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12:10 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Bring Back The Real NFL Refs! Debacle At End Of Game Adds To Outrage

Confusion: One official (to the left) signals touchdown for Seattle. The other signals that a touchback — possession — for Green Bay.
Stephen Brashear AP

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 4:39 pm

Football fans are furious. Bettors are out an estimated $150 million. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin — the Republican who's famous for battling with organized labor — is on the side of the referees union. And the NFL is in something of a "prevent defense," saying that nothing can be done to change the outcome.

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NPR sports
8:26 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Five Things You Absolutely, Positively Have To Know About March Madness

Kansas basketball player Thomas Robinson and his 9-year-old sister, Jayla, arrive for the funeral of their mother, Lisa, on Jan. 27, 2011, at Antioch Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Robinson's mother and grandparents died within a few weeks of each other.
Pablo Monsivais AP

Originally published on Wed March 14, 2012 7:00 am

Summer vacation? It's for slackers. Those first gorgeously colored leaves of fall? They'll have to be raked into soggy piles a month later. And Christmas? Bah ...

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