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July 1, 2016

O. J. Mayo Dismissed and Disqualified From NBA for Violating Drug Policy

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Veteran NBA guard O.J. Mayo has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced Friday afternoon.

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Serena and Venus Williams Survive Wimbledon Scares

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Spare a thought for Oracene Price, the mother of Venus and Serena Williams.

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Teen Girl Who Urged Boyfriend to Commit Suicide Will Stand Trial

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, Michelle Carter listens to her defense attorney argue for an involuntary manslaughter charge against her to be dismissed at Juvenile Court in New Bedford, Mass. Carter, of Plainville, Mass., is charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly pressuring Conrad Roy III, of Fairhaven, Mass., to commit suicide on July 13, 2014. Carter's lawyer asked a judge in Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, to put the case on hold until the state's highest court decides her appeal. The Supreme Judicial Court is expected to hear Carter's appeal in May. (PHOTO CREDIT: Peter Pereira/The New Bedford Standard Times via AP, Pool, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, Michelle Carter listens to her defense attorney argue for an involuntary manslaughter charge against her to be dismissed at Juvenile Court in New Bedford, Mass. Carter, of Plainville, Mass., is charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly pressuring Conrad Roy III, of Fairhaven, Mass., to commit suicide on July 13, 2014. Carter’s lawyer asked a judge in Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, to put the case on hold until the state’s highest court decides her appeal. The Supreme Judicial Court is expected to hear Carter’s appeal in May. (PHOTO CREDIT: Peter Pereira/The New Bedford Standard Times via AP, Pool, File)

A teenage Massachusetts girl who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and who allegedly told him to “get back in” a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes must stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, the state’s highest court ruled Friday.

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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Donates $50K to Help Legendary NFL Journalist

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been known to donate his wealth in the past. He pledged $1 million to United Way back in 2014 and donated $10,000 for former Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still’s daughter, who was battling cancer. He’s never shied away from helping those in need, and this is no different.

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Starbucks Accused of Slashing Employee Work Hours: ‘We’re Suffering, and So Are Customers’

A Starbucks logo on a store in Los Angeles, California, March 10, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
A Starbucks logo on a store in Los Angeles, California, March 10, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

An online petition accusing Starbucks Corp of “extreme” cutbacks in work hours at its U.S. cafes, hurting both employee morale and customer service, has been signed by more than 9,000 people.

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For Some Reason More Staffers Are Leaving Donald Trump’s Campaign

© AP Photo/David Zalubowski Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to supporters during the opening session of the Western Conservative Summit, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Denver. The summit, which…
© AP Photo/David Zalubowski Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to supporters during the opening session of the Western Conservative Summit, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Denver. The summit, which…

It sounds like more turmoil on the Donald Trump presidential campaign.

More officials departed the Trump team this week even as the campaign continues to try and staff up for a general election campaign against Hillary Clinton.

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10 Shootings a Day: Complex Causes of Chicago’s Spiking Violence

© E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images Police expand the crime scene in the 3900 block of West Lexington Street where a 20-year-old female suffered a gunshot wound to the head on Saturday, May 28, 2016. (E. Jason…
© E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images Police expand the crime scene in the 3900 block of West Lexington Street where a 20-year-old female suffered a gunshot wound to the head on Saturday, May 28, 2016. (E. Jason…

To understand Chicago’s violence, start at Kostner Avenue and Monroe Street and walk west up a one-way stretch of graystones and brick two-flats. There on a boarded-up front door you’ll see the red stain of gang graffiti. On the cracked sidewalk below lies an empty heroin baggie. Hardened young men sit on a porch. Continue reading “10 Shootings a Day: Complex Causes of Chicago’s Spiking Violence”

Duron Carter, Son of NFL Legend Cris Carter, Ejected from CFL Game for Bumping Coach

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© Joe Robbins/Getty Images

There are no doubt advantages to being the son of a Pro Football Hall of Famer.  Continue reading “Duron Carter, Son of NFL Legend Cris Carter, Ejected from CFL Game for Bumping Coach”

Kevin Durant’s Meeting with Warriors Went ‘Very Well’

© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Kevin Durant's visit with the Warriors went well, per reports.
© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Kevin Durant’s visit with the Warriors went well, per reports.

Amidst the craze of all the money being thrown around Friday in the NBA, there’s a little bit of suspense. Continue reading “Kevin Durant’s Meeting with Warriors Went ‘Very Well’”

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