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China suspended ties with the NBA last week. Now it’s starting to restore them

China suspended ties with the NBA last week. Now it’s starting to restore them

Tencent has quietly resumed online broadcasts in China of National Basketball Association preseason games after a dispute last week prompted all of the American league’s official Chinese partners to suspend ties. The Chinese tech giant on Monday live streamed two games — one between the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls in Toronto and another between…MORE

Double delight for Germany at the Ironman World Championships

Double delight for Germany at the Ironman World Championships

History was made at this year’s Ironman World Championships with German athletes winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time. After Jan Frodeno claimed his third world title in a course record, it was left to first-time winner Anne Haug to complete an impressive double success for Germany Haug also became the…MORE

5 things to know for October 14: Syria, Fort Worth shooting, impeachment

5 things to know for October 14: Syria, Fort Worth shooting, impeachment

Today is Columbus Day, though an increasing number of cities and states are updating the observance to Indigenous People’s Day. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)…MORE

Bernie Sanders wants to give workers an ownership stakes in big companies

Bernie Sanders wants to give workers an ownership stakes in big companies

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday introduced a series of proposals designed to radically realign the balance of power in the American economy. The Vermont independent’s agenda would guarantee workers eventually take control, through the issuance of new stock, of 20% stakes in the country’s largest companies, while mandating that employees elect 45% of corporate boards…MORE

Nobel Prize in economics awarded to trio for work on poverty

Nobel Prize in economics awarded to trio for work on poverty

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for research on alleviating global poverty. The trio pioneered an approach to poverty reduction that was based on carefully designed experiments that sought answers to specific policy questions. Duflo, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the…MORE

CNN and White House reporters say Trump should denounce vile anti-media video

CNN and White House reporters say Trump should denounce vile anti-media video

Call someone an “enemy” over and over again, and you have some responsibility for what happens to them. President Trump is responsible for a climate that is so hateful, so hostile toward journalists that it spawns videos like this one. “A video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally…MORE

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