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Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency


Chicago , I love you. "This is the first opportunity where we felt a deal presented itself that made sense". Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. He was his advocate. I'll never forget the feeling I had when I was drafted and when I played my first minutes. The Washington Post has a fantastic, in depth recap of the real winners and losers of the 2017 NBA Draft , but the real victor of every NBA Draft ever is this guy who pretended to be a drafted NBA ... Read More »

Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

Leadership faces a hard calculus in balancing the needs of those wanting a more aggressive repeal and those who are more comfortable with aspects of current law. Currently, funding is based on recipients' health care needs, so states with sicker populations, like ME, would be especially hard hit. Health care costs, while still rising, have been rising at the slowest pace in fifty years. Read More »

Here's What The Queen Laid Out In Her Speech To Parliament

The BBC has reported her saying before the referendum that Britain should "just get on with" leaving the European Union and that Brexit would not be a "problem". The speech was as notable for what it omitted as for what it included. It was not mentioned in the speech as no date had been set, the Prime Minister's office said. Read More »

Lions captain Warburton on bench, O'Mahony leads team


Let's let the rugby do the talking because there's been enough trash talking already. We've just got to adapt as quickly as we can. "Everyone in New Zealand expects us to win and we have to go out there and do that". Players who excel in these series find their names loom large in rugby history: Carwyn James and Barry John in 1971 or Graham Henry and Dan Carter, who engineered New Zealand's 3-0 series win in 2005. Read More »

Donald Trump's controversial state visit left out of Queen's Speech

In her speech Wednesday, the Queen laid out a policy agenda that focused heavily on Brexit. Britain is beginning negotiations for leaving the European Union. The Tory leader said the government would "see Brexit through", but pledged to "seek to build a wide consensus". "The Government is not only going to struggle to gets its business through the House of Commons, it is going to have one hell of a job to get stuff through the House of Lords". Read More »

May promises to listen more to businesses

According to BBC , of 27 bills, eight relate to Brexit and its impact on immigration, trade and sectors such as fisheries and farming. Nor was there a mention of President Donald Trump's state visit . In remarks in the debate that followed the speech, she acknowledged government failings in helping victims of the London high-rise fire on June 14 that killed at least 79 people. Read More »

Senate Republicans Unveil Secretive Health Care Bill

Though he celebrated the passing in a Rose Garden event, Trump reportedly called the House bill " mean ". Despite the conservatives' reservations, Sheryl Skolnick of Mizuho Securities predicted the Senate bill will ultimately pass. The Congressional Budget Office projected the House health-care plan would cost SC $ 2 billion over the next 10 years, Berkowitz said, estimating the Senate plan could cost even more . Read More »

Soros: Brexit is a 'lose-lose' proposition for Britain and EU


Mr Tusk said that while the European Union could not replace governments in fighting home-grown militants, it could put pressure on technology firms to act against "content that spreads terrorist material or incites to violence". EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier , right, and British Secretary of State David Davis make statements as they arrive at EU headquarters in Brussels . Read More »

YouTube Developing 180-Degree VR Format


No longer will you have to do the dance of copying YouTube links or sharing with friends one by one. However, making VR content is exactly a cake walk. Pop it into a Daydream headset, and the footage fills your field of view . Last month, all of Google's major products went on stage at I/O, but this time, it's YouTube's turn to shine on its own. Read More »

Virgin Mobile offering crazy perks as it becomes first iPhone-on


I mean, this is a business that, up to now, its own US CEO called "ho hum". One of the biggest no-contract wireless carriers in the USA is making a very surprising change, and it's not good news for Android fans. Obviously, the deal gets less tasty as you climb model. For a lot of people, that'd beat out a free case or VR headset. IBD'S TAKE: T-Mobile stock has moved below its 50-day-moving average. Read More »

GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy


Sen. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants to vote on the legislation before July 4, when lawmakers leave for the holiday. Trump welcomed the bill but indicated that changes may be in store. He added, "The language in the Senate bill will fulfill the objective of the Property Tax Reduction Act, and give New Yorkers some long overdue property tax relief". Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died

North Korea last tested a nuclear bomb in September, but it has conducted repeated missile test since and vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA. Maria Cantwell, called for licensing of humanitarian groups that enter the country. Beijing, which wants resumed USA negotiations with North Korea , was hoping for "positive outcomes" from Wednesday's dialogue, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. Read More »

NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft


Those guys cannot be picked up by the Golden Knights, but anyone who is not protected can be "stolen". Thorburn was picked by the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League expansion draft . Making those agreements got Vegas forward prospect Alex Tuch from the Wild , defenseman Shea Theodore from the Ducks, unsigned forward prospect Nikita Gusev from the Lightning and the 15th pick and defensive prospect Jake Bischoff from NY. Read More »

US spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site

Otto Warmbier died on Monday near his family home in OH after more than 15 months in North Korean captivity. USA lawmakers are pressing for a tough response against Pyongyang over its treatment of the 22-year-old university student, who was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was convicted of subversion. Read More »

South Korea president criticizes North on death

Klein said fellow players looked up to Warmbier on and off the field, admiring his light-hearted spirit, his passion for the game and his love for travel. citizens going there relative to this?" Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a com. "He's signaling to others that he understands this isn't working, and he's trying to defend himself, or justify himself, by saying that at least they tried as opposed to others who didn't even try". Read More »

Celtics president Danny Ainge: We are getting the player we want

Realistically, this is a lineup, with some experience together throughout the season, that could help the Sixers battle for the eighth spot in the East. "As soon as I get there, that's the goal", Fultz said. The ACC was one of the top conferences in college basketball in 2017-18 - and the talent looks like its going to translate well to the next level. Read More »

Mexico vs New Zealand


Mexico face New Zealand on Wednesday in Sochi in their second Confederations Cup match. The next game is only three days away and we need to know who is ready. We're sad about that, and let's see what the exam results tell us". We'll be building up to the action throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account of the game as it unfolds. Read More »

Democratic House Candidate: I'm Not Voting for Pelosi

Handel's tough race, combined with closer-than-usual GOP House victories in Kansas, Montana and SC, suggests Trump will dominate the coming election cycle, forcing Republicans to make peace with him, for better or worse. "It still moves voters", Ryan said of Pelosi's prominence in the attack ads. The race-which has garnered national attention and record breaking fundraising-closed out Tuesday night with Handel receiving more than 51 percent of the vote to Ossoff's 48 percent, ... Read More »

Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup


In the first half, Portugal were obviously the better side. You play them and you get exposed for every little mistake, so they are great experiences for us", Hudson explained to Federation Internationale de Football Association before adding his usual disclaimer: "But we can't be going into the next game as a learning opportunity. Read More »

Perez: I haven't spoken yet with Ronaldo

Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2. Ronaldo is reportedly considering quitting Real after being accused of tax evasion totalling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) by Spanish authorities. Read More »

Washington will continue to pressure North Korea: White House

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - About 50 volunteers tied blue and white ribbons along a road leading from a high school to a cemetery in the hometown of a college student who was detained for almost a year and a half in North Korea and was returned home in a coma last week and died days later. Read More »

La garde rapprochée de Macron au gouvernement — Remaniement


Le secrétaire général de l'Elysée Alexis Kohler a annoncé les noms des ministres composant le nouveau gouvernement d'Edouard Philippe . De son côté Marielle de Sarnez va prendre la tête du groupe MoDem à l'Assemblée Nationale . "Le MoDem a toute sa place dans la majorité présidentielle", a-t-il ensuite nuancé. Le nouveau gouvernement d'Édouard Philippe , dévoilé ce mercredi soir, compte 30 membres, Premier ministre compris. Read More »

US Satellites Detect Activity at North Korea Nuke Test Site

Warmbier, 22, died Monday in his home state of OH, his family said, just days after being released in a coma by North Korea . Though doctors said there were no signs of abuse, his brain injury was typical of a cardiac arrest that caused the brain to be denied oxygen. Read More »

Uber CEO's resignation doesn't change his voting power

After consulting with an Uber board member and discussions with several investors, Kalanick made a decision to tender his resignation as CEO of Uber . Investors are also calling on Uber to hurry up and hire a chief financial officer - a position that's been vacant since 2015. Uber posted a $708 million first-quarter loss, unable to turn $3.4 billion in revenue into a profit. Read More »

NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

The disks give rise to giant planets like Jupiter as well as smaller planets mostly between the size of Earth and Neptune. The University of Bern, fortified by its reputation and experience acquired in particular as a prime contractor for the development of the European satellite CHEOPS, has been invested with the design of the mechanical structure which will support the 26 telescopes of PLATO and with the follow-up of their construction by Swiss industry. Read More »

Trudeau to change name of National Aboriginal Day

Dancers, trappers, musicians and artisans are poised to take over the Art Hauser Centre today with one goal in mind: increasing cultural understanding. Part of the festivities involved demonstrations of Indigenous ways of life. "It is inconsistent with our vision of a strong partnership with Indigenous peoples in Canada", he said. Read More »

Earth's killer heat worsens, study shows


When analyzing the climatic conditions for those cities, the researchers discovered a common threshold beyond which temperatures and humidities became lethal. Indonesia and the Philippines, northern Brazil and Venezuela, Sri Lanka and southern India, Nigeria and most of west Africa, and northern Australia - all of these regions will face more than 300 potentially lethal heatwave days each year under the business-as-usual emissions trajectory, known as RCP 8.5. Read More »

Queen's Speech unveils Brexit-focused agenda at troubled time

Her plans will need the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which is expected to use its 10 votes to back her in exchange for more funding to the province, policies geared towards boosting its economy and assurances that Brexit will not cut it off from the neighbouring Irish Republic. Read More »

Saudi Arabia appoints Mohammed Bin Salman as the new crown prince

Rights groups say Saudi forces have killed scores of civilians and have called on the US, as well as the United Kingdom and France, to halt the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the war. Its members are appointed by the king and paid by the government. Meanwhile, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz is the minister of defense and deputy prime minister of the Kingdom. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy meandering over the central Gulf of Mexico

The areas in the Warning vicinity will see very heavy rainfall, unsafe sea conditions, gusty winds, and a storm surge threat where the tropical storm moves inland (more on the impacts below). Coastal areas in southeast Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama could receive 12 inches of rain or more from the storm. State and local officials in Louisiana and MS were mulling the possibility of emergency declarations. Read More »

Samsung Has A New Flip Phone And The Changes Are Dramatic


The Galaxy Note 8 is a very important product for Samsung , as it is the company's chance to move the public image of the Galaxy Note line away from the Galaxy Note 7's burning batteries . If you favor value and thriftiness over being on the absolute cutting edge, then go for the OnePlus 5 . Furthermore, the phone would feature a 16 Megapixel of primary camera i.e. Read More »

Warmbier's death looms over US-China talks on North Korea

The comment , which came after a 22-year-old college student died in OH following more than a year of imprisonment in North Korea, suggested he's weighing new options to deal with a regime that's vowed to develop nuclear weapons capable of striking the US mainland. Read More »