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Baseless Claim Turns Fake IDs Story into Voter Fraud Tale

A claim being shared on Facebook distorts the facts about fake IDs seized in a Chicago airport this year, baselessly claiming the phony IDs were tied to names “ALL Registered to Vote” as Democrats. Federal authorities announced no connection to a voter fraud scheme, and those making the claim offer no evidence.

Jefferson, J. – Min (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings (6/23) Advice: All Jefferson did in his first year was produce one of the greatest rookie seasons of all time in one of the most efficient manners imaginable. While that does scream regression, his talent and production also scream No. 1 receiver you should draft in Round 2 or Round 3. What makes Jefferson’s rookie numbers even more impressive is that he only had six catches for 72 yards in his first two games combined. Over the next 14 weeks he averaged 5.9 catches and 95 yards per week. While he can’t maintain his 11.2 yards per target from 2020, he could maintain the 26% target share he enjoyed in those final 14 weeks. Even with the regression, any kind of increase in pass volume for the Vikings would make Jefferson a threat to Davante Adams as the No. 1 wide receiver in Fantasy. In Dynasty, he’s already a threat as a Tier 1 receiver worth a first-round pick in a Dynasty startup. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.10 — 4.01
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Born: June 16, 1999, Saint Rose, LA

Packers reportedly agree to trade for Randall Cobb, fulfilling Aaron Rodgers’ request; Cobb tweets approval

The Green Bay Packers are completing a trade with the Houston Texans to acquire wide receiver Randall Cobb, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, fulfilling the request of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. This deal will become official once Rodgers’ revamped contract is official so that everything fits under the salary cap. Trey Wingo reported that Rodgers returning to the team was dependent upon the acquisition of Cobb. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones confirmed Wingo’s report adding that Chicago’s trade of wide receiver Anthony Miller to Houston was essentially completed with an understanding of upcoming events.

2021 Fantasy Football RB Sleepers: Potential running back breakouts, draft steals

There’s no hotter commodity in a fantasy football draft than a running back sleeper. Everyone wants to round out their picks with two or three steals (often rookies) who will emerge at some point this year and take over. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of breakout candidates considering how common injuries are at this position. When you add in the potential for COVID-related absences again in 2021, you can expect a good chunk of the league to start multiple RBs at various points this season. Any backup can have value if they get 15-plus touches per game, so you need to know more than just the top-75 RB rankings your backs’ immediate handcuffs — you damn near need to know every teams’ entire depth chart.

Trump Drives A Wedge Among Georgia Republicans, Risking A Larger GOP Split

Jeanne Bradley, a Republican voter from Hephzibah, Ga., is confused by the mixed messages she’s hearing about the election and about her state’s GOP leaders.

“We need to know more. You’re getting bits and pieces from all of the news media, and you don’t know what to believe anymore,” she said. “And it’s not just the news media. It’s people in general.”

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Bateman, Bal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: Rashod Bateman was the Ravens’ first selection in the 2021 draft and should instantly compete with Marquise Brown to be the team’s No. 1 receiver. Bateman’s best value is in Dynasty, where he’s a high upside bench receiver worth a rookie pick early in the second round. The Ravens’ low pass volume will make it tough for Bateman to contribute to your Fantasy team in 2021, but if he beats out Brown, he could be a boom-or-bust No. 3 receiver. Target him in the final rounds of your redraft league, but he’ll be one of the first players you drop if he remains behind Brown. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.08 — 15.10
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How The Gaza Violence Marked A Shift In The American Political Debate Over Israel

For decades, Democrats and Republicans alike have stood by Israel, almost unconditionally, insisting the country has a right to defend itself.

President Biden did that throughout the recent conflict as Hamas militants fired thousands of rockets into Israel. Now, Biden has pledged to help replenish Israel’s air defense system while promising humanitarian aid to Gaza, which was pounded by fierce Israeli airstrikes before a cease-fire took effect early Friday.

But this latest violence marked a shift in the American political debate over Israel. The criticism from the left was louder than in the past, with progressives pressuring Biden to speak up forcefully in support of Palestinians, who saw a far greater civilian death toll in recent days.

