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Source: Fox News

Simmons, Embiid usher 76ers past Nets and into 2nd round

Today 05:10 GMT

Ben Simmons thumped his chest after a big dunk, Joel Embiid pointed toward an overmatched defender on a slam of his own, and the Philadelphia 76ers flexed their offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-100 on Tuesday night and close out their Eastern Conference playoff series in five games.

Up next, a second round series against the Toronto Raptors, who dropped their playoff opener before winning four straight against Orlando — the same thing the Sixers did to Brooklyn.

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Source: ABC News

Biden to announce he’s entering the 2020 race Thursday

Today 08:05 GMT

The former vice president sought the 2008 Democratic nomination, dropping out after receiving less than 1% of the vote in the Iowa Caucus, and failing to win any delegates.

“To this day, I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to get her the kind of hearing she deserved,” Biden said, while speaking at the Biden Courage Awards, an event to honor students who’ve intervened to prevent sexual assault.

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Source: Fox News

Jana Kramer clarifies, apologizes for comments she made about not hiring 'hot' nannies

Tuesday 20:01 GMT

Country singer Jana Kramer is walking back some comments she made about hiring “hot” nannies after getting some serious backlash online. The star, whose husband Michael Caussin has a history of cheating and struggles with sex addiction, previously went off on a rant during an episode of her “Whine Down with Jana Kramer” podcast.

JANA KRAMER'S HUSBAND MIKE CAUSSIN SUFFERED 'MASSIVE' SEX ADDICTION RELAPSE, COUPLE REVEALS. However, in a recent Instagram post, the star tried to clarify parts of her remarks that she feels were taken out of context.

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Source: The Guradian

First past the post abets extreme politics, says thinktank

Today 06:04 GMT

The UK’s first-past-the-post (FPTP) parliamentary election system is broken and outdated and can no longer be relied upon to keep out extreme elements and encourage moderate, consensual politics, a thinktank has said.

Political debate now occurs as much within the main parties as between them, reducing their coherence, leading to unstable governments and depriving voters of a clear choice at general elections.”

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Source: The Guradian

Who What? How? Hulk! – addressing the Avengers: Endgame theories

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

With just days before the release of Avengers: Endgame, the culmination of 21 films spanning 11 years, there’s no shortage of theories for how the three-hour movie will wrap up the franchise – and blow the doors wide open for a new set of characters.

Rewinding time would do it, but there’s theories that Shuri succeeded in downloading Vision, and Loki is disguised as Ant-Man or Hulk. The most mysterious death is not quite a death at all, as the Russos confirmed that Gamora is still alive inside the Soul Stone.

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Source: Fox News

Embiid returns, leads 76ers past Nets 112-108 for 3-1 lead

Sunday 23:38 GMT

Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead.

The Nets have been upset over an elbow Embiid hit Allen with in Game 2 that they felt should have been an ejection, and were further angered after when Embiid laughed as he apologized in his press conference.

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Source: The Guradian

Billy Vunipola try helps Saracens power past Munster into Champions Cup final

Sunday 16:19 GMT

Saracens reached their third Champions Cup final in four years with a decisive, if hard fought, victory over Munster who fell at this stage for the third season bin a row.

Billy Vunipola, who received a warning at the start of the week from his club and England for liking a homophobic Instagram post by Israel Folau, scored one of their two tries and was named the man of the match, but after it finished he was confronted by a spectator.

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Source: The Guradian

Past imperfect: why today’s fiction authors are rewriting history

Sunday 13:34 GMT

Out in January is Agency by William Gibson, probably the world’s foremost writer of highbrow science fiction, which imagines an America where Donald Trump lost to Hillary Clinton.

All were inspired to a greater or lesser degree by three great socio-political upheavals of the past few years: the thudding and wholly unexpected arrival of Brexit, Corbyn and Trump, each one tearing up the comfortable social order.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte