Bill To Overhaul Drug Sentences Faces Uncertain Fate; Senator Lashes Out At DOJ

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 16-5 to advance a bill that would ease mandatory minimum sentences for some drug criminals, but its prospects on the Senate floor are uncertain after opposition from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and at least one big law enforcement group. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act would put more power in the hands of individual federal judges and pave the way for about 3,000 federal inmates punished under old crack cocaine drug laws to ask courts for...

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Denzel Mahoney Joins the 1,000 Point Club

He’s only a sophomore, but Redhawk Denzel Mahoney has reached a major milestone last week, when he joined the SEMO Basketball 1,000 Point Club. A native of Oviedo, Florida, Mahoney surpassed the thousand-point mark last Thursday in a victory at Morehead State. In less than two seasons, he already ranks 21st in career points scored in SEMO Basketball history. Mahoney was recognized prior to tip-off in last night’s home game against Eastern Illinois, when he was presented a commemorative game...

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Five women were killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Russian Orthodox church in the restive Northern Caucasus region of Dagestan.

Russian news sources quoted a priest from the church in Kizlyar in western Dagestan as saying the attacker, described as a local man in his 20s, began firing on churchgoers as they were leaving following Sunday afternoon service.

Oxfam International says three members of a team it deployed to Haiti in 2010 who were investigated for sexual exploitation there threatened a key witness in the inquiry.

The U.K.-based aid group has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks after The Times of London reported that some of its staff working in the Caribbean country after a devastating earthquake had hired local prostitutes. Oxfam's senior official in Haiti at the time was among those implicated.

The U.S. women's ice hockey team dismantled Finland in their semifinals matchup at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Monday, scoring goals early and often and claiming a spot in the gold medal game.

The U.S. team scored two goals in each of the first two periods; a pair of scores came in less than one minute in the second period.

Gigi Marvin set the tone just minutes into the game, scoring on assists from Meghan Duggan and Amanda Pelkey. Near the end of the first period, Dani Cameranesi scored unassisted — the first of her two goals today.

He's emerged as a fan favorite, an athlete whose talent and personality shine through his skating – and whose sense of humor and humanity have been amplified by the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But Adam Rippon says he's not ready to move from the Olympic Athlete's Village and join NBC.

News that the TV network had offered Rippon a job emerged on Sunday here at the Pyeongchang Games. But one day later, Rippon says he was glad to be asked – but that he still has work to do, cheering for his teammates.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has hired a new lawyer – former St. Louis Judge Jack Garvey – to represent him in the investigation underway by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.

Gardner is looking into whether Greitens broke any laws during his admitted extramarital affair, which took place in 2015, more than a year before the governor was elected.

Garvey, who also is a former St. Louis alderman, confirmed Sunday to St. Louis Public Radio that he now represented the governor. Garvey said he was hired “late last week.” Garvey said he was not representing any members of the governor’s staff, some of whom apparently have been subpoenaed by Gardner’s office.

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Black Panther pounced on the weekend box office, breaking cultural barriers and earning the highest debut ever for a February film, with an estimated three-day domestic gross of $192 million, said Disney, Marvel's parent company.

The opening was the fifth highest-earning of any film, according to Disney. The only other movies that have brought in more are Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and The Avengers, according to The Associated Press.

President Trump spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort tweeting about the Russia investigation after a federal grand jury on Friday indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies in connection with what prosecutors describe as a covert Russian campaign to help Trump win the presidency.


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Left Of The Dial #547 - This One Time, On Bandcamp

There's a new release from Car Seat Headrest out, and a lot of people, myself included, had not heard the quirky wit of Will Toledo until he started putting out music on Matador. Turns out the guy is crazy prolific, and the Car Seat Headrest Bandcamp page is a treasure trove of brilliantly crafted, if a bit lo-fi, recordings. The new release from the band is a re-recording of the 2011 album Twin Fantasy . I went out and grabbed the original in anticipation for this release. I'd not seen a...

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Steve Bannon Sees #MeToo As An 'Existential Threat' To Trump, Journalist Says

Though six months have passed since Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist , he continues to follow the drama inside the Trump administration. Journalist Joshua Green says the right-wing provocateur is particularly attuned to the #MeToo movement , which he has dubbed "the matriarchy." Green notes that Bannon sees the movement as "an existential threat" not just to President Trump, but also to Republicans in Congress. "Bannon, despite his many flaws, is a very shrewd...

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