Roundup: Meek Mill Criminal Case Closed; Popeyes Out of Chicken Sandwiches; Leslie Jones Leaving SNL


Meek Mill is off probation, criminal case closed… Leslie Jones leaving SNL…  Incoming Harvard freshman deported after friends made social media posts critical of U.S.… Teen uses long lines at Popeyes to register people to vote... Coco Gauff conjures more magic in first U.S. Open appearance… Tropical Storm Dorian could be a hurricane by the time it reaches Florida… Air Force’s mysterious X-37B spacecraft sets new record for time in space…Oklahoma City news anchor apologizes for saying black co-anchor looked like a gorilla… Barr party plans raise red flags… Taylor Swift’s equality act push gets frosty response from Trump administration… Court approves banning atheists from reciting opening prayers at state legislature… Jeffrey Epstein complainants speak at hearing as judge weighs prosecution request… Owner of five Michigan marijuana dispensaries headed to federal prison

The Ringer Partners With Grand Central for Book Publishing Deal [Hollywood Reporter]

A Day in the Life of a Tree [New Yorker]

The Ringer’s Fantasy Football Hall of Fame [Ringer]

Meet Houston QB D’Eriq King [Bleacher Report]

NYT Editor Bret Stephens has ensured every reply to every tweet he ever sends will include a reference to bedbugs

Hurts to see Gronk like this more than I can express. But very glad he’s taking his own road.


Now everyone can lay off the workers!

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