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Mystics to pay Delle Donne, but concerns remain

2:24 PM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.On a day when Washington's Elena Delle Donne questioned whether her status as reigning WNBA MVP had impacted her being denied a medical exemption this season, the Mystics also announced that she was on the roster and would be paid her salary even if she did not end up playing. Because of the effects of Lyme disease on her immune system, Delle Donne, 30, had been anticipating a medical exemption -- which guarantees players full salary if they are deemed high risk regarding the potential impact of the coronavirus. She spoke on SportsCenter on Wednesday after also writing...

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Ontario’s police watchdog called in after man, 73, fatally shot following dispute over wearing mask in store | CBC News

Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after officers fatally shot a 73-year-old man in Haliburton County on Wednesday morning.  The man had refused to wear a mask and assaulted a grocery store employee before driving away, provincial police say.Police were called to a Valu-Mart in Minden, Ont., just after 8 a.m., OPP Sgt. Jason Folz said.  Officers tried to stop the suspect's car, but they refrained "in the interest of public safety" before doing a follow-up investigation, Folz said. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said the man drove away, and an officer saw the car and started following it for a short while. Based on the licence plate, officers made their way to a home on Indian Point Road, the SIU said. 2 officers fire guns, says SIU Outside the home there was an ...

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Buffalo Project calls for new deal for Alberta, Saskatchewan | CBC News

A political action group is calling on the premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan to forge a new deal with the federal government.  In an open letter to premiers Jason Kenney and Scott Moe, the Buffalo Project urges the provinces to increase their sovereignty over immigration, trade, transportation corridors and taxation.It closely mirrors the recommendations of Alberta's Fair Deal panel, a recent effort by the province to reassess its relationship with Ottawa, though with much more aggressive timelines. The Buffalo Project, not to be confused with the Buffalo Declaration, outlines five of the "most important initial steps" in the letter, published Wednesday.  It calls for the creation of a "fair" formula for national transfers and recommends a referendum on equalization be held by the ...

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Vancouver businessman David Sidoo sentenced to 3 months in prison in college admissions scandal | CBC News

David Sidoo, a Vancouver businessman and philanthropist who pleaded guilty in the U.S. college admissions scandal, was sentenced to three months in prison on Wednesday in a Boston courtroom.  Sidoo lowered his head into his hands and cried as U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton chided him for his actions. Sidoo told the judge he's "deeply ashamed." "I make no excuses. I broke the law. I pled guilty to a crime and now I must pay for my actions," he said. The former UBC and CFL football player was found to have paid $200,000 US to have a professional test-writer use false credentials to impersonate his two sons to write their SATs. The same person also flew to Vancouver to write a B.C. high school graduation exam for one of the sons. According to the prosecution, Sidoo also worked wi...

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Biden, Obama, tech moguls’ Twitter accounts hacked in apparent bitcoin scam | CBC News

A series of high-profile Twitter accounts were hijacked on Wednesday, with some of the platform's top voices — including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality television show star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. president Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, and rapper Kanye West, among many others — used to solicit digital currency. Nearly two hours after the first wave of hacks, the cause of the breach had not yet been made public. In a sign of the seriousness of the problem, Twitter took the extraordinary step of preventing at least some verified accounts from publishing messages altogether.It was not clear whether all verified users were affected but, if they were, it would have had a huge impact on the platform and its users. Verified users include celebrities, journalists and...

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Megan Thee Stallion says she ‘suffered gunshot wounds’ and police drove her to hospital | CBC News

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Wednesday that she was shot multiple times on Sunday but expects to fully recover. "I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me," the 25-year-old Texan, whose legal name is Megan Pete, wrote in an Instagram post, without saying who shot her or why."I'm incredibly grateful to be alive and that I'm expected to make a full recovery." Los Angeles police had no immediate comment on the incident in the Hollywood Hills early Sunday. But Officer Jeff Lee confirmed that rapper Tory Lanez, who was with Pete that evening, was arrested on a concealed weapons charge. Lee said the Instagram post has been pointed out to the detectives in the case and they're looking into it. Lanez w...

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24th-ranked Moussa Cisse commits to Memphis

Moussa Cisse, the No. 24 prospect in the ESPN Class of 2020, has committed to play for the Memphis Tigers, he told ESPN on Wednesday. "Coach Penny Hardaway is a legend and can help me develop my game and take it to the next level," Cisse told ESPN. "He has a lot of influence in the league. I've been in Memphis for a year now and everyone is telling me to stay. With all this stuff we're facing with the pandemic, I didn't get to go visit any other schools except Florida State. I'm getting a lot of love from the fans." Cisse picked Memphis over scholarship offers from Kentucky, LSU, Florida State, Georgia and Georgetown. He was originally scheduled to commit in early June but decided to push back his decision out of respect to the Black Lives Matter movement. "I was given a chance to com...

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discharged from hospital | CBC News

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a Baltimore hospital after being treated for a possible infection, a spokesperson for the court said on Wednesday. Ginsburg, 87, returned home and is "doing well," spokesperson Kathy Arberg said in a statement. Ginsburg underwent a procedure at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Tuesday to clean a bile duct stent that was inserted last August, the court said.Ginsburg was initially examined at a hospital in Washington on Monday night after experiencing fever and chills, according to the court. The health of Ginsburg, the court's senior liberal member, is closely watched because a Supreme Court vacancy could give Republican President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint a third justice to the nine-member court and move it fu...

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Texans WR Stills arrested at Louisville protest

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills was arrested Tuesday in Louisville and faces a felony charge after participating in a protest at the home of Kentucky's attorney general. Stills, 28, was booked at 11:36 p.m. local time and charged with intimidating a participant in the legal process, a felony, according to the Louisville jail's booking log. Stills tweeted a photo of his mugshot."Good trouble" with my brothers and sisters- organized by @untilfreedom. Arrested for peacefully protesting. While Breonnas Taylor's murderers are still out on the street.#ArrestTheCops #JusticeForBreonna#BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/GmJUjl7Ezv— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) July 15, 2020 Stills also was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. Stills was one of 87 people arrest...

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David Sidoo sentenced to 3 months in prison in college admissions scandal | CBC News

Breaking update — July 15,2020:  David Sidoo, the Vancouver businessman and philanthropist who pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal was sentenced to three months in prison Tuesday in a Boston courtroom.  Sidoo lowered his head into his hands and cried as U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton chided him for his actions.Sidoo told the judge he's "deeply ashamed." "I make no excuses. I broke the law. I pled guilty to a crime and now I must pay for my actions," he said. Earlier story below. Sidoo was found to have paid $200,000 U.S. to have a professional test writer impersonated his two sons  to write their SATs. The same person also flew to Vancouver to write a B.C. high school graduation exam for one of the sons. According to the prosecution, Sidoo also worked with the sch...

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