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Notebook: Bill Self talks Dajuan Harris' shooting, bench big men and latest AP Poll
Dajuan Harris became the first Jayhawk since Lagerald Vick in 2018-19 to make eight consecutive 3-pointers or more this past week. The KU guard was on fire from behind the arc during the first three games of conference play and his scoring has helped the Jayhawks to their best start in league play since 2016-17.
Bill Self provides injury updates on MJ Rice, Kyle Cuffe before Oklahoma contest
Starting with Rice, the freshman has played two minutes in the first half of each of KU’s first two conference games. But against West Virginia on Saturday, Rice warmed up but was not available to play. Postgame, Self said Rice suffered from back spasms and that was why he did not play. It’s worth noting that Rice missed KU’s game against Omaha earlier this year with back spasms.
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Georgia Bulldogs crush the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs 65-7 to win second consecutive College Football Playoff National Championship | CNN
The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs scored on their first six drives and dominated No. 3 Texas Christian University 65-7 to win their second consecutive College Football Playoff championship game on Monday night in Inglewood, California.
Bills S Damar Hamlin discharged from Cincinnati hospital 1 week after terrifying collapse
One week after his terrifying collapse, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was discharged from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on Monday and has returned home.
Has Kirby Smart passed Nick Saban as college football's greatest coach? SEC chiefs battle for sport's top spot - CBSSports.com
Georgia coach Kirby Smart led Georgia to a 65-7 win over TCU on Monday night, and in the process, he became the first head coach to win back-to-back national titles since Nick Saban led Alabama to consecutive crowns in 2011-2012. Smart, who served on Saban's staff at Alabama from 2007-15 and topped his mentor in dramatic fashion in last season's national title game, is in the beginning stages of building a dynasty in Athens, Georgia.
Biden tries to stay focused on Mexico City summit after revelation that classified documents were found in his private office | CNN Politics
Fewer than a dozen classified documents were found at the office, another source told CNN. It is unclear what the documents pertain to or why they were taken to Biden’s private office. The classified materials included some top-secret files with the “sensitive compartmented information” designation, also known as SCI, which is used for highly sensitive information obtained from intelligence sources.
House Republicans use first vote to gut IRS funding boost - POLITICO
The legislation will certainly die in the Senate over staunch opposition from Democrats. But debate over the bill gives the GOP an opportunity to relitigate what the party views as one of the most unpopular provisions in Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act, which provided $80 billion in new funding to the IRS over 10 years to bolster a wide range of agency functions, including customer service, taxpayer assistance and criminal investigations.
House GOP to launch probe on coronavirus origin and federal response - The Washington Post
With new control of the House, the party is set to use its growing power and more prominent stage to launch investigations of the Biden administration.
House Republicans Set to Launch Probe into ‘Weaponization’ of FBI, Intel Agencies
The Republican-controlled House is set to vote this week on a resolution to form a Judiciary subcommittee on the “weaponization of the federal government,” including law-enforcement and national-security agencies.
A US federal agency is considering a ban on gas stoves | CNN Business
A December 2022 study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that indoor gas stove usage is associated with an increased risk of current asthma among children. The study found that almost 13% of current childhood asthma in the US is attributable to gas stove use.