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Dear Mr. Goodell, Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander received a 10-game suspension for marijuana use. Lane Johnson, right tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, was suspended for 10 games for performance enhancing drugs.

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In 1984 Bernie Goetz shot four black teenagers in the subway because, he concluded, they would rob him or worse. He left one man a paraplegic with permanent brain damage. The so-called “Subway Vigilante” eventually turned himself into police but not before receiving nation-wide support from segments of the public, including media outlets, who hailed him as a hero

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Reported injuries have decreased in the meat and poultry industry, but plant workers still face grave dangers on the job — and there’s reason to believe the safety hazards are worse than they seem, according to the Government Accountability Office. Many workers are unlikely to speak out about health and safety risks for fear of losing their jobs, the office said in a report issued Wednesday.

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As the dust settles around Super Bowl 50, the conversation around the contest itself has died down, while the dialogue surrounding Cam Newton’s abrupt departure from his postgame presser has, somehow, lived on. In the past few days, some have claimed that the incident typifies Newton’s supposed immaturity . Others have declared that it was a natural response from a guy whose style of play is wholly predicated on his emotions

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Being president has its perks, according to Barack Obama, who stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Sunday night to congratulate the Denver Broncos on their Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers . The thing is, Obama taped the message last week .

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Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance of her newly released single “Formation” was amazing — but beyond the singing, it was the style she and her dancers rocked that really caught our attention.  One look at the army of black women rocking leather outfits, afros and black berets and we were instantly reminded of the revolutionary members of the Black Panther Party . At one point, Beyoncé and her dancers even raised black power fists in the air marking an important public declaration of black pride

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Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/NCshn5nFx2 — ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) February 7, 2016 So, uh, how are NFL fans feeling about Tom Brady these days?

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Lady Gaga honored America singing the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday and it’s safe to say she totally crushed it. No, really, she totally nailed it and pretty much everyone thought so:    Love you so much, @ladygaga .

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The Denver Broncos are in search of their third Super Bowl win. The Carolina Panthers are hunting for their first. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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Here’s another reason to go gaga for the Super Bowl this Sunday: Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem before the game on Feb. 7.  The NFL announced Tuesday that the “Pokerface” singer will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos . That’s quite an act to follow for the  half-time show performers , Beyonce and Coldplay.  It’s only fitting that a Super Bowl 50 performance is the next stop for Gaga in her 2016 takeover.  Earlier Tuesday, the news broke that she will perform an “experimental tribute” to the late singer and cultural icon David Bowie at the Grammys on Feb. 15, and she’s already nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You.” Lady Gaga also scored an Oscar nomination  for Best Original Song for the track, which she co-wrote with Diane Warren for “The Hunting Ground.” And in January, she nabbed a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV or Mini Series for her role as The Countess on “American Horror Story: Hotel.”  It’s Gaga’s world, and we’re all just living in it.  Also on HuffPost: — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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When it comes to snowboarding destinations, New York City isn’t at the top of the list.  In fact, it generally doesn’t make the list at all. That all changed with the blizzard this weekend when viral video maker Casey Neistat turned the snowy streets into his own snowboarding course . For part of the video he was joined by skier Oscar Boyson, and the pair zipped through Times Square: The clip begins with new footage of Mayor Bill de Blasio warning that anyone out driving in the storm would be subject to arrest

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Kids getting footballs is still pretty great pic.twitter.com/949LSvUHEQ — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 25, 2016 As has recently become a weekly tradition, the Carolina Panthers just made yet another young fan’s dream come true. Seemingly every Sunday, Cam Newton’s squad turns on-field success into off-field elation, as players run to the stands to give touchdown balls to Carolina loyalists

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(Reuters) – Thick snow covered the Washington D.C. area on Saturday as a potentially record-breaking blizzard paralyzed road, rail and airline travel on the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina to New York.

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Tea Party congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3) told me he wants to roll back the Clean Air and Water Acts and shrink the EPA. Find out the other agencies he wants to eliminate… Myrtle Beach: South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention Sunday, Jan

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Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to “Do Something” Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com How can we stop the Islamic State? Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: “Come up with a plan for me to do something about ISIS!” What would you say

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Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

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The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum-Cooke debate the sharp political contrasts of Oscar Week: Obama is Jimmy Stewart at the end of It’s a Great Life while Republicans see only the despotic villain in Fury Road.

