendship with Patrick Stewart, it feels like the most appropriate thing for McKellen to be carry today.


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  • 74/100   Ian McKellen brought an appropriate sign to the London Women’s March

    shxrlocked Lord of the Rings and X-Men actor Ian McKellen has been outspoken about his politics and activism, and it’s no surprise that he took part in today’s Women’s March in London. What’s even better is the sign that he carted along. Sir Ian McKellen's sign is EVERYTHING#WomensMarch pic.twitter.com/XS3hQ14Mir— my baker street boys (@shxrlocked) January 21, 2017Yep, that’s the Captain Picard facepalm meme, in protest sign form. Given his friendship with Patrick Stewart, it feels like the most appropriate thing for McKellen to be carry today.

    shxrlocked Lord of the Rings and X-Men actor Ian McKellen has been outspoken about his politics and activism, and it’s no surprise that he took part in today’s Women’s March in London. What’s even better is the sign that he carted along. Sir Ian McKellen's sign is EVERYTHING#WomensMarch pic.twitter.com/XS3hQ14Mir— my baker street boys (@shxrlocked) January 21, 2017Yep, that’s the Captain Picard facepalm meme, in protest sign form. Given his friendship with Patrick Stewart, it feels like the most appropriate thing for McKellen to be carry today.


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  • 75/100   Hackers briefly took down the Sundance Film Festival’s box office today

    The Sundance Film Festival reported this afternoon that its box office had been briefly been shut down due by a cyberattack. Sundance Film Festival has been subject to a cyberattack, causing network outages that has shut down our box office. The attack appears to have left the festival’s box office closed for just under an hour before the system was brought back online.

    The Sundance Film Festival reported this afternoon that its box office had been briefly been shut down due by a cyberattack. Sundance Film Festival has been subject to a cyberattack, causing network outages that has shut down our box office. The attack appears to have left the festival’s box office closed for just under an hour before the system was brought back online.


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  • 76/100   Hackers briefly took down the Sundance Film Festival’s box office today

    The Sundance Film Festival reported this afternoon that its box office had been briefly been shut down due by a cyberattack. Sundance Film Festival has been subject to a cyberattack, causing network outages that has shut down our box office. The attack appears to have left the festival’s box office closed for just under an hour before the system was brought back online.

    The Sundance Film Festival reported this afternoon that its box office had been briefly been shut down due by a cyberattack. Sundance Film Festival has been subject to a cyberattack, causing network outages that has shut down our box office. The attack appears to have left the festival’s box office closed for just under an hour before the system was brought back online.


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  • 77/100   Yesterday’s @POTUS transition didn’t go so smoothly for Twitter

    When the official presidential Twitter handle changed hands yesterday, a number of users began to notice that they were following the account, even if they hadn’t followed it or had recently unfollowed it. According to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, when the accounts were transitioned from one to the other, those who followed @POTUS before the inauguration (at noon) ended up following two accounts: @POTUS and @POTUS44. Obama tweeted as @POTUS during his time in office, and with the transfer of power, his tweets were shifted to a new account, @POTUS44, while the @POTUS handle went to President Donald Trump (although he says that he will continue to Tweet via his regular handle, @realdonaldtrump).

    When the official presidential Twitter handle changed hands yesterday, a number of users began to notice that they were following the account, even if they hadn’t followed it or had recently unfollowed it. According to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, when the accounts were transitioned from one to the other, those who followed @POTUS before the inauguration (at noon) ended up following two accounts: @POTUS and @POTUS44. Obama tweeted as @POTUS during his time in office, and with the transfer of power, his tweets were shifted to a new account, @POTUS44, while the @POTUS handle went to President Donald Trump (although he says that he will continue to Tweet via his regular handle, @realdonaldtrump).


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  • 78/100   Yesterday’s @POTUS transition didn’t go so smoothly for Twitter

    When the official presidential Twitter handle changed hands yesterday, a number of users began to notice that they were following the account, even if they hadn’t followed it or had recently unfollowed it. According to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, when the accounts were transitioned from one to the other, those who followed @POTUS before the inauguration (at noon) ended up following two accounts: @POTUS and @POTUS44. Obama tweeted as @POTUS during his time in office, and with the transfer of power, his tweets were shifted to a new account, @POTUS44, while the @POTUS handle went to President Donald Trump (although he says that he will continue to Tweet via his regular handle, @realdonaldtrump).

