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Why I love the Olympics

Why I love the Olympics

It's easy to love the Olympics when you're country is winning, but there are a few more reasons why I love the Olympics.


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Why I love the Olympics
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Why I love the Olympics

In 1984, I was sitting in front of our television in Roseburg, Oregon, watching Mary Lou Retton vault her way into fame. » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Why I love the Olympics Comments 0 Comments
CNN headline likens being black to being a criminal
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CNN headline likens being black to being a criminal

Issues of race are a huge factor in any U.S. presidential election, and they may be more noticeable in the 2016 election, where GOP ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | CNN headline likens being black to being a criminal Comments 0 Comments
Child care pay lags at bottom of pay scale, as advocates urge higher standards and better training
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Child care pay lags at bottom of pay scale, as advocates urge higher standards and better training

There is an emerging scientific and policy consensus that closing the school achievement gap between rich and poor will require educators and policy makers to ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Child care pay lags at bottom of pay scale, as advocates urge higher standards and better training Comments 0 Comments
Have You Seen This? Living life in reverse
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Have You Seen This? Living life in reverse

BACKWARDSVILLE — Watching things in reverse can be mesmerizing. » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Have You Seen This? Living life in reverse Comments 0 Comments
Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence
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Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence

PASATIEMPO, Calif. — Some California residents are feeling a little less secure in their backyards after the release of a recent YouTube video. The footage from ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence Comments 0 Comments
The Affordable Care Act: Save what works, fix what doesn't
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The Affordable Care Act: Save what works, fix what doesn't

On March 23, 2016, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) — Obamacare — turned 6. Like most 6-year-olds, the ACA has brought a lot of ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | The Affordable Care Act: Save what works, fix what doesn't Comments 0 Comments
Professor's new app helps atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God?
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Professor's new app helps atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God?

A philosophy professor has launched a new app seemingly aimed at helping atheists more easily communicate with believers about tough theological issues. » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Professor's new app helps atheists debate with believers: 'Can you support your positions about God? Comments 0 Comments
Why parents should take a 'big pause' before co-signing that student loan
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Why parents should take a 'big pause' before co-signing that student loan

You may want to stare down the puppy dog eyes of a pleading son or daughter to cosign their student loan so they can get ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Why parents should take a 'big pause' before co-signing that student loan Comments 0 Comments
What inspires a burqini ban?
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What inspires a burqini ban?

Five French beach towns have recently banned the burqini, a modest swimwear option associated with Muslim women. Officials have cited fears about public safety to ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | What inspires a burqini ban? Comments 0 Comments
Why bland entertainment is having a moment now
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Why bland entertainment is having a moment now

When most people think of playing video games, they think of violent, high-speed first-person shooters or racing games. » Read More
Posted: aug. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Why bland entertainment is having a moment now Comments 0 Comments
Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired
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Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired

The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case against a judge who is fighting to keep her job after publicly stating that ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2016 6:12 a.m. | Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired Comments 0 Comments
Sexist Olympics coverage reflects lack of diversity in journalism
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Sexist Olympics coverage reflects lack of diversity in journalism

Olympic sports and athletes always become focal points for the media during the games, but this year some have pointed out flaws in the coverage ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2016 6:12 a.m. | Sexist Olympics coverage reflects lack of diversity in journalism Comments 0 Comments
Five ultra young college students and where they went
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Five ultra young college students and where they went

Child prodigies who begin college in their late childhood or early teens are uncommon but not unheard of. The latest case to get attention is ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 24, 2016 6:12 a.m. | Five ultra young college students and where they went Comments 0 Comments
Are zombie courses creating mindless, debt-ridden students in higher education?
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Are zombie courses creating mindless, debt-ridden students in higher education?

With college costs rapidly escalating, student debt growing, and the real-world applications of some college degrees increasingly questioned, NPR is raising questions ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Are zombie courses creating mindless, debt-ridden students in higher education? Comments 0 Comments
The Bible verse that has taken a prominent place in the Olympics
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The Bible verse that has taken a prominent place in the Olympics

Retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes recently revealed the "prayer" that she typically had in her head just before entering into tough competitions — a Bible verse ... » Read More
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This paralyzed bride proved doctors wrong when she walked down the aisle at her wedding
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This paralyzed bride proved doctors wrong when she walked down the aisle at her wedding

At age 17, Jaquie Goncher went from being an active teenager to being paralyzed from the neck down in an instant when she dove into ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 6:00 a.m. | This paralyzed bride proved doctors wrong when she walked down the aisle at her wedding Comments 0 Comments
U.S. Olympian becomes target of online bullying, but how she is reacting is important
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U.S. Olympian becomes target of online bullying, but how she is reacting is important

Now 20-year-old Gabby Douglas was the belle of the ball in the 2012 London Olympics (when she was then 16 years old). She took home ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 6:00 a.m. | U.S. Olympian becomes target of online bullying, but how she is reacting is important Comments 0 Comments
College students say they care about interfaith cooperation — are school leaders listening?
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College students say they care about interfaith cooperation — are school leaders listening?

