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Notebook: Kansas Looks to Use Depth at Running Back

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Lawrence 'LJ' Arnold focusing on future, not past, during Kansas' training camp | Mobile
A dozen players, including wide receivers Kyler Pearson and Majik Rector, chose to transfer from Kansas in the days following the spring game. On April 19, Arnold wrote on his social media accounts that he would be next, but he never formally entered the transfer portal and deleted his posts in the ensuing days.

Kansas trying to find 'exciting' ways to use depth at running back as an advantage | Mobile
"We're really dynamic, and we can throw a lot of teams off guard with how fresh we can be, the different looks we can get — three running backs, two-running back sets," Neal said Sunday after the Jayhawks' fifth training camp practice. "Just the dynamics of our room is phenomenal and it's going to be really exciting to watch."

Kansas football coaches to players after high-profile additions: 'Everything is earned here' | Mobile
Such a challenge may be easier issued than heeded because those who were recruited over were primarily underclassmen. Many of them were thrust into significant roles as the Jayhawks went 2-10, especially on defense, and the mental effects of so many woeful performances during their introduction to college football, plus the additional competition upon the start of this season, can easily lead to doubts and feelings of inadequacy.

Eraser Dust

Donald Trump to be deposed by NY attorney general on Wednesday | CNN Politics
Former President Donald Trump is expected to be deposed by lawyers from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office Wednesday, people familiar with the matter tell CNN, pitting the two adversaries against each other after a more than three-year civil investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances.

China withdraws promise not to send troops to Taiwan if it takes control of island | Reuters
BEIJING, Aug 10 (Reuters) - China has withdrawn a promise not to send troops or administrators to Taiwan if it takes control of the island, an official document showed on Wednesday, signalling a decision by President Xi Jinping to grant less autonomy than previously offered.

Afghan man charged in killings of Muslims in New Mexico | AP News
The ambush killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, shook the community but inspired a flood of information, including a tip that led to the arrest of a local Muslim man originally from Afghanistan who knew the victims, authorities said.

Roger Waters faces backlash after calling Biden a ‘war criminal’ over Ukraine and saying Taiwan is part of China | The Independent
Calling it a “huge crime” he said: “Why won’t the United States of America encourage [Volodymyr] Zelensky, [Ukraine’s] president, to negotiate, obviating the need for this horrific, horrendous war?”

Nebraska woman charged with helping daughter have abortion - POLITICO
OMAHA, Nebraska — A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy at about 24 weeks after investigators uncovered Facebook messages in which the two discussed using medication to induce an abortion and plans to burn the fetus afterward.

Beluga whale rescued from Seine River euthanized in transit, French authorities say | CNN
The cetacean had been stuck in the freshwater lock at St.-Pierre-La-Garenne, some 45 miles northwest of Paris, since August 2. Its health deteriorated after it refused food, according to wildlife protection associations monitoring the situation.

Fire Arrives - Flathead Beacon
The night the Elmo Fire reached Chief Cliff Lane was the closest Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said he’s ever gotten to initiating an emergency evacuation. He and a deputy went door to door along the street where houses are built amid rugged terrain in an elevated area between the communities of Elmo and Dayton.

Montana Rolls Out Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Plan - Flathead Beacon
State agencies have submitted a final plan to the Federal Highway Administration that will allocate $43 million in federal funds to establish an electric vehicle (EV) charging station program in Montana, which includes U.S. Highway 93 and U.S. Highway 2 among its priorities.

Why falling gas prices are not taking the sting out of inflation : NPR
When it comes to inflation, the good news is that gas prices are dropping. The bad news is that other costs continue to climb faster than wages, and that's putting a strain on many family budgets across the country.

Is I Am Groot MCU Canon? James Gunn & Marvel Disagree
James Gunn and Marvel disagree on whether I Am Groot is canon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The upcoming Disney+ animated show will mark the first time Marvel Studios releases a series of short films centering around a specific character's adventures in between the events of its feature films. Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper have already been confirmed to reprise their respective roles as Baby Groot and Rocket Raccoon from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.