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Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

Financial Times – Dec 2, 10:16 AM – Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. The telephone call, confirmed by three people, is believed to…
Roger Senserrich RT @dynarski: TL; DR: "Please don't take offense. Donald is not very smart." t.co/AQwed3E0i1 t.co/AemAl6xk4F
Tadhg This is what happens when you don't take your intelligence briefing Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call t.co/obaUq0gx7t
Maggie Haberman RT @BraddJaffy: Trump talked to the president of Taiwan today. That has the potential to infuriate China. t.co/DoymUbiBLK t.co/wbo90BMR3s
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Kerr: Used marijuana for back pain after surgery

ESPN – Chris Haynes – Dec 2 – OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on a CSN Bay Area podcast published Friday that he smoked marijuana for back pain he experienced the past two years. 'I guess maybe I could even get in some trouble for this, but I've…
Kayte Christensen RT @ChrisBHaynes: Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he used marijuana for back pain, hopes leagues soften stance. t.co/Re8z78ONDx
Jim Ice RT @ChrisBHaynes: Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he used marijuana for back pain, hopes leagues soften stance. t.co/Re8z78ONDx
Robin Lundberg RT @ChrisBHaynes: Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he used marijuana for back pain, hopes leagues soften stance. t.co/Re8z78ONDx
☕netw3rk [clears throat] LUKE WALTON: my back hurts as well t.co/jpRkW4Kxnf
HoopsHabit RT @ChrisBHaynes: Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he used marijuana for back pain, hopes leagues soften stance. t.co/Re8z78ONDx
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Cristiano Ronaldo elude impuestos con una sociedad en el paraíso fiscal de Islas Vírgenes Británicas

EL MUNDO – Dec 2 – El delantero desvió al menos 150 millones para ocultar sus ingresos por derechos de imagen desde 2009 Hacienda le abrió hace un año una investigación sobre sus declaraciones de la Renta entre 2011 y 2013 Cristiano…
JRamón de la Morena RT @elmundoes: #Exclusiva Cristiano desvió al menos 150 millones para ocultar sus ingresos por derechos de imagen. #EICFootball t.co/EiLNUH7TYZ t.co/07RSWvJIy4
El Mundo DATA RT @ElMundoData: -Cristiano Ronaldo elude impuestos con una sociedad en el paraíso fiscal de Islas Vírgenes Británicas- t.co/jmXL0slLln #EICFootball t.co/l8K35TgJhR
El Mundo DATA RT @elmundoes: Los datos de la exclusiva de #EICFootball: 'Cristiano Ronaldo elude impuestos con una sociedad en Islas Vírgenes'. t.co/J8arNxiAjW t.co/Ymix9sth2b
Javi Gómez RT @elmundoes: #Exclusiva Cristiano desvió al menos 150 millones para ocultar sus ingresos por derechos de imagen. #EICFootball t.co/EiLNUH7TYZ t.co/07RSWvJIy4
Iñako Díaz-Guerra Cristiano, Messi, uno del Atleti, mi hermano, me da lo mismo. El asco es infinito. t.co/cANBX8EXrO
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Earlier NBA opener likely coming in new CBA

ESPN – Marc Stein – Dec 2 – Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated…
Albert Nahmad RT @ESPNSteinLine: It's finally Friday and Son of Weekend Dime time with another morsel or two from the NBA's looming labor deal --> t.co/BjIbo7IEGX
Rick Bonnell RT @BaxterHolmes: As @ESPNSteinLine reports, earlier NBA opener likely coming in new CBA, which should make schedule less grueling: t.co/3DJmx5onwi t.co/XeAcY6yUCK
Eric Koreen Let me be the first to welcome our new October 18th Opening Night overlords. t.co/SxtpLSrp20
Casey Holdahl RT @BaxterHolmes: As @ESPNSteinLine reports, earlier NBA opener likely coming in new CBA, which should make schedule less grueling: t.co/3DJmx5onwi t.co/XeAcY6yUCK
Nate Duncan RT @kpelton: Not sure what to make of rookie extensions after year 2, which @ESPNSteinLine reports may be possible in new CBA: t.co/DIKx5LK0RB
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La falsa cura de Nadia, la niña que conmovió a media España

EL PAÍS – Dec 2 – La llamada a la solidaridad dio resultado: 153.000 euros en apenas cuatro días. Es el padre de la niña, Fernando Blanco, quien da la cifra. Está contentísimo, dice por teléfono a este periódico, porque ya…
Chema de Lucas Si yo fuera uno de los afectados, denunciaría por estafa t.co/wJLSrdTl7N
Eleonora Giovio RT @materia_ciencia: Las operaciones de 'manipulación genética por la nuca' en Houston descritas por el padre de Nadia no existen t.co/vBnSlbRMK6
Judit Vega Si esto es cierto, es lamentable/vergonzoso. Además complicará más las cosas para quien lo necesite de verdad. t.co/GeYbuviWOb
Pacojo Hay algo peor que engañar. Hacerlo usando de pretexto una hija enferma es de lo más bajo... t.co/ymCgK8DsER
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Trump wants to build luxury hotels in Taiwan's Taoyuan: mayor

