Man Pleads Guilty To Punching Senator (Charleston, WV) -- IN A CASE THAT REMINDS US ALL OF SOMETHING WE HAVE THOUGHT OF- IF WE FOLLOW POLITICS MUCH AT ALL: A June sentencing date is on the docket for a West Virginia man who beat up a state senator. Jonathan Porter of Holden entered a guilty plea this week to the assault, which left Richard Ojeda facing several surgeries for broken bones in his face. Ojeda was a Senate candidate at the time of last year's fight. Porter admitted in court he knocked him out with a punch. Ojeda is a Democrat and did win the office. Porter is likely going to spend time in prison.
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2016, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos [[ BAY-zohss ]] made six-billion dollars in about 20 minutes after its shares jumped ten-percent in after-hours trading. (THE EDC and NBEDZ immediately took credit until they realized the money was coming from them!)
2016, The LA Rams selected Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the number-one overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In one of the most bizarre situations in draft history, once-projected top-overall pick Laremy Tunsil fell to the Dolphins at 13 after a video of the Ole Miss offensive lineman smoking marijuana surfaced on his Twitter account minutes before the draft.
1967, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused induction into Army. He was later stripped of his WBA and WBC crowns as a result of his actions.
1961, the National Football League selected Canton, Ohio, as the site of the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame.