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  • The Latest: Commissioner praises veterans for speaking out

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local): 2:05 p.m. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver doubled down on his support of players speaking out on social and political issues, opening his comments at the Legends Brunch by thanking ...

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  • Bill Walton Says He Stands with LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant

    Former NBA star Bill Walton respects the work of current players when it comes to standing up for social issues. Speaking at the NBA Legends Brunch, Walton singled out LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry for following the trend of past players, via NBA TV: He said these current stars can live in the shadow of "all of the people who gave their entire lives to help somebody else's dream come true." James and Durant recently discussed a wide variety of topics on Uninterrupted, including...

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  • No. 22 Michigan tops No. 8 Ohio St 74-62, helps other rival

    Jordan Poole went on a scoring tear, sending Michigan's seniors out with a win in their last home game. The freshman guard came off the bench and scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help the 22nd-ranked Wolverines take the lead, and they never trailed in the second half of a...

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  • TOP 25 REWIND: Michigan State, Villanova earn big road wins

    In a season marked by parity, No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Villanova turned in big road performances as reminders of their title potential in March. The Spartans (26-3) completed one of the biggest comebacks in NCAA history to win at Northwestern. And the Wildcats (24-3) beat No. 4 Xavier...

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  • NBC Olympics Schedule 2018: Sunday Night's TV, Live-Stream Info

    Sunday serves as the latest showcase of United States athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Although medals won't be up for grabs for the Americans in the spotlight, they'll be in position to set themselves up for Olympic glory in the coming days. Alex and Maia Shibutani are after their second medal in figure skating as they start competition in the ice dance in one of the events that takes place on Monday morning in Pyeongchang. Up in the mountains, the large...

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  • Daytona 500 2018: Storylines to Watch in NASCAR's Season Opener

    NASCAR fans will be brimming with excitement on Sunday, as the Daytona 500 provides the sport its perfect start to the 2018 Cup Series. It's the 60th running of the legendary race from Daytona, with the 200-lap occasion testing drivers to their limits. Alex Bowman will be in pole position for The Great American Race, earning the prestigious honour in his Chevrolet. Read on for a preview of storylines developing in Florida and ways to watch the race: Date: Sunday, Feb. 18 Start Time: 2:30 p.m....

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  • By boat, N. Korean musicians arrive in South for Olympic gig

    A shipload of North Korean musicians, singers and dancers arrived in South Korea on Tuesday to perform at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The arrival of the Mangyongbong 92 cruise ship … Click to Continue

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  • From Silas Timberlake to Blue Ivy Carter, All Our Favorite Celeb Kids' Musical Cameos

    Following weeks of speculation, James Reynolds was officially been named as the adorable voice saying "gorgeous" on Taylor Swift's song of the same title. The 2-year-old...

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  • Dwane Casey on Coaching Team LeBron vs. Team Steph: 'We Want to Be Competitive'

    For years, the NBA All-Star Game has been a non-competitive game that often devolves into a glorified dunk contest. Team LeBron coach Dwane Casey hopes the new format changes that. "Those are the first words I said in our team meeting. We want to be competitive. We want to change the narrative that All-Star Games are just a sideshow," Casey told reporters. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web...

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  • NBA All-Star Game Uniforms 2018: Pictures and Breakdown of This Year's Threads

    Jordan Brand has arrived at the NBA All-Star Game. Onlookers will notice a fresh new style donned by NBA greats such as Russell Westbrook and beyond Sunday night at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which marks the first transition from Adidas to Nike.  The Jumpman on the top right is hardly the only thing that pops off the page when looking at these innovative new jerseys. Jordan Brand keeps it simple and sleek this year, going for a black-white color scheme with individual team logos on the...

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  • Bill Walton Says He Stands with LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant

    Former NBA star Bill Walton respects the work of current players when it comes to standing up for social issues. Speaking at the NBA Legends Brunch, Walton singled out LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry for following the trend of past players, via NBA TV: He said these current stars can live in the shadow of "all of the people who gave their entire lives to help somebody else's dream come true." James and Durant recently discussed a wide variety of topics on Uninterrupted, including...

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  • Devante Smith-Pelly Calls Blackhawks Fans' Racial Taunts 'Sad' and 'Disgusting'

    Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly called racial comments made by fans during Saturday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks "sad" and "disgusting." "We've talked about this before," Smith-Pelly told reporters. "It's happened in hockey before. It's happened to people we personally know. We've had the conversation. It's just a few ignorant people being idiots, that's it. ... He just said it's a few idiots being ignorant." Smith-Pelly, 25, got into an altercation with fans who...

