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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Cory Booker Gets Real, Hits “Senators” for Bragging About Pot Use While Drug Charges Still Dog Regular People

In Davenport, Iowa this weekend, Sen. Cory Booker twice offered veiled criticism of the lighthearted way that two of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sens. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, have joked about their past use of marijuana.

In an interview with MSNBC on Monday, Booker suggested that, while he was in favor of reforming the drug laws, the gross disparity in the way that rich and poor users are currently treated by the criminal justice system makes it no laughing matter. “The privileged can break laws and not have to worry about it. There’s no difference between blacks and whites for using marijuana or even selling marijuana, but blacks are almost four times more likely to be convicted,” Booker said.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Meets with Donald Trump To Consolidate Their Far-Right Alliance

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro steps off an airplane at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Mar. 17, 2019,
ahead of a visit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Alan Santos/Office of the President via EBC

There is perhaps no foreign leader more in tune with Donald Trump than Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Both men are unscripted, uninformed, and unburdened by the truth; they’ve whipped up devoted mass followings by breaking with conventions and using direct, simple language to preach a message of violence, hatred, victimhood, right-wing culture war, anti-science, and “anti-globalism.”

Warner Bros. CFO Kim Williams Tapped for Interim Leadership Team (EXCLUSIVE)

Warner Bros. Entertainment is setting an interim leadership team to lead the Hollywood studio following the abrupt dismissal of CEO Kevin Tsujihara on Monday.

As 'TELL IT LIKE IT IS' first reported, the team will consist of Warner Bros. motion pictures group chairman Toby Emmerich and Warner Bros. television group president and CCO Peter Roth. It will also include Warner Bros. Entertainment CFO Kim Williams, individuals familiar with the company told 'TELL IT LIKE IT IS'. The leadership team will be formally unveiled on Tuesday.

Fox Corporation Emerges as Standalone Entity, Paul Ryan Joins Board

21st Century Fox said Tuesday it has completed the distribution of shares to birth the Fox Corporation. “21CF and FOX are now each a standalone, publicly traded company,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement issued at 8:30 a.m. ET.

The separation of new and old Fox begins a new era for the Murdoch clan and the media business, a day before Disney completes its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Tour's Robert Trent Jones Golf Championship Tees Off April 18-21

Prattville, Ala - In exactly one month 156 professional golfers will begin competing in the Tour's  Golf Trail Championship at RTJ Capitol Hill in Prattville, Alabama. A pro-am is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17. Tournament play is April 18 - 21 and features a purse of $550,000. Attached is the latest field with several golfers with Alabama connections and PGA TOUR victories.

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Alabama Softball Moves to No. 3 in Week Six Softball Top 25

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – After an undefeated week in Hawaii, Alabama softball returns to conference play this weekend ranked No. 3 in the Softball poll and No. 4 in the USA Today/NFCA poll.

The Crimson Tide went 6-0 at last week's Rainbow Wahine Classic, improving to a program-record 31-0 to start the season. It marks just the seventh time in NCAA Division-I softball history a team has won its first 31 games to start a season and the first for a Southeastern Conference team. Alabama is the highest-ranked SEC team in both polls, joined in the top 10 by Tennessee (5/5), Florida (6/7) and LSU (8/6).

This week, Alabama returns to SEC play with a three-game road series at Texas A&M (16-11, 1-5 SEC). The action opens Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. CT, continues Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. CT and concludes Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m. CT.

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Women’s NCAA Championships start Wednesday

AUBURN, Ala. – The 2019 Women's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships begin Wednesday night in Austin, Texas, with the 800 freestyle relay from the Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

Auburn has nine invited individuals plus four relay alternates in Austin, where head coach Gary Taylor's team is in search of a Top 10 finish for the first time since the 2012 season.

"Our women rise to the occasion in big moments," Taylor said. "As you look at our eight swimmers and one diver we have opportunities to score points."

Keith Gill Tabbed Sun Belt Commissioner

NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference announced on Tuesday that Keith Gill has been named the league’s sixth commissioner.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For 54 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs. In that time, we have provided more than 37,000 scholarships worth nearly $110 million.