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Timberwolves deal Ricky Rubio to Jazz for 1st-round pick

“The Minnesota Timberwolves dealt the veteran point guard to the Utah Jazz on Friday in exchange for a first-round pick in 2018 originally owned by Oklahoma City” writes Fox Sports North for foxsports.com. Rubio had a career year with the Wolves this past season, setting personal highs in points per game (11.1), assists per game (9.1) and field-goal percentage (40.2). Source: foxsports.com Share This:

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A retired Navy admiral is ‘very concerned’ about terrorists attacking cruise ships

“James Stavridis thinks one of the most “lucrative” targets that terrorists could potentially attack is cruise ships with little in the way of defenses” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Such an attack on a cruise ship, with thousands of passengers on a ship with little escape, would be devastating.Stavridis, who retired from the Navy as the supreme allied commander in Europe, gave the cruise ship example as one of two scenarios that have him “very concerned” in an interview with The Cipher Brief.And the idea of terrorists infiltrating a cruise…

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Trump: ‘Strategic patience’ with North Korea over

“WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missiles program required a “determined response,” and that the era of “strategic patience” with North Korea’s government had ended” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. “The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed. … Source: aol.com Share This:

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Here’s why your credit score might increase on July 1

“Here’s what they found: In other words, these new credit report changes probably won’t bring your credit score from bad to excellent overnight” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. Corporate policy and consumer injustice aside, however, most people will only want to know one thing: How this will impact their credit scores. [See: 12 Simple Ways to Raise Your Credit Score.] How much will my credit score improve?. That’s just a fancy way of referring to how they assign information to the right people’s credit reports.In fact, the average American (whose…

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Americans still shopping in stores know they’re missing deals – and they don’t care

“For those who prefer online shopping, 41% said it’s more convenient and 24% said they find better deals” writes Tanza Loudenback for businessinsider.com. That’s according to a poll from our partner, MSN, which also found that 17% of Americans shop mostly online, while 34% shop online and in stores equally.Interestingly, Americans aren’t shopping in stores for low prices — only 3% say they get better deals there.According to an MIT study covered in the Boston Globe, online prices were lower than in-store prices 22% of the time. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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The US fertility rate just hit a record-low — and it could signal a ‘demographic time bomb’

“After years of consistent decline, new data reveal the US fertility rate has hit a record low, according to the Centres for Disease Control” writes Chris Weller for businessinsider.com.au. Research has found this factors into low fertility because poor work-life balance forces couples to choose between having kids or pursuing careers.Experts in demographic trends fear the falling rate could signal the beginning of larger economic woes for the US. In many industrialized countries around the world, the male-dominated labour force is shifting to become more egalitarian. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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Republicans just snuck in a law that lets churches endorse political candidates

“Republicans say the law is enforced unevenly, leaving religious leaders uncertain about what they are allowed to say and do” writes Stephen Ohlemacher for businessinsider.com. They say religious leaders already have First Amendment rights, just like anyone else.Republicans repeatedly have failed to scrap the law preventing churches and other non-profits from backing candidates, so now they are trying to starve it. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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