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  • Olympics-Ice hockey-Not seen in Pyeongchang: NHL players or wooden...

    By Dan BurnsGANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Twenty-four years ago, the last time the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament was played without NHL...

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  • Not seen in Pyeongchang: NHL players or wooden sticks

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Twenty-four years ago, the last time the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament was played without NHL players, Peter Forsberg won gold for Sweden in dramatic fashion, beating Canadian goalie Corey Hirsch in the sudden-death round of a shoot out.

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  • Sheriff warns politicians 'won't get re-elected' without new gun laws

    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, overseeing the investigation into the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, pledged to 'introduce common sense gun laws.'

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  • Politicians could face expulsion or recall in bullying and abuse...

    Almost one in five parliamentary workers who took part in a survey said they had witnessed or experienced sexual harassment.

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  • Trump to host student ‘listening session’ after Florida massacre

    WASHINGTON –President Trump will host a “listening session” with high school students and teachers on Wednesday, a week after the deadly mass shooting in Florida. The White House didn’t say whether Trump will meet with Parkland teens, who have called on the president to do more on gun control and have organized a “March for...

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  • Farty passenger forces flight to make emergency landing

    A pilot made an emergency landing after a fight broke out over a passenger who allegedly refused to stop passing gas. Two Dutchmen sitting next to the flatulent passenger reportedly asked the man to stop, but he refused and continued to break wind aboard the Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam Schiphol. The budget...

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  • Giants giving former sparkplug Gregor Blanco another shot

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Something about being back with the San Francisco Giants has Gregor Blanco feeling rejuvenated. The veteran outfielder won two World Series rings with them and will forever be remembered by Giants fans for his diving catch that preserved former pitcher Matt Cain's perfect game in 2012. ...

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  • Kennedy opts to end his Ole Miss coaching tenure immediately

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy says his resignation is now effective immediately, six days after saying he would depart at the end of the season. "It has become readily apparent to me that my continued presence as the head coach is proving detrimental to these players ...

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  • 8 Quotes on Motivation, Hard Work and More from Basketball Legend Michael Jordan

    For his birthday, check out these inspirational 'Air Jordan' quotes.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Athletes going airborne at Pyeongchang Olympics

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Look up in the air at the Pyeongchang Olympics and chances are you'll see an athlete going airborne.Ski jumpers lean far over...

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  • ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Star Daniela Vega Tapped For Oscars 2018 As First Openly Transgender Presenter

    The Academy on Friday released its list of the first 12 presenters for next month’s Oscar ceremony.

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  • 'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

    Already a much-celebrated pop-culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too.

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  • JJ Redick stirs outrage with slur to wish a happy Chinese New Year

    Philadelphia 76ers' JJ Redick, 33, used a racial slur during an interview when wishing fans a happy Chinese New Year, On Twitter he said he was 'tongue-tied' during the interview.

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  • Jerry West: NBA 'Is Gonna Overtake All the Other Sports'

    Hall of Famer Jerry West told those in attendance at Sunday's Legends Brunch in Los Angeles that the NBA is poised for tremendous growth: "When I came to the city of Los Angeles, we were nobody. Last page of two newspapers. Had no writers, no coverage at all. And to see the way this game has changed and grown, and to see the strides that have been made for people who truly were able to contribute a different way is truly remarkable.  "I want to say this. I don't like to say things that are...

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  • Jimmy Butler Is Making It Up as He Goes Along

    Here, he talks about being the best domino player the world (self-proclaimed), getting his first pair of Jordan’s, and what he might tell his kids about being a black man in America.

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  • Why Knicks are built for this young point-guard duo

    LOS ANGELES — New York City was once known as the fertile breeding ground for the point guard. TNT’s Kenny Smith — a former point guard out of Hollis, Queens — continued that rock-solid tradition with a 10-year career that included two NBA titles with the Rockets. With 23 games left for the Knicks after...

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  • Trent leads No. 12 Duke to 66-57 win over No. 11 Clemson

    Gary Trent Jr. hit three foul shots with 1:31 left to put No. 12 Duke ahead for good and the Blue Devils, again playing without injured star Marvin Bagley III, beat No. 11 Clemson 66-57 on Sunday. The Blue Devils have given up all of their 10-point lead over a six-minute stretch as the...

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  • J.J. Redick under fire for appearing to call Chinese fans ‘C—ks’

    J.J. Redick is neither apologizing for nor quite explaining a video that appears to feature his using a slur against Chinese people. The 76ers shooting guard is included in a video produced by Chinese media company Tencent in which NBA players and coaches wish China a happy new year. Two versions of the compilation appear...

