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  • Asia is wondering if Trump will defend Taiwan

    The Pentagon’s latest National Defense Strategy defines “revisionist” powers as the “central challenge to US prosperity and security,” and China’s recent actions make clear just who tops the list. Yes, ISIS will attack us at home even after losing territory abroad. And yes, some will insist climate’s our biggest global threat. But, as the strategy...

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  • Trump stands up for doctors, nurses’ right to conscience

    Last Thursday the Trump administration came to the rescue of pro-life nurses and doctors who accuse hospital employers of pressuring them to perform abortions, in violation of their faith. A new Conscience and Religious Freedom office within the Department of Health and Human Services will hear complaints from pro-life medical personnel who claim they’re getting...

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  • NBC News’ pro-North Korean propaganda

    We’re still trying to figure out why NBC Nightly News and Lester Holt decided to shill for North Korea’s dictatorship. Yes, NBC is eager to promote next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But that hardly required anyone to travel north of the DMZ to film propaganda for a regime that enslaves 25 million...

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  • Sorry: Sometimes drugs are vital to escaping depression

    Is clinical depression really just all in your head? It was once popular to say yes — and it’s gaining purchase again. For example, Johann Hari’s upcoming book “Lost Connections,” and the op-eds and book excerpts he’s published in advance, are raising the profile of this theory. Hari recalls his dramatic discovery of how the...

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  • Corruption isn’t the only problem with Cuomo’s economy schemes

    Opening prosecution arguments in the Joe Percoco trial naturally focused on corruption, but the drama also spotlights the awkward fact that Gov. Cuomo’s “job creation” programs seem to produce more scandals than jobs. Not that any amount of malfeasance or policy malpractice will prompt a Cuomo course change: His budget plan calls for $300 million...

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  • Why is Shola Olatoye still running NYCHA?

    Why is Shola Olatoye still on the job as chief of the city Housing Authority? Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday argued that she’s made “tremendous progress” in righting an agency that had been teetering on bankruptcy. But he’s replaced several managers beneath Olatoye, including this week her No. 2, in response to months of NYCHA...

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  • Blame Obama for Dreamers’ dilemma and other comments

    Conservative: Blame Obama for Dems Getting Rolled The government shutdown finally ended when Democrats realized they were fighting “a losing political battle,” says Marc Thiessen at The Washington Post. So who’s to blame for their predicament? Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, of course — but also Barack Obama, “who could have legalized the ‘dreamers’ when...

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  • What's Next for The Revival After Suffering Beatdown from DX on WWE Raw 25?

    Don't start making funeral arrangements for The Revival just yet.  Despite the former NXT champs' looking like chumps at WWE Raw 25 at the hands of D-Generation X and The Balor Club, they aren't done as contenders. They aren't destined to follow The Ascension's downward path. At the tail end of Monday's celebration of Raw's 25 years on the air, D-Generation X mingled with Finn Balor and his crew in the ring. Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder soon marched out to end the party early. The Revival then...

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  • NFL Mock Draft 2018: Predictions for Top Prospects' Landing Spots

    One of the biggest steps of the draft process is underway in Mobile, Alabama, as top talents headed to the 2018 NFL draft converge for the Senior Bowl.  There, top names ranging from Baker Mayfield to Josh Allen and beyond will run through a gauntlet of drills in front of the media and teams, looking to improve positioning on the prospect stock market ahead of the scouting combine itself.   For now, the outlook is basic—four or five quarterbacks have first-round potential, though the king of the...

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  • Undertaker, Roman Reigns and the WrestleMania 34 Implications from WWE Raw 25

    Amid all the waves of nostalgia at WWE Raw 25, a number of images and moments foreshadowed what we may see at WrestleMania 34. Undertaker's cryptic speech in the Manhattan Center hinted at his departure. The end of Roman Reigns' Intercontinental Championship reign clears a path to WrestleMania's main event. And Monday's Raw offered other teases potentially related to The Show of Shows. Fans expecting an emphatic start down the road to WrestleMania had to leave the star-studded show...

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  • WWE Rumors: Buying or Selling Buzz on Undertaker, John Cena, Elias and More

    In the wake of WWE Raw 25 and with the 2018 Royal Rumble on the horizon, the wrestling rumor mill is heating up. From an update on a long-supposed WrestleMania bout to a television program for franchise star John Cena, the speculation is running wild as the hottest period in professional wrestling draws near. In the coming weeks, who can fans expect to see Cena sparring with and why? What match might he be involved in on April 8 in New Orleans? John Cena vs. The Undertaker Still in the...

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  • A path remains open for the Murdochs to complete Sky deal

    The well of resentment of the Murdoch family is deep and noxious.

    The Telegraph
  • WWE Raw Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from January 22

    WWE Raw celebrated its 25-year anniversary Monday night with the return of several highly influential Superstars, a championship change and the final build to Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view. In the process, it delivered a handful of winners and losers who stood out (for better or worse). The Miz captured the Intercontinental Championship from Roman Reigns, Elias sent a message to John Cena and a legendary Raw general manager received one more moment in the spotlight. Not quite as lucky were...

