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  Protestors hold Cuban and American flags during a protest against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba, Saturday, December, 20, 2014, in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami.  In 1959, the year of revolutionary ferment...
From: The American Prospect | By: Dan Vera | Monday, December 22, 2014
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With diplomatic relations warming between the U.S. and Cuba, oil and gas companies may train their sights on what's off Cuba's coast.The post Cuban Oil May Prove A Boon For U.S. Companies appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Newly acquired point guard Rajon Rondo, who the Dallas Mavericks acquired Thursday in a deal that sent Brandan Wright and Jameer Nelson to the Boston Celtics, scored six points shooting 3-for-11 with nine assists and seven rebounds in 34 minutes. Saturday...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Joshua Waldrop | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A week ago Saturday, Bulls star guard Derrick Rose wore a black “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt during warm-ups before a game against the Golden State Warriors. And three days later, former heavyweight boxing champion Ernie Terrell died. What’s the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Neil Steinberg | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Have you heard the one about turning Texas blue? It may seem like a joke after the midterm elections. Wendy Davis, the Democrats’ once-promising candidate for governor, got only 39 percent, and Republicans increased their majority in the state legislature....
From: In These Times | By: Theo Anderson | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Twenty five years ago, before dawn on December 20, 1989, U.S. forces descended on Panama City and unleashed one of the most violent, destructive terror attacks of the century. U.S. soldiers killed more people than were killed on 9/11. They systematically...
From: Truthout | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Harry Redknapp insists Queens Park Rangers will rebuff any January bids for Charlie Austin after the striker scored a hat trick to seal victory over West Brom
From: ESPN | By: PA Sport | Monday, December 22, 2014
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2014 had its fair share of landmark scientific accomplishments: dramatic cuts to the cost of sequencing a genome; sweeping investigations of climate change impacts in the US; advances in private-sector space travel, and plenty more. But there was also...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Monday, December 22, 2014
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This column has again reviewed hundreds of papers over the past year and tried to select a diverse mix of research that speaks to important issues. Here are a dozen papers from 2014 that we feel may be worth your time. We asked Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: John Wihbey | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Mark GrahamVonciel Jones Hill demonstrates the difference between being educated and wise."2014: The year in Vonciel Jones Hill." That is my title for this essay. Why? Because I firmly believe that if you can understand what's wrong with Vonciel Jones......
From: Dallas Observer | By: Jim Schutze | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Your financial and economic news for December 22The post The Santa Rally Continues appeared first on Macleans.ca.
From: Macleans | By: Katherine Dunn | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Texas plumber harassed after company truck seen in Syrian war photo Key Detail: In the photo on the Twitter feed, the name of the company is visible and the truck has been fitted with a tripod-mounted weapon, which is shown...
From: Miami Herald | By: Dave | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Happy Friday, we’re about to hit a fun two-week Holiday Zone. Enjoy!
From: The Big Lead | By: Mike Cardillo | Friday, December 19, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don't have worry about a win-and-you're-in finale this year.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day to comment on the home...
From: Houston Press | By: Jesse Sendejas Jr. | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Rogues of L.A., a web series launching today here on Popdose and at roguesofla.com, features a cadre of snarky-yet-idealistic young..
From: Popdose | By: Jon Cummings | Monday, December 22, 2014
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In 2014, for every one step forward, we took two back.
From: The Kernel | By: S.E. Smith | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Once giants walked this earth, and some of them were Democrats. In sharp contrast to the thin gruel that passes for leadership today, the old party of the people, with all its flaws, shaped much of the modern world, and usually for the better. Think...
From: New Geography | By: Joel Kotkin | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Here are the top five must-see plays from Week 16 in the NFL: Wanna start at QB? Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has a tough decision to make: Arian Foster, starting quarterback in 2015? We joke, yes, but check out this throw from Foster to...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Eric Edholm | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Why some cultures–in this case, Saudi Arabia–fire guns to celebrate weddings is a mystery. Maybe it’s a practice that should be reconsidered. A Saudi man was caught on camera shooting himself in the behind with a rifle during a ceremonial dance....
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s relationship has come under scrutiny yet again after a hilarious Instagram conversation between the two revealed, the model has worn the “Baby” singer’s clothes. Specifically, his sweatpants. The pair, who have...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Page Mackinley | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The west side of Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field has been imploded as part of $450 million in improvements to the football stadium....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Monday, December 22, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sometimes the Jerry Jones jokes are just so easy. Case in point: Remember when his Dallas Cowboys sent playoff tickets to their season-ticket holders this summer, something never before done in the NFL? That resulted in plentiful...
From: ESPN | By: Tim MacMahon | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Empress Davenport made a layup with 4.2 seconds remaining to help No. 3 Texas complete a rally and defeat No. 4 Texas A&M....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Monday, December 22, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- For weeks, the Indianapolis Colts have talked about having a special team that's capable of making a deep run in the playoffs. Stop right there. It's silly to even talk like that. Just because the Colts continue to have the rest of...