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Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Mike Munchak has absolutely no chill.  Towards the end of the first quarter of the Steelers’ Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night, Munchak yanked a handful of Bengals safety Reggie Nelson’s dreadlocks.  Nelson barrelled into the Steelers’ sidelines after pushing running back Jordan Todman out-of-bounds. Munchak may have felt like Nelson unnecessarily shoved his running back into the sideline — Todman was nearly out-out-bounds when Nelson hit him, and the extra push sent Todman crashing into the bench. Todman should have been the star of the play for his darting run, but one of his coaches overreacted to a bit of chippiness on Nelson’s part.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has responded to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s recent challenge with an all-timer of a touchdown catch. Ahead of Saturday night’s Steelers road playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Roethlisberger publicly challenged his inconsistent big-play threat

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Make Way for Turkeys

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“Even creatures you might regard as though they were superfluous were integral to the creation of the world.” Midrash Rabbah on Exodus 7 I won’t go so far as to call them old friends – tight bunch as they are, the gang of wild turkeys that occasionally wander up into the streets of my Brookline neighborhood don’t seem much interested in fellowship beyond their own kind. But at least they don’t startle me quite as much as the first time we crossed paths. That first time, they made the impression of ‘Arov – the fourth plague of Egypt, about which we read this week – wild beasts stirred into the mix of human life where one least expects them.

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Dismissing the Notion of Insubordination

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by Rod Collins, Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors In a recent article in Acoustic Guitar , Adam Perlmutter chronicles the unusual career path of Dick Boak, one of Martin Guitar’s most creative luthiers. Today Boak is the historian-in-residence of the 183-year old company and one of the most respected craftsman in his profession, but his entrée and advancement in the revered company is an intriguing and unconventional tale. Boak was enamored with music and woodmaking at an early age.

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I remember every detail of a recent exchange I had with my colleagues, and I think I always will. I was speaking with a team at our firm who told me how they had helped a global client achieve one of its most important priorities — data integrity — by developing predictive algorithms to detect data deviations. I know what you’re thinking: Why was I so interested in data algorithms

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Dear Madam Secretary, Please Help Sharks

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ATTN: The Honorable Penny Pritzker Secretary of Commerce Email: [email protected] Dear Madam Secretary, My Name is Jonah Bryson, and I am a 15-year-old American who is concerned about his future and the future of our planet. I have devoted much of my time and passion to making the world a better place. And at this point in time, with what we know, I am shocked that policy-makers still allow others to contribute to the extinction of species and depletion of biodiversity

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I believe the time has come to clear up some misconceptions about anti-Semitism.

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There Is Always Something There To Remind You

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Every picture tells a story, but sometimes the story waits a long time to be told. Thirty years, in the case of this long-lost photograph.

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by Negeen Darani, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Photo by Kevin Dooley . Today marks Day 2 of the Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health course — a project of the Open Hands Initiative and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia School of Medicine

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The Great Recession delivered a body blow to our country’s financial equilibrium, and only after years of painfully slow recovery have housing prices begun to stabilize and the unemployment rate steadily fallen. But while the economic crisis has abated, it remains a devastating morass for many, especially young adults, ethnic and racial minorities, and lower income families.

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Terry Bradshaw is sick of football players like Dallas Cowboys’ Greg Hardy getting passes on domestic violence — and he’s even more upset that the NFL continues to give them.  A fired-up Bradshaw didn’t mince words as he ripped into Hardy during the “Fox NFL Sunday” pre-game show.  “Anybody, in my opinion, who lays a hand on a woman, I don’t care who you are, my friend: You never come back in this league,” Bradshaw said.  “I really, really seriously hope, eventually, we never have a place in the NFL for people who … strike a woman,” Bradshaw said as his co-hosts sat in silence.  Terry Bradshaw gives his heartfelt viewpoint on Greg Hardy's domestic abuse case. https://t.co/LfMelAXzmj — FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 11, 2015 But Hardy, who was signed to the Cowboys in March, wasn’t the only target of Bradshaw’s criticism.

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When convicted domestic abuser Greg Hardy returns to the NFL on Sunday, his history of violence against women will follow him to the team parking lot, through AT&T Stadium, into the locker room and out onto the field. But should he ever harm a woman again, that same history will push him off the field and out of the league for life.  In the 13 months since TMZ published video of Ray Rice knocking out Janay Palmer in a casino elevator , both the NFL and the Canadian Football League have developed  new domestic violence policies  in close association with domestic violence experts that take a “help me help you” approach to aggressors and victims alike.  Buried deep within both of those new domestic violence policies is another type of possible punishment, perhaps the ultimate punishment a league can hand down to any man who makes his living playing football: a lifetime ban. In the NFL’s case, it’s two strikes and you’re out.

