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For Kevin Durant, troll season must end now

11:52 PM ET OAKLAND – This summer should have been a victory lap for Kevin Durant after his sublime NBA Finals. Validation after proving himself on the biggest stage in basketball. A continuation of that magical night in late June when the Golden State Warriors clinched at home and the basketball world hailed him as the Finals MVP. “I haven’t seen him this happy in basketball,” his mother, Wanda Durant said that night. His brother Tony Durant went even further, “I’ve never seen him this happy, ever.” That should have ...

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Brian Stelter: Why newsrooms must keep fact-checking Trump

Stelter: Media must keep fact-checking Trump I didn’t think we’d have time for this segment on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources.” We already had more than an hour’s worth of media stories to cover. So I didn’t think we’d have time to cover President Trump’s latest errors and exaggerations. But in our show meeting on Saturday, we decided we would make the time. And that was the point of this segment — journalists must keep making time to point out Trump’s fact-free assertions. Why? Because the Trump White House’s credibility crisis affects ...

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Mnuchin: Congress must raise debt ceiling while approving Harvey aid

Hurricane Harvey ends, Houston’s story begins The Trump administration wants federal spending on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to be tied to raising the debt limit. “Without raising the debt limit, I’m not comfortable that we will get the money that we need this month to Texas to rebuild,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Fox News Sunday. “That’s our priority. We need to help the people in Texas, and we need to get that done.” Mnuchin said both he and President Trump support the plan. Should Congress approve an aid ...

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China must 'pressure' North Korea over weapons tests – May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May has said China must do more to help end North Korea’s “illegal and provocative” weapons testing. On a visit to Japan, the prime minister welcomed UN condemnation of Pyongyang and said the UK was looking at ways of exerting further pressure on the North Korean regime, including from China. Mrs May is also aiming to allay Japan’s concerns over Brexit and drum up trade. She said Japanese firms continued to make “important” investments in the UK as EU withdrawal was being ...

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Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the move is needed as people are consuming 200 to 300 calories too many each day. It could see the size of products reduced or ingredients changed in food and drinks bought in supermarkets, takeaways and restaurants. The targets are expected to be set by Public Health England within a year. They will be voluntary, although officials at the government advisory ...

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Brexit transition must end by 2022, says Hammond

Media playback is unsupported on your device Chancellor Philip Hammond has said any “transitional deal” in the immediate period after Brexit must end by the time of the next general election. He said there must be “business as usual, life as normal” for Britons as the UK exits the EU. “Many things would look similar” the day after Brexit – on 29 March 2019 – as the UK moved gradually towards a new relationship with the EU, he said. But he added the transition must end by June 2022, before ...

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Madrid museum must face heirs' claim in Nazi art case: U.S. appeals court

By Jonathan Stempel A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit seeking to force a Madrid museum to return an Impressionist masterpiece to the family of a Jewish woman who was compelled to sell it to a Nazi art appraiser for $ 360 in 1939 so she could flee Germany. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said two of Lilly Cassirer’s great-grandchildren may sue the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum for the return of Camille Pissarro’s 1897 depiction of a Paris street scene, “Rue Saint-Honoré, Après-midi, Effet de Pluie.” Monday’s decision ...

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Researchers: Society Must Consider Risks, Potential of Sex Robots

The Foundation for Responsible Robotics has released an extensive report on the current state of the sex robot industry — including the ethical and moral considerations surrounding the use of such robots, the need for privacy and data protection, and other information that may make the less libertine of readers a wee bit uncomfortable. This might sound like the beginning of a joke post, but some of the issues raised by the FRR are worth consideration in their own right. Early studies suggest that there’s a definite market for a robots ...

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Companies must come clean on climate risks

Top CEOs to Trump: You’re wrong on climate change Graeme Pitkethly is Unilever’s chief financial officer and vice chair of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. Climate change is affecting companies through the direct impact of steadily rising global temperatures and the policies that governments around the world adopt in response. If markets are to operate efficiently, we must be transparent about that to help investors evaluate companies and make better decisions for the long term. Information ...

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Judge: Ivanka Trump must answer questions in shoe design lawsuit

Ivanka Trump must give a deposition in a lawsuit by an Italian shoemaker claiming her fashion label copied its designs, a federal judge has ruled. Aquazurra Italia filed the suit against Ivanka Trump and her company in June 2016. It claims the brand has produced cheaper knockoffs of Aquazurra’s “coveted” and highly publicized shoe designs. At the heart of the lawsuit is Aquazurra’s “Wild Things” shoe. The company says the Ivanka Trump brand’s “Hettie” shoe too closely resembles the Aquazurra design. Ivanka Trump’s lawyers have staunchly denied those allegations, according ...

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