1. RAY RICE
Double-barrelled discipline: The controversy had stretched for months, but in the end, the resolution came quickly: First, Ray Rice was cut from the Baltimore Ravens. Then, minutes later, he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL. The catalyst for the sudden change? A video acquired by TMZ, showing Rice punching his then-fiance Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator – then dragging her limp body halfway out the door, and dropping her on her face with her skirt hiked up.
2. ISIS BEHEADINGS
Unmasked: He’s the man known as ‘Jihadi John’ – speaking with what sounds like a British accent and holding a knife to American journalist James Foley’s throat just before his beheading. Now, U.S. and British authorities are honing in on who they believe is the man: a Brit linked to an extremist group based in London. Officials are not naming him yet, citing the investigation and concerns that ISIS still has American hostages.
3. ROYAL BABY
You and me and baby makes … four: You can pretty much divide the world into two camps: those who crave every last detail about Prince William and Kate, and those who couldn’t care less. Yesterday was a great day for the first camp when Buckingham Palace announced the couple’s expecting their second child. With Scotland voting next week on whether to separate from the U.K. , the Guardian newspaper actually ran a poll, “Will the new royal baby save the union?” The answer: no. But talk about pressure on a fetus!
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5 Things To Know For Your New Day – Tuesday, September 9, 2014 was originally published on praisecleveland.com