Taiwan News – Nov 16 – Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan confirmed rumors that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was considering building luxury hotels and resorts in Taiwan's Taoyuan City, according to media reports Wednesday. A woman working for the Trump Organization came…
Maggie Haberman RT @kylegriffin1: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oWcg0z1O1e t.co/F8UNTZ9JZv
Ana Marie Cox RT @chrislhayes: In September, the Trump Org sent someone to Taiwan inquiring about a possible development near Taiwan's airport t.co/UvbhH8oXJr
Howard Beck RT @kylegriffin1: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oWcg0z1O1e t.co/F8UNTZ9JZv
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Sources: Donatas Motiejunas signs offer sheet with Nets

Yahoo Sports – Dec 2, 4:58 PM – The Brooklyn Nets have signed Houston Rockets restricted free-agent forward Donatas Motiejunas to a four-year, $37 million offer sheet – with only a little more than half the money guaranteed – league sources told The Vertical. The…
Full Court Report TheVertical: RT WojVerticalNBA: More detail on specifics of Rockets restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas' Nets t.co/bqKmYfnnIU
The Vertical RT @WojVerticalNBA: More detail on specifics of Rockets restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas' Nets offer sheet. @TheVertical report. t.co/veVH3QIXvD
Alex Kennedy RT @WojVerticalNBA: Sources on @TheVertical: Nets sign Houston RFA Donatas Motiejunas to 4-year, $37M sheet - guaranteeing only 2 years. t.co/veVH3QIXvD
Full Court Report TheVertical: RT WojVerticalNBA: Sources on TheVertical: Nets sign Houston RFA Donatas Motiejunas to 4-year, $37M s t.co/bqKmYfnnIU
The Vertical RT @WojVerticalNBA: Sources on @TheVertical: Nets sign Houston RFA Donatas Motiejunas to 4-year, $37M sheet - guaranteeing only 2 years. t.co/veVH3QIXvD
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The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think

Washington Post – Dec 2 – You may think you are prepared for a post-truth world, in which political appeals to emotion count for more than statements of verifiable fact. But now it's time to cross another bridge — into a world without facts. Or, more precisely, where…
Howard Beck RT @niemanstory: We had to wait 32 years, but now we're in 1984. Doublethink, Trump and a post-truth world. New @Sulliview column. t.co/tQFf9IG09w
Chris Arnade I mean. I was kind of scared already.... t.co/2bqx3EcYpA
Maggie Haberman The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think t.co/MDBCs9XjSc
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KING: Louisiana says Joe McKnight's black life doesn't matter

NY Daily News – Anybody who lives in Louisiana knows about Joe McKnight. There, he was a living legend. A king. Yeah, he played pro football for the Chiefs and Jets. Yeah, he played college ball for the University of Southern California Trojans, but in Louisiana…
Jason Jones RT @ShaunKing: By releasing his killer w/ no charges the State of Louisiana just said that Joe McKnight's Black life didn't matter t.co/4KqN0i4KEu
William C. Rhoden RT @ShaunKing: By releasing his killer w/ no charges the State of Louisiana just said that Joe McKnight's Black life didn't matter t.co/4KqN0i4KEu
Etan Thomas RT @ShaunKing: By releasing his killer w/ no charges the State of Louisiana just said that Joe McKnight's Black life didn't matter t.co/4KqN0i4KEu
JeanBlack RT @ShaunKing: By releasing his killer w/ no charges the State of Louisiana just said that Joe McKnight's Black life didn't matter t.co/4KqN0i4KEu
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Archivada la querella de José Manuel Soria contra Victoria Rosell

eldiario.es – Dec 2, 7:01 AM – El Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Canarias (TSJC), ha archivado la querella interpuesta por el exministro José Manuel Soria contra la jueza Victoria Rosell. La magistrada de la Sala de lo Civil y lo Penal del TSJC Margarita Varona…
Javi Pulido RT @CarlosSosa_: Hola, @13tv_es, ya sé que huele, pero ¿podrían tragarse un poquito de la mierda que vertieron contra @VickyRosell? t.co/h9sIq2S8ee
Gumersindo Lafuente RT @iescolar: Victoria Rosell dejó su escaño cuando fue imputada por esta querella del exministro Soria. Ahora se archiva. t.co/q6hQWzSETm
Judit Vega RT @iescolar: Victoria Rosell dejó su escaño cuando fue imputada por esta querella del exministro Soria. Ahora se archiva. t.co/q6hQWzSETm
Ignacio Escolar Victoria Rosell dejó su escaño cuando fue imputada por esta querella del exministro Soria. Ahora se archiva. t.co/q6hQWzSETm