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Trump hopeful of swift return of UCLA players

7:59 AM ET ESPN.com new services BEIJING — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s hopeful that three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting will be allowed to return home soon. President Donald Trump personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case involving three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, who were arrested for allegedly shoplifting in Hangzhou, a source confirmed to ESPN. UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill could remain in Hangzhou, China, for “a week or ...

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Brexit: Business leaders call for swift transition deal

Britain’s five biggest business lobby groups are calling for an urgent Brexit transition deal, or they warn the UK risks losing jobs and investment. In a joint letter being sent to Brexit Secretary David Davis, the groups, including the Institute of Directors and CBI, will say time is running out. Sources told the BBC the letter is still in draft form, but will be sent in the next day or two. A government spokesman said the talks were “making real, tangible progress”. The other lobby groups backing the letter are ...

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Taylor Swift to Spotify: You belong with me

Taylor Swift in 90 Seconds So much for never, ever, ever getting back together. Taylor Swift has returned to Spotify and other streaming services. Swift shook off Spotify in 2014, after the release of her “1989” album, because she said streaming services didn’t pay artists enough. Related: Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify “I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music,” she said at the time. She announced her return in ...

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CPAC rescinds Milo Yiannopoulos' invitation after swift backlash

Yiannopoulos confronted on Maher A weekend-long backlash over a decision to invite alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to the Conservative Political Action Conference ended Monday with an abrupt reversal. Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News, will no longer speak at the annual confab, a decision that appeared to catch him off guard. “I haven’t heard any indication that they are reconsidering,” Yiannopoulos told CNNMoney early Monday afternoon. That changed less than an hour later, with the sponsor of the conference, the American Conservative Union, announcing that it had rescinded Yiannopoulos’ invitation. ...

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Leak of Senate encryption bill prompts swift backlash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Security researchers and civil liberties advocates on Friday condemned draft legislation leaked from the U.S. Senate that would let judges order technology companies to assist law enforcement agencies in breaking into encrypted data. Reuters: Technology News

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Taylor Swift, once an Apple critic, now in Apple Music ad

Taylor Swift gives $ 250,000 to Kesha Taylor Swift literally falls on her face in the latest ad for Apple Music — quite a turnaround from her vocal fight with the company over unfair pay last year. On Friday morning, the one-minute advertisement appeared on the YouTube page of Beats 1 Radio, which is owned by Apple (AAPL, Tech30). It shows Swift rapping to a Drake song while running on a treadmill. Then she falls on her face and gets tossed off the conveyor belt. Some kind of April Fool’s ...

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Taylor Swift bests Kendrick Lamar for Grammy album of the year

Rapper Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy winners on Monday with five wins, but Taylor Swift nabbed album of the year – the night’s top prize – in an upset victory. Swift took home three awards out of her seven nominations, including best pop vocal album for “1989”, the world’s best-selling album of 2014. Compton, California rapper Lamar went into the awards with 11 nominations, and had looked on course to take album of the year for his critically-acclaimed “To Pimp A Butterfly.” But it was country-turned-pop artist Swift who won, ...

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