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NBA commissioner vows to move 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte if NC doesn’t overturn anti-gay law

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The commissioner of the National Basketball Association said on Thursday that if North Carolina doesn’t overturn its anti-gay legislation, the 2017 All Star game will be moved out of the state, the Charlotte Observer reports.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the comments at a press event on Thursday, criticizing the state’s controversial HB2, and has called the law “problematic.”

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“We’ve been, I think, crystal clear a change in the law is necessary for us to play in the kind of environment that we think is appropriate for a celebratory NBA event,” he said at an Associated Press Editors’ event, according to the Observer.

He said during a radio show the NBA would prefer to work with local businesses and government to change the law rather than “putting a gun to their head,” but said, “They know what’s at stake in terms of the All-Star Game.”


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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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‘Hell no’: Texans join forces to stop Trump from stealing their land

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President Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall at the southern border with Mexico has been a huge winner with his base. But there is one group of people who are not happy: the Texans who actually live in the region where the wall would be built.

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Team Trump wants to steal another election — and there’s only one way to beat them back

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When I was growing up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, back in the early 1960s, my mother drove down to Kansas City one morning to go shopping and have lunch with an old friend of her mother’s. Ladies going out shopping and having lunch in the upscale Country Club Plaza in Kansas City was almost a formal occasion. I remember she put on a summery suit and heels and stockings, and I’m pretty sure she wore a pair of white cotton gloves.

When she returned a few hours later, she wasn’t carrying any bags from the shops, and she was seething. The woman she’d eaten lunch with was married to a man who owned a chain of downtown hotels in major cities around the country. They lived in a big Tudor house in Mission Hills, the Beverly Hills of the Midwest. She drove a Cadillac. She was rich.

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