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Warriors Take 2-0 Lead Against Cavaliers In NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors have taken a 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the third straight season, with a 122-103 win. Stephen Curry finished with an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers as he scored 33 points to lead the Warriors to victory. Kevin Durant added 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. The Cavs LeBron James had another strong game, finishing with 29 points, nine rebounds and 13 assists, but it wasn’t enough to give his team the win.  Game 3 is Wednesday night in Cleveland. ...Read more

First Lady Melania Trump Will Not Join President Trump On G7, Singapore Summits

First lady Melania Trump will not be joining President Donald Trump on his upcoming trips to the G7 summit in Quebec and the highly anticipated summit between the United States and North Korea in Singapore. The 48-year-old first lady has not been seen in public since May 10, when she and the president welcomed home three American detainees from North Korea. On May 14, the White House announced that Melania Trump underwent a medical procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. She remained at Walter Reed Medical Center until May 19.  Having not been seen in public for the last 24 days, questions have swirled about the state of her health and the hashtag #whereisMelania trended online.  In response, she tweeted that she was “feeling great” and “working hard on behalf of children and the American people.” ...Read more

Joe Biden Hits Campaign Trail With Eyes On Possible White House Bid

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his advisers are hard at work on plans for a busy campaign schedule this fall that could have him appearing at as many as a dozen events each week. As far as the question of a 2020 run for President, Biden himself has said he’s not ruled out what would be a third run for the White House, but a decision will not come until after the 2018 midterms.  ...Read more

ABC Reportedly Looking To Reboot ‘Roseanne’ With Focus On Sara Gilbert

ABC is reportedly looking into rebooting “Roseanne” – but this time without its namesake Roseanne Barr and instead focusing on Sara Gilbert’s character, Darlene. According to two sources with knowledge of the matter, talks with production company Carsey-Werner, which owns the show, are preliminary — but the idea is definitely enticing to ABC. A re-reboot could help keep many of the “Roseanne” cast and crew members employed.  ...Read more

Venus And Serena Williams Eliminated From Women’s Doubles At French Open

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, are out of the French Open women’s doubles tournament.The third-seeded pairing of Andreja Klepac and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez beat the Americans 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-0 Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals. The Williams sisters last competed at a major tournament together at Wimbledon in 2016. They won their 14th Grand Slam title in doubles at the All England Club. Serena Williams will face Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the women’s singles tournament Monday. Venus Williams lost in the first round. ...Read more

Golden State Warriors Beat Cleveland Cavaliers In Game 1 Of NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors were victorious over the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 124-114 win in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. Golden State pulled off the victory despite LeBron James racking up 51 points — his most ever in a playoff game — on Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.  Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 29 points and Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the game. Game 2 of the NBA Finals is on Sunday at 8 p.m. at Oracle Arena in Oakland. ...Read more

Serena Williams Rallies To Reach Third Round Of French Open

Serena Williams beat to No. 17 seed Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. She won 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 to move on to the third round. Williams dropped the first set to Barty 6–3, but didn’t go down after that loss and mounted a comeback in the second set. She got the momentum early, taking a four games to one lead before winning the set 6–3. The 36-year-old unseeded Williams then took a 3–1 lead in the deciding final set before winning 6–4. Williams is seeking her 24th Grand Slam title. She’ll next face Julia Goerges or Alison Van Uytvanck in the third round.  ...Read more

President Trump To Impose Steel, Aluminum Tariffs On EU, Canada, Mexico

The Trump administration said Thursday it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada after failing to win concessions from the American allies. Europe and Mexico pledged to retaliate quickly, and financial markets fell amid fears of a trade war. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the tariffs would be 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, and go into effect on Friday, as the administration followed through on the penalties after earlier granting exemptions to buy time for negotiations. President Donald Trump had announced the tariffs in March, citing national security concerns. The European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Trump’s decision amounted to trade protectionism and that Europe would respond with countermeasures. “This is protectionism, pure and simple,” Juncker said. ...Read more

Woman Charged For Tennessee Deputy Slaying; Manhunt On For 2nd Suspect

Tennessee authorities charged a woman with murder in connection with the slaying of Dickson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Baker as police searched Thursday for a second suspect. Erika Castro-Miles, 38, faces one count of first-degree murder for the Wednesday shooting. An affidavit said she told police she watched as Steven Wiggins shot and killed Baker.  Police launched a manhunt for Wiggins, 31, in connection with the shooting after Baker’s body was found in his vehicle. Castro-Miles allegedly fled the scene after the shooting and police found her hiding underneath a house nearby. Police believe Wiggins to be armed and dangerous. He had multiple active warrants before the shooting, including for aggravated assault and theft. ...Read more