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100 Days To Kansas Football: The Countdown Begins - Blue Wings Rising
And of course, with this milestone comes a staple of summer-time football coverage in my time covering the team: The 100 Day Countdown. It kicks off today with a brief overview of what you can look forward to and expect from us at Blue Wings Rising.

JUCO defensive back Jalen Dye commits to Kansas
KU football added to its defensive backs room on Wednesday evening, landing a commitment from junior college transfer Jalen Dye. The defensive back arrived in Lawrence on Monday night and is fresh off of his official visit to campus. He’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Kansas Jayhawks basketball: Predicting the leading scorers for 2022-23
So what will Kansas' team look like? Statistics website BartTorvik.com has Kansas at No. 9 in the country with Wilson and McCullar in the fold. And the site also predicts the scoring averages for each of the Jayhawks' projected top 10 players.

Eraser Dust

Oakland Coliseum director sounds like he wants Raiders out immediately - CBSSports.com
Due to the Raiders’ lease, the stadium authority can’t technically kick the Raiders out until after the 2018 season, but if it were to become possible, it sounds like McKibben would be all for kicking them out earlier.

Why Republicans feel little political pressure for stricter gun control | CNN Politics
But the response to those calls from many Republican lawmakers is the same now as it pretty much always is: The country should not have stricter gun control.

Why do these Republicans refuse to act? Beyond the fact that many believe stricter gun control would not prevent such mass shootings, a look at the data reveals that there is simply no political pressure to do so.

Texas shooting latest news: Police ‘waited outside despite pleas for action’ | The Independent
Onlookers have said they urged police to move into the primary school as officers stood by while a gunman was carrying out his rampage, which killed 19 students and two teachers.

The father of 10-year-old victim Jacklyn Cazares said he even suggested to go in himself with other bystanders as he was frustrated police were not doing it themselves.

A Florida class president couldn't discuss being gay in high school graduation speech -- so he talked about his curly hair | CNN
So when it came time to speak at Sunday’s ceremony, Moricz took off his mortarboard hat and pointed to his head.

“I used to hate my curls. I spend mornings and nights embarrassed of them trying desperately to straighten this part of who I am. But the daily damage of trying to fix myself became too much to do,” he said in his speech. “So while having curly hair in Florida is difficult, due to the humidity, I decided to be proud of who I was and started coming to school as my authentic self.”

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ Writer Convicted of Murdering Husband - The New York Times
Nancy Brophy, a 71-year-old romance novelist, was accused in the shooting death of her husband. She said prosecutors had sketched a flawed plotline.

Alleged campground killer charged with deliberate homicide | Daily Inter Lake
Garry Douglas Seaman, 63, of Kalispell is being held without bond in the Lincoln County Detention Center following his extradition from Flathead County. He was arrested May 24 — a day after the slaying — near his home in the Flathead Valley following a manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies.

Renowned opera singer from Austria performs in Kalispell | Daily Inter Lake
Accomplished bass-baritone John Sweeney from Austria is one of three special guests who will perform with master violinist Wai Mizutani on May 28 in the fifth concert of a year-long series The Lord of the Strings.

Get a sneak peek at Columbia Falls Museum June 1 | Hungry Horse News
Last week volunteers with the Columbia Falls Historical Society were busy putting in cabinets and displays in the small museum in the Gateway Building at the corner of Highway 2 and Nucleus Avenue.

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You have agreed to housesit over the weekend for me. When are alone in my house for a whole weekend, how much snooping will you do?

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  • 27%
    None
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    a little
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  • 8%
    a lot
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