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Porzingis leaves game with left knee injury

Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis left Thursday night's game against the Nets in the third quarter with soreness in his left knee.

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Dustin Hoffman denies fresh allegations of sexual misconduct

Two women accuse actor of sexual assault and a third alleges he exposed himself to her when she was a teenager

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Sydney man sentenced to 46 years' jail over niece's murder

Derek Barrett, who tortured and then murdered his niece Mengmei Leng before dumping her body in a blowhole, is sentenced to 46 years in jail.

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Mediocre 'Ferdinand' Will Have Bored Parents Seeing Red

Munro Leaf's classic children story about a pacifist bull becomes a formulaic animated film indistinguishable from scores of others.

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Tobacco company makes a hard pivot to cryptocurrency mining

From cigars to ... cryptocurrency.

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21 People Who Need To Stay Far, Far Away From 2018

My god.

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Trump allies say Tillerson has ‘not learned his lesson’ and cannot continue in job for long

The president was annoyed and surprised by top diplomat’s entreaty for talks with North Korea “without precondition.”

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Madeleine Albright: It's time for Congress to override Trump's foreign policy powers

It is an Article I moment, write Madeleine Albright and David E. Price. With the President consistently falling short of the mature judgement and discerning decision-making required of the leader of the free world, Congress has no choice but to respond and compensate.

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How Net Neutrality Repeal Could Silence Women And People Of Color

The FCC voted Thursday to overturn rules that ensured ISPs couldn't play favorites with websites and services.

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Bella Hadid Went to a Basketball Game and Experienced Every. Single. Emotion. (PHOTOS)

We've never seen anyone get so excited (or angry or jubilant or just plain emotional) as Bella Hadid did at the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.  The supermodel took in the basketball game courtside next to her friend, singer Justine Skye, where she was seen jumping up to her feet to cheer, proudly raising her fist in the air, and just generally looking overcome with all the feels.

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Top White House economist predicts Rubio will come around on tax bill

President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said Thursday night he's confident Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will ultimately be a "yes" on the GOP tax bill despite the senator's threat to vote against the legislation unless there is a more generous child tax credit -- a threat that could leave Senate Republicans with no room for error with their slim 52-48 majority.

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US cuts some military aid to Somalia amid allegations of misuse

The US government is cutting aid to some Somali military units amid allegations of misuse of funds and corruption by the Somali military, a State Department official told CNN on Thursday.

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How We All Felt At The Start Of 2017 Vs. How We All Feel Now

Thanks for nothing, 2017!

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Broncos QB Siemian exits with shoulder injury

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was ruled out after injuring his left shoulder against the Colts on Thursday night. It is the same shoulder that required surgery after the 2016 season.

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Trump's Biggest Win In 2017 Is His Judicial Confirmations

He's gotten more circuit court judges on the bench than any other president in a first year in office. Many oppose abortion rights and are anti-LGBTQ.

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Designated Survivor boss reacts to latest major twist

What's next for the president?

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Sean Spicer literally thinks "A Christmas Carol" is a book of Christmas carols

Not only that, but as Randy Michaels quipped, “The most Christmas carols ever gathered in one book. Period.”

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US sanctions against Russia a work in progress

President Donald Trump reluctantly approved new sanctions against Russia on August 2 after Congress sent him a bill with strong bipartisan backing, but the administration still hasn't implemented them.

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Y Combinator's Sam Altman wishes San Francisco was more open-minded, like China

Ugh.

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Lloyd Rayney wins epic defamation fight against WA Government

Perth barrister wins a long-standing defamation case against the State of WA after being named as the prime and only suspect by police in his wife Corryn Rayney's murder in 2007.

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Playback: Rian Johnson on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Thriving Within Lucasfilm

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is set for release Dec. 1…

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ESPN's Le Batard Purchased LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand Shoes, Received Wrong Pair Eight Months Later - Breitbart

ESPN's Le Batard Purchased LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand Shoes, Received Wrong Pair Eight Months Later

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New Model Warns About CRISPR Gene Drives in the Wild

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Noninvasive Radiation Therapy Halts Deadly Heart Rhythm

schwit1 shares a report from The New York Times (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): The patients were gravely ill, their hearts scarred by infections or heart attacks. In each, the electrical system that maintains a regular heartbeat had been short-circuited. They suffered freque...

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