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Following Donald Sterling‘s ban from the NBA, the basketball association has made a bold move and tapped Dick Parsons as the team’s new CEO. The former head of Time Warner and Citigroup is currently standing in as the interim CEO of the franchise, to which Adam Silver commented, “I believe the hiring of Dick Parsons will bring extraordinary leadership and immediate stability to the Clippers organization.” Parsons said that he was “deeply troubled by the pain the Clippers’ team, fans, and partners have endured.”  [TMZ]

A former employee of the Olsen twins has been found dead in the waters of Sunset Park’s Pier 4. The fashion designer, named Jay Ott, went missing back in March and Mary-Kate and Ashley both tried to help by getting the word of his absence out. Police are not sure what the cause of his death was, and he last seen on March 23rd, via surveillance camera, at the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC. They reported to the NY Daily News last month that Ott had suffered from anxiety. [Daily Mail]

A 21-year-old from Florida was recently arrested after he posted a selfie from his car with drugs piled in his lap, along with a wad of cash, next to a sheriff’s car. Taylor Harrison took to his social media page to post the photo, and even boasted about getting away with the crime, just before he was arrested. He also involved narcotics detectives, who were posing as customers, as he sold drugs to them. Harrison is currently being held on $55,000 bond. [Daily Mail]

A 77-year-old retired man, who carried a walker, was charged with kidnapping and armed robbery after he held up a bank in Florida. After finding out that his account had been closed, Russell Cooper tried to rob the bank at knifepoint, and threatened a bank employee, threatening an officer with his pocketknife. Police eventually shot him with a taser after he threatened to stab the employee and officer, and he is now being held on $20,000 bail. [Capital Bay]

Senator Rand Paul had a few words for Republicans yesterday due to the party’s continuous focus on cracking down on poll fraud. He stated his concern that the focus hurts the political party, and insults African-Americans. He said how he thinks “it’s wrong for Republicans to go too crazy on this issue because it’s offending people.” Paul is reportedly one of the few who are taking the opportunity to distance themselves from the voting restrictions. [NY Times]

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