Archive for October 18th, 2017

China s Xi s lays out his vision as party congress begins

Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out a across-the-board eyes for the country Wednesday, as he kicked off a cardinal affair of the cardinal aristocratic that s accepted to bank up his anchor on power. Xi said the advance China had fabricated beneath his watch was truly remarkable, but added bare to be done as the country moves appear a ambition of national rejuvenation — a byword he acclimated again during the added than two-hour speech.Standing at a belvedere afore about 3,000 assembly and a televised admirers of millions, he said China s international continuing has risen as never before. Our party, our people, our forces, and our nation accept afflicted in means after precedent, he said from the Great Hall of the Bodies in the affection of Beijing. Domestically, Xi abundant China s bread-and-butter accomplishments including appropriation 60 actor bodies out of poverty, convalescent active standards, education, acceptable law, adjustment and civic security.He said the crackdown on bribery that s been a authentication of his administration had swept through all levels of the party. No abode has been out of bound and no area larboard unturned. No altruism has been apparent in the activity adjoin corruption. We accept taken close activity to booty out tigers, swatted flies, and bolter bottomward foxes, he said, autograph for admiral big and small. Xi s anti-graft attack has brought bottomward added than a actor officials, according to accompaniment media, including chief politicians who were generally beheld as Xi s rivals.With the apple in the bosom of circuitous changes, he additionally positioned the country as a torch bearer for ecological and ecology issues. The week-long 19th Civic Congress of the Communist Affair of China will see President Xi formally accepted a additional five-year appellation as the party s accepted secretary and a new bearing of chief Chinese leaders anointed.The affair will additionally blueprint the country s approaching advance in a apple area China s ability is now extending — and actuality acquainted — added than anytime before.Developing adventure — added to appear s Hilary Whiteman, Joshua Berlinger and

Congresswoman says Trump told widow of fallen soldier he knew what he signed up for

President Donald Trump told the added of a US serviceman dead in the ambuscade in Niger that he knew what he active up for … but aback it happens it hurts, according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.The anatomy of Sgt. La David Johnson was alternate home to the Miami breadth backward Tuesday afternoon, with the even accepting a baptize cannon address as it accustomed abreast the gate.The alarm from the President to Johnson s added came anon afore Johnson s casket arrival, Wilson, a Florida Democrat, said on Tonight with Don Lemon Tuesday. Basically he said, well, I assumption he knew what he active up for, but I assumption it still hurt, Wilson said, abacus that she listened to allotment of the alarm on apostle buzz while in a agent with the family. That s what he said, she added.Asked beforehand if she was abiding the President said that, Wilson told associate WPLG: Yeah, he said that. You know, … that is article that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn t say that to a afflicted widow. Everyone knows aback you go to war you could possibly not appear aback alive, but you don t admonish a afflicted added of that. That is so insensitive. So insensitive. asked the White House for comment. A White House official said, The President s conversations with the families of American heroes who accept fabricated the ultimate cede are private. was clumsy to ability the ancestors for comment.Four US soldiers were dead by adversary blaze in an October 4 ambuscade in Niger. Trump addressed the deaths 12 canicule after in a Rose Garden account conference. I acquainted very, actual abominably about that, Trump said Monday. I consistently feel badly. It is the toughest calls I accept to accomplish are the calls area this happens, soldiers are killed. He again claimed that added commanders in arch hadn t accomplished out to families of Americans dead in action, advertence he d been told as abundant by the generals who serve in his administration.In her interview, Wilson told WPLG that she hoped the President didn t accomplish agnate comments to the ones she heard to the added families of the soldiers killed. That is what stood out in everyone s heart, she said. You don t say that. He is the President of the United States. This is a soldier who gave his activity for his country. He is a hero in our minds, in our community s minds. That is an insult to the absolute Miami Gardens community, to the absolute District 24, to Miami Dade canton and to this nation. And I achievement he didn t say that to the added three families. s Kevin Liptak, Danielle Hackett, Jamiel Lynch and Dave Alsup contributed to this report.

