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R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking
US & Canada · Chicago

R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

52% Center coverage: 237 sources
Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.See the Story
2015 Paris attacks: Islamic State fanatic found guilty of mass murder
Europe · Paris

2015 Paris attacks: Islamic State fanatic found guilty of mass murder

44% Center coverage: 105 sources
Salah Abdeslam is one of 20 IS terrorists convicted of killing 130 people. The 32-year-old has been in jail since his arrest in Belgium in 2016. The rest helped plot the attacks - their crimes ranging from providing the attackers with weapons and cars to planning to take part in the massacre.See the Story
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, former WH counsel
US & Canada · Washington

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, former WH counsel

53% Center coverage: 102 sources
Pat Cipollone is said to have raised concerns about the former president's efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat. The committee said he could have information about several efforts by Trump allies to subvert the Electoral College. The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection issued a subpoena Wednesday to the former White House counsel.See the Story

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Politics · Mississippi

1955 Warrant in Emmett Till Case Found; Family Seeks Arrest

50% Center coverage: 85 sources
Warrant for arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham found in Mississippi courthouse. Donham accused Emmett Till of making improper advances at a family store. She was married to one of two white men tried and acquitted just weeks later. Till was abducted from a relative's home, killed and dumped into a river.See the Story
US & Canada · Los Angeles

Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement, thanks to Jamie Foxx

42% Left coverage: 53 sources
Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx are reuniting for a new movie. The actress announced her retirement from acting in 2018. She and Foxx co-starred in Annie, Diaz's last film before her retirement. The movie, Back in Action, will be directed by Seth Gordon.See the Story
US & Canada · San Jose

California late start law aims to make school less of a yawn

93% Center coverage: 15 sources
When Hansika Daggolu’s junior year of high school starts in the fall, she’ll be watching to see if a later first bell under a new California law means fewer classmates are heads-down on their desks for afternoon naps. The overall mood, she suspects, will lift as well if her classmates at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont aren’t quite so sleepy.See the Story
Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani strikes out 11 to lead Angels past White Sox

40% Right coverage: 10 sources
Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The two-way star earned his fourth straight win while bringing his strikeout total to 101 for the season. He threw 108 pitches, the same as his previous start, allowing five hits and a walk.See the Story
US & Canada

Heat guarantee contracts of Max Strus, Gabe Vincent and Omer Yurtseven ahead of NBA free agency

60% Right coverage: 5 sources
The Miami Heat guaranteed the 2022-23 salaries of Max Strus and Gabe Vincent, as well as the salary of center Omer Yurtseven. That locked in $5.4 million in payroll for three players who all could emerge as rotation elements for Erik Spoelstra next season. All three will become free agents in the 2023 offseason, allowing the Heat to exceed the salary cap to retain them.See the Story
Kyle Lowry

ASK IRA: Are the Heat leaving options, as well as money, on the table?

60% Right coverage: 5 sources
P.J. Tucker would make up most of the loss with no income tax in Florida. Danilo Gallinari is nowhere close to the defensive presence as Tucker. Kyle Lowry is 36 and Jimmy Butler is 32. This is the window when Micky Arison should spend into the luxury tax.See the Story
US & Canada

Could site of a proposed Chicago Bears stadium in Arlington Heights also include a minor-league baseball complex?

60% Right coverage: 5 sources
The Chicago Bears are making progress toward completing their purchase of Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights. Village documents show the highest levels of the team's administration, including Chairman George McCaskey, have been involved in meetings. The team deposited $125,000 with the village for studies of the stadium proposal, and they also included a former baseball executive's proposal toadd a minor league baseball complex to the site.See the Story
US & Canada

Adley Rutschman is ‘the dude,’ but Orioles catching prospect Maverick Handley is making his own mark: ‘You always need two’

75% Right coverage: 4 sources
Bowie catcher Maverick Handley is batting .302 with a .906 OPS in two months in Double-A. Handley has four home runs in that 31-game span after hitting five in 60 games last season. Baltimore took him with the first pick of the 2019 draft's sixth round.See the Story
Albany, California · Albany

Concealed guns to be banned in New York businesses unless they explicitly allow it

Coverage: 2 sources
New York will allow people to carry guns in certain places. The law will also require people to have a permit to do so. The bill is expected to be passed by the end of the month. It follows the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down a similar law.See the Story
Chico · Chico

California budget ends high-speed rail standoff, sends billions to other projects

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
The agreement ends a year-plus deadlock in Sacramento on how to spend the last chunk of $4.2 billion in bond funds for high-speed rail. The budget nearly solidifies the 171-mile Central Valley link now projected to see a bullet train around 2030. It also increases state funding for rail plans to $3.65 billion this year.See the Story

‘It feels like my heart has been cut out’: Man who shot and killed William Sims outside El Sobrante bar gets life without parole

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Ray Simons shot and killed 28-year-old William Sims outside of the now-defunct Capri Club bar in El Sobrante. Prosecutors say he stopped by the bar on his way home from a different bar and was gunned down when he attempted to get his wallet back from Simons. Simons was convicted of murder last year alongside Daniel Porter-Kelly and Daniel Ortega.See the Story

Larry Magid: Review of DirecTV and YouTube TV

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
DirecTV (which is owned by AT&T) and YouTube TV are both cheaper than cable. DirecTV costs $69.99 a month after its one-week free trial and two month discount of $15 a month. YouTube TV offers 85+ channels on its $54.99 plan plus the ability to purchase add-on channels.See the Story

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