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By Luke Broadwater | April 27, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • Birthers are so passe the media has changed its focus to the much more important issue of Trig Trutherism . (Salon)  • Oh, U.N., will you ever learn? Syria to join U.N.'s Human Rights Council . (Fox News)  • Please die already bin Laden: WikiLeaks docs show  more Al-Qaeda attacks planned . (Fox News)
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NEWS
September 1, 2004
IT WAS A RARE unscripted moment in the otherwise elaborately choreographed Republican convention program, and the thrill was electric. Sen. John McCain, who'd rather not criticize his friend, Democratic challenger John Kerry, directed his fire from the podium instead at filmmaker Michael Moore, whose anti-war polemic Fahrenheit 9/11 has helped Democrats mobilize opposition to President Bush. Lo and behold, Mr. Moore was in the hall. He raised his hand in the shape of an L, for loser, directed either at Mr. McCain or at the hundreds of delegates hissing and booing at him, shouting, "Four more years, four more years."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 16, 1991
INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. Olympic Committee president Robert Helmick said yesterday that he has bowed out as a candidate for re-election when his term expires next year because of the controversy surrounding his business dealings."
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By Matt Vensel | April 6, 2011
We're less than a week into the 2011 MLB season, but recent history shows that the undefeated Orioles are in pretty good shape to return to the playoffs at season's end. Meanwhile, the winless Red Sox and Rays are already on the ropes. According to data provided to USA Today by the Elias Sports Bureau, 20 teams have started a season 4-0 since 1995, which was the beginning of the wild-card era. Twelve of those teams -- that's 60 percent -- have made the playoffs. Meanwhile, 25 teams got off to a 0-4 start in that span, and only two -- eight percent -- made it to the postseason: the 1995 Reds and 1999 Diamondbacks.
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From Sun staff reports | March 16, 2012
The No. 5 boys basketball team in the Baltimore metropolitan area, John Carroll, ran into the No. 5 team in the country as ranked by USA Today, St. Benedict's Preparatory School (New Jersey) in the opening round of the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament Thursday at Frostburg State. The Patriots (28-8) hung with the Gray Bees (32-1) for a while, but got outrebounded and outscored on the foul line, losing, 69-65. St. Benedict's outrebounded John Carroll 32-16 and made five more free throws, 18 of 32 to 13 of 21. The Gray Bees used their size to force John Carroll outside in the half-court.
NEWS
June 23, 2011
In Baltimore, schools CEO Andrés Alonso put in place extensive measures to ensure that cheating is not possible ("Cheating, tampering found at 2 schools," June 23). He suspected cheating and referred schools to the state. Then, when there was indication that tests may have been tampered with, he announced the investigation and findings to the public and the press — no digging needed by the press, no denials. In stark and notable contrast, this week it was reported that the Atlanta superintendent first ordered her staff to edit out negative findings from a cheating investigation and later ordered the destruction of documents that detailed "systematic" cheating on standardized tests.
SPORTS
May 20, 2011
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November 15, 2013
In discussing his potential return to competitive swimming , Michael Phelps told The Associated Press that he doesn't want to be likened to another athlete famous for his unretirements. "Just don't compare me to Brett Favre," he said . Chris Chase, who blogs for USA Today's "For The Win," has done just that. In a piece titled "Dear Michael Phelps, please don't turn into Brett Favre," Chase writes that the most decorated Olympian "would be wise to declare his intent the instant he knows it. No one likes a Brett Favre.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
After their thrilling season-opening victories last weekend, the Gilman and St. Frances football teams will try to keep the momentum rolling against a couple more challenging opponents Sunday at the Under Armour Brothers In Arms Classic at Byrd Stadium. The No. 1 Greyhounds, the two-time defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions, scored the last 20 points of the game to beat Good Counsel last Friday night. They will face Manatee, from Bradenton, Fla., at 7 p.m. The Panthers, a first-year MIAA A Conference team that won the last two MIAA C Conference titles, steamrolled Nease (Fla.)
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
On March 4, agent Joe Linta and the Ravens finalized a six-year, $120.6 million contract extension for Joe Flacco , making the quarterback the highest paid player in the history of the NFL. Nearly three months later, Linta is still taking his victory lap.   The agent told USA Today that the extension talks broke down last August because of a disagreement on $1 million in non-guaranteed base salary in the final year of...
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