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Afghan Women Use Boxing to Fight Stereotypes

During the Taliban’s oppressive rule in the 1990s, Afghan women were stripped of most of their rights. Women were not allowed to work or get an education, much less take part in sports. Now, more than a decade later, a group of young women in Kabul not only are learning to box, but doing it […]

Penn State’s Joe Paterno cancels press conference

Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, one of the most famous figures in American sport, has avoided his first chance to publicly address questions regarding a criminal investigation into allegations that a long-time assistant coach sexually abused boys. In addition, the New York Times reported on Tuesday that Paterno’s tenure as coach at Penn […]

Double dose of F1 Americana thrills Bernie Ecclestone

The Formula One map is set for more change with the confirmation of plans to host a street-circuit race in the state of New Jersey, with the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop. Bernie Ecclestone has been trying to break into the Big Apple since before his Beatles haircut turned white and now, with Austin, Texas, scheduled […]

Hawaii makes surfing official high school sport

Hawaii will soon become the first state in the US to call surfing an official high school sport. Governor Neil Abercrombie and state education officials said on Monday that riding the waves will join the likes of football, basketball, volleyball and swimming as a state-sanctioned prep sport in public schools, starting as early as spring […]

John Lennon Was a Closet Republican, Claims Assistant

The man who was an icon for peace and radicalism and full to the brim with songs in protest of American imperialism, the Cold War, and military violence was — in fact — not a liberal. John Lennon was a closet Republican in his final days, according to the former Beatle’s personal assistant. John Lennon […]

Los Alamos nuclear waste almost on fire

The New Mexico wildfire that has turned America’s heads towards the Los Alamos nuke plant is inching closer and closer to the laboratory, where the Associate Press says it is now a few miles from a dumpsite. If the fire extends another 3.5 miles, it could overtake an area where 30,000 55-gallon drums of plutonium-contaminated […]