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Barcelona v Osasuna: La Liga – as it happened

* Mascherano goes goal crazy 8.19pm BST It was all quite dreary until Osasuna had the cheek to score and make it 2-1 early in the second half. That provoked a furious reaction from Barcelona, who embarked on an entertaining spree, with the most entertaining bit being when Macherano thundered a penalty into the net to score his first ever goal for the club he has been representing for the last seven years! Barcelona are three points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga, with Real having two games in hand. 8.17pm BST 89 min: Rakitic has a bang from 25 yards. Sirigu goes down in slow motion but manages to tip it around the post. Continue reading...

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Trump unveils 'most significant tax reforms since 1986', but experts sceptical -- live

US president’s team outlines ‘massive’ tax cuts and reforms, but won’t say whether Donald Trump pay more or less under the plan * Latest: Announcement highlights start here * Cohn: Most significant tax reforms since 1986 * Plan will deliver growth and jobs, advisors claim * But there’s not much detail - just one sheet of paper * Mnuchin: Trump won’t release tax returns * Tax brackets to be cut to three, Death Tax to go * Corporation tax would be cut to 15% * ActionAid: It’s a race to the bottom 8.02pm BST Here’s our US business editor Dominic Rushe on today’s tax announcement (with links to the key points in this liveblog) “This is about growing the economy, creating jobs.” Related: Trump's 'huge tax cut for the rich' would slash taxes for businesses and wealthy 7.55pm BST The US stock market has greeted the plan with a shrug. Stocks pared gains, sliding as the ‘details’ were announced, while the dollar also handed back gains. For all the hype, this just wasn’t quite enough to send everything skyward.... Continue reading...

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BioRxiv preprint server gets funding from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Gift will help largest biology preprint server add staff, develop software

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Trump unveils 'most significant tax reforms since 1986', but experts sceptical -- as it happened

US president’s team outlines ‘massive’ tax cuts and reforms, but won’t say whether Donald Trump pay more or less under the plan * Latest: Announcement highlights start here * Cohn: Most significant tax reforms since 1986 * Plan will deliver growth and jobs, advisors claim * But there’s not much detail - just one sheet of paper * Mnuchin: Trump won’t release tax returns * Tax brackets to be cut to three, Death Tax to go * Corporation tax would be cut to 15% * ActionAid: It’s a race to the bottom 7.55pm BST The US stock market has greeted the plan with a shrug. Stocks pared gains, sliding as the ‘details’ were announced, while the dollar also handed back gains. For all the hype, this just wasn’t quite enough to send everything skyward.... 7.49pm BST Economics professor Justin Wolfers is also sceptical that this plan can get approved. That’s because it doesn’t appear to pay for itself or appeal to Democrats on Capitol Hill. One interpretation: What we've just witnessed is Trump throwing in the towel on tax reform. [1/3] The only way to pass tax reform is by getting D's to vote for it, or thru reconciliation, which has to be long-run budget neutral [2/3] This "plan" can't meet either test. It's not even taking these constraints seriously. Ergo, it's not taking the idea of tax reform seriously Continue reading...

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Cycling: Albasini wins first stage of Tour de Romandie

(Reuters) - Swiss rider Michael Albasini won a bunch sprint in pouring rain on the second stage of the Tour de Romandie on Wednesday.

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Sharapova marks comeback from doping ban with win over Vinci

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova made a winning comeback to the tour on Wednesday following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

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Maria Sharapova beats Roberta Vinci on return to competitive action

• Former world No1 overcomes Italian 7-5, 6-3 in Stuttgart • Sharapova will play Ekaterina Makarova in the second roundMaria Sharapova’s controversial return to competitive tennis was a winning one as she overcame Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Stuttgart Open. The former world No1 was back in action at a tournament she has won three times courtesy of a wildcard just 24 hours after the end of her 15-month suspension for failing a drugs test. Continue reading...

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Early Mass Effect: Andromeda Art Shows Some Very Different Characters

Former BioWare UI designer Eric Bellefeuille posted a large gallery of his work this week, and it offers a fascinating look at some early versions of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Read more...

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