FROM Marc Spears
NBA Playoffs Defying Expectations What was supposed to be a slam dunk from the start has turned into a day of reckoning for the NBA Championship . The Los Angeles Lakers , who were supposed to coast through to the finals, are at 3-3 with the Houston Rockets . Last year’s champs, the Boston Celtics , who’ve played more cliffhanger games in this series than most teams play in a season, are battling it out with the Orlando Magic , also a 3-3 tie. Marc Spears, who covers the National Basketball Association for the Boston Globe , says Sunday's a day for basketball fans to be glued to the TV.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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