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Sunday August 7th, 2022 night edition

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(CNN) One of the men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery fears being killed in state prison and wants to remain in federal custody for his safety, according to a court document filed by his attorney.

They were convicted in November 2021 on the state murder charges.

The McMichaels were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Sentence hearings for the three are due to begin on Monday at the federal courthouse in Brunswick.

It said McMichael had received hundreds of threats and "quit counting in January 2022, at around 800 threats.".

Arbery's family has objected to the killers serving time in federal instead of state prison.

It gives them one last chance to spit in my face after murdering my son," Cooper-Jones told the judge. »

Indiana state representative proposed bill to outlaw erectile dysfunction drugs in light of abortion ban

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Indiana Rep. John L Bartlett proposed an amendment to the states abortion ban to outlaw erectile dysfunction drugs.

Indiana Representative recently proposed an amendment to the state's abortion law that would outlaw erectile dysfunction drugs.

State Representative John L. Bartlett, who represents Indiana House District 95, proposed an amendment to Indiana's abortion law to outlaw the sale, prescription, or distribution of erectile dysfunction drugs and other male sexual incompetence drugs. »

Activision Blizzard earned more on mobile games last quarter than PC and consoles combined

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Activision Blizzard earned $332 million on the PC during the quarter, and $376 million on combined console sales.

Under the "mobile and ancillary" category, however—which Activision Blizzard said "primarily include revenues from mobile devices"—the company pulled in a whopping $831 million for the quarter.

It's quite a shift from the same quarter in 2021, when console and mobile revenues were much more closely aligned. »

Satire and Geopolitics: Vulgarity, Ambiguity and the Body Grotesque in South Park

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Satire is often political, excoriating the mistakes and deviances of popular figures or situations of the time, drawing heavily on grotesque and bodily humour to do so.

This is followed by a discussion of the work of Mikheal Bakhtin and its relevance for accounting for ambiguous and crass satire.

The paper concludes with suggestions of how ambiguity and vulgarity should be embraced as important areas of scholarship. »

Taiwan Says China's Military Drills Simulate Attack On Its Main Island

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Beijing on Saturday continued some of its largest-ever military drills around Taiwan -- exercises aimed at practicising a blockade and ultimate invasion of the island, analysts say.

Taipei said it observed "multiple" Chinese planes and ships operating in the Taiwan Strait, believing them to be simulating an attack on the self-ruled democracy's main island.

A Chinese military jet flies over Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point from Taiwan. »