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How Tech Firms Like Uber Hide Behind the ‘Platform Defense’

The state of California is set to pounce, so—big surprise!—Uber is playing Silicon Valley’s favorite get out of jail card: the “platform defense.” As in, “Judge, I couldn’t have committed the crime, I was a platform at the time.” In the process, however, Uber may have helped energize critics who insist that Big Tech companies …

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Defense alleges DOJ cover-up in Russia investigation

CLOSE President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing on Tuesday. (Dec. 5) AP WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after he admitted lying to federal investigators about his contacts with …

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Harrison Barnes says defense is USA Basketball’s ‘calling card’

Harrison Barnes believes that defense has to be USA Basketball’s calling card in the FIBA World Cup. Barnes, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA, pointed out that the offensive part of the game has never been a problem for past USA teams. The same may not be true for this year’s version …

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Gregg Popovich jokes about voiding NBA contracts if they don’t play good defense

San Antonio Spurs and Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich has always approached coaching with a dry sense of humor. From his on-court interviews to his press conferences, Pop is always a good soundbite. Popovich supplied yet another gem when asked about the defensive pressure that Team USA has applied to their opponents during the …

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Daily Inter Lake – Washington DC News, USA Basketball relying on defense so far at World Cup

SHENZHEN, China (AP) U.S. guard Donovan Mitchell turned toward his bench with fists clenched, then punched the air in celebration and let out a joyous scream. It wasn’t for a dunk, or a 3-pointer, or some highlight-reel play. Mitchell’s exuberant reaction was because the U.S. forced a 24-second violation in a big moment against Greece …

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USA Basketball relying on defense so far at World Cup

Tim Reynolds, Ap Basketball Writer Updated 10:18 am EDT, Sunday, September 8, 2019 SHENZHEN, China (AP) — U.S. guard Donovan Mitchell turned toward his bench with fists clenched, then punched the air in celebration and let out a joyous scream. It wasn’t for a dunk, or a 3-pointer, or some highlight-reel play. Mitchell’s exuberant reaction was …

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