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Ai Wei-Wei critical of China at opening of Swiss exhibit

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Ai Wei-Wei denounced China’s crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead to more freedoms. The Chinese dissident artist spoke while inaugurating an exhibit in the Swiss city of Lausanne that includes some of his political works symbolizing repression. “They are not accepting what we call common values such as democracy and freedom of speech and the freedom of religious practice and independence of the press or independence of a judicial system or people ...

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Trevor Siemian, Broncos' defense do just enough to get opening win

3:14 AM ET DENVER — Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was efficient in answering questions people had about him heading into opening night. Denver’s running game delivered. And the defense made a critical final stand as Shelby Harris blocked a 41-yard field goal attempt with one second remaining to hold off a furious comeback by the Los Angeles Chargers. All in all, it was a lot more difficult than Vance Joseph might have wanted in his head-coaching debut, but the Broncos still escaped with a 24-21 victory on Monday night. ...

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'It' breaks box office records with monster opening weekend

SPOILER ALERT: The etiquette of tweeting plot twists “It” made a killing at the box office. The new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel brought in an estimated $ 117.1 million for Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema at the North American box office this weekend, its first in theaters. That is the largest opening for a film debuting in September, nearly $ 70 million more than the previous record. According to Warner Bros., it is also the largest opening for a horror movie ever. “It” was also the third ...

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NASA Has a New Six-Figure Job Opening to Protect Earth From Aliens

NASA has a top-tier job opening for a Planetary Protection Officer, a position you’ve likely never heard of and that might, at first glance, sound like something of a joke. The position, however, dates back to the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, and NASA is one of just two space agencies to have a full-time position dedicated to the role (the ESA also has a full time PPO). So what does a PPO actually do? Here’s how NASA’s job posting describes the position, which pays from $ 124,400 to $ ...

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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' swings to big box office opening

The Marvel model for success Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a box office any size, catches moviegoers just like flies. Look Out! Here comes the Spider-Man. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the latest reboot starring the friendly neighborhood web-slinger, brought in an estimated $ 117 million for its North American opening this weekend. The film, which stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, was co-produced by Sony and Marvel Studios. That allows the hero to be a part of Disney’s(DIS) Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes Iron Man, Captain America and the ...

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Nike confirms it's opening up an Amazon shop

5 stunning stats about Nike It’s official: Nike is going to open a shop on Amazon.com. Goldman Sachs hinted last week that a Nike/Amazon deal was in the works. Now, Nike(NKE) CEO Mark Parker has confirmed the companies are currently testing out a partnership. He mentioned it during a call with investors Thursday afternoon. “We’re in the early stages but we really look forward to evaluating the results of the pilot,” Parker said. Nike’s products can already be found on Amazon(AMZN, Tech30) via unlicensed and licensed third-party vendors. But with ...

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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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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2': Marvel's 15th straight No. 1 opening

The Marvel model for success Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot did it again. Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the sequel to the 2014 hit, brought in an estimated $ 145 million in the U.S. this weekend. That makes it Marvel’s fifteenth straight No. 1 opening at the domestic box office. The studio has never had a movie not open on top. The space adventure starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana has also been a big hit for the Disney studio globally. Since opening overseas more than ...

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Warriors score 45 in opening quarter, sweep Trail Blazers

3:07 AM ET PORTLAND, Ore. — Kevin Durant‘s return to the postseason coincided with the Trail Blazers‘ exit, as the Golden State Warriors blasted their foe from the first round 128-103 in a game that was never close to being close. For Golden State, it’s all coming so easily, while getting so difficult in other respects. Steve Kerr’s coaching career seems to hang in the balance, its fate decided by forces beyond anyone’s control. When and if he’ll be back from painful complications resulting from a cerebral spinal fluid leak, ...

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