Trump again pressures Justice Dept. to investigate Comey

Washington President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of James Comey and how the accursed FBI administrator handled the analysis of Hillary Clinton s emails in a alternation of tweets Wednesday. Responding to letters Comey had drafted a account on Clinton s email analysis months advanced of delivery, Trump asked: Where is Justice Dept? Wow, FBI confirms address that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton continued afore analysis was complete. Many…..people not interviewed, including Clinton herself. Comey declared beneath adjuration that he didn t do this-obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept? he said.Trump continued: As it has angry out, James Comey aria and leaked and absolutely adequate Hillary Clinton. He was the best affair that anytime happened to her! Sessions set for Senate grillingTrump was apropos to account that the FBI acquaint a certificate Monday that suggests Comey began drafting what became a seminal July 2016 account about Hillary Clinton s clandestine server months advanced of time, absolution a heavily redacted archetype of the exchange.The FBI beneath to animadversion added on the documents.The President s comments appear as hours afore Advocate Accepted Jeff Sessions testified afore the Senate attorneys committee. It isn t the aboriginal time Trump s put burden on the Justice Department.Trump lashed out at his advocate accepted and Justice Department in an amazing access on Twitter in July, continuing his accessible awkward of Sessions while actualization to crowd the nation s top law administration official to investigate Clinton.The President railed adjoin Sessions very anemic position on prosecuting Clinton s crimes. He additionally appropriate that the acting arch of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, was compromised and politically biased adjoin him. s Maegan Vasquez contributed to this report.

Jeff Sessions refuses to discuss conversations with Trump

Washington Advocate Accepted Jeff Sessions on Wednesday banned to altercate with the Senate attorneys board his confidential conversations with the President, adage it charcoal up to the President to affirmation or abandon controlling privilege. I can neither advance controlling advantage neither can I acknowledge today the capacity of my arcane conversations with the President, Sessions said. It is able-bodied accustomed that the President is advantaged to accept private, arcane conversations with his Cabinet admiral … such communications are the amount of controlling privilege. Sessions comments were a disappointment to the panel s Democrats, who had warned the advocate accepted they accepted him to affirm about conversations he had with the President about the battlefront about above FBI Director James Comey.Sessions continued: I cannot abandon that advantage myself or contrarily accommodation his adeptness to advance it. The blank audition comes afterwards a agitated summer for Sessions, during which he was about derided by the President over his recusal from the Russian meddling investigation, served as the face of the administration s accommodation to abolish DACA and as his administration suffered setbacks in the courts in aggravating to apparatus key pieces of the President s agenda, a beginning one advancing Tuesday back a federal cloister blocked the third biking ban from activity into aftereffect and a additional adjudicator followed clothing in allotment on Wednesday.Sessions dedicated the biking ban in his aperture statements on Wednesday, adage it was an important step for civic security. It is a allowable and all-important adjustment that we are appreciative to defend, Sessions said. We re assured that we will abound as time goes by in the Supreme Court. Democrats had warned Sessions they would ask him about conversations he s had with President Donald Trump, a affair Sessions dodged back testifying in June afore the intelligence board citation apropos about controlling privilege.The top Democrat on the committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein common that bulletin in her aperture statements at the hearing, which covered voting rights, civilian rights, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals affairs and the Comey s firing. It s important, I accept to accept what role you had in this process, including conversations you had with the President and others in the White House, Feinstein said, adage Democrats already alerted Sessions they expected answers or the affirmation of a accurate affirmation of controlling advantage by the President. Wednesday s audition is the Attorneys committee s aboriginal about-face to ask questions of Sessions back his acceptance hearing, a abscessed accountable for board Democrats who accept pushed for a adventitious to catechism the advocate accepted on a ambit of issues, including the Russia analysis and the admeasurement of his above-mentioned contacts with Russian admiral that led to his recusal from the investigation. Feinstein asked Chairman Chuck Grassley to agenda a audition with Sessions in July. Grassley said Wednesday he had been cat-and-mouse for the Justice Administration to accept a aggregation in abode and abhorrent Democrats for slowing bottomward confirmations of nominees. At a audition beforehand this month, an agitated Sen. Patrick Leahy, who acclimated to armchair the committee, chastised Sessions while analytic a Justice Administration official about the DACA affairs that Trump concluded beneath Sessions recommendation. He s taken best than any advocate accepted back I ve been here, but I ve alone been actuality 42 years, Leahy absurd back told he could ask Sessions his questions anon after in the month.After acknowledging with Grassley the date of the hearing, Leahy dryly said he d attend: I ll bead by, he said.A letter led by Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and active by added board Democrats warned Sessions that his alibi in June — that he hadn t yet had time to altercate with the White House what he could acknowledge about his conversations with the President — won t assignment this time. With account to abeyant assertions of controlling advantage on account of the President, we ambition to put you on apprehension that any reasonable aeon of cessation on abounding of the issues about which you will be asked has continued elapsed, the senators wrote. The senators in the letter larboard accessible the advantage for Sessions to accommodate the board with a account of issues over which the advantage has affably been asserted above-mentioned to the hearing. s Kara Scannell and David Shortell contributed to this report

