(Reuters) - In 1971, when U.S. District Judge Manuel Real of Los Angeles had been on the court for only about five years, he got into a spat with defense lawyer Victor Sherman over Sherman's attempt to impeach the government's only witness against his client James Hibler, who was accused of robbing a postal carrier. In front of the jury, Judge Real taunted Sherman about the rules of procedure. "If you don't know it Mr. Sherman, I am not here to teach you," he said.
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Sabbir Khan’s third film could have been easily called the Tiger Shroff showreel. Every second scene of “Baaghi” is a chance for Shroff to show off his rippling muscles and an incredibly flexible body that he manages to contort into all sorts of positions while fighting the bad guys.
from Keeping Score:
Chicago Sports Commission Executive Director Kara Bachman on what hosting the NFL Draft brings to the city. From the free media exposure to the tens of thousands of hotel rooms booked, she details how Chicago wins from holding the event now in its second straight year in the Windy City. Plus Wimbledon steps up drug testing and Tom Brady loses a round in court – all in this week’s episode of our sports business podcast Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.
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North Korea's Supreme Court sentenced a Korean-American man to 10 years of hard labor for subversion. Kim Dong Chul was arrested in October and confessed to "unpardonable espionage," North Korea's state media reported. The sentencing is part of a crackdown ahead of the country's first ruling party congress in 36 years, which begins on May 6.
The Vatican received 544 reports of suspicious financial activity in 2015, nearly four times more than the year before, its financial watchdog said on Thursday, putting the increase down to better compliance, not more crime.