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Varadkar aims for summer abortion referendum

The Irish government has agreed an “indicative timeline” for a referendum on abortion legislation. The Eighth Amendment to the constitution, introduced in 1983, guarantees the equal right to life for the mother and the unborn. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told the Dáil (parliament) the proposed timing would be May or June 2018. This depends on an all-party parliamentary committee reporting back by Christmas. A member of the committee, Anne Rabbitte, said it would make every effort to meet its deadline but it may not prove possible. This could delay ...

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Hollywood had its worst summer in 20 years. Can fall save the box office?

How Hollywood is going old to look new The last time Hollywood suffered through a summer season box office this sluggish, the top films were “Men In Black” and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Despite strong showings from “Wonder Woman” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the 2017 summer season — which runs from the first Friday in May through Labor Day weekend — endured the worst box office haul since 1997, when adjusted for inflation. “In a nutshell: a lack of high-demand animated releases, too many under-cooked or ...

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How long could my summer holiday flight be delayed?

Air passengers leaving Gatwick have suffered the longest average delays during summer getaways from major UK airports, BBC analysis reveals. Those travelling to and from the UK on EasyJet flights have waited the longest among the 10 busiest airlines. Figures collected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) during the last two summers reveal the typical delays. All flyers using EasyJet had an average delay of 24 minutes, and those leaving from Gatwick waited 27 minutes. Both said they appeared at the top of the delay list partly as a result ...

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Overwatch's Olympics-Themed Summer Games Return Next Week

The next Overwatch seasonal event is coming up soon. Blizzard today announced that the Summer Games event will return for a 2017 edition, starting next week. Summer Games 2017 will run August 8-29, and players will be able to get new skins (of course), while a new Lucioball map is on the way. Additionally, the skins from Summer Games 2016 are returning for this year’s event, and they will cost less. Below you can see a rundown of the prices for Overwatch’s Loot Box items, covering this year’s event and ...

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Summer league's top rookies, surprises, disappointments

12:02 PM ET NBA InsidersESPN.com Who stood out the most at NBA summer league this year? What are the biggest takeaways? Our crew reviews the summer league scene. 1. Who was the best rookie you saw at summer league? Tim MacMahon, ESPN.com: Lonzo Ball, at least once he started wearing shoes from legitimate brands. Sure, his inconsistent, funky jumper caused me to make bad Lonzo Carter-Williams jokes, especially in the wake of his 2-for-15 summer debut. But, man, what a magical distributor. Precious few players possess the vision that Ball ...

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Ball caps Summer League run with MVP award

12:04 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Lonzo Ball was named Most Valuable Player of the Las Vegas NBA summer league before he sat out Monday’s championship game due to a calf injury. The Lakers‘ second overall pick took home the honor after averaging 16.3 points, a summer league-leading 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. That Ball Boy is your 2017 Las Vegas Summer League MVP pic.twitter.com/xPCLQWSHTI — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 18, 2017 The Lakers kept their prized rookie on the sideline against Portland ...

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Steam Banhammers More Than 40,000 People After its Summer Sale

Steam’s Summer Sale officially concluded last week, but Valve had one last surprise in store for cheaters who had hoped to score cheap replacements on games (or to build up a larger stockpile of titles while cheating in others). On July 6, Steam banned more than 40,000 people — 40,426 according to Steamdb.info — vastly exceeding its previous daily ban record. There’s a particular method to Valve’s timing here, as PC Gamer reports. Serial cheaters in popular titles will create multiple burner accounts to maintain access to their preferred titles, but ...

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Steam Banhammers More Than 40,000 People After its Summer Sale

Steam’s Summer Sale officially concluded last week, but Valve had one last surprise in store for cheaters who had hoped to score cheap replacements on games (or to build up a larger stockpile of titles while cheating in others). On July 6, Steam banned more than 40,000 people — 40,426 according to Steamdb.info — vastly exceeding its previous daily ban record. There’s a particular method to Valve’s timing here, as PC Gamer reports. Serial cheaters in popular titles will create multiple burner accounts to maintain access to their preferred titles, but ...

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Top takeaways on Ball, Tatum from summer league matchup

11:48 PM ET LAS VEGAS — A sellout crowd invaded the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus Saturday to see two of the NBA’s greatest rivals square off. While there wasn’t much at stake for the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA summer league, the performances of their 2017 draft picks offered hope that the rivalry might soon emerge from its recent dormancy. All eyes were on the matchup of No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball (Lakers) against No. 3 pick Jayson Tatum (Celtics). Both ...

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The Steam Summer Sale Starts Thursday, June 22

The time has come for gamers the world over to joke about burying their wallets in the backyard, but they’ll never do it. The Steam Summer Sale is starting Thursday, and that means big sales on games. An embarrassingly small number of those games will ever be played. But the prices are really good! Be honest, you’re going to buy things. This is a twice annual tradition on the Steam Store; once in the winter and again in the summer. The summer sale has been going on longer—the winter sales ...

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