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

A 2016 mental health report said that crisis workers from a South Florida mental health facility were called to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to hold alleged Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz for a psychiatric evaluation, but ultimately decided against hospitalizing him. Henderson Behavioral Health was called under the Baker Act to temporarily commit Cruz for an involuntary psychiatric exam in November 2016, but its health professionals chose not to do so after visiting with him at the school, according to a 2016 Florida Department of Children and Families investigative report…

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Technology 

Rocket League is becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set – CNET

The Rocket League video game is turning into a real-life Hot Wheels set. Sarah Tew/CNET Rocket League pits rocket-powered Battle-Cars into intense soccer matches on nearly every video game system, and now it’s becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals set, announced Tuesday by game developer Psyonix and Mattel, recreates the arena from the video game, the Octane and Dominus Battle-Cars as well as the Rocket League ball. The $180 (roughly £130, AU$230) package also includes a boost pad that charges up the cars…

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Entertainment 

BAFTAs 2018 winners: Three Billboards triumphs with major awards – Oscars next?

The movie, starring Frances McDormand, took home Best Film at the BAFTAs, as well as Best Actress. Best Supporting Actor was won by Sam Rockwell for his work in the film, while it also won Best British Film and Martin McDonagh took home Best Adapted Screenplay. McDonagh said: “Our film is a hopeful one in lots of ways but it’s also an angry one, and as we’ve seen this year, sometimes anger is the only way to get people to listen and to change, so we’re thrilled that BAFTA has…

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Sport 

Referee issues shock apology to Chelsea after Barcelona Champions League howler

Chelsea were knocked out of the 2009 Champions League semi-finals by Barcelona, exiting the compeititon on away goals in a 1-1 draw. The game was not without its controversies and the Blues had numerous penalty appeals which were dismissed by referee Tom Henning Ovrebo. The Stamford Bridge club were incensed and Michael Ballack famously chased the ref across the pitch while Didier Drogba branded him a “disgrace” in his post-match comments. And the Norwegian official has now admitted in a candid interview with Spanish newspaper Marca that he was not…

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Hungary’s Viktor Orban vows to FIGHT Brussels and predicts EU SPLIT in election rant

The right-wing firebrand has been a thorn in the side of the bloc with his outspoken views on the EU’s economic and border policies. Those opinions have made him a nightmare for Brussels but have played into the views of supporters of his Fidesz party. And, with an April 8 election on the horizon, he ratcheted up his rhetoric again today with a bizarre rant. He predicted that, with western Europe wanting the east to follow its lead, there would be a vicious struggle ahead. His comments were a clear…

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Sport 

Real Betis v Real Madrid: La Liga – live!

81 min: Casemiro is carded after catching Guardado from behind. Sergio Leon is now on for the Mexican. Tello is also on as Betis look to get back into it. 79 min: The ball is sent 50 yards over the top and Ronaldo races onto it but the assistant’s flag is wrongfully hoisted into the air, leaving the Portuguese to wag his finger in the air. 78 min: Isco swings in a free-kick from the left flank but it goes straight at Adan who gleefully holds onto the ball a…

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Sport 

NBA All-Star 2018 EXCLUSIVE: Team LeBron against Team Steph preview

NBA All-Star Game 2018 The 67th NBA All-Star Game will mark the first time that there won’t be a matchup between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference, with players being chosen by two team captains, LeBron James and Stephen Curry, regardless of the conference they play in. With the two teams featuring the best players in the league, it is fair to expect some spectacular dunks and blocks from a more athletic Team LeBron, and a heavy dose of three-point shooting from Team Stephen. Team LeBron Team LeBron will reunite…

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Science 

The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man, review – a smartly told, fact-filled and inventive documentary

View photos The First Brit – Tom Barnes. Channel 4 images must not be altered or manipulated in any way. This picture may be used More The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man (Channel 4) started with a Union Jack flag billowing against a cloudy sky and Speaker Bercow’s idiosyncratic “Order! Order!”. “There’s been a lot of talk lately about Britain,” boomed narrator Jim Carter (Downton Abbey’s Mr Carson). “About who belongs and who doesn’t.” “Now science is about to reveal the truth about where we come…

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Barcelona STRONGER without PSG star Neymar – Marc-Andre ter Stegen

That is according to goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Neymar has been tearing up Ligue 1 since his world-record £198m switch last summer. The Brazilian’s move to PSG left Barcelona in desperate need of attacking reinforcements. Ousmane Dembele was signed from Borussia Dortmund and Philippe Coutinho eventually sealed his dream move to the Catalan outfit last month. And ter Stegen insists despite Neymar’s talents, the new arrivals have taken Barcelona to a higher level. “The quality of Ney, you can’t explain it,” he told ESPN. “Because he was super important for…

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Russian curler’s doping tests return positive

A Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and now faces investigation by the group overseeing the Olympic Athletes from Russia. Curler Alexander Krushelnitskiy tested positive for traces of meldonium, a medicine that increases circulation in the brain and aids with heart failure and chest pain, The New York Times reported Sunday. The World Anti-Doping Agency decided to ban the substance in September 2015, stating that it is classified as a performance-enhancing drug. The ban came into effect in January the following year. The…

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