    When the official presidential Twitter handle changed hands yesterday, a number of users began to notice that they were following the account, even if they hadn’t followed it or had recently unfollowed it. According to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, when the accounts were transitioned from one to the other, those who followed @POTUS before the inauguration (at noon) ended up following two accounts: @POTUS and @POTUS44. Obama tweeted as @POTUS during his time in office, and with the transfer of power, his tweets were shifted to a new account, @POTUS44, while the @POTUS handle went to President Donald Trump (although he says that he will continue to Tweet via his regular handle, @realdonaldtrump).


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  • 79/100   The pros and cons of owning a furry blue phone case

    While there, I also found a few phone case retailers and decided to buy a furry blue case for my iPhone. Nilay Patel says it gives him a ‘70s vibe. Lizzie Plaugic says it looks like some kind of creature.

    While there, I also found a few phone case retailers and decided to buy a furry blue case for my iPhone. Nilay Patel says it gives him a ‘70s vibe. Lizzie Plaugic says it looks like some kind of creature.


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  • 80/100   The pros and cons of owning a furry blue phone case

    While there, I also found a few phone case retailers and decided to buy a furry blue case for my iPhone. Nilay Patel says it gives him a ‘70s vibe. Lizzie Plaugic says it looks like some kind of creature.

    While there, I also found a few phone case retailers and decided to buy a furry blue case for my iPhone. Nilay Patel says it gives him a ‘70s vibe. Lizzie Plaugic says it looks like some kind of creature.


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  • 81/100   Analyst: Apple could be exploring changes to Touch ID for its 2017 iPhone

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report that outlines some of his expectations with Apple’s 2017 iPhone. Kuo, a notable analyst with a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s hardware changes, outlined that Apple could be improving upon its 3D Touch ID technology for this year’s iPhone, in order “to complement its full-screen (zero bezel) form factor design.” He also notes that the phone could come with a flexible OLED panel, which would be accompanied by a metal structural part to prevent the OLED panel from deforming. Judging by the bio-recognition patents that Apple has applied for, we believe it is leaning toward facial recognition technology rather than iris recognition.

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report that outlines some of his expectations with Apple’s 2017 iPhone. Kuo, a notable analyst with a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s hardware changes, outlined that Apple could be improving upon its 3D Touch ID technology for this year’s iPhone, in order “to complement its full-screen (zero bezel) form factor design.” He also notes that the phone could come with a flexible OLED panel, which would be accompanied by a metal structural part to prevent the OLED panel from deforming. Judging by the bio-recognition patents that Apple has applied for, we believe it is leaning toward facial recognition technology rather than iris recognition.


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  • 82/100   Analyst: Apple could be exploring changes to Touch ID for its 2017 iPhone

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report that outlines some of his expectations with Apple’s 2017 iPhone. Kuo, a notable analyst with a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s hardware changes, outlined that Apple could be improving upon its 3D Touch ID technology for this year’s iPhone, in order “to complement its full-screen (zero bezel) form factor design.” He also notes that the phone could come with a flexible OLED panel, which would be accompanied by a metal structural part to prevent the OLED panel from deforming. Judging by the bio-recognition patents that Apple has applied for, we believe it is leaning toward facial recognition technology rather than iris recognition.

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report that outlines some of his expectations with Apple’s 2017 iPhone. Kuo, a notable analyst with a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s hardware changes, outlined that Apple could be improving upon its 3D Touch ID technology for this year’s iPhone, in order “to complement its full-screen (zero bezel) form factor design.” He also notes that the phone could come with a flexible OLED panel, which would be accompanied by a metal structural part to prevent the OLED panel from deforming. Judging by the bio-recognition patents that Apple has applied for, we believe it is leaning toward facial recognition technology rather than iris recognition.


