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Kathleen Heddle, Rower Who Won 3 Olympic Gold Medals, Dies at 55

New York Times
Azi Paybarah Kathleen Heddle, who won three Olympic gold medals rowing for Canada in the 1990s and inspired a generation of athletes, died on Monday at her home in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was 55. Her death was announced in a statement from her family released by Rowing Canada Aviron,......

How Many National Championships Has Ohio State Won?

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenna West Ohio State returns to the College Football Playoff national championship for the first time since 2014 to face off against Alabama on Monday night. Amid a season unlike any other in history, the Buckeyes (7–0) enter the title......

How Many Heisman Trophy Winners Have Won a National Championship?

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman College football’s national championship is finally here after a season filled with opt-outs, cancellations, postponements, injuries and COVID-19 outbreaks.  DeVonta Smith, the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner, and Alabama will face off against Ohio State on Monday, Jan. 11......

Major business leaders tell Congress: Certify Biden won Electoral College, Trump lost

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the transition team’s Covid-19 advisory board Nov. 9, 2020 meeting in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Major U.S. business leaders on Monday urged that Congress this week certify President-elect......

Brain-Bending 3D Schröder Staircase Optical Illusion Won Best Illusion of The Year 2020 Contest

IA
Optical illusions—whether performed by an illusionist where sleight of hand is a key role, or done by people who understand optics, camera positioning, colors, and how it all works together—are oddly satisfying to watch. Incidentally, there’s a whole competition dedicated to the latter type of illusions, very appropriately called the......

Analysis: How Trump won the economic message battle

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Although judging a president’s economic performance can be difficult because there’s only so much he can control, Americans at large, and voters specifically, seemed to agree with Trump. If the economy were the only thing that mattered, he probably......

Republicans won half of California’s U.S. House seats they lost in 2018. Here’s how

LA_Times
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jennifer Haberkorn After narrowly losing a congressional seat to Democrat Gil Cisneros in 2018, Republican Young Kim focused her comeback effort on the burgeoning Asian American enclaves of Orange County. Kim, who was born in South Korea, worked with......

FDA pushes back on Trump tweet suggesting Moderna’s Covid vaccine won emergency-use approval

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at an Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 8, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration on Friday pushed back on a tweet from......

Amy Olson placed second at U.S. Women’s Open, but she won in resilience

ESPN
9:00 AM ET Charlotte GibsonESPN Seconds after Amy Olson’s birdie putt on the 18th hole of the final round of the 75th U.S. Women’s Open dropped, she pumped her right fist in the air, then picked up her golf ball out of the cup and raised her head toward the......

Admit Biden won the election, we’ll praise Trump on COVID vaccine. Deal?

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Cowards. Liars. Traitors. Those are some of the nicer terms that my fellow liberals have been hurling at Republicans who continue to contest the presidential election. Every shard of real evidence demonstrates that Joe Biden defeated President......

How Trump Won One of America’s Most Diverse Counties — By a Lot

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here In retrospect, Barack Obama’s historic election as president in 2008 and his reelection in 2012 papered over swelling signs of a profound political rejiggering—in North Carolina and in Robeson County in particular. In 2010, for the first time in more......

Ballon d’Or 2020 was canceled this year, but who should have won? Our experts decide

ESPN
December is traditionally awards season in soccer, with the Best FIFA Football Awards handed out for excellence in the sport along with the longest-running honor for men’s and women’s players, the fabled Ballon d’Or. The prize, first awarded by a French soccer magazine in 1956, is considered the most prestigious......

Wisconsin formally declares Biden won election following recount

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Julia Manchester Wisconsin Elections Commission Chairwoman Ann Jacobs (D) on Monday formally declared President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump rages against ’60 Minutes’ for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has ‘no chance’ of being confirmed as Biden’s OMB pick......

Days of Blunder: The First U.S. Car Race Was Won 125 Years Ago … at 7 mph

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc2OTYzNDM0NTczNzM1Mzg0/dcovautorace_hz.jpg Mark Bechtel The front page of the Chicago Tribune on July 10, 1895, heralded the usual array of sensational stories, from political infighting to a diamond heist to a lethal factory fire. There was also some good news: WORLD TO BE SAVED proclaimed the headline above an article about......

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