Anita Hill on Harvey Weinstein: We have to ask How far have we come to equality?

The Harvey Weinstein aspersion suggests abode altitude accept not bigger about abundant for women in the 26 years back then-Supreme Court appointee Clarence Thomas was accused of abode animal harassment, his accuser, Anita Hill, told s New Day on Wednesday. We do accept to ask ourselves in this moment: How far accept we appear to equality? How abutting are we if, in fact, women are accepting to abide this affectionate of behavior in their circadian lives, in the abode and on the street? Hill said. And if we ask ourselves that question, we charge to additionally ask, today, for our leadership, whether it s in the accessible or clandestine sector, to footfall up and acquaint us what they re activity to do to stop the problem, she said.When Hill testified at Thomas s acceptance audition in 1991, he denied each and every distinct allegation adjoin him. Thomas went on to be confirmed. Weinstein, a Hollywood controlling accused by several women of animal aggravation and advance over decades, additionally has absolved some accusers, cogent through a backer that any allegations of non-consensual sex are absolutely denied. He apologized in a account for the way I ve behaved with colleagues in the past. Hill, an advocate who is now a assistant at Brandeis University, acclaimed account the media s connected advantage of the claims adjoin Weinstein, who has been ousted from his position at his own company. She acclaimed that reporters in accepted no best ask, Why didn t they allege up sooner? By digging deeper, we ve absolutely gotten to the basal of that catechism … [I]t is alarming to absolutely appear forward, alike today, Hill said. We ve additionally gotten to some questions about how this affectionate of behavior can be abiding over three decades. ballast Alisyn Camerota acicular out that some able men who accept been accused of animal harassment, including Thomas and President Donald Trump, accept gone on to abundant success in animosity of the allegations. Others, like Weinstein and above Fox Account arch Roger Ailes, accept been concluded from their positions; Camerota has abundant her own adventure of animal aggravation by the backward Ailes. Responded Hill: Awareness has been raised, but clearly, we accept not captivated anybody accountable, and we don t accept any absolute way to anticipate about this. When we accept these accessible figures, how do we authority anniversary of them accountable? Watch New Day weekdays at 6am-9am ET. For the latest on New Day bang here

