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PFT: Dolphins sign first-round pick Dion Jordan as training camp opens

The Miami Dolphins announced Saturday they have signed first-round pick Dion Jordan as players report for the start of training camp. With the signing, the Dolphins now have every draft pick under contract. Jordan expected the deal would get done in time for the start of camp and it more or less did Full story

Dubai rape dispute points to wider Islamic rules

The couple stood before a Dubai judge. The charge was sex outside marriage — illegal in the United Arab Emirates and across nearly all the Muslim world — and the magistrate offered an option: Suspended sentences to the Pakistani man and Filipino woman if they agreed to wed. The man consented, but th Full story

Howie Mandel reveals his favorite ‘Talent’

   Comedian Howie Mandel and his fellow “America’s Got Talent” judge Mel B. chat about the show’s latest season and reveal their favorite acts so far.

PFT: Olivier Vernon trying to prove he can play every down

When the Dolphins took Dion Jordan with the third overall pick in the draft, everyone looked to him as the player who would line up opposite Cameron Wake and help maximize the pass rush on defense this season. Jordan may wind up filling that role, although he’ll have some catching up to do once he… Full story

PBT: Fall asleep around Blake Griffin, end up on the Web

During the season, Blake Griffin was at the heart of the “Got ‘Em” trend where a photo was taken and posted of anyone who fell asleep on a team plane. It became a thing. Griffin was just on a long flight back from Asia with other Jordan brand players (Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and more)… Full story

Time to brace for another racially-charged test of Stand Your Ground

   Soon we'll have another trial of a white shooter in Florida claiming self-defense in the killing of an unarmed, 17-year-old black boy, Jordan Davis. Melissa Harris-Perry talks to Ron Davis, Jordan's father, and his family's attorney, John Phillips. MSNBC host Ari Melber also joins the panel.

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Prison officers and inmates watch a socio-political play at  Um Alluol prison in Mafraq
Prison officers and inmates watch a socio-political play at Um Alluol prison in Mafraq

Jordanian brigadier general Walid Battah, the director of Jordan's Correction and Rehabilitation Centers, watches a socio-political play with prison officers and inmates at Um Alluol prison in the city of Mafraq, northeast of Amman July 30, 2013. The Um Alluol prison allows prisoners to take their

Jordanian actors perform a socio-political play for prison officers and inmates at Um Alluol prison in Amman
Jordanian actors perform a socio-political play for prison officers and inmates at Um Alluol prison in Amman

Jordanian actors (L-R) Zaid Sabaileh, Saif Khaled, Hassan Sabaileh, and Rania Ismail perform a socio-political play for prison officers and inmates at Um Alluol prison, in the city of Mafraq, northeast of Amman July 30, 2013. The Um Alluol prison allows prisoners to take their iftar meals with thei