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In one week, college basketball loses two greats: Tarkanian and Smith

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Obituary | Retired University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died today at age 84 after battling health issues. He was hospitalized Monday…

Super Bowl showdown: cute puppies vs. devoted dads

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Television | NBC filled out its last few, coveted Super Bowl ad slots on Wednesday, just days before the game, a later sellout date than usual, according to CNN. The value…

Loretta Lynch tackles immigration on first day of confirmation hearings

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Politics | Immigration took center stage today as attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch answered questions during her first confirmation hearing. About 30 family…

More college campus cops are carrying guns

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Higher Education | Amid increased worries about school shootings and subsequent discussions on gun control, public universities are turning more and more toward arming campus…

Duke University cancels plans to broadcast Muslim call-to-prayer

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Religion | UPDATE: Duke University officials announced this afternoon they have canceled plans to allow the school’s Muslim Student Association to chant their…

China detains Christian aid worker on North Korean border

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China | The Chinese government detained an American aid worker who operates on the China-North Korea border on Tuesday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald

Federal judge upholds marriage law in Puerto Rico

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Marriage | A federal judge ruled in favor of Puerto Rico’s law defining marriage as between a man and a woman this week in an opinion that affirmed both…

Worldviews collide in viral letter between cancer patients

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Life | Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman with stage IV terminal brain cancer, made national news and re-kindled a public conversation with her decision to end…

National pediatrics group urges birth control for teens

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Health | The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s most influential pediatricians group, wants teen girls to get IUDs or hormonal implants to keep them…

U.S. officials downplay alleged subway terror plot

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ISIS | The Iraqi prime minister said on Thursday that captured ISIS militants told Iraqi agents about a plot to attack subway systems in the United States and…

Bank that funded terrorism must pay back victims

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Terrorism | In a landmark decision, a jury reached a unanimous verdict Monday after two days of deliberation that the large, Jordan-based Arab Bank should be held…

Scottish independence leader resigns after unity victory

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Britain | UPDATE (11:20 a.m. EDT): Alex Salmond, the Scottish politician who led the fight for independence announced today he is resigning his post as first minister…

 
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