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Partygoer accused of stealing thumb from $4.5 million ‘cultural treasure’

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have called for a “severe punishment” to be imposed after a 2,000-year-old terra-cotta warrior’s thumb was stolen while being displayed in the U.S. According to an arrest affidavit, 24-year-old Michael Rohana broke off the thumb after taking a selfie with one of the statues during an Ugly Sweater Party at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Terra-cotta warriors during an exhibition in Liverpool, England, last year. Andrew Yates / Reuters file Known as “The Cavalryman,” the warrior is worth $4.5 million. The incident occurred on Dec. 21…

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Redrawn Pennsylvania congressional map may boost Democrats

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for the May 15 primary and substantially overhauls a congressional map widely viewed as among the nation’s most gerrymandered. The map was approved in a 4-3 decision. Most significantly, the new map likely gives Democrats a…

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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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In Trump era, reformers take fight to local prosecutor races

DALLAS — If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence…

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OxyContin maker to stop promotions amid epidemic

Purdue Pharma, the company best known for selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, announced on Saturday that they would stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors. The move comes amid a series of state and municipal lawsuits that blame the company for contributing to the opioid epidemic. Purdue has faced criticism for more than a decade that it has aggressively and irresponsibly pushed the sale of its drug OxyContin. The company said Saturday that it would cut its sales force by more than 50 percent, with approximately 200 people remaining in the…

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Entertainment 

Overwatch LEAGUE live stream: Final Stage 1 matches REVEALED ahead of Title matches

The Overwatch League continues this weekend, as the final Stage 1 matches get under way. Overwatch fans can watch the final three Stage 1 matches from 7pm UK time later tonight (February 10). The Overwatch League matches will be live streamed on Twitch, beginning with New York Excelsior vs London Spitfire. This will be followed by the Houston Outlaws vs Boston Uprising at 9pm UK time and Florida Mayhem vs Philadelphia Fusion at 11pm. “LIVE TONIGHT: The final matches of #OWL2018 Stage 1, followed by the title matches!” reads a Blizzard tweet.…

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Oscars 2018: Start time, how to stream and more – CNET

Hollywood will gather in a few short weeks to fete itself. The 90th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Who’s hosting? Jimmy Kimmel returns as host. Kimmel hosted last year, which ended in the most memorable fashion when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced “La La Land” as the Best Picture winner instead of “Moonlight.” Hopefully, the producers of this year’s show will send the presenters to the stage with the correct cards. Who are the nominees? Let’s go over…

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Two Philadelphia Eagles Fans Pulled Off the Ultimate Recreation of That Iconic WWII Kiss Photo

The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated their Super Bowl victory with a parade that attracted an estimated millions of fans on Thursday, but for the Internet, there were two that stood out from the crowd. After Twitter user Shamus Clancy tweeted out the iconic picture of a World War II sailor kissing a nurse on V-J Day with the caption, “me and your girl on Broad Street,” fellow Philly local Ashley Suder swooped in to offer him an opportunity to reenact the storied moment. “If you’re looking for a girl to recreate…

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Philadelphia finally has licence to party as Eagles bring Super Bowl trophy home

Philadelphia Eagles The victory parade ended decades of debate about the city’s underachieving teams – and offered real heroes to displace Rocky The Eagles parade basks in the adulation of fans on Thursday in Philadelphia. Photograph: Corey Perrine/Getty Images Growing up in Philadelphia is like growing up with an uncle who cannot stop talking about sports – locker-room drama, statistics, gossip – and for some reason the authorities have put that uncle in every classroom, on the radio, at the dinner table, on TV. Whether or not you ever watched…

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