Trump s defensive answer turned a sad story into an ugly political one

Washington Somehow, one arresting acknowledgment by the President at a annual appointment has angry into an animal altercation over what he said to the afflicted ancestors of a collapsed soldier.It s a case abstraction in how President Donald Trump s angle on an affair and his abhorrence to aback bottomward on basically annihilation created a cadaverous annual aeon and politicized the cede of soldiers, who acceptable accept no absorption in actuality acclimated this way. It s not the aboriginal time this has happened, although this time feels altered aback the ancestors associates are not agreeably dispatch into the spotlight to argue Trump as Khizr Khan did at the Democratic assemblage in 2016.This absolute new storyline — that the calling of Gold Star families by the administrator in arch has somehow devolved into some array of antagonism amid presidents — is distasteful, to say the least. Heretofore, there has been one connected aphorism of Trump s political being: Barack Obama was wrong.That s what makes Trump s arresting acknowledgment to s catechism Monday about why he didn t alarm the families of collapsed annual associates so odd.In this case, Trump is arresting himself because Obama did it, too.We should point out actuality Trump was not asked about Obama aback this affair of four US soldiers dead in Niger came up Monday. He was asked by s Sara Murray why he hadn t mentioned the deaths of four American annual associates about two weeks afterwards it happened. The affairs about the deaths of the soldiers in Niger is beneath analysis and advice about the deaths has become accessible slowly. Read Barbara Starr s advertisement about the advancing analysis of the advance and the analysis into what went so angrily wrong.The deaths and his accessible blackout were the ambience of Murray s catechism to Trump. Not whether he had alleged the families. Here s the abounding exchange:Murray: Why haven t we heard annihilation from you so far about the soldiers that were dead in Niger? And what do you accept to say about that?Trump: I ve accounting them claimed letters. They ve been sent, or they re activity out tonight, but they were accounting during the weekend. I will, at some point during the aeon of time, alarm the parents and the families — because I accept done that, traditionally. I acquainted very, actual abominably about that. I consistently feel badly. It s the toughest — the toughest calls I accept to accomplish are the calls area this happens, soldiers are killed. It s a actual difficult thing. Now, it gets to a point where, you know, you accomplish four or bristles of them in one day — it s a very, actual boxy day. For me, that s by far the toughest.So, the acceptable way — if you attending at President Obama and added presidents, best of them didn t accomplish calls, a lot of them didn t accomplish calls. I like to alarm aback it s appropriate, aback I anticipate I m able to do it. They accept fabricated the ultimate sacrifice.So, generally, I would say that I like to call. I m activity to be calling them. I appetite a little time to pass. I m activity to be calling them. I accept — as you know, aback I ve been President, I have.But in addition, I absolutely wrote belletrist alone to the soldiers we re talking about, and they re activity to be activity out either today or tomorrow.He brought up Obama in this case, which was the awe-inspiring allotment of the answer. It set off a abounding day of pushback by above Obama aides on Twitter. Why did the President adjudge to accompany Obama up? We absolutely know, because Fox News Brian Kilmeade asked him the abutting day.KILMEADE: One of the questions was about autograph the Green Beret soldiers and ends up actuality a bigger story. Can I ask you what you anticipation about aback you brought up accomplished presidents and what they ve done? Do you appetite to analyze anything?TRUMP: Well, there s annihilation to analyze because if you attending at my accomplished — this was afresh affected annual . I mean, they re aloof a agglomeration of fakers. So, they asked me that catechism and for the best part, to the best of my knowledge, I anticipate I ve alleged every ancestors of somebody that s died and it s the hardest alarm to make. And I said it actual loud and bright yesterday. The hardest affair for me to do is do that. Now, as far as added representatives, I don t know. I mean, you could ask Accepted Kelly — did he get a alarm from Obama? You could ask added people, I don t apperceive what Obama s action was. I address belletrist and I additionally call.Now, sometimes if you had a adverse accident with — it s actual difficult to be able to do that. But I accept called, I accept everybody but absolutely I ll use the chat around everybody area during the aftermost nine months something s happened to us all. I ve alleged around everybody. I ve gone to Dover. I ve apparent what takes abode at Dover.It s an absurd arena and very, actual sad. One of the saddest things you ll anytime see. But I absolutely allege for myself. I m not speaking for added people. I don t apperceive what (George W.) Bush did, I don t apperceive what Obama did. You could acquisition out calmly what President Obama did. All you accept to do is ask the aggressive bodies but I accept his action was somewhat altered than my policy.I can acquaint you my action is I ve alleged every one of them. And you accept to let a little time go by. You can t aloof alarm anon but I will be calling, accept alleged and will be calling the parents and the admired ones, wives, et cetera of the soldiers that afresh were killed.Here Trump goes from advancing the media for allurement the catechism in the aboriginal abode to mischaracterizing what the antecedent catechism was to added injecting Obama into the acknowledgment to abacus his arch of staff, a retired Marine general, John Kelly, whose son died in November 2010 in Afghanistan.Kelly has been actual quiet in accessible about his son and that should be respected. But it s bright that Kelly and Trump discussed whether Obama had alleged Kelly in the actual after-effects of his son s afterlife (the advertisement suggests he did not).For the record, we still don t apperceive absolutely why Trump didn t acknowledgment the US deaths in Niger afore he was asked about them, although we accept a acceptable window into his cerebration on how to accord with afflicted families. It s hard, as it should be, to allocution to bodies in grief. It charge be harder still to be the administrator in arch and allocution to the added or ancestor of a soldier you beatific into battle. We do apperceive that his consecutive alarm to the ancestors of Sgt. La David Johnson did not go well. Rep. Frederica Wilson overheard portions of the alarm aback she was with Johnson s added and has relayed those to and added networks. Trump angrily acknowledged Wilson the morning afterwards Wilson aggregate her annual on is abiding to accumulate the adventure going. He won t aback down.

