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Jameis Winston: I did nothing wrong

NEW YORK -- Jameis Winston smiled and laughed Friday, posing for pictures with his fellow Heisman Trophy finalists and the big bronze statue he is …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

Pope Francis trades skullcaps with Boston College students

Two Boston College students studying in Rome came away with a precious memento after an up-close encounter with Pope Francis.<p>Katie Rich, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Ethan Mack, of Portland, Maine, got to the Vatican early enough on Wednesday to grab a spot along the barricades for an audience …

School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.<p>Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High …

Charles Barkley Talks Future Plans, 'Strained' Relationship with Michael Jordan

Charles Barkley has quickly become a favorite on-air personality of just about every NBA fan, but that doesn't mean he plans to stay in the television game forever. He has bigger plans in mind, which is one of many insights he revealed to Rachel Nichols during an interview that will air on Dec. …

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Has Dwight Howard Finally Learned How to Shoot Free Throws?

Link to Media<p>Go outside and check for flying pigs.<p>Dwight Howard has turned into a sharpshooter, meaning that the apocalypse is nearly upon us and the world will suddenly be plunged into an eternal state of darkness where down is up and left is right.<p>In a 116-112 victory over the Golden State …

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Attractive Teens Get Better Grades In School — But Don't Worry, There's Good News For Unattractive Ones Too!

From the LA Times:<p>A new study undertaken by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin finds that teens rated as good-looking in high school got higher grades and were ultimately more likely to graduate college and get bigger paychecks as …

Mandela memorial interpreter says he has history of violent behaviour

A sign language interpreter who gesticulated nonsense during the Nelson Mandela memorial service while standing next to Barack Obama and other world leaders has admitted a history of violent behaviour and mental illness.<p>Thamsanqa Jantjie blamed his incomprehensible signing on a hallucination …

Diagnosing Los Angeles Lakers' Critical Defensive Flaws

The Los Angeles Lakers are in big trouble.<p>I'm not talking about Kobe Bryant as he fights to regain his pre-injury form now that he's playing instead of watching from a seated position on the sidelines. I'm not discussing the injury woes—is that even a strong enough word?—currently plaguing the …

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Predicting Biggest Threats to Steal Pau Gasol Away from LA Lakers

Boy should we feel stupid.<p>All along, we've just assumed Pau Gasol would be the Los Angeles Lakers safety net this summer. We were wrong. He could leave the Lakers on his own.<p>General manager Mitch Kupchak and friends will presumably know more than we do heading into the offseason. Before free agency …

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Chris Paul Breaks Deron Williams' Ankles on Nasty Crossover

There was a time when "Chris Paul vs. Deron Williams" was an actual debate among NBA fans...emphasis on <i>was.</i><p>But in the year 2013, nobody outside of Williams' immediate family would pick him over Chris Paul, and Paul showed the world why on Thursday night with a humiliating crossover of Williams on …

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