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Bill Belichick’s Ideal Patriots Offseason Faces a Huge Looming Hurdle

The New England Patriots are venturing into another offseason with questions surrounding their quarterback situation. There remains plenty of mystery concerning what will unfold in the coming weeks. However, Bill Belichick does hold a preferred route with the matter that may have a substantial hurdle in the way. Patriots go through Cam Newton experience RELATED: Cam Newton Leaves the Door Open to a Scary Scenario for Patriots Fans In the first time in two decades, Bill Belichick and the Patriots experienced their first season without Tom Brady. The pathway led them toward going through a one-year experimental run with Cam Newton. The franchise hoped that the change of scenery in their offensive system would reinvigorate Newton’s career, but the situation didn’t unfold in that

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends decision to leave Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire on the bench in Manchester United’s draw vs Crystal Palace

Amad Diallo was left on the bench as Manchester United drew with Crystal Palace(AP)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended his decision to leave Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire on the bench during Manchester United’s goalless draw with Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening. United are now left 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City following their drab stalemate at Selhurst Park. Solskjaer’s side were struggling to create clear-cut chances against Palace but the United manager opted to make only two substitutions in the second half as he brought on Scott McTominay for Fred and Dan James for Edinson Cavani. When asked why he did not bring on either Shoretire or Diallo, Solskjaer said after the game: ‘We had Marcus out there, Mason out there, Bruno out there, Scotty came ...

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Former Heisman Winner Ricky Williams First Began Smoking Weed Because of a Heartbreak He Suffered at the Hands of His Ex-Girlfriend

Former Texas star Ricky Williams had an interesting football career. He was a superstar college football player and then found success in the NFL but didn’t quite live up to expectations in the pros. One thing that kept him off the field in the NFL was his repeated failed drug tests, but he has since made a business out of his marijuana passion. So, how did Ricky Williams get introduced to marijuana? Apparently, it has everything to do with an ex-girlfriend that broke his heart. Ricky Williams has made his love for marijuana clear RELATED: Ricky Williams Missed out on an Extra $200,000 After His Football Career Ricky Williams was a star in college but could not stay on the field in the NFL. According to Sports Illustrated, the NFL suspended Williams multiple times for marijuana

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‘Ninjababy’ Review: A Raunchy and Warm-Hearted Gender-Swapped Spin on ‘Knocked Up’

It’s Rakel’s (Kristine Kujath Thorp) best friend and roommate Ingrid (Tora Christine Dietrichson) who first notices that something is amiss. Rakel is suddenly ravenous for fruit juice, averse to anything smelly, and she’s definitely gained some weight (mostly, Ingrid notes, in her boobs, which doesn’t seem so bad to Rakel). The twentysomething Norwegian pals like to have their fun, but Rakel seems particularly wild — an opening animation that maps out the girls’ apartment points to Ingrid’s pin-neat bedroom, compared to Rakel’s “trash-o-rama” room — but who cares? Rakel might be a little spacey and immature, but she’s only in charge of herself.  …Right? By the time Rakel wises up to the reason behind her weight gain and weird cravings in Yngvild Sve Flikke’s wonderfully funny and warm “Nin

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Backup catchers Mercedes, Collins shine in White Sox loss

Luis Robert got around on this pitch from Wade Davis and lined it into the left field corner for a double. (Daryl Van Schouwen)Mercedes has good day behind plate and at bat, Collins homers in Sox loss to Royals Royals 6, Sox 5 (6) Catchers shine Catcher Yermin Mercedes is doing what he can to soften his reputation as an offensive catcher. Mercedes threw out Michael Taylor — with an assist from Danny Mendick on a Javy Baez like tag — trying to steal and made a sliding catch of a foul pop-up near the first base coach’s box. Mercedes also had an RBI single and lined into an inning-ending double play (Eloy Jimenez was caught off second). And he was charged with an error for hitting Taylor at first on pickoff attempt, allowing a run. Catcher Zack Collins, getting at-bats as a DH, lined a homer...

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House on the cusp of passing landmark voting right, ethics bill

By Brian Slodysko and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press Washington — House Democrats are poised to pass a sweeping elections and ethics bill, offering it up as a powerful counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country. House Resolution 1, which touches on virtually every aspect of the electoral process, would restrict partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, strike down hurdles to voting and bring transparency to a murky campaign finance system that allows wealthy donors to anonymously bankroll political causes. This bill “will put a stop at the voter suppression that we’re seeing debated right now,” said Rep. Nikema Williams, a new congresswoman who represents the Georgia district that deceased voting rights champion

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Marcus Rashford clashes with Harry Maguire during Manchester United’s draw with Crystal Palace

Marcus Rashford was involved in a row with Harry Maguire in Manchester United’s draw with Crystal Palace (TPI/REX)Marcus Rashford told Harry Maguire to ‘shut the f*** up’ during a row in Manchester United’s goalless draw with Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side laboured to a drab stalemate at Selhurst Park and are now 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. Tensions between United’s players were evident during the second half as Solskjaer’s side struggled to create clear-cut chances against Palace. And in the 69th minute, Rashford lost his temper with Maguire after the United captain criticised him for his failure to stay onside during an attacking move. Maguire, who had headed the ball forward, told Rashford to ‘f***ing stay onsi...

