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  • Cartoonist’s take

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  • Alan Chartock’s The Capitol Connection: Make sure sports gambling is a good bet

    So should we legalize sports betting? They did it in New Jersey and my bet is that the bridges and tunnels leading there will be very busy. Like the casino movement, jealous and always cash starved New York will be late to the game but the result is inevitable: we'll have it. No question that gambling is alive and well in New York.

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  • Cal Thomas: The politics behind separation anxiety

    Need proof that the current controversy over children of undocumented immigrants is more political than humanitarian? Hillary Clinton said she was "adamantly against illegal immigrants" and supported a border wall until she ran for president in 2016. In his 1995 State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton said: "All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected, but in every place in this country are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.

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  • Dana Milbank: GOP’s ‘regular order’ is out of order

    Babies are seized from their mothers' arms. Photographs show their anguish. News reports describe their cages. A recording captures their wailing and a U.S. border official's cold mockery. A defiant President Trump falsely blames others for the misery he created. And Republican lawmakers respond as they often have: They hold another hearing about Hillary Clinton's emails.

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  • MLB's Flawed Playoff Seeding Rules Could Ruin October

    The New York Yankees are on pace for 111 wins as of Wednesday. The archrival Boston Red Sox are on pace for 107. Even if they maintain that pace —an admittedly massive "if" —one of them will face a one-and-done wild-card playoff at best...

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  • Cam Newton Faces a Career Crossroads Between Excellence and Irrelevance

    Only Cam Newton could get razzed by the kids attending a Cam Newton event at a youth camp. By now, you've probably already seen the video: A gaggle of tweens at a seven-on-seven ...

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  • George Will: Can Bill Weld restore conservatism?

    "This," exclaimed Margaret Thatcher, thumping Friedrich Hayek's 500-page tome "The Constitution of Liberty" on a table in front of some Conservative Party colleagues, "is what we believe." It also is what Bill Weld believes, which is why he aspires to be the Libertarian Party's 2020 presidential candidate.

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  • Richard Cohen: The shadow across the picture

    John Moore may have lost the midterm elections for the Republican Party and badly damaged the re-election prospects of President Trump. Moore is the Getty Images photographer who snapped a viral picture of a crying 2-year-old Honduran girl at the U.S.-Mexico border. It's not clear if the girl was separated from her mother, and, in fact, she had just been set on the ground so her mother could be searched.

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  • WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Highlights and Reaction from June 20

    As is usually the case, the post-TakeOver episode of NXT on WWE Network was a show that recapped the events of Saturday night while splicing in bouts taped earlier that night...

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  • I Broke Up With My Leggings for Bike Shorts—and I Didn't Hate It

    Take a look at what happened when I swapped out my go-to leggings and tried the bike short trend.

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  • I Tried to Find the Perfect Everyday Jeans and Found These Top 5

    I tried to find the best fitting jeans and tried over 30 styles. These are my 5 favorite pairs.

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  • The best solution to immigration crisis: Give aid to poor countries

    Nearly everyone can agree: The scene at the southern border is a horror. Even those who somehow think that it isn’t a moral horror to see little kids pulled from their parents and put in cages — or, to use the preferred term among White House defenders, “chain-link partitioned holding areas” — recognize that it...

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  • Leaving the UN Human Rights Council was the moral choice

    So long, haters. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday announced the United States is quitting the UN Human Rights Council — which, as Pompeo put it, is “an exercise in shameless hypocrisy” whose members include serious abusers of the rights it supposedly aims to protect. Plus, it’s obsessed with bashing...

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  • De Blasio’s failures are fueling the demand for charter schools

    City parents’ demand for charter-school seats just hit a new high, with nearly 80,000 lottery applicants. Unfortunately, the effort to choke charters’ growth means they’re competing for just 26,900 available seats. In all, the city Charter Center’s latest survey shows that demand for K-12 charter seats rose 9 percent over last year. But the shortage...

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  • Let’s hope Trump’s border-family order succeeds

    President Trump has wisely moved to stop separating families at the border, but that won’t remotely end the immigration wars — and may not even mean a permanent end to this dust-up. With the uproar continuing to mount, including among Republicans on Capitol Hill, Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to “keep families together,”...

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  • Brits are finding it’s hard to leave the European Union

    Britain will mark this weekend the second anniversary of its vote for Brexit, and it’s learned one thing for sure: It’s a lot easier to get into Europe than it is to get out. British voters may have stunned the world by deciding to leave Europe. Ever since, though, their politicians have been quarreling with...

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  • The Left is about to win in Mexico — and that’s terrible news

    Latin America’s leftist-populist movement once led by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez is in retreat, including a major electoral loss in Colombia over the weekend. But it stands to gain just south of our southern border, in Mexico. That’s bad news for Latin America — and for us. Polls on the eve of Mexico’s July 1 presidential...

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  • China, not Trump, started this trade war

    What can Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Marco Rubio and President Trump agree on? Almost nothing, but they agree China is robbing America blind and has to be stopped. When the president slapped a punishing 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods starting July 6, his unlikely GOP ally, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,...

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  • Winners, Losers and Takeaways from Hornets-Nets Trade for Dwight Howard

    Six years after he wanted it, Dwight Howard is finally a Brooklyn Net. One day before the 2018 NBA Draft, the Nets kicked off the offseason player movement by acquiring Howard ...

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  • Is LeBron James Jr. Headed to LA to Form His Own Superteam with Famous NBA Sons?

    Lebron "Bronny" James Jr. is a wildly talented 13 year old basketball star. Will he takes his talent to L.A. to create a super team? Watch above to see everything that will go into his big decision...

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  • Aaron Holiday Is One of Biggest 2018 NBA Draft Prospects on the Rise

    Aaron Holiday's stock has been rising has the 2018 NBA Draft approaches. Why is the former UCLA guard on the rise? Watch above to see how Bleacher Report NBA Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman thinks Holiday will fit in as a pro...

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  • How Much Sex Do Footballers Need at the World Cup?

    Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio credited his team's "love of winning" for the World Cup's biggest upset so far, Sunday's 1-0 victory over Germany...

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  • The migrant crisis is also about the cartels and other commentary

    From the right: Migrant Crisis About More Than Just Kids For all the uproar over the separation of families at the border, notes Ben Domenech at The Federalist, it’s important to understand “what drives these migrations in the first place.” And, he adds, it’s something that “can’t be addressed” by “a simple piece of legislation...

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