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Dubs win 3rd title in 4 seasons following Finals sweep of Cavs
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Dubs win 3rd title in 4 seasons following Finals sweep of Cavs

Following Game 1 of the NBA Finals held on May 31 in the Oracle Arena, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James entered the visitors’ locker room and proceeded to punch the whiteboard so hard that he “basically broke his hand,” according to The Times-Gazette. This was a shocking admission from the world’s greatest basketball player following…

North Korea and the United States must work harder to achieve peace
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North Korea and the United States must work harder to achieve peace

War is easy, peace is difficult. This should be the thought process going through the minds of all observers, as the detente between two sworn enemies unfolds. After 68 years of war, recent interactions between the United States and North Korea, culminating in the historic first meeting between each country’s sitting leaders, have become romanticized…

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It’s Lebron’s world; we’re just living in it

LeBron James, currently marching toward his eighth straight NBA Finals appearance, has demoralized and single-handedly vexed a plethora of Eastern Conference foes over his career. The great Paul George-led Indiana Pacers could never overcome the great LeBron-led Miami Heat teams. The Washington Wizards could never defeat LeBron during his first stint in Cleveland. The Atlanta…

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Warriors-Rockets, Cavs-Celts to face off in conference finals

The third week of the NBA playoffs reached its climax May 5 with two thrilling games, capped off by yet another LeBron James buzzer-beating, game-winning shot. Alas, this week’s action, for all intents and purposes, solidified the four teams that will compete for a shot at capturing the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy: the Cleveland Cavaliers,…

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Trump must rectify nuclear deal with Iran or face the consequences

Actions always speak louder than words, and this idiom is especially applicable to international relations. A crucial tool for diplomacy and gamesmanship is that countries talk to signify their foreign policy objectives, which allows other countries to interpret what each might do. Rather, actions are important indicators of a country’s true intentions. Actions of consequence…

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Finally, the NBA Finals may not feature a Cavs-Warriors series

The prior three NBA playoff outcomes felt preordained. In the Eastern Conference, the league’s best player LeBron James, more aptly referred to as the King, reigned dominantly over what used to be a conference consumed by his greatness. It appeared that other teams were simply delaying future success until they other teams finally began to…

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Trump fails US in Syria

Looking back on President Donald Trump’s presidency so far begs the question of what he has accomplished to date. If  referring to the list of democratic norms Trump has quickly eroded since entering office, then yes, mission accomplished. Problems on this list include electoral integrity, tampering in an independent investigation and the continuation of the…

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