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Ex-MLBer Loaiza faces minimum 10 years in cocaine case

“The 46-year-old made around $43.7 million in his major league career” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In his plea, Loaiza acknowledged having some 44 pounds of cocaine when he was arrested in February in Imperial Beach, near the border of Tijuana, Mexico, where he was born.Esteban Loaiza, a two-time All-Star in his 14-year major league career, faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of a life sentence after his guilty plea to cocaine possession with intent to distribute charges in San Diego on Friday.In his…

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Does the banning of Alex Jones signal a new era of big tech responsibility?

“At this very moment, the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is almost certainly sitting in front of a camera, shouting that he has been silenced” writes Julia Carrie Wong for theguardian.com. After Apple decided to stop distributing Jones’ podcasts on Sunday, the other powerful online distribution platforms swiftly followed suit.Facebook, Jones, his supporters and some civil libertarians attempted to invoke the distinctly American conception of free speech in defending Jones’ right to use private technology platforms, but such arguments fall apart under scrutiny. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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School-Security Companies Are Thriving in the Era of Mass Shootings

“He was sharing his message at the annual conference of the Security Industry Association, a trade group, whose attendees included Trump administration officials, legislators from both parties, security-company executives, and industry lobbyists” writes Mark Keierleber for theatlantic.com. Glacer urged people in the room to donate to SOS Parkland, a nonprofit that’s raising money to equip the city’s schools with additional security. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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Britain looks to growing Asian markets for post-Brexit era

“Fox was wrapping up a trip to the United States and Japan as Britain tries to launch negotiations on trade agreements with the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Asia for the post-Brexit era” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the 11 other countries have forged forward with it. He added: “As I’ve said often, in a trade war there are no victors, there are only casualties.”. He appeared pleased with the strong…

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Trade talk: Where the Padres reportedly stand 24 hours prior to the trade deadline

“This trade deadline has been one of the more active ones in recent memory, and there is nothing to say that these next 24 hours will be any different” writes Fox Sports San for foxsports.com. SAN DIEGO– With roughly 24 hours remaining until Tuesday’s 1 P.M. PT trade deadline, here is where the Padres reportedly stand… The Padres and Indians joined forces on July 19 for one of the biggest deals of the deadline to date.Due to the fact he is a rental, coming off thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, and has struggled…

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MLB trade news: Yankees trade Chasen Shreve to Cardinals

“The Yankees have traded left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve and right-handed pitcher Giovanny Gallegos to the Cardinals, New York announced Saturday” reports sportingnews.com. New York acquired reliever lefty Zach Britton from the Orioles in a trade this week, and with that acquisition, Shreve became somewhat expendable in the pen. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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