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The Knicks hold one first-round draft pick right now (the eighth overall selection), but they need a lot of help. They haven't made the playoffs in the last four seasons and just finished 10 games out of the final spot in the Eastern Conference postseason this year. Therefore, this note from Ian Begley of ESPN.com should come as no surprise based on the comments by Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson : "Jackson added, though, that the Knicks will keep their options open, including possibly trading their pick. They have also discussed the option of acquiring another first-round pick through trade, according to sources. Some members of the organization like North Carolina's Justin Jackson, a projected late first-round pick." The Knicks have a frontcourt duo they can build around in Kristaps Porzingis and Wily Hernangomez, but the longer-term future at point guard, shooting guard and the wing is murkier.
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) said in an interview. “This, at the end of the day, has nothing to do with Donald Trump. It has to do with obstruction of justice.” Democratic Reps. Al Green of Texas, Maxine Waters of California and more than a dozen others are floating the possibility of impeachment as well. There also has been a clear shift in the GOP’s mood since the New York Times reported that Comey detailed his conversation with Trump in a memo. Three RepublicansReps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) and Walter Jones (N.C.) — have warned that the allegations against Trump could be grounds for impeachment. And House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) threatened to subpoena the Comey memo if it isnt willingly handed over by the administration, a move backed by Speaker Paul Ryan. Still, Democratic leaders are holding back from discussing impeachment despite mounting pressure from the left to force the issue.
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Although its hard to imagine it would take much time for Congress to subpoena the supposed Comey memo ― or much time to review it ― Ryan has given Trump extraordinary latitude and has found all sorts of creative ways to stand up for the president. That might be more difficult this time around, however. Some Republican lawmakers are already suggesting that this could be grounds for impeachment. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) told reporters Wednesday morning that, if the Comey allegation is true, it would be grounds for impeachment ― and that he trusts Comey a lot more than he trusts Trump. That may just be Justin Amash being Justin Amash. But if even one or two Republicans start signing on to Democratic petitions to impeach the president, it could make life more difficult for Republicans as a whole. Until Ryan signals there is a limit to what abuses hell accept from Trump, though, calls for more investigations should be taken with some doubt that those investigations will yield anything more.
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Don't be surprised to see a team in the mid-teens take a chance on him. Justin Jackson For the record, two Justin Jacksons participated in this year's NBA Draft Combine. You probably know at least one of them, that being Justin Jackson from North Carolina, the forward who led the Tar Heels to the national championship. The other Justin Jackson is from Maryland, and that's the player we are discussing here due to his 7'3 ¼" wingspan. Of course, that figure isn't unprecedented among NBA big men, but Jackson is a 6'7" forward. Jackson played his freshman season for the Terrapins and averaged 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Although his wingspan undoubtedly caught folks' attention, some analysts believe he should return to school. Fran Fraschilla and Jeff Goodman of ESPN thought Jackson, who has not hired an agent and can go back to Maryland, should stay in college.
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SCUNTHORPE Scorpions will look to sign a short-term replacement for injury victim Stefan Nielsen.Nielsen, who had only recently been drafted in to replace the injured Fritz Wallner, will be ruled out for a number of weeks after breaking his collar bone after a coming together with Justin Sedgmen during the Scorpions defeat to Ipswich.Scorpions team manager Dave Peet confirmed after the meeting that they would look to bring a short-term replacement for Nielsen. Stefan has definitely broken...
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FOX has announced the next two live musicals following the success of Grease Live ! First up is Rent , which Fox will put on in celebration of its 20th anniversary! OMG we can't believe it either! Then, during the holiday season -- up against rival NBC 's production of Bye Bye Birdie -- Fox will bring out the big guns, of the Red Ryder BB variety, with a live version of A Christmas Story The Musical ! Perez Reviews: A Christmas Story The Musical Benj Pasek and Justin Paul , who adapted the film into a musical back in 2012 (and went on to create the PHENOMENAL Dear Evan Hansen ), will write all new songs for the TV production! Marc Platt , who won an Emmy for producing the network's acclaimed version of Grease , will coproduce both shows. No dates have been announced yet, but expect casting announcements soon, especially on Rent . Are YOU stoked for Fox's next live musicals??
Voice Of America
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President Salva Kiir is appealing to South Sudanese to remain calm, saying there will be no outbreak of violence after he fired army chief General Paul Malong, who left the capital Tuesday night with a number of armed military officers. Kiir called a rare news conference Friday to speak publicly for the first time since firing Malong this week. The president faulted Malong for leaving Juba before he could officially swear in his successor, General James Ajongo, but insisted that changes in army leadership are normal. He also said he was mystified as to why Malong would be angered by his replacement. "I didn't talk to him this morning. I found that he was resting because yesterday, his blood pressure shot up very high because when I talked to him last, he was not in a good mood. He was in a fighting mood. I tried to calm him down, but he was rather wild," Kiir told reporters in the capital, Juba.
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General James Ajongo was sworn in Wednesday as the new SPLA army chief, a day after South Sudan President Salva Kiir fired his predecessor, General Paul Malong, with no explanation. Ajongo said he would work to implement the security arrangements stipulated in the 2015 peace agreement and strive to end the fighting. He also said he would address the increasing numbers of armed groups across South Sudan who are trying to topple Kiir's government. Amid tight security in and around the Presidential Palace, Ajongo was sworn in by South Sudan's chief justice in front of a small audience of government officials. Afterward, Ajongo told reporters he recognized that the conflict is South Sudan's biggest problem. "It is a difficult task, given the fact the country is actually in conflict by itself, but making use of our good human resources [of] my colleagues behind here, I believe that they are the right people who [are] posted in the right place.
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Garcia is coming off his first major victory at the Masters in April when he edged Justin Rose in a playoff. The 37-year-old Spaniard also won The Players Championship in 2008, beating Paul Goydos in a playoff then as well. McIlroy does not have the greatest history in the event, missing the cut three times (2009, 2010 and 2012) and skipping it altogether in 2011. Since then, the 28-year-old Irishman has finished eighth (2013), sixth (2014), eighth (2015) and 12th (2016).
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It was all peace and love. Interviews with dozens of key lawmakers, congressional staffers and administration officials for this story the past few weeks revealed how the pressure of an impatient White House — and fears of repercussions for not following through on campaign promisesfinally produced a bill backed by all corners of the GOP conference, from far-right libertarian Justin Amash (R-Mich.) to vulnerable swing-district Republican Darrell Issa (R-Calif). But while GOP leaders welcomed the White House’s assistance in trying to win over conservatives, the involvement of the president and administration this second go-round often rankled senior Republicans, who viewed it as counterproductive in many cases. For whatever flaws in the process, though, Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team managed to provide the right mix of pressure and reassurance to wobbly Republicans to get the measure through.
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Obama sent Congress a draft AUMF proposal in 2015 that went nowhere. A couple of senators introduced a bipartisan AUMF bill in 2015, which also went nowhere. The only thing left for concerned lawmakers to do, it seems, is to keep pressuring party leaders to take them seriously. They do have momentum for their cause, though. Fridays letter to Ryan is the largest bipartisan coalition yet demanding action on war authorization. It includes seven bipartisan members of the Armed Services Committee, nine bipartisan members of the Appropriations Committee and four bipartisan members of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Republicans on the letter include Reps. Tom Cole (Okla.), Thomas Massie (Okla.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Ted Yoho (Fla.) and Justin Amash (Mich.). Read the full letter here . -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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