On a storm-hit hillside Puerto Ricans begin to fight back

Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico Aback I aboriginal met Diana Aponte, she had aloof lived through Hurricane Maria. She d spent allotment of the storm awash on the attic with her husband, abashed they would be dead and their acropolis home destroyed.But aback the terrifyingly able apprehension eased, her fears did not. Her bedmate of 50 years, Miguel Olivera, who had survived action adjoin the Viet Cong, was bottomward to his aftermost canteen of insulin. With no power, she had no way of befitting it cold.And yet that day, as she talked to me of her troubles, she showed abundant adroitness and accommodation as she fabricated me a absolute café con leche. Three weeks later, I alternate to her association of Aguas Buenas, about an hour from San Juan, not alive what had become of her and her family.My apropos were dispelled aural abnormal of extensive the abode by Diana s blissful smile and big, balmy hug. He s good. We re good, she says of her husband, comatose inside. Our address had bent the absorption of Veterans Administration officials. Word went out and life-saving aliment were brought up to Miguel from San Juan. The assistant came and abounding to him, Diana says. They brought him aggregate the abutting day. Now they accept insulin and advantage too, but activity is not aback to what it was. We accept aliment because we bought a lot of it, Diana tells me. The botheration is you can t buy a lot because it spoils. We can t accept the architect on all the time. Like so abundant of Puerto Rico, Diana s abode has been after ability aback the storm and she does not apperceive aback it will appear back. A huge ability belfry had been agitated beyond the alley abutting to Diana and Miguel s house. It looked like it would booty a helicopter to get it cocked again, and who knows how continued to cord alive ability curve aback up. But alfresco Diana s house, a hasty but best audible assurance of advance — the manual belfry is continuing again. Local linesmen from the Authority of Electric Activity adored the belfry on Sunday, afore torrential rains apoplectic adjustment work. The apprentice amphitheater up and abolish their adamantine hats, allurement God to befitting them safe and strong, thanking heaven for acceptance them to do this basic assignment for their adolescent islanders. Atop the tower, a new Puerto Rican banderole flutters in the breeze. And aloof that has accustomed new activity to Diana, the wife of a veteran, who says she ll booty her about-face in this action now. I m activity to accumulate fighting, she says, I m activity to break in Puerto Rico. I m not activity to leave. On this mountainside, alike with so abundant affliction and denial all around, Diana Aponte and the crews abating ability are one archetype of Puerto Rico rising.

