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KGB groomed Trump as an asset for 40 years, former Russian spy says

The book says Russian officials repeatedly helped Trump get through dire financial straits over the years, providing him with laundered money to support his businesses.

“Trump was the perfect target in a lot of ways: His vanity, narcissism made him a natural target to recruit. He was cultivated over a 40-year period, right up through his election,” Shvets told the Guardian.

NFL Team Preview: Dolphins are better in reality than for fantasy

We’re previewing every NFL team to get you ready for the 2021 season. Our analysts will tackle pressing fantasy questions and team win totals, in order from the squad with the least amount of fantasy relevancy all the way to the most talented team. Next up, the 27th-ranked Miami Dolphins.

Psychedelics: The scientific renaissance of mind-altering drugs | Sam Harris, Michael Pollan & more

There is a stigma surrounding psychedelic drugs that some scientists and researchers argue is undeserved. Several experiments over the past decades have shown that, when used correctly, drugs like psilocybin and LSD can have positive effects on the lives of those take them. How they work is not completely understood, but the empirical evidence shows promise in the fields of curbing depression, anxiety, obsession, and even addiction to other substances.

Third Wave Automation raises $40M to bring its autonomous forklifts to warehouses

Fresh off a strategic partnership with Toyota Industries Corporation to build an autonomous forklift, Third Wave Automation has snagged another $40 million from investors.

The California-based startup, which was founded in 2018, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Norwest Venture Partners, including participation from prior investors Innovation Endeavors and Eclipse, along with Toyota Ventures, according to a Form D filed with regulators. Matt Howard, general partner at Norwest Venture Partners, will join Third Wave’s board of directors.

U.S. refusal to defend lawmaker in Capitol riot a signal to Trump -experts

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department’s refusal to defend a Republican congressman accused in a civil lawsuit of helping to incite the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol could hamper former President Donald Trump’s legal defense in the same case, experts said.

The department late Tuesday told a federal judge it had declined a request by Representative Morris “Mo” Brooks to grant him immunity by covering him under the Westfall Act, which shields federal employees from being sued for their words or actions in the course of their employment.

Herbert, J. – LAC (QB)

Justin Herbert Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: What Herbert did in 2020 was miraculous. There’s no two ways about it. To be handed the starting job just one hour before the game in Week 2, then go on to break the rookie record for passing touchdowns (31) is ridiculous. Now, with that being said, he still finished as the QB9 last year while throwing 595 pass attempts, the fourth most in the legaue. Now that he’s got a defensive-minded head coach and a healthy defense, we could see the pass attempts dip a bit in 2021, which would certainly hurt his appeal. The Chargers did increase the talent on the offensive line, but also replaced Hunter Henry with Jared Cook, which is a certainly a downgrade. Herbert should still be a solid low-end QB1, but it’s tough to see him finishing as a top-five option in 2021. (
ADP: 1.07 — 7.02
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Born: March 10, 1998, Eugene, OR

No Evidence Clinton Sent ‘Nooses’ Email to Brazile

There is no evidence to support claims that Hillary Clinton sent fellow Democrat Donna Brazile a profane email in 2016, calling Donald Trump a “bastard” and saying “we’re all going to hang from nooses” if he wins the election.

Hamler, K.J. – Den (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for K.J. Hamler, WR, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: KJ Hamler caught a touchdown every 10 receptions as a rookie but really didn’t flash much until the end of the season. Fantasy managers are hoping for much more in his sophomore campaign. Primarily playing in the slot, Hamler caught just five passes for plays of 20-plus yards (two were catch-and-runs), not exactly what the world was hoping for from a guy with sub-4.3 speed. Not only should Hamler reprise his roles in the return game, but he should also be a fixture in three-receiver sets and have a handful of standout weeks. It’s only enough to make him worth drafting late in deeper formats and in leagues that reward special-teams yards, but Hamler will have some streaming appeal as a high-upside flex. Bank on finding him off waivers during the year. (

Darnold, S. – Car (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Sam Darnold, QB, Carolina Panthers (6/23) Advice: Sam Darnold was traded from the Jets to the Panthers this offseason, and hopefully the change of scenery will help him in Fantasy and reality. Darnold has struggled in three seasons as the starter for the Jets, and his best season was 2019 when he averaged just 17.4 Fantasy points per game. He’s coming off a season-low 11.8 Fantasy points per game in 2020, but hopefully getting improved weapons in Carolina (Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson and Terrace Marshall), along with better coaching, can help Darnold turn into a quality player. He’s still just a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback in all leagues, and he’s not worth drafting in one-quarterback formats. In two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, Darnold is worth a mid-round selection. (
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Trump’s Arizona rally proved his ability to damage the republic isn’t over

Donald Trump spoke at the third campaign-style rally of his post-presidency in Phoenix on Saturday night and was, well, completely himself: The nearly two-hour speech alternated between fantastical self-aggrandizement and falsehood-packed rants about his perceived political adversaries. He took aim at Hillary Clinton, Mitch McConnell, trans athletes, the Green New Deal — which he charmingly nicknamed “the Green New B——” and ludicrously claimed would result in the abolition of windows — Hunter Biden, China and many others.