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  • 83/100   GM launches partnership with Girls Who Code

    Mary Barra, the CEO and chairman of General Motors, believes that one way to build up more women leaders in the auto industry is to reach teenage girls who are interested in math and science. To that end, GM is investing in a new partnership with Girls Who Code, a nationwide after-school program that supports girls’ interest in STEM programs. Barra says the $250,000 grant is only the beginning to supporting the non-profit organization that provides free after-school program in schools, universities, and communities centers.

    Mary Barra, the CEO and chairman of General Motors, believes that one way to build up more women leaders in the auto industry is to reach teenage girls who are interested in math and science. To that end, GM is investing in a new partnership with Girls Who Code, a nationwide after-school program that supports girls’ interest in STEM programs. Barra says the $250,000 grant is only the beginning to supporting the non-profit organization that provides free after-school program in schools, universities, and communities centers.


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  • 84/100   Inside Trump's confirmation-hearing war rooms
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    The transition team has set up an elaborate operation to prepare Cabinet nominees for their hearings..

    The transition team has set up an elaborate operation to prepare Cabinet nominees for their hearings..


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  • 85/100   Family hands out old news to D.C. marchers
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    A newsstand owner and his two teenage daughters give away newspapers from Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.

    A newsstand owner and his two teenage daughters give away newspapers from Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.


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  • 86/100   Everyday Americans share Women’s March stories
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    A Massachusetts mom, a former St. Louis English teacher, and a Tennessee college student offer personal views of the historic event.

    A Massachusetts mom, a former St. Louis English teacher, and a Tennessee college student offer personal views of the historic event.


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  • 87/100   Historic Women’s March in D.C. ends in triumph
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    A woman from Louisville calls the "movement" in Washington "one of the most inspirational days" of her life.

    A woman from Louisville calls the "movement" in Washington "one of the most inspirational days" of her life.


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  • 88/100   1 million join anti-Trump marches worldwide
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    Crowds in Washington alone numbered 500,000, with more in cities as far afield as Mexico City, Prague, and Sydney.

    Crowds in Washington alone numbered 500,000, with more in cities as far afield as Mexico City, Prague, and Sydney.


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  • 89/100   Small moth with yellowish coif named after Donald Trump
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    (Reuters) - A small moth with a yellowish-white coif of scales has been named after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, in honor of the former reality TV show host and real estate magnate's signature hairdo. The new species, dubbed Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, lives in a habitat that spans southern California and Mexico's Baja California and was named by evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari in an article published in the scientific journal ZooKeys. The moth, the second species of a genus of twirler moths, can be distinguished by the yellowish-white scales on the head of its adults, according to the journal.

    (Reuters) - A small moth with a yellowish-white coif of scales has been named after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, in honor of the former reality TV show host and real estate magnate's signature hairdo. The new species, dubbed Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, lives in a habitat that spans southern California and Mexico's Baja California and was named by evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari in an article published in the scientific journal ZooKeys. The moth, the second species of a genus of twirler moths, can be distinguished by the yellowish-white scales on the head of its adults, according to the journal.


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  • 90/100   World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday. The data, supported by findings from other organizations, was issued two days before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who questions whether climate change has a human cause. Average surface temperatures over land and the oceans in 2016 were 0.94 degrees Celsius (1.69 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th-century average of 13.9C (57.0F), according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday. The data, supported by findings from other organizations, was issued two days before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who questions whether climate change has a human cause. Average surface temperatures over land and the oceans in 2016 were 0.94 degrees Celsius (1.69 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th-century average of 13.9C (57.0F), according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


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  • 91/100   Gwyneth Paltrow's Jade Eggs Are a Bunch of Baloney
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Move over, vaginal steaming: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is suggesting an alleged new way to boost your reproductive health: a "jade egg" that's inserted into the vagina. The eggs are currently sold out on Paltrow's website, goop. But similar to the response to another one of Paltrow's health recommendations — that women squat over a bowl of steaming water and herbs, to steam clean the uterus — her new suggestion that women hold a 1- to 2-inch egg made out of jade in their vaginas for extended periods of time has been criticized by health experts.

    Move over, vaginal steaming: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is suggesting an alleged new way to boost your reproductive health: a "jade egg" that's inserted into the vagina. The eggs are currently sold out on Paltrow's website, goop. But similar to the response to another one of Paltrow's health recommendations — that women squat over a bowl of steaming water and herbs, to steam clean the uterus — her new suggestion that women hold a 1- to 2-inch egg made out of jade in their vaginas for extended periods of time has been criticized by health experts.


