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Munich gunman had book about Columbine and Virginia Tech killers

American academic’s 2009 work Why Kids Kill ‘provides an interior view of the mind of rampage school shooters’

As German authorities try to determine what could have led an 18-year-old student to murder nine people at a shopping centre in Munich, one of the pieces of the puzzle they will be considering is a book called Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters.

A copy of a German translation of the 2009 work, by the American academic Peter Langman, was found by police in the bedroom of the gunman, identified as Ali Sonbaly.

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Morning shootaround — July 23

NEWS OF THE MORNING Team USA rolls in opener | Paul George shines in long-awaited return for USA | Harden looks forward to fresh start | Ingram’s tough road to the NBA No. 1: Team USA rolls in opener — They might have had just four days of practice together, but Team USA came out […]


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Project Harden: The Next Wave of Adidas Basketball

Yesterday at #LVL3 Planet Hollywood James Harden introduced Project Harden, the superstar’s story in a way it’s never been told and never experienced. Since beginning the partnership last fall, adidas and Harden have worked hand in hand to create the next wave of basketball style on and off the court. The first chapter of Project […]

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Bernie Sanders celebrates the NBA’s All-Star statement with a most baller GIF

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The NBA on Thursday took the stand so many hoped it would by moving its 2017 All-Star game out of North Carolina in response to the state’s recent anti-LGBT legislation. 

If you’re still feeling the Bern, you’ll love what happened the following day. 

Bernie Sanders — the progressive Vermont senator whose underdog campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination galvanized millions and lasted longer than most predicted — celebrated the NBA’s statement for equal rights with a most baller GIF. 

Here’s Sanders, as tweeted from his offical account, connecting from long distance in an NBA game.  Read more…

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If you’re not carrying your huge dog in a tote bag, what’s wrong with you?

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A big dog in a canvas tote might be just the thing we all need to see right now. 

It might not be the exact formula for world peace, but it’s a delightful reminder of how strange New York City can be sometimes. 

Alex Romano captured a shot of what might be a husky, just chilling in a bag on the subway without a care in the world. Casual. 

Apparently, he’s not the only dog living large. Someone replied to the original tweet, saying that they too did this with their own dog. 

What a furry, effortless life.  Read more…

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Who Wants To Play A Nerve-Wracking Election Simulation Game?

The Republican National Convention is over, and 2016’s movable feast of nonsense and worry now shifts to Philadelphia for the Democratic event. There are many revelations to come, such as the size of GOP nominee Donald Trump’s “convention bounce” in the polls, and the precise metric volume of Democratic Party bed-wetting between the moment this bounce is revealed and the moment when Hillary Clinton gets the chance to earn a bounce of her own.

But if you’re looking to pass the time between then and now, might I suggest we play an anxiety-inducing game together?

The last time the good folks at The Upshot ― the dedicated team of number crunchers at The New York Times ― ran a model of the general election, it was before the GOP convention in Cleveland. And they had a very concise and illustrative way of placing their projection in real-world terms: 

For now, at least, Hillary Clinton has a 76 percent chance of defeating Donald Trump to become president of the United States.

A victory by Mr. Trump remains quite possible: Mrs. Clinton’s chance of losing is about the same probability that an N.B.A. player will miss a free throw.

Everyone can picture an NBA free throw in their mind. Do it now. What do you see? The tickling of twine? The laying of brick? These are both very plausible outcomes. So let’s play.

Pick one word from this paragraph and click on it. You only get one choice! And there are no backsies. This will simulate the election.

So how did you do? Did you extinguish the flame of centuries of Enlightenment thought or nah?

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Jason Linkins edits “Eat The Press” for The Huffington Post and co-hosts the HuffPost Politics podcast “So, That Happened.” Subscribe here, and listen to the latest episode below.

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Bernie Sanders Praises NBA For Moving All-Star Game Out Of North Carolina

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised the NBA on Friday for its decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers failed to repeal a controversial anti-LGBT law.

“Great move by the NBA pulling next year’s All-Star Game from NC. We must stand with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters,” the former Democratic presidential candidate tweeted, with an incredible GIF attached.

Great move by the NBA pulling next year’s All-Star Game from NC. We must stand with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. pic.twitter.com/UF5DkJpPg6

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 22, 2016

North Carolina lawmakers approved House Bill 2, which has been dubbed the “Bathroom Bill,” in March. The law forces transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender they were assigned at birth.

The NBA raised concerns about the legislation almost immediately, and Commissioner Adam Silver told the state it could lose the All-Star Game, scheduled for February, if it didn’t change the law. (Charlotte, incidentally, had passed nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people that was invalidated by the new law.)

“While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2,” the NBA said in a statement Thursday.

The state could still lose other major sporting events too: The NCAA approved a new nondiscrimination policy in the wake of HB2’s passage that could affect Greensboro and Charlotte’s status as men’s NCAA Tournament hosts in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

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