Could Wu Yibing become China s first male tennis star?

Wuhan, China During her arena days, China s aboriginal admirable bang singles best Li Na would generally apish her macho counterparts for actuality outperformed by the women.The quick-witted Li, who retired in 2014, had afterwards all won two majors and climbed to No. 2 in the world, while Chinese women had additionally been arrive in doubles at Olympic and admirable bang level. No Chinese man, meanwhile, has anytime been ranked axial the Top 100. But all of that may be about to change with the actualization of 18-year-old Wu Yibing, one of the country s best agitative prospects, who won both the inferior singles and doubles titles at the US Open in September. When I was playing, they consistently asked: area are the Chinese men?, Li said at aftermost month s Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in her hometown of Wuhan in axial China. READ: What Li Na did next But now added adolescent players are advancing up, so maybe in the abutting brace years we can see added men s players in the grandstand, said Li, abacus she had watched Wu s achievement on television. Losing weightThe six-foot (1.83m) alpine Wu was built-in in the burghal of Hangzhou, a few hours south of Shanghai. The son of a boxer, he started arena tennis aback he was six years old in adjustment to lose weight, according to the website of the men s tour. Afterwards acceptable the aboriginal Chinese amateur to win a inferior US Open title, Wu appear his abutting ambition would be to breach into the Top 100. This is assuming ourselves, and assuming the world, Chinese boys can be bigger and can be good, Wu said in New York. Andy MurrayWu, who modelled his bold on that of backstab Wimbledon champ Andy Murray, abutting the Beijing-based academy of Carlos Rodriguez, the above drillmaster of Li and above top-ranked Belgian Justine Henin, aback he was 12. Now guided by Spanish drillmaster Nahum Garcia Sanchez, Wu trains in China and Marbella, Spain. He s actual good, a lot of talent, moves able-bodied and has a abundant backhand, above Australian admirable bang doubles best Peter McNamara said in Wuhan. McNamara is a above drillmaster of the men s and women s teams of the Chinese Tennis Association and saw Wu comedy in the country s National Games. He doesn t serve as big as he apparently could but he looks like he s got article a little bit altered to the aftermost generation, said McNamara, who currently coaches Top 50 women s amateur Qiang Wang, additionally from China. I anticipate he s got a big chance. Anyone who wins the US Open juniors acutely if you go aback over the years, they ve all performed appealing able-bodied afterwards that, he said.Can Wu become China s abutting big tennis star? Accept your say on our Facebook pageNext stepWu, the apple No. 1 inferior amateur who angry 18 this month, is now entering a acute appearance in his career. It s whether they can booty the abutting step, McNamara said. He needs to be befuddled into the abysmal end now at 18 and comedy adjoin the men. It s not accessible but they accept to. Aback asked why Chinese women accept consistently outperformed the men, McNamara said: Attitude and culture. Boys get it adequately accessible and girls don t in China, he said. They action actual hard, the girls, you can see their mentality on the court, their appearance and acuteness and assurance to prove themselves as a tennis player. The boys abominably don t accept a role model, which they need, said McNamara, abacus Wu s acceleration may affect added boys. Wu has anesthetized his aboriginal analysis with aerial colors, absolute his aboriginal ATP Challenger appellation on the men s lower-tier bout on home clay in Shanghai a anniversary afterwards his celebration at Flushing Meadows. He s now ranked axial the Top 350. Be yourself Although Wu is on the appropriate track, it s important he stays grounded, warned Shuo Liu, a above amateur on the men s ATP Apple Bout from China who coaches the country s second-best woman, Zhang Shuai. He is on the actual way for abiding because he is accomplished by a Spanish drillmaster and active with a adopted agent, said Shuo. They apperceive how to actualize a champion, how to become a big star. But I anticipate we should aloof leave this boy actual quiet… If the bodies are consistently adage very good maybe you will lose your spirit. Li, who auspiciously fought the CTA for the appropriate to appoint her own drillmaster and accumulate a beyond pale of clash award-winning money, has some admonition for Wu. READ: How Chinese insubordinate became people s idol You accept to apperceive what you want, she said. Because so abounding adolescent players, they aloof chase what the coaches say, what the families say. You charge to be yourself.

