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With Kyrie trade talks swirling, Rose and LeBron finally unite

10:36 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Seven years ago, a Chicago Bulls executive stood on a practice facility court, holding a phone, practically pleading with his franchise star: Please, please call him. Derrick Rose loathed the idea of recruiting LeBron James. In Rose’s mind, he was available to answer whatever questions James had about joining the Bulls in free agency. Chase him? The world was changing rapidly, and Rose wanted no part. The prospect of pitching praise on a fierce rival felt distasteful, desperate. Perhaps this was becoming common practice, but ...

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Labour leadership: Angela Eagle says she can unite the party

Angela Eagle has said she can provide the leadership “in dark times for Labour” that Jeremy Corbyn cannot, as she launched her leadership challenge. Ex-shadow business secretary Ms Eagle said she wanted to bring the party and the country “back together”. Labour Party general secretary Iain McNicol said he had received enough nominations to trigger a contest. Mr Corbyn has refused to step down since losing the support of most of his MPs in a vote of no confidence. Launching her leadership bid, Ms Eagle said: “I’m not a Blairite. ...

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Jo Cox MP death: David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn unite in tributes

David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn have united to condemn the killing of MP Jo Cox as an “attack on democracy”. Speaking alongside the prime minister in Mrs Cox’s West Yorkshire constituency, Labour leader Mr Corbyn said Parliament would be recalled on Monday, and labelled the attack “an act of hatred”. Mrs Cox, 41, was shot and stabbed in the street as she headed to a scheduled constituency surgery on Thursday. A 52-year-old man has been arrested. Live updates on this story The visit came as the Conservatives, Lib Dems and ...

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Leading French women unite to battle sexual harassment

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde ‘frustrated’ by gender pay gap Many of the top women to ever serve in French government have teamed up to decry the pattern of sexual harassment they say they all experienced. In an open letter signed by 17 leading women from government, including International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, they say the behavior of France’s male elite must change. The letter, which appeared in a French newspaper Sunday, states that while their political beliefs span a broad spectrum, they stand united. “We defend different ideas, but ...

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Trump looks to unite Republicans with wins in Florida, Ohio

Donald Trump could take a giant step on Tuesday toward securing the Republican presidential nomination if he wins the Florida and Ohio primaries, which would intensify pressure for rivals from the party establishment to step down from the race. Trump has the potential to sweep five big states holding nominating contests for the Nov. 8 election – Florida, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina and Missouri. He could knock out two of competing contenders, Ohio Governor John Kasich and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, if he wins their states. The New ...

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U.S. tech companies unite behind Apple ahead of iPhone encryption ruling

Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google, Facebook Inc (FB.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), AT&T (T.N) and more than two dozen other Internet and technology companies filed legal briefs on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in its encryption battle with the U.S. government. The rare display of unity and support from Apple’s sometime-rivals showed the breadth of Silicon Valley’s opposition to the government’s anti-encryption effort, a position endorsed by the United Nations human rights chief. Apple’s battle became public last month when the Federal Bureau of ...

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