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Former Rep. Katie Hill, ex-husband hope to settle restraining order spat

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for former Rep. Katie Hill and her ex-husband told a Los Angeles judge Wednesday, March 3, they remain hopeful of settling her allegations of harassment and years of abuse, but they still asked that the groundwork be laid for a possible trial of whether Hill’s stay-away order should be extended. The attorneys for Hill and Kenneth Heslep said that if the case is tried, it will likely take four to five days. In response, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lawrence Riff ordered both sides to prepare lists of witnesses and exhibits they would use during the trial and submit them a week in advance of April 8, when a trial-setting hearing is scheduled. “I want a better sense of why it would take so long,” Riff said Related links Former Rep. Katie Hill sues ex-husband, Daily

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SUV in crash where 13 died came through hole in border fence

By ELLIOT SPAGAT | Associated Press HOLTVILLE, Calif. — Thirteen people killed in one of the deadliest crashes involving migrants sneaking into the U.S. had entered California through a hole cut into the border fence with Mexico in what was believed to be a larger smuggling operation, officials said Wednesday. Surveillance video showed a Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Suburban drive through the opening early Tuesday, said Gregory Bovino, the Border Patrol’s El Centro sector chief. The Suburban carried 19 people, and it caught fire for unknown reasons on a nearby interstate after entering the U.S. All escaped the vehicle and were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents. The Expedition crammed with 25 people continued on, and a tractor-trailer struck it a short time later. Ten of the 13 ki

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Jay-Z rakes it in as Armand de Brignac champagne deal valued at $630 million

Jay-Z recently struck up a deal with Moët Hennessy (Picture: Getty)Jay-Z seems to have struck gold with his recent deal on his champagne Armand de Brignac, with it being valued at $630 million (£451 million). Last month, the rapper made a deal with Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of luxury goods giant LVMH, with the company buying a 50% stake. According to Forbes, the deal valued the brand, Armand de Brignac [Ace of Spades], at about $630 million, with it landing him a cash payment of about $300 million (£214 million). The details have not been made public, but Jay-Z previously said he was ‘proud’ to welcome Moët Hennessy on board. Convinced the partnership will boost the ‘commercial power’ of his own champagne label, produced in France, the 51-year-old said in ...

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‘Moxie’ Review: Amy Poehler Introduces Feminist Thinking to a Generation That Might Not Need It

Blame suburban life: Former riot grrl Lisa (Amy Poehler) has mellowed since her days as a patriarchy-smashing punk-rock princess. She’s raised her only child, the sweet-natured Vivian (Hadley Robinson), on a steady diet of Bikini Kill lyrics and feminist bon mots, but Viv has never felt the call to tear down the status quo. That’s about to change. When the earnest “Moxie” — which Poehler also directed — opens, unassuming Vivian is stuck in a terrible nightmare, trapped in the woods, terrified, running, and literally unable to use her own voice to save herself. It’s not exactly a subtle experience, but then again, neither is high school, and it seems telling that Viv’s nightmare unfolds the night before she head back to Rockport High School for her junior year. Rockport High, like many an o

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New owner plans to replace Sloan’s Lake Church with 10 single-family homes

The days are numbered for a 70-year-old church in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood. Denver-based homebuilder Blvdway Communities paid $3.35 million last month for the former Sloan’s Lake Church building at 2796 N. Utica St., according to public records. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brian Cartwright told BusinessDen that the company plans to demolish the church and build 10 detached single-family homes. The company paid $46 a square foot for the 1.67-acre lot, which is a block north of Sloan’s Lake Park. “As a builder, we have specialized in some of these infill locations,” he said. The homes will likely list for between $1.5 million and $2.2 million, Cartwright said. They are being designed by Woodley Architecture Group, which has offices in Littleton and California. The project will

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The 8 best Airbnbs in Washington, DC, from Dupont Circle to Capitol Hill

  Summary List Placement Visitors flock to DC for its history, iconic landmarks, top-notch restaurants, and world-class museums. Airbnbs are a safer option than hotels, and range from Victorian rowhouses to penthouses with views.  We rounded up the best Airbnbs in Washington, DC, ranging from $98 to $500 per night. There's far more to Washington, DC than politics and the National Mall. Whether you're in town to see the iconic landmarks, experience thousands of cherry blossom trees achieve peak bloom, explore the historic sights of DC's Black Broadway (now the U Street corridor), dine at one of the city's many Michelin-starred restaurants, or enjoy the world-class museums, the nation's capital has something to suit a wide range of traveler interests. And from the historic façades of Capit

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The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving to be crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths

Summary List PlacementFor coronavirus vaccines, the good news keeps on coming. Scientists tracking the performance of shots from Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca are finding that they're working well to protect people from COVID-19, living up to the results the vaccines delivered in human trials. Plus, even as the vaccines have been given to millions, no unexpected safety problems have cropped up. That's good because medicines can work differently in the real world than in experiments. Clinical trials simply estimate the efficacy of a drug — the real world is what actually matters. Recent research shows vaccinations benefiting a wide range of people, particularly those at high risk of serious disease. Even with the good news, it could take years for vaccines to reach enough of the world...

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