• Los Angeles Lakers are not among the losers of 2017 NBA Draft

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    The 6-foot-4 guard out of Washington has gone on late-night TV and boasted of his love of Philly cheesesteaks, made a social media connection with franchise player Joel Embiid and dazzled on draft night with a pair of orange sneakers made of the same leather used to make National Basketball Association game balls.
  • Syfy orders "GOT" author George RR Martin's "Nightflyers" to pilot

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    The genesis of Nightflyers occurred with George R.R. Martin's original 1980 novella of the same name for which he received Japan's Seiun Award in 1983 for Best Foreign Language Short Story of the Year. Smith ) and Doug Liman ( Suits ) of Hypnotic. But "terrifying and violent events begin to take place", and they slowly start to turn on each other.
  • Tri-State Braces for Possible Impacts From Tropical Depression Cindy

    Tri-State Braces for Possible Impacts From Tropical Depression Cindy

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    The heavy rain threat continues through the first part of the day Saturday as a cold front combined with Cindy's remnants works through the tri-state. Thursday, Al.com reported. They also expected flooding of the same level "elsewhere along the coast from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle in areas of strong onshore winds".
  • Dear Evan Hansen wins big at Tonys

    Dear Evan Hansen wins big at Tonys

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    J.T. Rogers' " Oslo ", an ambitious account inspired by true events surrounding the Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, won best play. And best director of a musical went to Christopher Ashley of " Come From Away ", the crowd-pleasing show about the people of Gander, Newfoundland, who sheltered thousands of stranded airline passengers on September 11.
  • Royal Ascot dress rules relaxed as racegoers wilt in the heat

    Royal Ascot dress rules relaxed as racegoers wilt in the heat

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    O'Brien hailed Highland Reel as "unbelievably courageous". "I thought they'd roll along at a good tempo but obviously over here they're allowed pacemakers and it's a different story". Bred by Nursery Place, Spirit of Valor was a 66-1 long shot in the Jersey for trainer Aidan O'Brien. "I'll be counting the days until next year".
  • Tornado flattens buildings, flood threat lingers

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    The severe weather , which was blamed for recent coastal flooding in the Deep South, tornadoes and one death, is rumbling closer to the densely populated East Coast. Two parks south of Lafayette are closed because of high water over roads the parks. While Cindy's winds are much of a problem, the heavy rains associated with it are.
  • More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats

    More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats

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    Democrat Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel in a race many Democrats viewed as an opportunity to flip a long-held Republican congressional seat. Despite being blamed for having a "toxic" brand that turns voters off, Pelosi is credited for being a successful fundraiser for the party. "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be".
  • Five London Tower Blocks Evacuated Over Fire Safety Concerns

    Five London Tower Blocks Evacuated Over Fire Safety Concerns

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    The Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 79 people started in a faulty fridge, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday, adding the cladding on the 24-storey block has failed all safety tests. Teacher Kim Price, who lives in one of the towers with her 14-year-old son, said as late as 4pm residents were told it was safe for them to stay in their homes.
  • Hundreds of homes in London evacuated over cladding safety fears

    Hundreds of homes in London evacuated over cladding safety fears

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    Where do they think we are all going?" "Or at least we should be given the choice. But this has been done in 2009 and suddenly in one night we have to leave". Samples from at least 14 high-rise buildings in London and across England have already been found to be combustible. Mohammed Sharif, who has lived on the Chalcots estate since 2009, told ITV News he was "confused", before adding "I don't know where they are going to take me.