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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Entertainment 

Album of the week: Born Ruffians – Uncle, Duke & The Chief

Opening with the minimal, frantic strum of Forget Me, influenced by Bowie’s elegantly planned exit, and Miss You, a witty slice of call-and-response that recalls Johnny Thunders at his best, Uncle, Duke & The Chief is direct, energetic and beautifully under-produced. Side Tracked, which follows, has the melodic wit of early XTC, Fade To Black, Trick and Ring That Bell a Ramones-ish rumble. A deliciously retro but utterly fresh delight.  ________________________________ DARLINGSIDE Extra Life **** (More Doug)  The opening title track of Darlingside’s second album might just be the closest approximation…

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Top Stories World 

In Puerto Rico, these upper-income professionals, entrepreneurs are choosing to stay

“Hurricane Maria revealed, for everyone to see, the devastating consequences of America’s unequal treatment of Puerto Rico,’’ Andres W. Lopez, a 46-year-old Harvard Law graduate and member of the Democratic National Committee, said over wine at Il Positano, a bustling new Italian restaurant in San Juan. Lopez favors statehood, though he acknowledges that it probably faces an uphill battle in Congress. “For us to prosper, we must achieve equality — and a real seat at the table — as part of our long-term recovery,’’ said Lopez. “At the end of…

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What you missed: Tough night for Team USA in PyeongChang

It was a tough night for most of the Americans competing in PyeongChang. Primetime spotlight It was a night full of surprises, with many feel-good storylines ending in disarray. Mikaela Shiffrin was attempting to win back-to-back golds on back-to-back nights. She came up short on a night she didn’t feel or look like herself. She finished fourth, just off the podium in the women’s slalom. Nathan Chen was seeking redemption in the men’s short program. He came up short, faltering on every one of his mandatory elements. On the flip side,…

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Lifestyle 

Yoghurt STOPS strokes? Weekly dose can cut risk of heart attack by up to 30 PER CENT

GETTY-STOCK Eating two yoghurts a week could significantly reduce the chances of having a heart attack The best types to eat are plain ones which contain probiotics – known as “good bacteria”. Dietitian Julia Zumpano, of the Cleveland Clinic in the US, said: “Choose either original or Greek styles.  “Both are excellent sources of protein, natural probiotics and calcium.  “If you are managing your weight, try Greek yoghurt.  “It has more protein, which can help you feel fuller longer.”   Related articles Our results provide important new…

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Trump’s plan for people who need SNAP is straight out of Dickens

Get the Think newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Whatever the occasion, food is one of our best companions: In times of despair or celebration, food provides comfort, strength and resilience and spurs memories of warmth, love and tradition. One of the worst memories of childhood is having to eat foods one doesn’t like. That problem is usually overcome as an adult, because grownups don’t have to eat what they don’t want. That is, until the government sends its most impoverished citizens an unwanted package of pre-selected processed foods. That is probably the worst…

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Sport 

Celtics vs Clippers LIVE stream: How to watch Boston against LA online or on TV

The Celtics are aiming to bounce back after they were trounced by the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday 121-99. It means Boston have now lost three of their last four leading into their final game before the All-Star break. They come up against a Clippers side who now longer have Blake Griffin on their roster after he was sensationally traded away last month. However, they have won four of their last five matches with Lou Williams continuing to impress. He was rewarded with a new three-year extension last week for…

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EPA head Scott Pruitt says he flies first class due to security concerns

WASHINGTON — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke about his flight costs on Tuesday in a pair of interviews in New Hampshire, following a first-class flight to meet with the state’s Republican governor and tour a toxic waste site. Pruitt told the New Hampshire Union Leader he had some “incidents” on flights shortly after his appointment by…

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Trump Still Hasn’t Chosen A Science Adviser — After 390 Days In Office

No administration has waited as long as Donald Trump’s to appoint a science adviser since the role was codified by Congress in 1976. (Kevin Lamarque / Reuters) More Almost 390 days since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a critical White House role remains conspicuously vacant. Despite repeated calls from lawmakers and top scientists to nominate a science adviser and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Trump has yet to appoint one.  This is longest that the science office  ― which is currently operating with a “skeleton staff” ― has…

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Science 

Transgender woman is first to be able to breastfeed her baby

A step closer for trans women Oleksiy Maksymenko/Getty By Jessica Hamzelou A 30-year-old transgender woman has become the first officially recorded to breastfeed her baby. An experimental three-and-a-half-month treatment regimen, which included hormones, a nausea drug and breast stimulation, enabled the woman to produce 227 grams of milk a day. “This is a very big deal,” says Joshua Safer of Boston Medical Center, who was not involved with the treatment. “Many transgender women are looking to have as many of the experiences of non-transgender women as they can, so I…

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