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|Epstein's last days were spent emptying vending machines with his lawyers in a private meeting room, avoiding suicide watch, and paying other inmates' commissaries ||Reid rips Jay-Z over Kap remarks, deal with NFL |
Before he died of suicide by hanging, The New York Times reports Epstein used his wealth to try and manipulate his circumstances in federal custody.
| Panthers safety Eric Reid continued to be critical of Jay-Z on Friday, saying it was "asinine" of him to say "we've moved past kneeling" and calling his partnership with the NFL a "money move." |
|‘I’m worried’: Allies fear NRA has lost its power in Washington ||Sources: McCown unretiring to sign with Eagles |
The NRA might not be able to fight the momentum for change after a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
| Josh McCown, who announced his retirement this summer to spend more time with his family, is returning to play his 17th NFL season with the Eagles, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. |
|Lawsuit challenges California's assault weapons ban ||Sources: Chargers' James to miss 3-4 months |
A gun-rights group sued Thursday to block California from enforcing its assault weapons ban, contending it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The lawsuit was the latest among gun advocacy and lobbying groups to challenge California's firearms laws, which are among the strictest in the country, and comes after a recent series of deadly mass shootings nationwide involving military-style rifles. The lawsuit was filed in the same San Diego federal court district where a judge in April tossed out a nearly two-decade-old California ban on sales and purchases of ammunition magazines holding more than 10 bullets.
| Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James will undergo surgery on the stress fracture of his right foot next week with Dr. Robert Anderson, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. |
|3-year-old girl found alone in boat, man’s body discovered nearby, Texas cops say ||Filings suggest Nike paid in pursuit of players |
Texas authorities found a man’s body after searching for a missing father whose little girl was found sleeping alone in a boat on Lake Granbury on Friday.
| Newly released emails and text messages in the case against attorney Michael Avenatti suggest that Nike officials were making under-the-table payments to handlers and families of top college basketball prospects. |
|Woman survives plunging a mile after parachute fails to open ||Yanks' Boone: Worth exploring MLB 'mercy rule' |
A woman cheated death when she fell nearly a mile to the ground after her parachute and emergency back-up apparently both failed to open.Witnesses who saw her plunge nearly 5000ft to the ground said it was a miracle she wasn’t killed.She hit a clump of trees, breaking her fall, and escaped with only fractured bones, including broken vertebrae.Police Quebec in Canada are investigating whether there was any criminal negligence.After jumping from the plane at a skydiving centre in Trois-Rivieres, the woman escaped with her life by hitting a wooded area.Denis Demers, who saw her fall, told Radio-Canada: "It’s a miracle. I don’t know how a person can survive a fall from an airplane like that."He said it appeared that neither the main parachute nor the emergency back-up had opened.Police told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that the 30-year-old parachutist, who has not yet been identified, was an experienced skydiver.She was admitted to hospital but her life was not in danger, they said.Another witness, Oceane Duplessis, said she was getting ready to get on another plane when she saw the woman."We watched all the way to the end. We kept hoping something would happen," she said. "We were very worried. Very."According to Scienceabc.com, a person without a parachute will fall at a typical speed of 120mph – or 60 metres (196ft) a second.The skydive company, which is reported to be investigating, has been contacted for comment.
| Yankees manager Aaron Boone wouldn't mind seeing the MLB consider a "mercy rule," saying it would be nice to end a game that had gotten out of hand early rather than go through the motions of completing nine innings. |
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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One
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Living Wages Are A Global Problem
The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.
Ukraine: Not What It Seems
After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.
In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder
In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.
Coup Or Civil War In Egypt
The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.