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  • 92/100   Most Women Who Freeze Their Eggs Don't Use Them
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Egg freezing has been touted as a way for women to put off having children, giving them more time to  work on their careers or search for the right partner. Still, "these results demonstrate the diverse potential reproductive outcomes and reproductive heterogeneity of women who freeze oocytes for nonmedical reasons," they said.

    Egg freezing has been touted as a way for women to put off having children, giving them more time to  work on their careers or search for the right partner. Still, "these results demonstrate the diverse potential reproductive outcomes and reproductive heterogeneity of women who freeze oocytes for nonmedical reasons," they said.


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  • 93/100   Robotic Device Hugs the Heart, Helping It Pump
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    The experimental device is designed to help people who are experiencing heart failure, a serious medical condition in which the heart does not pump as well as it should. According to the American Heart Association, heart failure currently afflicts about 5.7 million people in the United States, costing the nation an estimated $30.7 billion each year. Currently, one key way doctors prolong the lives of people with severe heart failure is to use machines called ventricular assist devices.

    The experimental device is designed to help people who are experiencing heart failure, a serious medical condition in which the heart does not pump as well as it should. According to the American Heart Association, heart failure currently afflicts about 5.7 million people in the United States, costing the nation an estimated $30.7 billion each year. Currently, one key way doctors prolong the lives of people with severe heart failure is to use machines called ventricular assist devices.


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  • 94/100   Trump plans to meet with UK's May, Mexico's Pena Nieto: White House
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is arranging to meet soon with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, two long-standing U.S. allies concerned about how his presidency will affect their relationships with Washington. Trump will meet on Friday with May in Washington, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Saturday. The meeting will be an opportunity for May, who initially struggled to build relations with Trump's transition team, to discuss what has long been termed the "special relationship" between the two nations, a central pillar of Britain's foreign policy.

    By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is arranging to meet soon with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, two long-standing U.S. allies concerned about how his presidency will affect their relationships with Washington. Trump will meet on Friday with May in Washington, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Saturday. The meeting will be an opportunity for May, who initially struggled to build relations with Trump's transition team, to discuss what has long been termed the "special relationship" between the two nations, a central pillar of Britain's foreign policy.


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  • 95/100   China party paper says no 'provocation' can stop its military drills
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    China's military will carry out drills regardless of foreign provocations and pressure, the Communist Party's paper said on Sunday, adding that exercises far out at sea like those conducted recently by its sole aircraft carrier will become normal. China caused unease among some countries in the region last month when the carrier the Liaoning, accompanied by several warships, cruised around self-ruled Taiwan and into the Pacific for what China called routine drills. Earlier this month, Taiwan scrambled fighter jets and navy ships as the Liaoning then passed through the narrow waterway separating China from the island Beijing claims as its own.For its part, China was alarmed this month when U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state Rex Tillerson said China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.

    China's military will carry out drills regardless of foreign provocations and pressure, the Communist Party's paper said on Sunday, adding that exercises far out at sea like those conducted recently by its sole aircraft carrier will become normal. China caused unease among some countries in the region last month when the carrier the Liaoning, accompanied by several warships, cruised around self-ruled Taiwan and into the Pacific for what China called routine drills. Earlier this month, Taiwan scrambled fighter jets and navy ships as the Liaoning then passed through the narrow waterway separating China from the island Beijing claims as its own.For its part, China was alarmed this month when U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state Rex Tillerson said China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.


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  • 96/100   Pope Francis says 'wait and see' on Trump
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    Pope Francis on Sunday said he would not make an opinion of Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new U.S. president would implement. On Friday, as Trump was taking office, Francis had urged him to be guided by ethical values, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office. Francis also warned the Europeans against populism, saying they should not repeat the same mistakes as in the 1930s when they turned to "saviors" to resolve the economic and political crisis only to end up at war.