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Good cops, bad cops, and the state

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As a teacher I have wide and deep connections in my community, running in to former students or their parents in the stores, driving the busses, leading non-profits, and of course some police officers.

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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced in a letter Friday that his organization would donate $100,000 in honor of the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina, shooting on Wednesday.

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In one of the best games of the tournament so far, No. 14 Georgia State rallied to beat No.

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When it’s time to party, Georgia State basketball coach Ron Hunter may party just a little too hard. Hunter injured his Achilles tendon following his team’s 38-36 Sun Belt Conference tournament championship win over Georgia Southern on Sunday, ESPN reported.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Kam Chancellor returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers 31-17 on Saturday night in the NFC divisional playoff game. Wilson hit Doug Baldwin on a 16-yard touchdown in the first quarter, found Jermaine Kearse on a 63-yard score in the second quarter and capped the night with a 25-yard TD pass to Luke Willson early in the fourth quarter. More…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Carolina’s defense set an NFL record for fewest yards allowed in a postseason game, and the Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 on Saturday. It was Carolina’s first playoff win in nine years and Newton’s first playoff victory since entering the league as the No

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Jesús Molina ya piensa en León

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Juan Manuel Terán | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, México, domingo 12 de Enero del 2014 El contención indicó que poco a poco se han adaptado a las ideas de Mohamed Tras la primer derrota que América sufrió en la era de Antonio Mohamed, Jesús Molina prefirió dejar atrás el mal sabor de boca y poner los ojos en el futuro, pues el Campeón visitará la cancha del Estadio Azteca apenas un mes después de levantar el título ante las Águilas.

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Emanuel Herrera ya entrenó con Tigres

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Jessika Méndez | MEDIOTIEMPO (Corresponsal) San Nicolás de los Garza, Monterrey, Nuevo León, domingo 12 de Enero del 2014 El delantero argentino recién llegado realizó hoy exámenes de sangre Herrera llega a los felinos a préstamo por seis meses con opción de compra Apenas llegó este sábado a tierra regia y el quinto extranjero de Tigres, el argentino Emanuel Herrera, ya entrenó este domingo con el equipo.

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El objetivo era recortar distancias: Ancelotti

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Barcelona, España, domingo 12 de Enero del 2014 El DT italiano destacó la labor de su equipo  El entrenador del Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, afirmó tras la victoria de su equipo ante el Espanyol en Cornellà-El Prat que su equipo había recortado distancias, “era el objetivo en un momento importante”, ya que aprovecharon el empate entre el Atlético y el Barcelona.

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Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, viernes 3 de Febrero del 2012 Lescott admira a Michael Vick, pero para el SB elige a los Patriots Richards prefiere a Eli Manning y sus Giants Nigel de Jong sigue a los Steelers y para la Final apoya a Nueva Inglaterra El Super Bowl XLVI se vive al interior del campamento del Manchester City.

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Filed under: NFL , Super Bowl Pro Bowl 2012 Honolulu – Brandon Marshall capturó seis pases para 176 yardas e impuso marca en el Pro Bowl con cuatro touchdowns, con lo que ayudó a la Conferencia Americana a repuntar el domingo durante la segunda mitad para vencer 59-41 a la Conferencia Nacional. Marshall, receptor de los Delfines de Miami, anotó sendos touchdowns con atrapadas en cada cuarto, incluyendo un pase tempranero de 74 yardas y otro de tres yardas en el último período, en un partido caracterizado por varios pases capturados en jugadas espectaculares

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Filed under: NFL Honolulu – Brandon Marshall capturó seis pases para 176 yardas e impuso marca en el Pro Bowl con cuatro touchdowns, con lo que ayudó a la Conferencia Americana a repuntar el domingo durante la segunda mitad para vencer 59-41 a la Conferencia Nacional.

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Filed under: NFL Aaron Rodgers fue elegido por los suscriptores de The Associated Press en Estados Unidos como el atleta del año. El quarterback condujo a los Packers de Green Bay al título del Super Bowl de la NFL en febrero, y ganó sus 13 primeros partidos de la temporada de 2011-12.

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Filed under: Videos , NFL , NFL Videos Aunque son atletas profesionales, no están exentos de la pasión que despierta el emparrillado.

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