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NFL on defense with tax break

The NFL is the most powerful brand in sports, a $9 billion-a-year behemoth that will reach upward of 50 million households on Thanksgiving Day.<p>But while millionaires play in stadiums built by billionaires this holiday, the NFL front offices will continue to enjoy a tax break that other …

Seahawks will attempt new crowd noise record vs. Saints

The fans of Seattle will try to reclaim the noise record in primetime.<p>On Monday night, the Seattle Seahawks fans will attempt to set a noise record for an outdoor venue when the New Orleans Saints come to town, according to Nick Eaton.<p>Thanksgiving 2013<p>• Spilly's Thanksgiving potluck • NFL's secret …

NFL Thanksgiving Viewing Guide

There’s actually an exciting slate of Thanksgiving Day football games this year! Well, sorta. Lions-Packers would be a monumental tilt, but with …

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NFL QB Watch, Week 13: Thankful for 2nd chances

And third chances. And fourth chances. And first chances! It's a bevy of quarterbacks this week just looking for one more shot.<p>It's Thanksgiving today, a time for friends, family and second chances. But if you're an NFL quarterback that's struggling or just one that's getting another shot, that …

Aaron Hernandez pleads Fifth for lawsuit alleging he shot friend in face

Aaron Hernandez won’t respond to accusations that he shot a friend in the face after a night out at a Miami strip club, his lawyers said in court papers filed Wednesday.<p>Attorneys for the former New England Patriots tight end, responding to a civil suit filed by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, …

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Here's why the US dance with Iran will ultimately affect Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Obama administration is pushing back against criticism of its nuclear agreement with Iran, arguing that the deal is just a first step.<p>"Our diplomats and experts will be at the negotiating table working to achieve this final, comprehensive agreement that addresses all of our concerns, and [those …

No thanks for the early 2016 White House speculation

As America prepares to sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, a presidential election three years in the future probably won’t be a hot topic of discussion around every table.<p>But like it or not, the 2016 conversation is in full force already among those with skin in the political game, as operatives, …

HealthCare.gov Team Working Through Holiday To Meet Deadline

Besides movie theaters and Wal-Mart, one place that will stay open this Thanksgiving is the new HealthCare.gov "exchange operations center." Staffers on the "tech surge" to fix the error-riddled site have just days to meet the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline for a functioning site.<p>The …