Peter Michael Benjamin

Peter Michael Benjamin Benjamin, Peter Michael 62, of Collierville, TN and formerly of Excelsior, MN, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. He was born September 22, 1956 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Ernie and Mary Petersen Benjamin. Peter dealt with a lifetime of medical issues that very few knew of. He walked with God nearly his entire life, enjoying the outdoors, architecture, gardening, travelling and photography. He is survived by his sister; Mary "Missy" Hansen and her husband, Kristian. Along with several cousins, nieces, nephews and a grand-niece. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a sister; Nancy Benjamin Belpedio. A… Read More

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A big court race reflects the deepening north-south, rural-metro dividing lines in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Judge Brian Hagedorn, left, and Judge Lisa Neubauer shake hands following their forum at the Milwaukee Bar Association on March 19. (Photo: Angela Peterson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Eight years ago, conservatives won a dramatic half-point victory in a high-turnout election for Wisconsin’s highest court. History repeated itself last Tuesday. In terms of the statewide vote, the two contests — won by David Prosser in 2011 and Brian Hagedorn in 2019 — look virtually identical. Prosser defeated Joanne Kloppenburg 50.18 percent to 49.71 percent. Hagedorn defeated Lisa Neubauer 50.25 percent to 49.75 percent (based on unofficial returns). Justice David Prosser and Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg appear… Read More

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Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Out again Wednesday

Noah (knee) won’t play Wednesday against the Warriors. Noah is on track to miss his second consecutive matchup due to right knee soreness, but he’ll continue to be considered day-to-day. His next opportunity to return will come Saturday in Phoenix. More News Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Officially out 22H ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Doubtful Monday 2D ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Will not return Saturday 3D ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Available to play Saturday 3D ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Expected back Saturday 3D ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Out Friday 4D ago •… Read More

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Good news for Lions: Combine performances validate depth of tight end class

T.J. Hockenson (Photo: Michael Conroy, AP) Indianapolis — If there’s one near certainty regarding the Detroit Lions offseason, it’s that the team will use at least one of its nine draft picks on a tight end. It’s simply a matter of how early they’ll pull the trigger. The Lions’ brass has made no effort to hide what anyone with eyes already knows — the team didn’t get enough production from the position last season and needs more next season. And, pending some some unexpected additions to the free-agent pool via cap casualties, the draft is going to the best place to address the need. "We’re going to do the best… Read More

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Wider Tariffs Threaten to Take a Big Economic Toll

The Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs on neighbors and allies presents a growing risk for the broader U.S. economy, as the prospect of a tit-for-tat trade war mounts. The U.S. has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico, and they have pledged to return fire on a range of U.S. goods from motorcycles and bourbon to berries, grapes and blue jeans. The Trump administration has also taken steps toward imposing tariffs on industrial supplies and other goods imported from China and is considering an additional wave of tariffs on auto imports. The U.S. imports $2.36 trillion worth of goods a year. It imports about $29… Read More

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Chris Long Rips NFL’s New Anthem Rules: ‘This Is Not Patriotism’

The NFL announced a new policy for the national anthem Wednesday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, and Eagles defensive end Chris Long is among those who disagree with the rule changes. The veteran discussed his thoughts on Twitter Wednesday: Long has not personally kneeled during the national anthem, but he has shown support for the African American players who have taken part in protests. Last season, he put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins, who would raise his fist during the national anthem. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social… Read More

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French Authorities Open Antiterror Probe Into Paris Knife Attack

PARIS—A man stabbed a person to death in the streets of central Paris on Saturday evening and wounded four others, in an assault that French investigators were treating as a terrorist attack. Police shot and killed the man shortly after the attack began, French authorities said. Paris prosecutor François Molins said the man yelled “Allahu Akhbar!”—“God is great” in Arabic—during the stabbing, indicating the attack was the latest in a string of assaults committed by Islamist extremists in France. Islamic State quickly claimed the assault via its Amaq media service, calling the assailant a “soldier” of the extremist group. The attack took place near the Palais Garnier, the opulent Parisian… Read More

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T-Mobile Rings Up Subscriber Growth

T-Mobile US Inc. TMUS -1.78% added customers across its business in the latest quarter and raised its subscriber growth target for the year, showing how the company continues to boost revenue in a mature U.S. wireless market. The results come days after the company struck a roughly $26 billion deal to buy fellow wireless phone operator Sprint Corp., a deal that, if completed, would reshape the U.S. wireless industry. T-Mobile added 617,000 so-called postpaid phone subscribers, the company’s most profitable and reliable customers who pay for service on a monthly basis. That was below the 798,000 it added in the same quarter a year earlier but well ahead of competitors.… Read More

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Watch: Serge Ibaka restrained from going after John Wall

Serge Ibaka had to be restrained from going after John Wall during a third quarter skirmish between the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards on Friday. Things got started when Jonas Valanciunas rammed into Marcin Gortat on the offensive end. He was called for an offensive foul, but the hard contact led to a response from Washington. Bradley Beal went up to Valanciunas, and some players gathered around the situation. Then Wall said something to Ibaka, who reacted by trying to go after the Washington point guard. Ibaka had to be restrained by a coach. FLAVE OUT HERE HOLDING SERGE IBAKA BACK FOR HIS OWN PROTECTION pic.twitter.com/jZBjhfbcWZ — Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC)… Read More

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