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Justice Department Indicts Top FIFA Officials In Corruption And Bribery Scandal

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Several of the top representatives of soccer’s governing body have been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in New York.

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Patriots Will Not Appeal N.F.L.’s DeflateGate Sanctions

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In a move that surprised many, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced this afternoon that the team would not appeal the sanctions imposed against it over the scandal that has come to be known as “DeflateGate”: Robert K. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, who has been confrontational while warring with theN.F.L. […]

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How Will ‘Mad Men’ End?

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The final episode airs tonight. How will Matt Weiner will wrap it up?

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Pope Francis talks with Cuban President Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican

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John Oliver Interview

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Jorge Ramos interviews John Oliver:  

Evander Holyfield Bests Mitt Romney in Boxing Match

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A five-time heavyweight champion has beaten a rich politician in a bizarre charity event.

Tom Brady Appeals Suspension, Roger Goodell Says He’ll Hear The Appeal

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As expected, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady formally appealed the four game suspension imposed by the National Football League over the so-called “DeflateGate” scandal, and N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would personally hear the appeal rather than handing it off to an outside arbitrator: Tom Brady formally appealed his four-game suspension on Thursday […]

Blues Legend B.B. King Dead At 89

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Blues legend B.B. King, creator of one of the most unique sounds in American music, passed away overnight at the age of 89: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas, […]

The Voice Of Mr. Burns And Ned Flanders Is Leaving The Simpsons

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The Simpsons has apparently suffered one of its most significant creative losses in the more than two decades its been on the air with the news that Harry Shearer, who voices some of the shows most iconic characters, is leaving the show: It is not looking like an okely-dokely day in the town of Springfield: […]

Tom Brady Suspended Four Games, Patriots Fined, In DeflateGate Scandal

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It didn’t take the N.F.L. long to lower the hammer on Tom Brady and the Patriots.

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Pentagon Paid N.F.L. For Tributes To Troops

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The tributes to the troops you see during N.F.L. games were most likely bought and paid for with your tax dollars.

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Head monk Venerable Professor Sangharakkhita Mahathera performs a health and happiness blessing on U.S. Secretary of State Kerry inside the ancient Kelaniya Temple in Colombo

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N.F.L. Reports That Patriots Personnel Probably Intentionally Deflated Balls

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A report prepared for the N.F.L. regarding the so-called ‘DeflateGate’ scandal doesn’t have very good news for the Patriots or their star quarterback.

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Participants in the Tweed Run ride their bicycles over Westminster Bridge in central London

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R&B Legend Ben E. King Dies At 76

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Ben E. King, a Rhythm & Blue singer who had success both as the lead singer of The Drifters and as a solo artist, passed away yesterday at the age of 76: Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and […]

N.F.L. To Give Up Its Tax Exempt Status

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The N.F.L.’s league office is giving up its tax exempt status, but that means far less than the headline implies.

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Bruce Jenner and Dog The Bounty Hunter Come Out

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Bruce Jenner has come out to Diane Sawyer admitting what most had already suspected: that he’s Republican and a Christian. Meanwhile, Dog the Bounty Hunter has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidency. The collective minds at the Daily Caller and Fox News are officially blown.

Fixing the NBA Draft

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“Tanking” to improve draft position has plagued the NBA for years. The solution is obvious.

Tim Tebow To Become The Fifth Quarterback On The Philadelphia Eagles

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Tim Tebow, who hasn’t played in a regular season NFL game since being released by the New York Jets at the end of the 2012 season, will be joining a Philadelphia Eagles team that is already top heavy with Quarterbacks: Reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are about to sign Tim Tebow raise a host of […]

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Disney’s Net Worth Increased By $2 Billion After Release Of New Star Wars Trailer

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“Chewie, we’re rich.”

N.F.L. Reinstates Adrian Peterson

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With five months to go before the start of the NFL season, Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson is being reinstated after sitting out most of last year due to charges of child abuse, but it’s unclear where he’ll actually be playing in September: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated on Friday, […]

The New Star Wars Trailer Is Out, And It’s Fantastic

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The newest teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released today at a Disney/Lucasfilm event in San Francisco, and it’s become the talk of the Internet: In so many ways, this trailer was much better than the brief glimpse we were given back in November, and there will be more to come with the […]

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Almost Nobody Complains About ‘Saturday Night Live’ Profanity

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I’m not sure this is a concern that rises to the level of an article at The Atlantic.

Bizarre Lucille Ball Statue Outrages Fans

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A statue supposedly intended to honor the late Lucille Ball has many of her fans in an uproar: Locals from Lucille Ball’s hometown are not happy with a public statue that was erected to honor the actress’ legacy, complaining that it’s “frightening” and looks nothing like her, and are now looking into fundraising options to fix […]

Guy Nobody Has Heard of Replacing Jon Stewart as Daily Show Host

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Trevor Noah will be the next host of The Daily Show. Who’s Trevor Noah? Exactly.

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On The Daily Show

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Comedy Central has chosen a relative unknown to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show: In December, Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian, made his debut as an on-air contributor on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” offering his outsider’s perspective, as a biracial South African, on the United States. “I never thought I’d be more […]

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in New York

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President Obama May Buy Magnum PI Home (No Word on Ferrari)

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Someone has bought the estate where “Magnum P.I.” Based on no apparent evidence, POLITICO speculates that it’s going to be the Obama retirement home. When he’s done being president, could Barack Obama grow a mustache, don a Hawaiian shirt, and start driving a red Ferrari? Obama loves Hawaii – the land of his childhood, the […]

Your Second Third Drink

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You should stop at three drinks. But you can stop there more than once.

Should We Boycott Moron Clothing Designers?

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Elton John is leading a boycott against Dolce & Gabbana.

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Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention

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Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Spock, Dead at 83

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Leonard Nimoy, the actor who became a household name as Mr. Spock with the “Star Trek” television series and movies, has died at 83.

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