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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
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Mar 3, 2014 — Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but by their 40s they often have more health problems than people who never played sports, researchers say.
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Jan 6, 2014 — As he moves from Louisville to Austin, Strong becomes the first black coach of a men's team at Texas. For some, his hiring brings to mind how things have changed at a school that, during the 1960s, fielded teams made up of only white players.
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Jan 6, 2014 — If pregame predictions come true, Monday night's game between Auburn and Florida State could be a high-scoring affair. There are other compelling story lines, as well: Will Auburn pull off another miracle finish? Will Florida State's Jameis Winston add a championship to his trophy collection?
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Dec 11, 2013 — Student athletes know they need to avoid concussions. But hits that don't cause concussion symptoms can affect the brain, too. Researchers are now trying to figure out who is most at risk from those smaller hits, and if they can be warned in advance.
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Sep 24, 2013 — Punished after the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, the school has since made "progress toward ensuring athletics integrity," the NCAA says. So, a limit on how many scholarships it can give to football players is being eased.
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Sep 11, 2013Sports Illustrated is this week posting a five-part expose about the school's football program. Among OSU's alleged transgressions: money paid to players; tutors doing players' schoolwork; and women from a "hostess program" having sex with recruits.
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Sep 8, 2013 — Last night's college football game between the University of Michigan and Notre Dame was the final match-up between the longtime rivals to be played in Ann Arbor for a while. And Notre Dame's looming suspension of the teams' long-time rivalry inspired a unique musical choice.
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Aug 17, 2013 — The results mirror an earlier USA Today coaches poll that also put the Crimson Tide in the No. 1 spot. The team is going for a third-straight national title.
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Aug 2, 2013 — A newly outsized logo is part of a Texas college's broader plan to change the fortunes of its football team. The Lions of Texas A&M University-Commerce won only a single game last year.
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Jan 16, 2013 — Manti Te'o, who nearly won the Heisman Trophy, is at the center of what Deadspin calls a "hoax," in which the story of lost love was created to bolster his personal myth. The site is questioning the existence of a girl Te'o has said inspired him to new heights. He has not yet responded to the story; we'll update this post with any new information as it emerges.
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