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Mr. Peterson, you can take this job and...fill it. And one more thing, I never once washed my hands. That’s your policy, not mine!

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Les Miles' attorney fires back at sexual harassment reports, administrative leave status | LSU | theadvocate.com
"Indeed, Husch Blackwell did not even bother to interview Coach Miles or many other key witnesses but, instead, second-guessed the Taylor Porter findings and conclusions without providing any basis for doing so," Ginsberg wrote.

Kansas Jayhawks place football coach Les Miles on leave after conduct at LSU investigated
"Even though the allegations against him occurred at LSU, we take these matters very seriously at KU," Long said in the statement. "Now that we have access to this information, we will take the coming days to fully review the material and to see if any additional information is available. I do not want to speculate on a timeline for our review because it is imperative we do our due diligence."

Les Miles on leave as Kansas football coach after investigation at LSU
Kansas will do a “full review” of the allegations against Miles, athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement. The school was not able to see the Husch Blackwell and Taylor Porter reports, both of which detailed alleged inappropriate behavior by Miles with female students at LSU, until their release, Long said.

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Iowa's Luka Garza, Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham among finalists for men's basketball's Wooden Award
The national ballot for the John R. Wooden Award -- awarded to college basketball's top player -- was revealed Saturday, with 15 players including Iowa's Luka Garza and Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham among those featured on the list.

UConn Huskies star Paige Bueckers only freshman on Wooden Award top-15 list for women's college basketball
UConn's Paige Bueckers is the only freshman among the 15 women's college basketball players on the Wooden Award national ballot, which was released Saturday.

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid donates $100,000 in All-Star winnings to homeless shelters
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has committed to giving his winnings from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta to several Philadelphia homeless shelters, meaning $100,000 will go to the various organizations.

Arizona Wildcats men's basketball faces allegations of five Level I rules violations
The NCAA has charged Arizona with five Level I rules violation allegations, including two alleged instances of academic misconduct within the men's basketball program, according to a notice of allegations the university released to ESPN on Friday through an open records request.

Eraser Dust

Inauguration Poet Amanda Gorman Says She Was Tailed By Security Guard : NPR
"In a sense, he was right," the former National Youth Poet Laureate added. "I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be."

Rage Against The Machine won't play socially-distanced shows: "We'll never be sellouts"
“It’s stressful for me, just because I look at Rage and go, like, ‘Fuck, we rely on an audience,'” he told TooFab. “You go to Rage shows to see the audience as much as to see the band, and we need that. We’re one of those bands that need that.”

How Megalophobia Ruins The Legend of Zelda: BOTW & Majora's Mask
Video games have the ability to bring unbelievable ideas to life, even if some of those ideas are downright horrifying. Horror games make players' worst fears a reality and are purposefully meant to frighten players, but some larger-than-life creations are unintentionally terrifying. Megalophobia, the fear of large objects, can make The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild practically unplayable and can easily turn Majora's Mask into a nightmare.

What animal has the largest ears? | Live Science
The long-eared jerboa (rhymes with Samoa) measures about 4 inches (10 centimeters) from head to rump (not counting its long tail). Its ears, measuring 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5 cm) long, are 40% to 50% the length of its body.

Senate passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, including $1,400 stimulus checks, with no Republican support
The far-reaching legislation includes $1,400 stimulus checks, $300-per-week jobless benefits through the summer, a child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year, $350 billion for state aid, $34 billion to expand Affordable Care Act subsidies and $14 billion for vaccine distribution.

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