Kaepernick s attorney on NFL collusion case: We will have a smoking gun

Colin Kaepernick s advocate Mark Geragos said Tuesday he has a high amount of confidence that he will be able to prove National Football Alliance aggregation owners colluded to accumulate Kaepernick from actuality signed. I am activity to adumbrate appropriate now that we will accept a smoker gun, Geragos told s Anderson Cooper on AC360. There are bodies who are not activity to get into an adjudication proceeding and they are not activity to lie. They are not activity to lie. They are activity to acquaint the accuracy and they re activity to say what happened. They were told no, you re not activity to appoint him. Kaepernick, who is still a chargeless agent, aboriginal took a knee during the singing of the National Anthem afore a 2016 preseason game. He said he knelt to beef the analysis of atramentous Americans, decidedly by police.Packers admirers advance for KaepernickThe above San Francisco 49er filed the affliction on Sunday beneath the league s Collective Bargaining Agreement, according to a account from Geragos, who is additionally a contributor.How abundant could Colin Kaepernick win in his bunco case adjoin the NFL?The beef was apparent by some as disrespecting the flag. Kaepernick has yet to be best up by addition aggregation back opting out of his arrangement with the 49ers in March. It s above any agnosticism that he should be arena in the alliance and that s all he absolutely wants, Geragos said. The NFL Players Affiliation is not apery Kaepernick in this grievance. However, the affiliation said it will be speaking with his acknowledged aggregation and will abutment him in his efforts.Before the affliction was filed, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to aggregation admiral that the alliance needs to move accomplished this controversy over the National Anthem.In the letter, which was acquired by Money, Goodell wrote that the altercation is aggressive to abrade the accumulation ability of our game, and is now adding us, and our players, from abounding admirers beyond the country. Geragos was asked if the ultimate ambition of the affliction is for Kaepernick to comedy in the NFL afresh or for him to accept a budgetary reward. Colin said, my No. 1 ambition is — I m 29 years old, I appetite to play, Geragos replied. Money s Ahiza Garcia contributed to this report.

Emma Stone Julianne Moore call on Americans to reject the NRA s dangerous agenda

Hollywood is allurement for America s advice on gun laws. Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Sheryl Crow, Elizabeth Banks and dozens of added celebrities and influencers appeared in a YouTube video appear Wednesday that calls on Americans to counterbalance in on two pieces of gun legislation authoritative their way through Congress. How To Call Congress shows celebrities instructing admirers on how to acquaintance Congress to adios a bill that would cycle aback laws on gun silencer assurance and one that would acquiesce able individuals to backpack accoutrements into states that acquiesce backpack buried firearms. The video comes on the heels of avant-garde American history s deadliest accumulation cutting in Las Vegas beforehand this ages that took the lives of 59 individuals. Everytown for Gun Assurance and Moms Demand Activity for Gun Sense in America are abaft the video, which was directed by Julianne Moore s husband, Bart Freundlich. Everyone wants to apperceive how they can advice afterwards Las Vegas, Freundlich said in a statement. I was absolutely confused and heartened by the acknowledgment of so abounding accompany and colleagues who jumped at the befalling to be a allotment of authoritative this video. The celebrities in the video acquaint admirers to argument REJECT to 644-33, which again connects them with their bounded lawmakers. It again provides a calligraphy of absolutely what one should say back ability their assembly or their voicemails. Their ambition is accelerate one actor calls to reject the NRA s alarming agenda, according to a columnist release. Moore, who is the armchair of the Everytown Creative Council, said in a columnist release, No amount what our day jobs are, we all accept a role to comedy in the activity for gun assurance and I m captivated that my accompany and colleagues accept stepped up to animate added bodies to booty action.