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  • Olympic Figure Skating Schedule 2018: Sunday USA TV Start Time, Live-Stream Info

    After the thrilling men's competition captured our hearts, the focus of figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics shifts to ice dance Sunday night. The short dance portion of the event has a strong American presence led by Alex and Maia Shibutani, but a dominant duo from another North American nation enters as the overwhelming favorite. Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are chasing their third Olympic gold after winning ice dance in 2010 and capturing the team event title at the start of the...

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  • 2018 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Order and Latest Projections

    We're in full offseason mode, as scouts prepare for the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, which means it's time for another mock draft. Before the players hop into their underwear for a combine showcase, we will dig into the latest rumblings on offseason plans and prospects. The Miami Dolphins may send shock waves through the free-agency period with a notable subtraction, which would have a huge effect on draft plans. What's the buzz around a star player on their...

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  • Olympic Speedskating Schedule 2018: TV, Live-Stream Info for Monday

    In one of the showpiece events in the long-track speedskating at the Olympic Games, the final of the men's 500 metres will be the main focus on Monday at the Gangneung Oval in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Having already excelled in the long-track at these Games, the Netherlands athletes are expected to dominate again in this event, with Ronald Mulder, Kai Verbij and Jan Smeekens the favourites to battle for gold.  In addition, the team pursuit will also get underway in the women's competition, with...

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  • Musicians slammed for attacking Cory Bernardi's Australia Day playlist

    Senator Cory Bernardi has slammed left-wing rockers after Triple M's revealed on Monday it hasn't received one complaint about its decision to play 'Ozzest 100' on Australia Day.

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  • Kevin Durant: 'It'd Be Cool' If NBA All-Star Teams Picked Right Before Tipoff

    While many are in agreement the NBA All-Star draft would make for a great spectacle on television, Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is prepared to go a step further. In an interview Saturday on NBA TV, Durant advocated for having the captains select the respective teams right before the All-Star Game itself but noted the logistical challenges that strategy would present: The New York Times' Marc Stein reported in January the NBA had originally planned on putting the draft on television...

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  • Donovan Mitchell Beats Larry Nance Jr. in NBA Dunk Contest as Twitter Erupts

    Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell defeated Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. in the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mitchell paid respect to Vince Carter with his winning dunk, and there was no shortage of Twitter reaction to his performance. As seen in the following video, courtesy of the NBA's official Twitter account, Mitchell donned a throwback Toronto Raptors Carter jersey before pulling off a dunk that Vinsanity completed in his 2000 win: ESPN's...

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  • Donovan Mitchell Wins 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Full Scores and Reaction

    Donovan Mitchell wasn't even supposed to be in the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest. Suffice it to say he made the most of his opportunity. The Utah Jazz guard defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr. to win Saturday night's competition in Los Angeles. Mitchell recorded a final-round 98 to win by two points. The Rookie of the Year contender was placed into the event less than two weeks ago following a hip injury to Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon. This article will be updated to provide more...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid Beat Real Betis as Marco Asensio Scores Twice

    Marco Asensio scored twice for Real Madrid as they beat Real Betis 5-3 in a thrilling La Liga clash on Sunday. Zinedine Zidane's side trailed 2-1 at half-time but hit back with goals from Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema to take all three points. Zidane made changes to his team and named an attacking lineup with Gareth Bale, Asensio and Ronaldo all starting. The two clubs shared their teams on Twitter: The visitors made a great start to the match as Asensio headed them in front...

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  • Jerry West: NBA 'Is Gonna Overtake All the Other Sports'

    Hall of Famer Jerry West told those in attendance at Sunday's Legends Brunch in Los Angeles that the NBA is poised for tremendous growth: "When I came to the city of Los Angeles, we were nobody. Last page of two newspapers. Had no writers, no coverage at all. And to see the way this game has changed and grown, and to see the strides that have been made for people who truly were able to contribute a different way is truly remarkable.  "I want to say this. I don't like to say things that are...

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  • Michigan Basketball Honors Plane Crash Survivor Austin Hatch on Senior Day

    The Michigan Wolverines honored Austin Hatch, who survived a plane crash in 2011 that left him in a monthslong coma, before Sunday's basketball game against Ohio State. Daniel Murphy of ESPN.com reported the news, noting Hatch was one of the seniors honored on senior day, which marked the Wolverines' final home game of the season. According to Murphy, Hatch's father and stepmother died in the crash. His mother and siblings had died in a separate plane crash eight years prior. Hatch survived the...

