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DALLAS (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.
Lionel Messi struck twice and set up Neymar in the last 13 minutes as Barcelona beat Bayern Munich 3-0 in the Champions League semi-final first leg, ensuring Pep Guardiola's Camp Nou homecoming ended in misery. On his 100th appearance in European football, Messi's double moved him back ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo as the all-time leading scorer with 77 in the Champions League and Barca to the brink of their first final in four years.
One of the gunmen who attacked a Prophet Mohammed cartoon competition in Texas was in repeated contact with an American supporter of the Islamic State group, terror experts said. Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, an American who joined the radical group IS and may be fighting in Somalia, reportedly spoke on Twitter with Elton Simpson before Simpson allegedly joined the attack in the Dallas suburb of Garland and was killed by police. Suspected jihadist gunmen Simpson, 31, and Nadir Soofi, 34, attacked the cartoon contest Sunday, wounding a security guard before being shot dead in their turn. Hassan is believed to have used the name Mujahid Miski in his discussion of jihadist attacks with Simpson.