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GOOD AFTERNOON, PORTLAND! Hmmm... you look hungry. So maybe you should rush out to try one of 27 (!) plates of $6 wings (!!) as part of the Mercury's absolutely delicious WING WEEK! But hurry, hurry... the fun ends on Sunday! And now, I hope you're hungry for some NEWS.


• The local fallout over the NWSL's report into abuses within women's soccer continues: Today Thorns/Timbers owner Merritt Paulson announced he's fired his top two executives after a report uncovered their role in enabling abuse against players. But infuriatingly enough, no word yet on whether he'll listen to the growing chorus of demands to sell the clubs. Our Abe Asher has the latest!

• Also, ICYMI:

• At least one Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputy opened fire and shot a member of the public on Northeast Grand in the Lloyd District this afternoon... but no word yet on what led to the situation, and details are extremely scant.

• Two of the crybaby opponents of charter reform who loudly announced they would not attend an "unfair" City Club debate on the measure have apparently changed their crybaby minds, and WILL debate supporters after organizers convinced them they'd get "a fair shake." (Who's supplying the pacifiers?)

• Aminé is playing with the Oregon Symphony, there's a new round of the super fun Rontoms Sunday Sessions, and... what's this? Hocus Pocus Drag?? All that and more in the latest edition of Jenni Moore's HEAR IN PORTLAND!


• OPEC and Russia are teaming up to cut oil output to the west (to the tune of 2 million barrels a day), which could once again cause gas prices to skyrocket and substantial problems for the upcoming November election.

• Meanwhile Putin signed the final papers that he hopes will make everyone believe he's annexed four regions of Ukraine—even as his own troops are retreating and Ukraine is quickly yoinking their land back from him.

• Whoopsy-daisy! Despite a judge ordering them to be sealed, a log documenting details of 200,000 pages of documents taken from Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence by the FBI were publicly (accidentally?) posted on the court's docket. And they are spicy.

• In a new court filing, Angelina Jolie accuses ex-hubby Brad Pitt of grabbing her by the head, shaking her, and then striking one of their children during an argument while aboard a 2016 flight.

• And finally... hey, look! It's concussion ping pong!