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In America, first you get the sugar. Then you get the power. Then you get the women

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IARP spokesperson says case timelines expected to be published early next week |
In addition to publishing timelines related to each of the cases in an effort to “provide transparency and improve credibility,” the NCAA’s Division I board of directors also said that the IARP’s Complex Case Units would be required to use the investigative work passed on to them by the NCAA’s enforcement staff.

QB Jason Bean is KU football's leading rusher — for now |
“Obviously he’s really fast,” Kotelnicki said of Bean, who has produced 270 rushing yards, 4.9 yards per carry and two rushing touchdowns through the first four games. “And he’s done a good job and had a lot of our explosive runs. I know that’s stressful for (opponents), both schematically and personnel wise.”

Kansas men's golf wins second consecutive tournament |
“I’m really proud of the guys and the fight we had today,” KU coach Jamie Bermel said Tuesday. “From top to bottom, we played with some toughness and grit today. Winning is hard, and to do it back-to-back weeks feels great. It’s great for the guys, great for KU golf and great for our alumni who follow this program very closely.”

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Los Angeles Lakers' Russell Westbrook vows to push Anthony Davis 'every single night'
"He's one of a kind," Westbrook said of Davis on Wednesday. "There's nobody like him who can do everything he's able to do at his size. And my job is to make sure I continue to push him each day, each practice, each game, so he can be at the top of his game each and every night."

Arizona Coyotes only NHL team to fully relax dress code for players, according to ESPN survey
The NHL told players they can dress however they wanted to games during the 2020 postseason bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton, something players generally enjoyed, but the league reverted back to the CBA policy last season.

Former Olympic swimmer Klete Keller pleads guilty to storming U.S. Capitol
WASHINGTON -- Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge for storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and faces 21 to 27 months in prison.

Gayle Benson outlines future succession plan to keep Saints, Pelicans in New Orleans
METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson and team officials revealed the teams' long-term succession plans in detail for the first time on Wednesday, telling The Times-Picayune and WVUE-TV that they would be sold with the goal of keeping the teams in New Orleans and distributing the proceeds to charity.

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2021 Most Popular Halloween Candy By State
We’re closing in on October, otherwise known as peak Halloween candy season. It’s a topic we’ve already discussed plenty, from our weekly ongoing Halloween Candy Power Rankings to a discussion of which Halloween candies suck the most. But every year, we look forward to a little autumnal email in our inboxes from Zippia, a job hunting firm that publishes seasonally appropriate data maps on the side. The question: What’s the most popular Halloween candy by state? The answer: Depending on which state you live in, you might not even want to know.

Could Sen. Kyrsten Sinema face a primary? These progressives are trying to make it happen.
The new Primary Sinema PAC does not plan to support a particular primary challenger. Instead, it will fund local groups to pressure Sinema and help build the support and infrastructure for an eventual candidate.

Kyrsten Sinema Faces a Growing Revolt From Her Former Supporters - The New York Times
When Ms. Sinema famously gave a thumbs down to a $15 minimum wage and refused to eliminate the filibuster to pass new voting rights laws this year, Ms. Duran, a Democrat and biomedical engineer from Phoenix, decided she was fed up. She joined dozens of liberal voters and civil rights activists in a rolling series of protests outside Ms. Sinema’s Phoenix offices, which have been taking place since the summer. Nearly 50 people have been arrested.

3 Doors Down cancels Raleigh concert in response to new COVID-19 regulations :: Out and About at
3 Doors Down was set to play at Red Hat Amphitheater on Oct. 7 as part of its The Better Life 20th Anniversary Tour. On Wednesday, the band announced on social media that upcoming performances in Raleigh and Atlanta were off. Refunds will be issued.

20 mostly brilliant but also ridiculous progressive rock albums | Louder
Invented languages. Suicidal lighthouse keepers. Viking explorers. Chess games set to medieval folk music. Demis Roussos. Prog and outlandish concepts have always gone hand in hand. So we've delved into our record collections and unearthed a host of classics and curios. And we've made a Spotify playlist comprised of the longest songs* from each album, which, all things considered, may well be actual Peak Prog.*apart from one, which isn't on Spotify. 

Neo-Nazi leader convicted on five charges for plot to intimidate journalists | TheHill
Kaleb Cole, the leader of a Washington state hate group "Atomwaffen," was behind threats that targeted associates of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in addition to members of the media. Specifically, they focused on people who were Jewish or journalists of color.

Federal grant to aid purchase of new state park at Somers Beach | Daily Inter Lake
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester's office said Monday the state will receive more than $1.3 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to complete the roughly $3 million purchase of the beachfront property just east of Somers

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