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Marrakech's historic booksellers once again face eviction

Lined up against shopkeepers hawking everything from fresh parsley to colorful socks, Marrakech’s historic booksellers face an uncertain future as authorities plan an urban makeover in one of Morocco’s tourist hubs. In the shadow of the 12th century Al Koutoubia mosque – also known as the Mosque of Booksellers – the bustling shops once specialized in handwritten manuscripts and religious texts. It is a business that has been passed down from generation to generation. Only 26 booksellers remain in Bab Doukkala on the edge of the old city. Their stocks ...

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SpaceX set for launch on historic mission after 2-day delay

SpaceX successfully launches a used rocket SpaceX is set to reach another historic milestone this evening by sending a used Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The launch — which is scheduled for 5:07 pm ET from Kennedy Space Center in Florida — comes after a two-day delay. Liftoff was originally scheduled for Thursday evening, but that plan was scrubbed due to a lightning storm. SpaceX tweeted Saturday that the weather looked “60% favorable” for liftoff. The pioneering company, headed by Tesla(TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, has proven it can reuse a first-stage ...

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Kevin Durant delivers opening wallop in Warriors' historic quest

11:50 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors took another bold step Thursday night in their quest to notch the first “Fo’, Fo’, Fo’, Fo’” in NBA postseason history, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers113-91 in Game 1 of the Finals. A Warriors team that’s nearly perfect on paper was masterful in practice, led by Kevin Durant‘s 38 points. He became just the fourth NBA player to score at least 25 points in his first six Finals games. Durant attacked the rim relentlessly all night for Golden State, which entered ...

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New app shows virtual statues of historic women

State Street: Why we commissioned the Wall St. ‘Fearless Girl’ The “Fearless Girl” statue has some virtual company. Marketing firm Y&R launched a new campaign called “The Whole Story Project” this week. The app that allows users to see, share and add virtual statues of notable women along existing public statues of men. The app, which uses augmented reality and GPS technology, lets users find where statues are located and learn about women’s contributions. Users must be at the location of the statue to see the woman appear next to ...

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Day 2 takeaways: Historic run on DBs, helping Cam, QB falls to Browns, more

2:26 AM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 The NFL’s 2017 draft produced another eventful night Friday. Let’s get right to the highlights. 1. Historic run on defensive backs Rds. 4-7: Saturday, noon, ESPN/ESPN App Draftcast: Follow the picks live »NFL draft home page » • By round: pick-by-pick analysis | By team• Kiper:Friday’s questionable QB picks• McShay:Cowboys’ Day 2 haul impresses• Best available:McShay’s 25 | Kiper’s 25• Seifert:Historic run on DBs on Day 2• ...

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See the view from SpaceX's historic mission

SpaceX successfully launches a used rocket SpaceX celebrated Earth Day by revealing a stunning photograph of the Earth captured during the company’s historic launch last month. The company — which is headed by Tesla’s Elon Musk — made a massive leap toward making spaceflight more affordable when it sent the same first-stage rocket booster to space on a second mission. It was the first time an orbital class rocket has ever made two trips to space. Related: Branson! Musk! Bezos! The billionaire space race throwdown The goal was to deliver ...

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LeBron lifts Cavs to historic second-half rally

3:41 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — One of the greatest comebacks in NBA playoff history occurred with LeBron James on the court for every single minute of the second half with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love not seeing a second of playing time in the fourth quarter on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point deficit, the largest halftime margin ever overcome in the postseason, to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks as ...

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LeBron James leads Cleveland to historic comeback win

2:51 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — It was as rough of a first half as LeBron James has faced in his career, followed by as dramatic a comeback as the 70-year history of the NBA has ever seen. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime hole to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 on Thursday and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. It was the largest halftime deficit overcome in the history of the NBA playoffs. Cleveland trailed by as many as 26 points early in the third quarter. The Cavs flipped ...

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Beard ascendant as Russell Westbrook's historic night not enough

3:05 AM ET HOUSTON — Russell Westbrook sat at his locker, trying to type into a series of text messages every bit of frustration he was feeling after the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Houston Rockets115-111 on Wednesday night. For 25 straight minutes, Westbrook sat with his head buried in his thoughts and his phone, texting his friends and family and trying to reckon with the 2-0 hole his team finds itself in this best-of-seven series despite yet another of his sublime and historic triple-doubles. Westbrook scored the most ...

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Turkey referendum: Historic vote on presidential powers under way

Voting is under way in Turkey in a landmark referendum that will determine whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be granted sweeping new powers. Mr Erdogan is seeking to replace Turkey’s parliamentary system with an executive presidency. Supporters say the move would streamline and modernise the country, but opponents fear it could lead to greater authoritarianism. A “yes” vote could also see Mr Erdogan remain in office until 2029. On Saturday, Turkish politicians made their final appeals to voters preparing to cast their ballots on one of the most sweeping ...

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