Vicky Gillon grew up in a Christian household and studied Islam during her senior year of high school. In her first 18 years, she learned ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 6:00 a.m. | College students say they care about interfaith cooperation — are school leaders listening? Comments 0 Comments
Football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line sues
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Football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line sues

A high school football coach has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, alleging that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 23, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Football coach who was fired after refusing to stop praying on the 50-yard line sues Comments 0 Comments
Have You Seen This? Parrot impersonates Matthew McConaughey
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Have You Seen This? Parrot impersonates Matthew McConaughey

IMPERSONATION ALLEY — I’m a big Matthew McConaughey fan. » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Have You Seen This? Parrot impersonates Matthew McConaughey Comments 0 Comments
What 'The Bachelorette' has in common with porn
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What 'The Bachelorette' has in common with porn

The roses handed out on "The Bachelorette" may not smell as sweet to fans after reading a University of Minnesota professor's analysis of the ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m. | What 'The Bachelorette' has in common with porn Comments 0 Comments
Facebook enters the education platform wars, partners with Silicon Valley charter network
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Facebook enters the education platform wars, partners with Silicon Valley charter network

A charter school network that operates 11 schools in California and Washington state announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop an innovative personalize... » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Facebook enters the education platform wars, partners with Silicon Valley charter network Comments 0 Comments
Leaked report says Baylor's strict conduct code may have contributed to silence on rape
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Leaked report says Baylor's strict conduct code may have contributed to silence on rape

Details emerging from an internal review of Baylor's football rape scandal along with a lawsuit filed on behalf of victims both are now suggesting ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Leaked report says Baylor's strict conduct code may have contributed to silence on rape Comments 0 Comments
How technology stands to change America's religion
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How technology stands to change America's religion

Late on a school night this spring, 26-year-old University of California Santa Barbara student Yankoff got an idea. Yankoff, a graduate student studying software engin... » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m. | How technology stands to change America's religion Comments 0 Comments
National Organization for Women president shocks radio host with response to abortion question
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National Organization for Women president shocks radio host with response to abortion question

A Seattle-based radio host recently asked the head of the National Organization for Women a series of controversial questions about women's health and abortion. » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m. | National Organization for Women president shocks radio host with response to abortion question Comments 0 Comments
How a stable home life can help prevent mass violence
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How a stable home life can help prevent mass violence

In the wake of June’s horrific shooting at a night club in Orlando, Florida, many terms were used to describe the shooter Omar Mateen ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m. | How a stable home life can help prevent mass violence Comments 0 Comments
Burqini bans put France's secularism in the spotlight
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Burqini bans put France's secularism in the spotlight

In response to recent terror attacks, some French leaders are taking a hard look at beach-appropriate fashion. » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Burqini bans put France's secularism in the spotlight Comments 0 Comments
Congresswoman reveals what she believes people get wrong about faith and American politicians
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Congresswoman reveals what she believes people get wrong about faith and American politicians

A Republican congresswoman from North Carolina believes the public is often given the wrong impression about Washington, telling "The Church Boys" podcast that politic... » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2016 6:00 a.m. | Congresswoman reveals what she believes people get wrong about faith and American politicians Comments 0 Comments
Elderly Christian couple reportedly die just 20 minutes apart — and that's not the only shocking det
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Elderly Christian couple reportedly die just 20 minutes apart — and that's not the only shocking det

A Christian couple's six-decade love story recently came to an end with a series of events one of their sons is collectively calling a ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2016 7:00 p.m. | Elderly Christian couple reportedly die just 20 minutes apart — and that's not the only shocking det Comments 0 Comments
Have You Seen This? Strong wind lifts kite flyer off the ground
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Have You Seen This? Strong wind lifts kite flyer off the ground

WINDY CITY — "Mary Poppins" once told us, “Let’s go fly a kite.” But she obviously wasn’t in Cromarty, Scotland, when she recommended it. » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2016 6:50 p.m. | Have You Seen This? Strong wind lifts kite flyer off the ground Comments 0 Comments
 

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