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  • Paul Fentz gains fans for Game of Thrones-themed skate at Olympics

    The 25-year-old athlete donned a costume with armor-like gold detailing for his routine at the men's free skate event on Friday.

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  • NBC Hires Anti-Pence Gay Skater

    NBC Winter Olympics coverage may be tanking in the ratings, and taking fire for sloppy broadcasting, but the Peacock is reluctant to let go of the Gayest Games Ever™. The network just announced it has hired Adam Rippon to as a correspondent for the remainder of the Olympics. He will “work for the network on a variety of platforms, including television, digital and social media.”

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  • Adam Rippon joins NBC as Olympics correspondent for remainder of Winter Games

    After helping Team USA win a bronze medal in team figure skating at the PyeongChang Olympics, Adam Rippon is joining NBC as a correspondent for the remainder of the Winter Games. An NBC spokesman told USA Today on Sunday that Rippon will work for the network on a variety of platforms, including television, digital, and social media. With his skating prowess and bright, outspoken personality, Rippon, 28, has emerged as a breakout star of the PyeongChang Games. He is one of the first openly gay...

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  • Politicians could face expulsion from Parliament in bullying and...

    A survey found one in five workers in the Palace of Westminster had witnessed or experienced sexual harassment.

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  • Politicians should not blame `fake news´

    The Conservative MP said journalists `very, very rarely´ make up stories.

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  • Politicians honour Australia's war dead

    An Australian soldier shot in the ankle on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea refused a stretcher and crawled in agony for three weeks.Federal politicians...

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  • Mental health agency examined Cruz in 2016, didn't hospitalize him

    A crisis worker was called to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High to evaluate Nikolas Cruz in 2016 but decided against hospitalizing him, according a state report.

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  • Ex-Trump aide will plead guilty to fraud, testify against Manafort

    Rick Gates, a former aide to President Trump, will plead guilty to fraud-related charges in the coming days and will testify against Paul Manafort, his former business partner who once ran the Trump campaign, according to a report on Sunday. “Rick Gates is going to change his plea to guilty,” the Los Angeles Times reported,...

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  • Five killed, others wounded in Russia church shooting

    MAKHACHKALA, Russia — A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia’s Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others, then was shot and killed by police, authorities say. The shootings took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the border with Chechnya....

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  • Leonard helps Colorado hold off Washington State 72-69

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Kennedy Leonard scored 15 points, including three free throws in the final minute, and Colorado held on to defeat Washington State 72-69 on Sunday. After Leonard made a pair of free throws with 15.8 seconds left, the Cougars missed their final two shots. A 3-pointer by ...

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  • Tilghman saves Monmouth in 93-89 3OT thriller over Siena

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Austin Tilghman scored 24 points and sank four free throws at the end of the third overtime to lift Monmouth over Siena 93-89 on Sunday. Jordan Horn's jump shot tied it at 89 with six seconds left before Tilghman was fouled and made two fouls shots. ...

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  • Angels sign veteran sluggers Chris Carter, Chris Young

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels have signed veteran slugger Chris Carter and longtime outfielder Chris Young. Carter got a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training on Sunday, while Young agreed to a one-year contract. Carter played for the New York Yankees last season, batting ...

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  • The Inspiring Stories of These Trailblazing, Triumphant U.S. Olympic Athletes Will Warm Your Heart

    These athletes haven't let anything get in the way of competing in this year's games, from injuries to their very identities.

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  • 7 amazing pictures of parents who got to watch their kids live out their olympic dreams

    Cameron Spencer/Getty Images There's so much to watch at the Olympic games, from announcers who look like movie characters to terrifying luge crashes. But perhaps the most heartwarming aspect of the games is watching parent reactions. Its takes time, money, and an unwavering support system to make it to the Olympics. Once the games are underway, the people who have been there all along, driving their kids to practice, investing in their passions, and nurturing their ambitions are beaming (and...

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  • The Top 15 Highest Paid Olympic Athletes

    These Olympic athletes all made a fortune branding themselves.

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  • ‘Black Panther’ Actress Says Filmmakers Deleted Her Character’s Queer Flirtation Scene

    For her part, Kasumba believes Marvel made the right decision not to go there at this time.

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  • WATCH: Oscar 2018 presenters to include Mahershala Ali, Margot Robbie and Chadwick Boseman

    Sam Champion reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.

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  • What the Black Panther After-Credit Scenes Mean for the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Black Panther, unlike many of the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stands largely on its own. Director Ryan Coogler eschews easter eggs and is (thankfully) less interested in the politics of the Avengers than he is in the politics of Wakanda, the fictional, tech-savvy nation ruled by T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).…

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