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Navy tries to keep lopsided winning streak alive – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChroniclePHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Army-Navy series has long held its lofty spot as sport’s most patriotic rivalry, with pride, prestige and the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy at stake for each service academy. Also on the line, Navy’s 11-game series winning streak, …Keenan Reynolds at the top of his game with NavyUSA TODAYArmy Coach Faces Tough […]

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AJ McCarron wins Maxwell; Jameis Winston takes O’Brien – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Saturday’s Heisman Trophy Award just got a little more drama on Thursday at the Home Depot College Football Awards when Florida State’s Jameis Winston became the second freshman to claim the O’Brien Award for the …Heisman Trophy preview: Predictions, dreams come true for Auburn’s Tre Masonal.comFSU accuser’s attorney to […]

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Execution in Bangladesh Sparks Violent Protests – ABC News

ABC NewsThe execution of an opposition leader in Bangladesh sparked violent protests Friday as activists torched homes and businesses belonging to government supporters, leaving at least three people dead, in a fresh wave of bloodshed ahead of next month’s …Bangladesh executes opposition leaderUSA TODAYExecution in B’desh sparks violence, four killedHindustan TimesProtests in Bangladesh, After Opposition […]

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‘SNL’ to Welcome Black Female Cast Member in January – AceShowbiz

AceShowbizTwo showcases were recently held in Los Angeles and New York to find a black comedienne to be added to the show’s cast. Tweet. ‘SNL’ to Welcome Black Female Cast Member in January. See larger image. “Saturday Night Live” is indeed taking it serious …‘SNL’: Civil Rights Group Praises Plan to Add African-American Woman to […]

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Ukraine protesters rebuild barricades in centre of Kiev – BBC News

BBC NewsPro-EU protesters in Ukraine have reinforced their position in the centre of Kiev, rebuilding barricades torn down by police. The government’s decision not to sign a deal on closer EU ties last month has sparked weeks of mass rallies. First Deputy Prime …Ukraine says it will sign association agreement with European Union soonIrish TimesUkrainian […]

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Rangers Pick Seahawks Quarterback in Baseball Draft – New York Times

New York TimesIf baseball does not work out for the Texas Rangers, they have a jump on fielding quite a football team. Enlarge This Image. Stephen Brashear/Associated Press. The Rangers would like Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to throw more than a ceremonial …Major League Baseball roundupReutersWhy Rangers paid $12000 to draft Seahawks QB Russell WilsonDallas […]

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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle executed – Reuters

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, previously considered the second most powerful man in the secretive state, has been executed for treason, the biggest upheaval since the death of Kim’s father two years ago.North Korea announces execution of Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song ThaekWashington PostNorth […]

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Bangladesh executes opposition leader – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal. An intelligence official says the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah took place Thursday night in a …Bangladesh opposition leader hanged for war crimes; violence flaresLos Angeles TimesBangladesh execution of opposition leader […]

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Klinsmann Agrees to Four-Year Extension With US Soccer – New York Times

New York TimesJurgen Klinsmann, the coach of the United States men’s national soccer team, agreed to a four-year contract extension Thursday, a strong show of support from U.S. Soccer only months before the World Cup in Brazil.Klinsmann to Remain as US Coach Through 2018ABC NewsJurgen Klinsmann gets four-year contract extension to lead the USA through […]

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S Africa investigates ‘fake signer’ security checks – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Africa’s deputy disability minister says the government is investigating how a man who faked sign language at the Mandela memorial was given security clearance. Thamsanqa Dyantyi, who stood alongside national and international leaders at the …Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness, calls himself championCNNInterpreter at Mandela memorial stands by his performanceCNN InternationalSign language interpreter […]

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Gay sex verdict: These are matters of personal freedom, Rahul says – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed himself against the Supreme Court order which declared homosexuality as illegal, saying he agrees with the Delhi high court which had decriminalized gay sex. “I personally believe that these are matters of …India’s Ruling Party to Fight Ban on Gay SexWall Street JournalSonia disappointed with SC […]

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Gisele’s breastfeeding photo is picture-perfect | DailyDish – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhen you’re a supermodel, you can’t help but make the everyday look extraordinary. Proof? Gisele Bundchen’s breastfeeding snap. Loading… Post to Facebook. Gisele’s breastfeeding photo is picture-perfect | DailyDish on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/ …Moms take Gisele to taskBoston HeraldGisele Bundchen Makes a Boob on Instagram?Guardian ExpressHolly Madison defends Gisele after she comes under fire for […]

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Mandela signer hits back: I’m sign language champion – Reuters

ReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a “champion” signer on Thursday, but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode …Nelson Mandela memorial ‘fake’ sign language controversy: who’s the man in …ABC OnlineInterpreter at Mandela memorial defends his work, […]

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Thailand: Ex-PM Charged With Murder Over Protest Crackdown – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFormer Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been formally charged with the murder of two protesters during a military crackdown in 2010. Prosecutors say Mr. Abhisit ordered security forces to shoot on a crowd of mostly unarmed Red Shirt protesters, 90 of …Former Thai PM indicted on murder chargesCNNThai protesters cut off power […]

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Mandela memorial: From ‘rainbow nation’ to ‘rain boo nation’ – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Jacob Zuma’s booing at the Nelson Mandela memorial is a topical issue here in South Africa, with local media leading with headlines such as “Rain boo nation”. Calling this the “beginning of the end” of Mr Zuma’s presidency would be overstating it …Thousands of South Africans Bid Emotional Goodbye to Mandela (1)BusinessweekTens of […]

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Considering all options to decriminalize homosexuality: Govt – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: The government on Thursday said it was considering all options to decriminalize homosexuality. Law minister Kapil Sibal said, “We must decriminalize adult consensual relationship.” UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi also on Thursday said she …Supreme Court says gay sex illegal, govt hints at legislative routeHindustan TimesSC says gay sex punishable, withdraws legal […]

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Scientists find stunning similarity between lizards, birds – Science Recorder

Science RecorderMonitor lizards, along with alligators, birds, and probably dinosaurs, take air into their lungs by means of a one-way loop, according to a new University of Utah study. The findings, which were published online Wednesday (Dec. 11) in the journal Nature, …University of Utah study: Lizard lungs work like birds’, and nobody knows whySalt […]