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NBA players are goading defenders into fouling on three-pointers, and it’s dividing the league
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NBA players are goading defenders into fouling on three-pointers, and it’s dividing the league

The Rockets’ James Harden L) takes a shot against the Spurs during a playoff game on May 11, 2017. (Larry W. Smith / / EPA)

As Houston’s James Harden crossed midcourt during the third quarter of Game 2 of the …

N.B.A. Draft Lottery 2017: Celtics Claim No. 1 Pick
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N.B.A. Draft Lottery 2017: Celtics Claim No. 1 Pick

The Boston Celtics, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference this postseason, received the No. 1 draft pick in the 2017 N.B.A. draft via the lottery on Tuesday night. The Celtics had acquired the pick as part of a …

Lloyds Avios credit card customers unable to redeem points for summer trips after balances vanish – and it will take six months to fix
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Lloyds Avios credit card customers unable to redeem points for summer trips after balances vanish – and it will take six months to fix

Some Lloyds credit card customers, enticed by the bank’s offer of Avios points that can be redeemed for flights, have seen balances vanish – and told it will take fully six months to rectify.

One customer, Jamie Seabright, received his …

Google is still trying to kill the Echo and Siri
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Google is still trying to kill the Echo and Siri

Google Earth gets a facelift

Google is desperately trying to catch up with the Amazon Echo. The company announced new features for its Google Home speaker, it’s Siri-like Assistant and photos tools at its annual developers conference on Wednesday.

Google …

Mom and Dad sever all ties to you. But why? The compelling mystery of ‘The House in Scarsdale’
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Mom and Dad sever all ties to you. But why? The compelling mystery of ‘The House in Scarsdale’

Brian Henderson plays the writer, left, and Tim Cummings plays a cast of characters the writer encounters on a quest for truth. (Ed Krieger)

In “The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage,” the poet and playwright Dan O’Brien …

Navy Pier security guards strike over new contractor
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Navy Pier security guards strike over new contractor

Navy Pier security officers, members of Teamsters Local 727, strike May 18, 2017, to protest a new contractor that they say plans to replace them with cheaper workers. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)

Navy Pier’s security guards went on strike …

Film Review: ‘Everything, Everything’
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Film Review: ‘Everything, Everything’

A ridiculous third-act act reveal undermines this sappy but sweet romantic drama.

How can she ignore the boy next door? Well, she can’t. Never mind that 18-year-old Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) has been told by her protective mom (Anika Noni …

Corporate Surveillance Is Turning Human Workers Into Fungible Cogs
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Corporate Surveillance Is Turning Human Workers Into Fungible Cogs

A worker is pictured behind a cog wheel during preparations at the Hanover industrial fair in 2013.

Common wisdom tells us that, with time, science fiction soon becomes reality.

The film Gattica depicted a world of technological advancements in genetic …

Washington Post, Breaking News, Is Also Breaking New Ground
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Washington Post, Breaking News, Is Also Breaking New Ground

Since The Washington Post’s Watergate-era glory days, my need to read that paper has waxed and waned. I already pay for and scour The New York Times (of course), The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker, which is a …

House Republicans may have to vote again on Trumpcare
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House Republicans may have to vote again on Trumpcare

Republicans may have talked smack on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the past, but apparently that organization’s decision about the American Health Care Act will be pivotal in determining its future.

The Congressional Budget Office is a nonpartisan federal …