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Clippers can't close out Cavaliers and fall 118-113 in overtime

LA Times Sports - 1 hour 10 min ago

They played with purpose, with determination, with fight, and still the Clippers lost.

So, how the Clippers mentally grasp a close, agonizing 118-113 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena will be another step in whichever direction the...

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Lou Williams is putting up big numbers for the Clippers off the bench

LA Times Sports - 1 hour 45 min ago

He is simply called the “professional scorer.”

And that truly is what Lou Williams has been for the Clippers during this strenuous season of losing and falling teammates.

Williams’ job has been to come off the bench and provide the Clippers with a scoring burst.

He has not disappointed.

Williams...

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Lakers' Lonzo Ball tries a new look after his worst game so far

LA Times Sports - 1 hour 45 min ago

Bemused at the attention paid his new look, Lonzo Ball smiled.

“It’s just a haircut, man,” Ball said.

There was no deeper meaning to the style, but because it happened a day after the worst game of Ball’s fledgling NBA career, it caused a stir.

Perhaps more relevant to his quest to forget his recent...

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NBA roundup: Spurs end the Thunder's three-game winning streak

LA Times Sports - 2 hours 4 sec ago

LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night in San Antonio.

Danny Green added 17 points and Pau Gasol had 14 points to help San Antonio end Oklahoma City's three-game winning streak.

Aldridge put back Green's missed...

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They fled North Korea for a better life. Here are their stories of struggle under Kim Jong Un.

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
In six months of interviews in South Korea and Thailand, The Washington Post talked with more than 25 North Koreans from different walks of life who escaped the brutal regime of the “Great Successor.”
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Mexico: Cocaine found in apparent Social Security truck

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
Mexican authorities have seized more than 800 pounds (371 kilograms) of cocaine being transported toward the U.S. border inside a truck bearing the markings of the country’s Social Security Institute.
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Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country’s capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
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Hospital says N. Korean soldier’s condition stabilizing

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
The condition of a North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it’s too early to tell whether he makes a recovery, hospital officials said Saturday
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Mexico enacts law targeting disappearances

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a new law aimed at addressing the country’s staggering number of unsolved disappearances.
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Strong predawn earthquake jolts Tibet; no casualties

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
A predawn 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote corner of Tibet early Saturday, with no reported casualties.
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Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making it exceedingly difficult to hold anyone accountable for the deaths of hundreds of civilian victims.
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U.N. pleads for end of Yemen blockade or ‘untold thousands’ will die

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
Yemen has 7 million people on the brink of famine, but without the reopening of all ports, that number could grow by 3.2 million, U.N. officials say.
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‘Any Russians?’: Sessions pokes fun at fervor over Kremlin-related dealings in convention speech

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
Three days after he was grilled on Capitol Hill, the attorney general opened with jokes on the subject.
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Alarm grows in Britain over Russian meddling in Brexit vote

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
New investigations released this week suggest the Russians meddled in Britain’s referendum last year to leave the European Union, placing an already weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in an awkward position — just when she needs to be her strongest in Brexit negotiations.
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A Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated.

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
The male genitalia was drawn in smoke by a two-person Navy EA-18G Growler jet.
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News photographer who protested White House restrictions produces revealing shot of Trump a day later

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
A photo of Trump awkwardly trying to execute a group handshake in Manila shows the value of an independent press
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Canada is much friendlier than the U.S. when it comes to working mothers

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
But both countries could do much more to close the gender pay gap.
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Amid growing isolation, North Korea falls back on close ties with Cuba

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
Ri Yong Ho's visit comes as Cuba's relationship with the United States continues to deteriorate.
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The New York Times tried to explain sari fashion — and became the laughingstock of India

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
To fabricate a conspiracy theory around our beloved sari is not only Orientalist; it’s just plain stupid.
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The European parties accused of being influenced by Russia

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 10 min ago
Several European parties — ranging from the far right to the far left — are under scrutiny.
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