After an intense escalation, the violent clashes that have plagued parts of Ukraine for months may finally be winding down as pro-Russian separatist rebels and Ukrainian officials have reached a cease-fire deal in Belarus. The details of the agreement — announced Friday — have not yet been spelled out, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement: "Human life is of the highest value. And we need to do everything that is possible and impossible to stop bloodshed and end people's suffering.” The conflict which began in mid-April has taken nearly 2,600 lives according to U.N. estimates.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell earned a distinction he probably never wanted this week when he became the first governor in his state's history to be convicted of corruption. The one-time rising Republican star -- who was likely on Mitt Romney’s short list for running mates in 2012 -- and his wife were convicted on 11 and nine counts respectively. They now face up to 20 years in prison for each count. That might just derail whatever 2016 plans he may have been cooking up. McDonnell’s comment to reporters Thursday? "All I can say is that my trust remains in the Lord.” His attorney said he plans to appeal the ruling.
The latest installment from Kimmel's mean tweets series features NFL stars like Terrell Owens and Michael Strahan reading some of the meaner message fans and haters have had for them, and the result is hilarious and has the Internet buzzing again.
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