Trump’s Repeated False Attacks on Mail-In Ballots

The president repeatedly sows doubt about mail-in voting, echoing what intelligence officials have said is a Russian strategy to undermine public trust in the election. We review his statements this month and recap our stories on his false, misleading and unsupported claims.

In Germany, QAnon and racism are fueling the far right. Sound familiar?

Conspiracy theories and racism aren’t just coloring U.S. politics. In Germany, they’ve moved from the fringe to a political platform. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has found the way. Producer Parjanya Christian Holtz travels across Germany to see how QAnon and anti-immigration sentiments are energizing what has become the biggest opposition party in parliament.

The Mad Dad Fighting Critical Race Theory Is Actually a GOP Strategist

It might not be a coincidence that Loudoun County, Virginia, has become the epicenter of the debate over “critical race theory” in schools: One of the parents leading the fight isn’t just some mad dad—he’s a top national Republican operative. And Virginia just happens to be hosting 2021’s most important election.

Trump’s rough day hints at limits of his power over GOP

WASHINGTON — For someone his political party still can’t quit, Donald Trump sure had a rough day on Tuesday.

The House’s Jan. 6 committee heard testimony from the Capitol police who fought with rioters on that day, with excommunicated Republican Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Il., taking starring roles on the committee.

Notably, Trump didn’t comment on yesterday’s testimony (but he did fire off statements on masks, crime and the Ohio-15 special election).

Trump a KGB Asset for 40 Years? A New Book Claims Trump was Putin’s Puppet

Trump’s years in the White House have produced many books written by renowned American journalists ready to demonstrate the tycoon’s collusion with Russia. This week, American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery by Craig Unger, has joined these ranks, promising to reveal the ex-President’s relations with the KGB.

To get to the bottom of the spy story Unger draws on the account of Yuri Shvets, an ex-Major of the KGB working undercover as a Tass Agency correspondent in Washington D.C. in the 1980s.

Viral Image Shows Outdated Claims About Detroit Voter Rolls

Facebook users are sharing a meme that alleges a host of inaccuracies in Detroit’s voter rolls in the context of the 2020 election. But the claims stem from a 2019 lawsuit that was withdrawn after the group that filed it said the city had taken action on the issues.

Ryan, M. – Atl (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons (6/23) Advice: The Jekyll and Hyde Fantasy career for Matt Ryan continued with a downer in 2020, and given the state of the position (with a lean toward QBs who can also provide value on the ground), Ryan is mostly an afterthought in one-QB drafts. It’s even possible to grab him in the double-digit rounds; the addition of Arthur Smith as head coach will only further deflate his ADP. Although Smith was run-heavy calling plays for the Titans, the Falcons are missing two key components that make a run-heavy approach possible: a defense that provides the game script necessary, and a runner as effective as Derrick Henry. Ryan is a late-round QB target who could provide top-five QB play as he’s done before playing behind what could be his best offensive line since Atlanta’s Super Bowl appearance with arguably the best receiving options in the NFL in Calvin Ridley, Julio Jones and now Kyle Pitts. (CBSSports.com)
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Brown, A. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Antonio Brown, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: Brown finally returned to NFL action in 2020 by joining Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Although at times he flashed what made him so unstoppable with Pittsburgh (the ability to create separation at all three levels with explosive after-the-catch ability), he put it all together in just one game. Brown was efficient in the red zone and has been at his most efficient there (small sample size) with Brady. Although the path to volume in Tampa seems blocked, talent and rapport can win out, making Brown a plus late-round flier. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 12.04
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Born: July 10, 1988, Miami, FL

Edwards, G. – Bal (RB)

Ravens placed RB Gus Edwards on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (7/27)
Advice: COVID positive and not just a close contact, Edwards will be required to miss the first 10 days of training camp. He can participate in virtual meetings, and will still be back in action a week before the Ravens’ first preseason game. Players’ return timelines were all over the map in 2020, but there does not seem to be much concern that Edwards will miss more than the required amount of time. Although the Ravens are going to employ a two-back approach regardless, Edwards’ absence will give ascendant second-year pro J.K. Dobbins more than a week to show off his ability in every phase of the running game. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)
ADP: 7.07 — 11.05
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Born: April 13, 1995, Monrovia, Liberia

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