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NBA roundup: Celtics' 16-game winning streak ends with loss in Miami

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 11:25

Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big three-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98 on Wednesday night in Miami, snapping the Celtics' 16-game winning streak.

Tyler Johnson scored 16 points for Miami, which saw what was an 18-point...

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Clippers snap nine-game losing streak with 116-103 defeat of Hawks

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 11:15

The bad news arrived midday Wednesday, when the Clippers announced that guard Patrick Beverley had season-ending right knee surgery.

The good news materialized later that night, when the Clippers earned a 116-103 win over the hapless Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.

In accepting the good with the...

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College basketball: No. 2 Arizona, No. 18 Purdue upset in Battle 4 Atlantis openers

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 10:35

Freshman Braxton Beverly scored a season-high 20 points and sparked the decisive late run that helped North Carolina State upset No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Wednesday's first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Allerik Freeman scored 24 points to lead the Wolfpack (5-0). But...

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Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 12

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 10:00

The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 9-5 (.643); season 100-60 (.625). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 6-7-1(.462); season...

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Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Anti-Abortion Law

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 09:56

Texas sought to ban a common procedure for ending second-term pregnancies. Courts in four other states have blocked similar laws.

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How the Chargers and Cowboys match up for their Thanksgiving Day game

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 09:30

How the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) and Dallas Cowboys (5-5) match up for their Thanksgiving Day game.

When: 1:30 p.m. | On the air: TV—Ch. 2; Radio—640

When Chargers have the ball

The Chargers seemingly discovered the secret to their offensive woes against the Buffalo Bills, finding ways to get...

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UN envoy: sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 09:00
The U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict says widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar’s military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
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Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks ‘is dead’

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 09:00
Russia’s U.N. ambassador said Wednesday the expert body that has determined responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria “is dead” — but Moscow is ready to discuss “a new mechanism.”
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Ecuador again tells Assange to not meddle in other countries

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 09:00
Ecuador on Wednesday again urged Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained about his contacts with Catalan secessionists, though the government said the Wikileaks founder would continue enjoying political asylum in its London embassy.
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Tens of thousands with outstanding warrants purged from background check database for gun purchases

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 09:00
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has instructed the FBI and ATF to find ways to improve the screening system.
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US stocks mostly slip away from their latest record highs

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 09:00
U.S. stocks mostly slipped away from their latest record highs Wednesday as the two former halves of Hewlett-Packard both tumbled, while falling interest rates helped phone companies but hurt banks.
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Suspects in Venezuelan corruption probe hold US passports

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 09:00
Five high-ranking officials arrested in Venezuela amid an anti-corruption sweep of its state-owned oil company carry American passports, people with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.
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Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at 55

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 09:00
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday at a hospice near his home in London, a few years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was 55.
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On Pro Basketball: Basketball Mimics Soccer’s World Cup Qualifying (Minus the Stars)

US Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 08:40
In a twist, national teams will have to qualify for FIBA’s World Cup without help from N.B.A. players, though the stars would play in the actual tournament.
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Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is out for the season after knee surgery

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 08:20

Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley had season-ending surgery on his right knee Wednesday in Houston.

Beverley underwent an arthroscopic surgery to repair a lateral meniscus, and the point guard had a microfracture procedure in the knee, the Clippers announced before they played the Atlanta Hawks.

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Plenty of thanks to go around as special bonds and purpose grow with MVP program uniting veterans and pro athletes

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 07:10

Their weekly meeting place is a West Hollywood gym, tucked above the Sunset Strip, where they gather every Thursday afternoon.

But their common ground? Immeasurable.

Most are combat veterans. Others are former professional athletes, many ex-NFL players. They have busted knees, rebuilt shoulders,...

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Mexico rights agency says minimum wage is still too low

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 06:58
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday that the country’s 45-cent increase in the daily minimum wage is worrisome because it still isn’t enough to meet the basic needs of a single worker or a family.
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Zimbabwe’s incoming leader returns home to cheers

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 06:58
Poised to become Zimbabwe’s next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised “a new, unfolding democracy” and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shattered economy.
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Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 06:58
Federico Ibanez clings to a fence crowded with blue-and-white Argentine flags, rosary beads and messages of support for his brother and 43 other crew members of a missing submarine that should have arrived to a naval base days ago. But his hopes are slowly dwindling.
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After Default, Venezuela's Fiscal Woes Spiral While Prosecutors Focus On Corruption

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 06:44

After months of popular unrest, President Nicolas Maduro appears to have cemented his grip on power. But the towering economic troubles that helped inspire that unrest are only getting worse.

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