Elite Boies law firm approved for up to $10 million in PPP aid

By Caroline Spiezio (Reuters) – An elite law firm founded by trial lawyer David Boies was approved for up to $10 million in federal aid under a loan program designed to help struggling businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday by the Small Business Administration. Boies Schiller Flexner, a top U.S. law […]

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CNN speaks to only Hong Konger on committee that drafted controversial law

China’s National People’s Congress standing committee is the elite legislative body that drafted, reviewed and fast-tracked the Hong Kong national security law behind closed doors. There’s only one delegate from Hong Kong on the committee. CNN’s Will Ripley speaks to Tam Yiu-chung. #CNN #News

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New Chicago-based league attracts softball’s best, gives power to players

Softball player Victoria Hayward is one of the 56 elite players signed to suit up when Athletes Unlimited launches the first of its professional women’s sports leagues. | Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP “It’s really about the best players in the world, getting together being able to showcase their abilities, work with people they […]

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This day in sports: Giants slugger Willie McCovey hits 500th home run

Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants joined one of baseball’s elite groups on this date in 1978 when he hit his 500th home run in the first game of a doubleheader against the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. McCovey, who was in his 20th big league season, connected against left-hander Jamie Easterly in the […]

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U.S. Commandos at Risk for Suicide: Is the Military Doing Enough?

He was one of the most elite military men in America, but his service in the Special Operations forces (S.O.F.) had taken a heavy toll. “The job I love and have committed my whole being to is creating my suicidal condition, but I’d rather die than admit to having trouble and being removed from my […]

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In a German Tech Giant’s Fall, Charges of Lies, Spies and Missing Billions

In the elite corridors of corporate Germany, Markus Braun had become a legend. A little-known entrepreneur until just a few years ago, Mr. Braun had forged an obscure Bavarian company called Wirecard into a German tech icon, winning a coveted spot on the benchmark DAX stock index. Wirecard provided the invisible financial plumbing that, with […]

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Sheriff: Air Force sergeant ‘very intent’ on killing police

An Air Force sergeant and leader in an elite military security force was armed with homemade bombs, an AR-15 rifle and other weapons and had a desire to harm police when he launched a deadly attack on unsuspecting officers, a Northern California sheriff said Monday. Gunfire and explosives rained down from a hillside Saturday afternoon […]

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California sheriff: Gunman ‘very intent’ on killing police

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — An Air Force sergeant and leader in an elite military security force was armed with homemade bombs, an AR-15 rifle and other weapons and had a desire to harm police when he launched a deadly attack on unsuspecting officers, a Northern California sheriff said Monday. Gunfire and explosives rained down from […]

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Galaxy permanently shut down elite girls’ soccer academy, leaving players scrambling

The Galaxy have permanently shuttered their elite girls’ soccer academy, leaving more than 80 girls looking for new places to play. The decision to close the first girls’ academy to be fully funded by an MLS team was made two weeks after the U.S. Soccer Federation ended its support of the nationwide boys’ and girls’ […]

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Charles Barkley snubs Kobe Bryant, LeBron James in top 5 NBA players list

Charles Barkley isn’t putting LeBron James and Kobe Bryant into the elite of the elite in NBA history. The Hall of Famer left the two modern-era stars out of his top 5 NBA players of all-time when asked what his list would be during an appearance on Kentucky coach John Calipari’s “Coffee with Cal” show […]

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Jalen Green opts for G League in another blow to NCAA route

The trend of elite prospects passing on college is continuing, and perhaps a new route is now even more enticing. Consensus top-three prospect Jalen Green out of Prolific Prep (Calif.) announced his decision to sign with G League, the NBA’s minor league body, on Thursday, three days after Michigan signee Isaiah Todd announced he was […]

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Crisis in The Sahel Becoming France’s Forever War

AWAGATE FOREST, MALI — For two days, dozens of armored vehicles carrying 180 elite soldiers with the French Foreign Legion lumbered over West Africa’s scrubby savanna to reach a suspected hide-out for Islamist militants. Finally, by a thicket of acacia trees, the legionnaires spotted a turbaned suspect in flip-flops, carrying an AK-47, who set off […]

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How Chris Jericho helped rising AEW star Darby Allin embrace his true self

Darby Allin never wanted to be the skateboarding wrestler. The All Elite Wrestling star resisted it at first because of pro wrestling’s unfriendly history with the skateboarder gimmick, including the late-80’s Dynamic Dudes tag team in WCW that carried boards to the ring but couldn’t ride them. Skateboarding is not a joke to Allin. It’s […]

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Matt Hardy joins AEW, Luke Harper revealed as Exalted One

Matt Hardy has joined All Elite Wrestling. He’s just not the Dark Order’s Exalted One. Hardy’s debut closed an “AEW Dynamite” on Wednesday night, when former WWE superstar Brodie Lee (Luke Harper) was earlier revealed as the Exalted One. Both had been rumored for months to be joining the promotion. Hardy, 45, appeared as his […]

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Soccer: English Premier League suspended due to coronavirus

By Simon Evans (Reuters) – All elite soccer matches in England, including the Premier League, Football League (EFL) and Women’s Super League (WSL), were suspended until April 4 on Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic, English soccer’s governing bodies said. “Following a meeting of shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League […]

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Iraq’s ‘high-threat’ terrain made recovery of US service members’ remains a 6-hour ordeal: report

The two elite Marine Raiders killed in Iraq on Sunday were among the best members of their regiment, according to someone who served with them. “These guys were natural-born leaders,” the fellow Marine Raider, who requested anonymity, told The Washington Post. “These guys were natural-born leaders.” — Fellow member of U.S. Marine Raiders But the […]

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AEW villain MJF flips off 7-year-old fan: ‘F–k them kids’

You get what you bargain for with MJF. The All Elite Wrestling heel named Maxwell Jacob Friedman lived up to his reputation by flipping off a seven-year-old fan at a Chicago meet-and-greet event last weekend. Tom Gilmartin brought his son to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, and when the child stepped up to meet […]

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