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  • Fade to Gray: Free money, please

    One of the most common questions people ask me is, "Where do you get ideas for your columns?" To which I say, "From everywhere." Sometimes I will want to talk about current events, often I write about the random silliness that happens in my life and once in a while an idea pops up in the inbox of my email.

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  • Michael Gerson: Evangelicals have lost their gag reflex

    Billy Graham has been one of the most visible, respected and influential Christians in the world since the 1950s. But he often had a blind spot when it came to politics. Graham was Richard Nixon's golfing buddy and spiritual adviser. He was there to pray with Nixon after every victory and loss. And Nixon consulted him on everything from his vice presidential pick to the conduct of the Vietnam War.

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  • Eugene Robinson: Trump doesn’t know he’s being used

    Everybody seems to know what President Trump wants except President Trump. He was foolish enough to believe he wanted a deal that would allow 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought here as children to stay. An arrogant 32-year-old White House aide, Stephen Miller, had to set the president straight: No, Trump learned, apparently he does not seek a fair and compassionate agreement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after all.

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  • Eagles' Key to Shocking Patriots Is Simple: Fly, Zach Ertz, Fly

    It's a strange and wonderfully weird time to be a Philadelphia Eagles fan. A city filled with canine masks and crisco-greased poles has fully embraced its underdog status. As the city recovers, which includes nursing wounds left by poles that weren't lathered up, there will surely be another spike in creepy dog mask sales. The Eagles' underdog label isn't going anywhere, as the New England Patriots are early five-points favorites in Super Bowl LII. Nothing has changed for a team widely discarded...

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  • Is Dejounte Murray Ready to Save the San Antonio Spurs Without Kawhi Leonard?

    The news came and went quietly, as it usually does in Spurs Land. So, too, did the inevitable passing of the torch from Tony Parker to Dejounte Murray. On Sunday, Parker came off the bench for the first time since 2010, giving way in the starting lineup to Murray, a second-year guard from Washington. Most remarkable about the shake-up is that it was Parker—not coach Gregg Popovich—who delivered the postgame news that the change appears permanent. Where else in the NBA does a four-time champion...

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  • One of the NBA's All-Time Great What-Ifs: Kobe vs. Kyrie, 1-on-1, Who You Got?

    Kobe Bryant's eyelids leapt open. He looked like a man who'd just been kissed by a ghost. But Kyrie Irving was adamant.         "This is not a high school kid coming to you—'Kobe, Kobe, oh my God!'" Kyrie said, smiling and confident but also a bit rattled by his idol's dismissive disbelief, via Blue Planet. "This is me, coming to talk to you, one-on-one." "You really want to play me one-on-one?" Kobe, aghast, asked. He tugged at his navy blue practice jersey and wiped beads of sweat, remnants...

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  • After Epic WWE Raw 25 Return, Stone Cold Is the Perfect Star to Be Future WWE GM

    Business picked up on Raw 25 when Stone Cold Steve Austin interrupted Vince and Shane McMahon in the opening segment. The Texas Rattlesnake didn't say a word, and he didn't need to; three Stone Cold Stunners did the talking for him. Fans exploded when Austin's music hit, and the pop came again after he left the McMahons lying in the middle of the ring. But this wasn't just nostalgia, this was something more. The WWE faithful want Stone Cold back. It's just that simple. Of all the legends that...

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  • EA Sports UFC 3: Cover, Roster, Trailers, Release Date, Features and Modes

    Promising major upgrades in the realm of fan service, UFC 3 approaches with high expectations for MMA fans and beyond on February 2, or January 25 for EA Access subscribers.  It's hard to avoid the hype of a game with Conor McGregor draped on the cover, the third collaborative effort between EA Sports and the UFC.  This iteration promises major upgrades in gameplay via new animation technology, as well as a robust single-player experience. Customizable multiplayer modes are a big talking point...

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  • Vikings Face Unprecedented QB Conundrum with Keenum, Bradford and Bridgewater

    The Minnesota Vikings came into Sunday's NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field with dreams of becoming the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. They left it with that dream in shambles after being shelled 38-7 by the Philadelphia Eagles.  It was an ignominious end to what had been Minnesota's best season in almost a decade. However, the Vikings aren't going to have much time to lick their wounds. As they head into the offseason, they do so facing an...

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  • Which NFL Teams Are Ready to Make the Leap in 2018 After Failed 2017 Seasons?

    Every year, several NFL teams come out of nowhere and make the jump to the contender's circle. And 2017 was no exception, with the Buffalo Bills (17 seasons), Los Angeles Rams (12), Jacksonville Jaguars (nine), Tennessee Titans (eight), Philadelphia Eagles (three) and New Orleans Saints (three) ending multiseason playoff droughts.  Which teams are on the verge of coming-out parties in 2018? We're not talking about the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders or Dallas Cowboys, all of whom were already...

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