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NBA Turns to Freshmen in Draft - Wall Street Journal

By germanifa01 - June 27th, 2008, 11:25, Category: General

Draft Day, as usual, brought hope, lots of trades and questions for the NBA. The Chicago Bulls took Memphis’s Derrick Rose with the No. 1 pick, followed by the Miami Heat taking Kansas State’s Michael Beasley and the Minnesota Timberwolves taking USC’s O.J. Mayo, making the top three picks

Oil hits record above $142 - CNN Money
NEW YORK ( -- Oil prices touched a record high above $142 a barrel Friday, before easing a bit, as traders expect the dollar to remain weak and tense geopolitical situations continue to raise concerns about supply disruptions. At 12:09 p.m. ET, light, sweet crude was up 70 cents to $140

On Guns, the Court Gets It Right - Washington Post
Few landmark Supreme Court rulings have been so widely predicted as yesterday's decision striking down the District of Columbia's ban on handguns. The mere fact that the court agreed to hear the case was a pretty good indication that the justices were itching to make some kind of big statement about

Scruggs gets 5 years in prison in bribery scheme - Newsday
OXFORD, Miss. - Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, the attorney who built his career by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge. U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Jr. called Scruggs' conduct "reprehensible" and fined him

Top-ranked Ivanovic shocked by Zheng; Federer, Serena advance - CNN Sports Illustrated
Zheng Jie entered her match against Ivanovic with a No. 133 ranking Federer's next opponent will be Lleyton Hewitt, who won Wimbledon in 2002 Serena Williams dispatched 2006 winner Amelie Mauresmo 7-6 (5), 6-1 WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic was knocked out in the third round of