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When I held that gun in my hand, I felt this incredible surge of power. Like God must feel when he’s holding a gun

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The Rock Chalkboard

Bobby Pettiford on picking KU basketball: 'Point Guard University'
When Bobby Pettiford committed to KU basketball, he cited the track record of fellow North Carolina products and point guards Devonte' Graham and Devon Dotson (who also claims Chicago as a hometown of sorts).

Las Vegas predicts Big 12 win totals

Three questions entering the summer: Kansas football defensive line
The Lance Leipold-era of Kansas football is fully underway. Announced as the Jayhawks' new coach one day before the spring game, Leipold has assembled a staff in Lawrence with five former Buffalo assistants and five previous Kansas staff members.

A timeline of Silvio De Sousa: from Final Four to transfer portal
KU basketball big man Silvio De Sousa is in the transfer portal. The news, first reported by and 247Sports on June 8, brings an apparent end to what was an up-and-down KU career for the one-time Elite Eight hero.

Bits o Chalk

Donovan Mitchell scores 37 to lead Utah Jazz to Game 2 win, says he's 'fine' after late ankle injury
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell writhed in pain on the Vivint Arena court with 12 seconds remaining in Thursday's Game 2 against the LA Clippers, reaching toward the right ankle that he sprained several weeks ago.

Kawhi Leonard says LA Clippers 'up for challenge' down 0-2 again
The LA Clippers find themselves trailing 2-0 for the second straight series, but Kawhi Leonard says his team has "a lot of fight" left in it.

Milwaukee Bucks use 'defense first' mentality to get critical win over Brooklyn Nets
Already trailing 2-0 in an Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Brooklyn Nets, and finding themselves trailing by 3 with 83 seconds to go in Game 3 Thursday night at Fiserv Forum after a Kevin Durant 3-pointer, the Bucks scored the final six points of the game to emerge with an 86-83 victory to claw their way back into this best-of-seven affair.

Former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling to remain in jail in murder case
Former Michigan State University basketball star Keith Appling was ordered to remain in jail during his first court appearance on murder and other charges in Detroit.

Eraser Dust

Former Michigan football players say coach Bo Schembechler ignored warnings, son's complaint about doctor's abuse
Two former Michigan football players said Thursday they believe they could have been spared from sexual assaults if their coach, Bo Schembechler, had addressed complaints about former team doctor Robert Anderson made by Schembechler's son Matt.

Adam Schiff calls for investigation after report of his phone records being seized by Trump DOJ - POLITICO
Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, called for an inspector general investigation of the Trump Justice Department on Thursday after a report said that his phone records, along with those of aides and another member of the committee, had been seized — what he condemned as a “terrible abuse of power.”

Avery Sanford donates father's 80,000 pennies in child support to domestic abuse center - The Washington Post
Avery Sanford and her mother donated $800 in pennies to Safe Harbor Shelter, a domestic abuse center in Richmond, Va., after her father left them on their lawn.

Texas governor promises to build border wall amid migrant surge - BBC News
Republican Greg Abbott said he had allocated $1bn (£706m) in state funds to uphold border security.

Old Kalispell silos to see new life
Ruis is most excited about saving a piece of Montana history and developing for the future. “It's just to be able to save those structures, give people walking distance to downtown the Main Street, plus all the everything else that you got there going on in the valley,” said Ruis.

At G-7 summit, Biden looks to reassert American leadership for a wary, weary West
Many see his attendance at the Group of Seven summit and then the NATO summit over the next week as a one-shot chance: not just to help fix relations with Washington's bruised allies, but also to reassert the faltering influence of the U.S. and the West itself.

Coworking in Kalispell - Flathead Beacon
Hogue recognized there was a demand for a coworking space in the valley, especially Kalispell, which didn’t have one, so he started looking for real estate before the pandemic. But his plans to start up his own shared office space were put on hold as the pandemic began.

Republicans use leak of billionaires' tax secrets to attack Biden's plan to boost IRS - POLITICO
Ways and Means Committee Republicans on Thursday said the leak of tax information on rich Americans like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and other billionaires erodes trust in the IRS and should disqualify President Joe Biden’s proposals to boost agency enforcement.

Noel Gallagher: 'Woke snowflake' Prince Harry 'needs to shut up'
“Prince Harry is coming across like a typical f–king woke snowflake, f–king a–hole,” he said. “Just don’t be f–king dissing your family because there’s no need for it.”