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Oklahoma becomes the 46th State to enter the Union 

Good morning Middle Americans. 

Roger Stone, long time Trump confidant and notorious political provocateur is looking at 50 years in prison.  No one expects him to spend that much time behind bars, but he’s looking a year of appeals and a more time inside a court room. It’s not how anyone wants to spend his retirement.  

Also,  we have a report about the yesterday’s record setting day on Wall Street. The NFL threw the book at Myles Garrett for ripping off Mayson Rudolph’s helmet and hitting the quarter back with it. Finally, Colin Kaepernick may finally get another shot at the league. And a lot of teams are showing interest.  Read all about it below.

– Fraser Dixon 


(CBS News) – President Trump’s former campaign adviser, Roger Stone, was found guilty by a jury on Friday of all seven charges that he faced. He was charged with lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction.

Stone faces up to 50 years in prison — the witness tampering charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years, while the maximum for each of the other six charges is five years.

The prosecution portrayed him as a liar trying to protect himself and help then-candidate Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential race at any cost.

Learn more about Roger Stone’s possible sentence here

DOW Tops 28,000

(CNBC) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to record levels on Friday, reaching 28,000 for the first time ever, after White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said China and the U.S. were getting close to reaching a trade deal.

The 30-stock average closed 222.93 points higher, or 0.7% at 28,004.89. It took the Dow just over four months to go from 27,000 for the first time to 28,000.

Find out more about the record breaking day on wall street here

NFL Suspends Myles Garrett Indefinitely

(KDKA) – The NFL has handed down its punishments for Thursday night’s violence during the end of the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns game.

Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended without pay indefinitely.

The owners of the Browns, Dee and Jimmy Haslam, expressed their disappointment in Myles Garrett in a statement.

“We are extremely disappointed in what transpired last evening at the end of our game,” the statement read. 

Over 24 Teams to Attend Kaepernick Workout

(ESPN) – Colin Kaepernick’s workout will go on as scheduled Saturday and more than 24 NFL teams are now expected to attend, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Kaepernick is already in Atlanta preparing for the workout, which is being held at the Falcons’ training complex just outside Atlanta.

The NFL has not provided the names of wide receivers it plans to have at the workout, so Kaepernick is bringing former NFL wideouts who volunteered to fly in on their own to help him at the workout.

Read more about Kaepernick’s NFL workout here

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