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Monday’s Morning Email: All Hail King James

TOP STORIES

THE KING BRINGS ONE HOME LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-1 finals game deficit to clinch the title in Game 7Sunday night. As he said after the game, “Cleveland, this is for you.” Take a listen to how Cleveland radio called the final seconds and a look at the crowd’s raucous celebrations in Cleveland. [Juliet Spies-Ganes, HuffPost

THE CRASHES COSTING THE U.S. MILITARY BILLIONS “A rash of recent military crashes has cost the lives of several service members as well as billions of dollars worth of damages. The wave of accidents has raised questions about the training of pilots and the maintenance of aircraft, with top brass pointing to slashed budgets and aging fleets strained by prolonged conflict.” [CNN]

SAHAR SPEAKS Read the stories from 12 Afghan female journalists, the “first time Afghan female correspondents have been consistently published in a global media outlet.” [HuffPost]

SANDERS STILL HASN’T DROPPED OUT And his Secret Service detail costs over $38,000 a day. [WaPo]

MAPPING ISIS’S GAINS AND LOSSES A look at the territory the Islamic State has won and lost. [NYT]

VENEZUELA DETERIORATES “Even in a country with the largest oil reserves in the world, it is possible for people to riot because there is not enough food. In the last two weeks alone, more than 50 food riots, protests and mass looting have erupted around the country.” [NYT]

THE PEOPLE NEEDED TO STOP DONALD TRUMP AT THE CONVENTION We’ve mapped out a cheat sheet of the folks who would need to unite to replace Trump as the nominee. [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]

For more video news from The Huffington Post, check out this morning’s newsbrief.

WHAT’S BREWING

SO ABOUT THAT BATTLE Anyone still having nightmares from that “Game of Thrones” circle sequence? But man oh man are we happy you-know-who met his end. [HuffPost]

FACEBOOK NOW KNOWS YOUR PHYSICAL SHOPPING HABITS Your smartphone is a traitor. [Vanity Fair]

‘THE DYING DAYS OF TIBET’S CATERPILLAR FUNGUS GOLD RUSH’ “In the beautiful but unforgiving mountains of Tibet, nomads harvest a lucrative caterpillar fungus known for its medicinal properties. But they fear the boom may be over.” [HuffPost]

INSIDE A POTENTIAL HYPERLOOP POD Forget Amtrak. [Business Insider]

‘BETWEEN SCHOOL AND HOME’ Photographing NYC teens before they have to head home. [The Atlantic]

MEET THE MOM Who fought off a mountain lion for her 5-year-old. [NPR]

WHAT’S WORKING

THE SOLAR CHARGING STATIONS FOR REFUGEES’ PHONES “For refugees and migrants stuck in Greece, a smartphone is a lifeline — as long as its battery lasts. But access to electricity can be hard to find in overcrowded camps, nor is it always free in cafes where young and old crowd together over a socket, waiting anxiously to phone home.” [HuffPost]

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BEFORE YOU GO

~ A record number of people were displaced last year, bringing the total to 65.3 million.

~ The hydrogen bomb’s sickening effects on U.S. airmen.

~ Congrats to Eddie Redmayne and his wife, Hannah, who welcomed ababy girl.

~ One mom’s honest take on marriage after three kids.

~ Why driverless cars mean more “suburban sprawl.”

~ Meet the new Playbook crew.

~ The fascinating history of revolving restaurants.

~ How much does the art world care about forgeries?

~ Tributes are pouring out after “Star Trek” star Anton Yelchin was killed in a freak accident.

~ You should be in awe of these toilet paper dress creations.

 

 

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