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Japan's newest bullet train makes media debut

Business Jun 5, 2018

Japan's newest bullet train makes media debut

Central Japan Railway Co. showed a new bullet train model to the media during a test run on Tuesday. The railway operator known as JR Tokai started daytime test runs of the new N700S series Monday, having conducted test runs at nighttime starting in March. The ...

Mueller's team accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering

World / Crime & Legal Jun 5, 2018

Mueller's team accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider jailing him while he awaits trial. In a court filing, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert ...

The two-sister circus of Charan-Po-Rantan

Music Jun 5, 2018

The two-sister circus of Charan-Po-Rantan

by Alex Martin

Koharu Matsunaga used to be a fixture on Tokyo's busking circuit, belting out tunes on her button accordion with her gypsy brass band at popular tourist stops like Ueno Park. The main songwriter and the older half of the sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan rarely performs on ...

Andre Iguodala poised for return during NBA Finals

Basketball / NBA Jun 5, 2018

Andre Iguodala poised for return during NBA Finals

Golden State forward Andre Iguodala completed an individual workout pain-free on Saturday and is close to being cleared to return for the NBA Finals, ESPN's Chris Haynes reported Monday. It is unclear whether Iguodala can join Golden State's active roster in time for Game 3 ...