Jacobs, J. – LV (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: Josh Jacobs is certainly a startable Fantasy running back, but the past 12 months haven’t been kind to him. He finished 14th among rushers in PPR points per game at 14.3, but actually scored at least that many points just five times in 15 games. He was more consistent in non-PPR formats, which shouldn’t be that surprising considering he averaged 2.2 catches a game in 2020. Jacobs was also a mess in short-yardage goal-line situations, scoring on just 5 of 16 tries from three yards or closer. Then this offseason, the Raiders let three capable offensive linemen go and spent decent salary-cap space on Kenyan Drake. He figures to keep Jacobs off the field in most passing situations and might even replace him in goal-to-go opportunities (Drake scored on 8 of 19 tries from three yards or closer last year). Point is, Jacobs shouldn’t be overvalued in Fantasy drafts, especially PPR formats. Late Round 3 is the spot to draft him in reception-based formats; early Round 3 is acceptable if catches do not count. (
ADP: 1.12 — 4.01
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Born: February 11, 1998, Tulsa, OK

Liko’s Tap & Table

I really love Liko’s. From the atmosphere to the food and drink, you really can’t go wrong here. Patio Brunch? Check! Sunset Cocktails? Check! French fries on the menu? Check! It has everything I’m looking for. I always thought Hawaii Kai needed more low-key spots to hang out and chill with a few drinks and food. They are definitely busy, but it’s never too difficult to get a spot.

Donald Trump spying allegations: more likely useful idiot than Putin’s agent

The question of Donald Trump’s relationship with the Kremlin has surfaced once again, this time in a new book by veteran US journalist Craig Unger. The book, American Kompromat, claims that the former US commander-in-chief was cultivated as a Russian intelligence asset for more than four decades.

It’s not the first time this has been reported. In 2017 the former Moscow correspondent for The Guardian Luke Harding published a book: Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win, which propounded roughly the same idea – that Trump had been courted for years after marrying his first wife, Ivana Zelnickova, a model from Czechoslovakia. And then there’s the Christopher Steele dossier, published in 2017 with its allegations of honey-trap blackmail and bizarre sexual practices. Although this came with a big “handle-with-care” caveat.

AOC and Ilhan Omar want to block Biden’s former chief of staff

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a “deficit hawk” and criticizing his past support for Social Security and Medicare cuts.

Woods, R. – LAR (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: Robert Woods’ past three seasons provide enough evidence that he’ll have a shot at very good stats now that Matthew Stafford will plug into the Rams offense. Routinely settling in as a middle-of-the pack No. 2 receiver in PPR, Woods has averaged at least 8.1 targets per game since 2018 and been the Rams’ leader or near-leader in air yards each year. Getting Stafford is a definite upgrade — Jared Goff became a liability thanks in part to an average completion depth in 2020 of just 4.9 yards. Stafford, meanwhile, has helped push at least one teammate into the top 12 in air yards in each of the past three years. He’s a far more aggressive downfield thrower, something the Rams figure to lean on. That’s good news for Woods. At worst, pencil him in as a No. 2 receiver who should average close to 15 PPR points per game (just as he’s done for the past three seasons), but keep in mind that the quarterback change could kick his stats up a notch. Round 4 isn’t too early to take Woods in PPR, whereas he shouldn’t get touched until early Round 5 in non-PPR. (
ADP: 2.12 — 5.08
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Born: April 10, 1992, Gardena, CA

Mitch McConnell retracts his demand that corporations ‘stay out of politics’ amid outrage over Georgia’s voting law

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday retracted his demand that corporations “stay out of politics,” with the exception of political donations, as major companies protest Georgia’s recently-passed voting rights restrictions.

“I didn’t say that very artfully yesterday,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters of his comments earlier this week. “They’re certainly entitled to be involved in politics.”

Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections that is overwhelming hospitals and dashing hopes for a quick economic recovery.

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