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Raiders jump Cowboys to take quarterback Connor Cook

The Raiders didn’t really need another quarterback, but they made an aggressive move to get one Saturday. Oakland traded in front of Dallas to take Michigan State’s Connor Cook with the 100th overall pick. The Cowboys obviously wanted to find a guy this weekend, after a deal to acquire Paxton Lynch in the late first…

Tom Brady legal team adds Ted Olson for next round

Tom Brady and the NFL Players have not yet filed a further appeal of the recent ruling reinstating his four-game suspension. Clearly, however, it’s coming. Via CSNNE.com, Brady’s legal team has added former United States Solicitor General Ted Olson. The move definitely means that Brady and the NFL Players Association will be filing a petition…

Daytime Cooking Banned During Deadly Indian Heatwave

Faced with deadly fires during a blistering weeks-long heatwave, one Indian state has made the "unprecedented" move of banning daytime cooking, the Guardian reports. "After a review of fire incidents, we've seen that most of them were caused by cooking fires," a senior disaster management official tells the BBC. Those...

Raiders Trade Up to Take QB Cook in Fourth Round

The Oakland Raiders have traded up to take Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook with the second pick of the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Hulu Tracks Pirates to Decide What to Buy

With millions of paying subscribers in the United States, Hulu is one of the leading video streaming services. The company is battling with other services to license the best content, and as part of this quest it uses piracy data to see what is popular among potential viewers. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Chargers get a star on and off the field with LB Joshua Perry at No. 102

19 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The Buckeye was a fan favorite, and is sure to fit in nicely in San Diego. The San Diego Chargers took linebacker Joshua Perry out of Ohio State with the No. 102 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The former captain is a star on and off the...Show More Summary

NFL Draft results 2016: Raiders select Connor Cook

20 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

Cook went 34-5 as the starting quarterback in Michigan State's pro-style offense. Connor Cook is the most decorated passer in this year's draft class, but he didn't receive nearly the same amount of hype as many of his counterparts. That's par for the course. The Oakland Raiders selected Cook with the No. Show More Summary

'Atheists, homosexuals and transgender individuals' upset Alabama's chief justice

23 minutes agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In a weirdly hostile and creepy press conference in Alabama this week, the state's Supreme Court Chief Justice complained about a variety of foes including “a tranvestite,” plus "atheists, homosexuals and transgender individuals." He...Show More Summary

West Point academy set for first female dean in 200-year history after Obama nomination

33 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

The United States Military Academy is poised to have its first woman dean in its 216-year history after President Barack Obama nominated to the post a West Point graduate who currently leads the school’s Department of Social Sciences. Colonel Cindy Jebb, who holds a Ph.D. in political science...

Bad news for Cruz — Trump still leading with Indiana Republicans

35 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Indiana’s primary is a make-or-break race as businessman Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner, keeps coming off of primary wins. Tuesday’s primary in the Hoosier State has 57 Republican delegates up for grabs and 92 delegates on the Democratic side. In an average of...

Donald Sweeps, Ted Cruz Weeps

Like him or not (and I, Susie, love him), Donald Trump is a winner. He had another huge week where he swept the primaries in 5 states. And then he went after Hillary Clinton. She's just a woman, though. No big deal. I have one of them...Show More Summary

Nasty Bill Maher Speculates on ‘the Bones of Prostitutes Rush Limbaugh Killed on Vacation’

HBO host Bill Maher was his usual nasty self on Friday’s Real Time. Joking about Cuba and America’s relationship with the communist country, he sneered that the United States’s decades-old embargo “means endlessly patching up their old DeSotos and Edsels with whatever they can scrounge, old tractor parts, chicken wire, the bones of prostitutes Rush Limbaugh killed on vacation.”

A Recap of Confederate Heritage Month 2016

Two recent articles have suggested that push back against Confederate iconography and commemoration is waning since the lowering of the Confederate battle flag in Columbia, South Carolina last summer. A number of states and local communities still recognize April as Confederate History/Heritage Month. Show More Summary

GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

[...] the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party's political fault lines in advance of its pivotal June primary, forging unexpected alliances that blur those longstanding divisions. Trump...Show More Summary

Texas grandma, four grandkids killed in flood

50 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

A Texas grandma and four of her young grandkids were killed early Saturday as heavy flooding battered the state.

US-Created System In Iraq Is Collapsing: Protesters Storm Parliament, State of Emergency Declared - Live Webcast

Less than two years ago, the US set up another puppet government in the mid-east this time in the state of Iraq when following substantial US pressure, on August 14, 2014 then prime minister al-Maliki agreed to stepped down and be replaced with Haider al-Abadi. Show More Summary

The educational advantage of growing up rich is greater than you think

56 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It might be surprising that the rich are going to outlive you, but it’s probably not a surprise that they’ll also outlearn you. Access to high quality education in the United States is wedded tightly to income. It’s not just the amazing...Show More Summary

Five killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central U.S.

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed in floods in Texas caused by a storm system that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday.

Exclusive: The Coming Battle for Mosul Will Be Tougher Than You Think

Daniel L. Davis Security, Iraq, Syria, ISIS Urban warfare against ISIS isn't the only challenge. On April 17, U.S. secretary of defense Ash Carter visited Baghdad to confer with Iraqi leaders to discuss ways the United States might aid...Show More Summary

Shia Mob in Iraq Demands More Technocrats

Protesters stormed the Iraqi parliament today: Baghdad Operations Command declared a state of emergency and said all roads into the capital had been closed....Iraq is in the grip of a political crisis, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi...Show More Summary

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