From: ESPN | By: Mike Wells | Monday, December 22, 2014
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After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP.
From: ESPN Dallas | By: Tim MacMahon | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The Cowboys returned to the postseason for the first time in four years by dismantling the Colts in a 42-7 victory....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Monday, December 22, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas – When Tony Romo left AT&T Stadium on Sept. 7, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback felt doubt for the first time in his career. He threw three interceptions in a 28-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Maybe this was it for him. Maybe...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Monday, December 22, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- DeMarco Murray's day was done with 69 seconds to play in the third quarter Sunday afternoon. The Dallas Cowboys' running back carried the ball 22 times against the Indianapolis Colts and shed a doubt that's followed him around since...
From: ESPN | By: Calvin Watkins | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.
From: ESPN | By: Associated Press | Monday, December 22, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Dallas Cowboys' 42-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. Built for a run: For the first time since 2009, the Cowboys are in the playoffs. They have the...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Monday, December 22, 2014
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San Antonio, which has been missing some of last season’s key contributors, has lost five of its last six. Oklahoma City is also looking to get healthy....
From: New York Times | By: JONAH BROMWICH | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Cowboys star running back DeMarco Murray has told his friends and family that he will play Sunday against the Colts, a source told ESPN.
From: ESPN Dallas | By: Todd Archer | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- While the Dallas Cowboys will have the services of running back DeMarco Murray today against the Indianapolis Colts, they will not have right tackle Doug Free. Free is inactive because of a bone spur affecting his left ankle. He also...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field has been imploded as part of $450 million in football stadium improvements.
From: ESPN | By: Associated Press | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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CHICAGO -- The Detroit Lions claimed Josh Thomas earlier this week from the New York Jets, and now he'll be active in his first game for his new team Sunday against the Chicago Bears. With rookie cornerback Mohammed Seisay inactive Sunday due to injury,...
From: ESPN | By: Michael Rothstein | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Authorities are now offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the gunman who shot a TV meteorologist multiple times during an altercation Wednesday in a Central Texas TV station's parking lot....
From: Fox News | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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In the wake of the horrific and unjustifiable shooting of two NYPD officers who were sitting in a patrol car in Brooklyn, the mad rush is now on to indict a wide range of co-conspirators and "real killers." This is a tired and worn-out gambit and its...
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Here's a look at some of the year's biggest climate court cases and the legal battles that await us in 2015.The post 4 Legal Battles This Year That Were All About Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Ari Phillips | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Robert Boswell talks about his new novel, Tumbledown, mental illness and counseling, and writing a novel in an unreliable but omniscient voice.
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Dueben | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Warning: This post contains spoilers about reality....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A pre-Bowl game look at some top college prospects the Steelers may be interested in come the 2015 NFL Draft. Initial grades are based in part on my personal analysis of the Steelers' wants and desires, but will be modified as needed to reflect more...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Scott Pavelle | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Florida Judge Cynthia Imperato, found guilty of drunk driving and reckless driving, received a sentence of 20 days house arrest. Prosecutors sought 30 days in jail, but a Palm Beach County judge ruled otherwise after a six-member jury rendered its verdict....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Monday, December 22, 2014
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For American Jews, Christmas has long been associated with two traditions: Chinese restaurants and movie theaters. On Christmas Eve 1987, a new ritual began. The Matzoball, a party for Jewish singles held on the night when it was guaranteed they had...
From: Tablet Magazine | By: James Kirchick | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Anthony Davis should be the leading candidate for this year's Most Valuable Player award, and he offered more support for that argument in the New Orleans Pelicans' 101-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. Davis poured in 38 points on 16-of-22...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Grant Hughes | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The New England Patriots don’t play Monday night, but they should have a lot of...
From: NESN | By: Mike Cole | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The Detroit Lions most imposing opponent is history. Yes, they have a winner-take-all game against their rivals the Green Bay Packers next Sunday to decide the NFC North title, but […]
From: Detroit Athletic Company | By: Dan Holmes | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Bob Holloway, then of Fort Worth, Texas, in the 1980s built on his experiences in Southeast Asia and Rhodesia to design a .308 caliber military rifle, what eventually became the HAC-7. His rifle was an amalgamation of Armalite, FN, and Kalashnikov...
From: The Firearm Blog | By: Nathaniel F | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The true acolytes of Vine were the original voices and unique personalities that cropped up seemingly out of nowhere.
From: The Kernel | By: Greg Seals | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The holidays are full of sweet treats and fresh-baked goods. But if your snacking plans included finishing off those prepackaged caramel apples from fall, you better come up with different plans. That’s because federal officials say the desserts may...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, December 19, 2014
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