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David Ortiz goes nuclear on those who think he's a cheater — and he makes some good points

David Ortiz has some haters.<p>He plays for the Boston Red Sox, a team that's loathed outside of its own fan base. He is cocky, he flips bats, and a lot of people think he takes too long to run the bases after a home run. But most importantly, in a sport where cheating is a sin that is second only to …

Sara Evans Blasts Fox’s ‘Last Man on Earth’: ‘I Was Thoroughly Disgusted’

It’s a good thing Will Forte’s last man standing Phil Miller doesn’t have to share an apocalyptic earth with Sara Evans. The “Slow Me Down” singer …

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SpaceX Rocket Has Hard Landing After Dragon Launched to International Space Station

SpaceX successfully sent its Dragon capsule on its way for a grocery run to the International Space Station, but a historic rocket recycling test was …

NCAA Schools Can Absolutely Afford To Pay College Athletes, Economists Say

A growing chorus of critics are calling for the National Collegiate Athletic Association to pay student-athletes. Just this month, a coalition of professors banded together in support of labor rights for men’s football and basketball players. And just this week, former NCAA basketball stars Ed …

Ebola’s Hidden Costs

The number of people who die from the disease could be only a fraction of the number who go hungry from it.<p>On September 3, 2014, Agnes Ngekia learned by phone that her son was dead and that there would be no burial. He had died of Ebola. Ngekia is a nurse in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, and …

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