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WNBA star Maya Moore marries Jonathan Irons after helping overturn his prison sentence – CNN International

(CNN)Four-time WNBA champion Maya Moore has tied the knot with Jonathan Irons, the man whose wrongful conviction she helped overturn.

The pair met in 1998 in a prison ministry when Moore was a teenager and Irons was serving a 50-year sentence for burglary and assaulting a homeowner with a gun — a conviction that was overturned by a judge in March this year.
He walked free in July having served 22 years of the sentence, and Moore, who sat out an entire season to help overturn the conviction, revealed on Wednesday that the pair had married.
“We wanted to announce that we are super excited to continue the work that we’ve been doing together but doing it as a married couple,” Moore told Good Morning America.
“We got married a couple of months ago and we are excited to just continue this new chapter of life together.”
The pair are currently working to educate the American public about the voting process ahead this year’s Presidential election and plan to continue campaigning for criminal justice reform.
Irons said his relationship with Moore blossomed while she helped free him from his wrongful conviction.
“I wanted to marry her but at the same time protect her because being in a relationship with a man in prison, it’s extremely difficult and painful,” he told GMA.
“And I didn’t want her to feel trapped and I wanted her to feel open and have the ability any time (for me to say) if this is too much for you, go and find somebody. Live your life. Because this is hard.”
He proposed to her in a hotel room earlier this year after his release: “It was just me and her in the room and I got down on my knees and I looked up at her and she kind of knew what was going on and I said, ‘will you marry me,’ she said, ‘yes.'”
Moore, 31, is skipping two WNBA seasons to focus on criminal justice reform.
She’s considered one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time and won WNBA titles with the Minnesota Lynx in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017.
After serving 22 years in prison, Irons said after this release that he didn’t blame his accuser and wants to focus his time on helping others in the same position he was in.

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Michael Moore says he ‘worries’ Biden won’t excite voters, ‘shocked’ he ‘swung to the left’ with Harris VP … – Fox News

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore expressed his concern that former Vice President Joe Biden won’t excite Democratic voters enough to defeat President Trump in November.

Moore, who was an outspoken supporter for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., appeared on MSNBC before the official kickoff of the Democratic National Convention and was asked to react to comments he made in 2019, warning Democrats that Biden was “this year’s” Hillary Clinton and that he was “not going to excite the base,” highlighting women, people of color and young people.

While the Oscar-winning documentarian conceded on Monday that Biden his polling best among voters ages 18-35, he still had reservations that the presumptive Democratic nominee can pull off a victory against Trump, who Moore famously predicted would win the 2016 election.

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“Even your own poll today, the NBC poll, showed that [when] asked ‘Why are you voting for Joe Biden,’ 58 percent said because he’s not Trump. That’s the number one reason,” Moore told “The Beat” anchor Ari Melber. “So I look at that and I worry because people do need to get excited.”

The “Fahrenheit 9/11” director then weighed in on Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate.

“I was shocked that he picked Kamala Harris, frankly,” Moore said. “I thought for certain that he would swing to the right and pick Susan Rice. Instead, he swung to the left and picked Kamala Harris.”

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Moore’s description of Harris’ politics conflicts with descriptions made by some in the mainstream media, who have called the California senator a “pragmatic moderate” and a “small-c conservative.”

Back in May, Moore warned Democrats that Trump could win reelection.

“We need to behave as if he will win a second term,” Moore told “Real Time” host Bill Maher. “Anybody who right now says, ‘Oh no,’ you’re really part of the problem because you’re not taking this seriously. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He was just in Michigan this week. It’s the third time he’s been in Michigan in three weeks. He believes he’s going to somehow pull this off.”

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