    Pope Francis on Sunday said he would not make an opinion of Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new U.S. president would implement. On Friday, as Trump was taking office, Francis had urged him to be guided by ethical values, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office. Francis also warned the Europeans against populism, saying they should not repeat the same mistakes as in the 1930s when they turned to "saviors" to resolve the economic and political crisis only to end up at war.


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  • 97/100   Israel municipality approves hundreds of settlement homes in east Jerusalem
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Jerusalem municipality approved building permits for more than 560 housing units in three East Jerusalem settlements on Sunday, two days after President Donald Trump took office in the United States. Chairman of Jerusalem city hall's Planning and Building committee Meir Turgeman told Israel Radio the permits were held up until the end of the Barack Obama administration, which was critical of Israeli settlement activity. (Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Mark Potter)

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Jerusalem municipality approved building permits for more than 560 housing units in three East Jerusalem settlements on Sunday, two days after President Donald Trump took office in the United States. Chairman of Jerusalem city hall's Planning and Building committee Meir Turgeman told Israel Radio the permits were held up until the end of the Barack Obama administration, which was critical of Israeli settlement activity. (Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Mark Potter)


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  • 98/100   Mexico's president to meet with Trump amid populist pressure at home
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Michael O'Boyle IXMIQUILPAN, MEXICO (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet at the end of this month to discuss trade, immigration and security issues, as the Latin American leader faces increased populist pressure at home. Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer told a news conference on Saturday that the two leaders will meet on Jan. 31, the week after senior officials of both administrations hold bilateral talks in Washington. Trump is committed to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and would move to withdraw if no "fair deal" is forthcoming, according to the White House website.

    By Michael O'Boyle IXMIQUILPAN, MEXICO (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet at the end of this month to discuss trade, immigration and security issues, as the Latin American leader faces increased populist pressure at home. Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer told a news conference on Saturday that the two leaders will meet on Jan. 31, the week after senior officials of both administrations hold bilateral talks in Washington. Trump is committed to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and would move to withdraw if no "fair deal" is forthcoming, according to the White House website.


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  • 99/100   Myanmar's remote Wa State suffers as fewer Chinese come to party
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    By Yimou Lee and Antoni Slodkowski PANGSAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - In a remote casino in northeastern Myanmar, China's pervasive campaign against graft has taken its toll. Hundreds of local traders and farmers place petty bets as low as 10 cents, outnumbering a few Chinese who were once the VIPs of a gambling hall decorated with chandeliers and Renaissance-style paintings. "The business has been really bad since Chinese tourists stopped coming," said casino waitress Ling Ling who was considering leaving Pangsan, capital of the self-proclaimed Wa State that borders China, to look for better paying jobs.

    By Yimou Lee and Antoni Slodkowski PANGSAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - In a remote casino in northeastern Myanmar, China's pervasive campaign against graft has taken its toll. Hundreds of local traders and farmers place petty bets as low as 10 cents, outnumbering a few Chinese who were once the VIPs of a gambling hall decorated with chandeliers and Renaissance-style paintings. "The business has been really bad since Chinese tourists stopped coming," said casino waitress Ling Ling who was considering leaving Pangsan, capital of the self-proclaimed Wa State that borders China, to look for better paying jobs.


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  • 100/100   Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is moving to adopt a law allowing its octogenarian Emperor Akihito to abdicate but many touchy topics, such as his title and duties, remain to be settled before the monarch can retire in a step unprecedented for two centuries. Japanese law does not currently allow an emperor to give up the throne, but Akihito, 83, who has had heart surgery and prostate cancer treatment, said in rare public remarks last August he feared age might make it hard to fulfill his duties. A panel of experts is expected on Monday to indicate a preference for a special law to allow Emperor Akihito to retire, most probably by the end of 2018.

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is moving to adopt a law allowing its octogenarian Emperor Akihito to abdicate but many touchy topics, such as his title and duties, remain to be settled before the monarch can retire in a step unprecedented for two centuries. Japanese law does not currently allow an emperor to give up the throne, but Akihito, 83, who has had heart surgery and prostate cancer treatment, said in rare public remarks last August he feared age might make it hard to fulfill his duties. A panel of experts is expected on Monday to indicate a preference for a special law to allow Emperor Akihito to retire, most probably by the end of 2018.


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