Gary Washburn

National NBA Writer, Boston Globe

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National National Basketball Association writer for the Boston Globe

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The NBA Championship has barely been decided, but it's already time for free agency, the time when players can, or sometimes must, negotiate with different teams.

Bell Rings for LeBron James and Bonanza Free Agency Market

The NBA Championship has barely been decided, but it's already time for free agency, the time when players can, or sometimes must, negotiate with different teams.

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Lots of news this week.

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The goods movement is the backbone of Southern California’s Inland Empire. With the threat of automation looming, what’s going to happen to the people getting replaced by robots?

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus.

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... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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Election officials in LA County want to make voting easier, more accessible, and more secure.

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Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.

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