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Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Source: MSN

NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor on Tuesday.

The longtime New York Yankees captain appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, falling just shy of the standard set when longtime Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year. Jeter's 99.7% moved above Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3%) for the second-highest.

"I was speechless when I got the call," Jeter said. "Quite frankly, I was pretty nervous, and when I got it I really didn't know what to say."

It was not immediately known which voter didn't choose Jeter, who was listed on all 219 ballots made public before the announcement. The BBWAA will release additional ballots on Feb. 4 of writers who chose a public listing.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/derek-jeter-larry-walker-elected-to-baseball-hall-of-fame/ar-BBZc0lB



One hater voted no...

8 years ago today was the New Hampshire primary

Does anyone else miss super-early primaries? I sure do, I can't wait for the first one.

New Emerson New Mexico poll out just now

Sanders 28, Biden 27, Yang 10, Warren 8, Buttigieg 7, Bloomberg 3, Klobuchar 2, Booker 2, Gabbard 2, Steyer 1.

https://emersonpolling.reportablenews.com/pr/newmexicopoll

Donald Trump Jr. shares image of AR-15 with depiction of Hillary Clinton behind bars

Source: CBS News

Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday posted three photos on Instagram of his AR-15 that features a depiction of Hillary Clinton apparently behind bars. In the images, President Trump's eldest son smiles while holding the assault rife. The former secretary of state can be seen on the weapon's magazine.

"Nice day at the range," he wrote. "@rarebreedfirearms and @spikes_tactical adding a little extra awesome to my AR and that mag ..." he wrote.

The image apparently shows the 2016 Democratic nominee behind jail bars. "Lock her up" became a frequent rally cry for supporters of Donald Trump Jr.'s father during the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns. The AR-15 also shows a medieval knight's helmet with a Crusader cross above the magazine. It also has "Made in the USA" and "Crusader" emblazoned on the rifle.

The president is facing articles of impeachment as well global scrutiny for authorizing an airstrike that killed Iran's top military official Qassem Soleimani.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-jr-instagram-ar15-weapon-rifle-hillary-clinton-behind-bars/
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