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Putin plays chess in Ukraine and Biden steps in as pawn

Putin plays chess in Ukraine and Biden steps in as pawn

President Biden’s first press conference in 10 months, on the eve of his inauguration anniversary, made headlines. But not the kind he wanted. Asked about Russia’s possible invasion of Ukraine, NATO’s lack of unity and the likely failure of economic sanctions to deter Vladimir Putin, Biden replied that “I don’t believe the idea that NATO …

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‘Seven Games’ Review: Chess Knights, Poker Cowboys and the Rise of the Computer Opponent

‘Seven Games’ Review: Chess Knights, Poker Cowboys and the Rise of the Computer Opponent

In Washington Square Park, they don’t agree to draws. The first time I sat down at a black marble table to play one of Manhattan’s celebrated chess hustlers, I weathered the attack and simplified into a theoretically drawn endgame, at which point both players would usually shake hands. But the time left on my clock …

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Opinion: Why Netflix’s Cheer Season Two Is A Complex Watch

Opinion: Why Netflix’s Cheer Season Two Is A Complex Watch

The Emmy-winning breakout Netflix show is back for another season. Video / Netflix Cheer season two is not without flaws, and that makes for a complicated watch, writes Lydia Burgham. RATING: A prison sentence. A team outing. A pandemic. An absent coach. Those are just some of the issues covered in the second season of …

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