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'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater casesBelichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right' (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The process of finding "death qualified" jurors has slowed down jury selection in federal case against Tsarnaev, who is charged with setting off two bombs that killed three people and injured more than 260 during the 2013 marathon. (AP Photo/FBI, File)One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.


New England Patriots football head coach Bill Belichick speaks during an NFL football news conference at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., where he defended the way his team preps its game balls. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Saying his team ''followed every rule to the letter,'' New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating. ''At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage,'' Belichick said in an unscheduled availability on Saturday afternoon, eight days before the Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks for the NFL championship. Anything that's close, we stay as far away from the line as we can.'' Speaking once again with authority on a topic he previously professed ignorance of, Belichick said the team conducted an internal study on the process of getting game balls ready. I'm not an expert in football measurements,'' Belichick said.


Greek election: Syriza governing majority too close to callBooker leads No. 1 Kentucky to 58-43 win (Yahoo Sports)

Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition party surrounded by photographers reacts as he casts his vote at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)The anti-bailout Syriza party won a decisive victory in Greece's national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.


Kentucky guard Devin Booker (1) shoots a jump shot over South Carolina's Mindaugas Kacinas (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Willis Glassgow)

Devin Booker found a way to make an impact for No. 1 Kentucky. He did it again Saturday, leading the Wildcats (19-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) with 18 points in a 58-43 victory at South Carolina. The win matched the team's best start under coach John Calipari and kept the Wildcats from another ''House of Horrors'' moment at the Colonial Life Arena where they'd lost three of their previous five games. Booker scored seven points in Kentucky''s 14-0 run that spanned both halves, closing the surge with a 3-pointer that put the Wildcats ahead 37-24 with 18:28 remaining.


At GOP Summit, Republicans Turn Fire on Obama, Clinton, and Each OtherKyrgios to meet Murray in in Australian Open quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports)

Freedom Summit Draws GOP 2016 HopefulsThe first conservative showcase of the 2016 cycle is taking place in Iowa today, marking the unofficial start of the presidential cycle. Most of the jabs have been focused directly at President Obama and a Democrat they may be running against -- Hillary Clinton. "You can't have Bush," Trump said, criticizing the former Florida governor's support for Common Core education standards and immigration views, as well as his brother former President George W. Bush.


Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates after defeating Andreas Seppi of Italy in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against Andy Murray at Melbourne Park. The 19-year-old Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point to beat Andreas Seppi 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 8-6, becoming the first Australian man to reach the last eight in the national championship since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005, and the first male teenager since Federer in 2001 to reach two Grand Slam quarterfinals. Feels so good.'' Murray, a two-time Grand Slam champion and three-time Australian Open finalist, overcame racket-smashing Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 to secure a quarterfinals spot at his 16th consecutive major.


Obama announces nuclear 'breakthrough' on landmark India tripAP Interview: Selig says MLB could expand internationally (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. President Barack Obama, left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for the media after their talks, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Seizing on their personal bond, Obama and Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change, with Obama declaring a "breakthrough understanding" in efforts to free U.S. investment in nuclear energy development in India. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)An agreement on nuclear trade is aimed at establishing a lasting strategic partnership.


Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig looks on during an interview with The Associated Press in New York, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. On the final day of his nearly 22 1-2 years in charge of baseball, Selig talked about his legacy. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. ... If one uses a lot of vision it could.'' Selig headed the group that forced Commissioner Fay Vincent's resignation in September 1992. Owner of the Milwaukee Brewers since 1970, he was put in charge as chairman of the executive council and finally elected commissioner in July 1998 after years of saying he would never take the job. His reign saw expanded playoffs and wild-card teams, interleague play, video review to aid umpires, expansion to Arizona and Tampa Bay, the formation of baseball's Internet and broadcast companies and the start of drug testing - too late for some critics.


Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostagesAll-Pros-All-Pros Preview (Yahoo Sports)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media after he signed a book of condolence for the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tokyo Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Abe said earlier in the day he was "speechless" after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and he demanded the release of the other. The Associated Press has not verified the contents of the video, which varied greatly from previous videos released by the Islamic State group. It holds a third of both Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.


Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) reaches for a pass as he is defended by Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (52) during practice for the NFL Football Pro Bowl Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The game is scheduled to be played Sunday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

After three days of light, make that very light, workouts, Team Irvin and Team Carter are ready for Sunday night's Pro Bowl. Tony Romo will start at quarterback for Team Irvin, Andrew Luck for Team Carter in the second year of a format concocted to bring some life to an event that had become a show of halfhearted effort, little defense and practically no blocking. Not that it was anything close to a regular NFL game, and not even in the same stratosphere as what will be happening on the same field a week later when Seattle and New England meet in the Super Bowl. Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford joked that he could make a deal with Lions safety Glover Quin that Quinn would allow Stafford to throw a touchdown, and Stafford would throw Quinn an interception.




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Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

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Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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