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Gary Payton says John Stockton was harder to guard than Michael Jordan

Supersonics great says Stockton was a tougher matchup because he never let anything get to him, while MJ got rattled by his trash talk.<p>Former Seattle …

2014 NBA Free Agency: An Early Primer on Next Year's Class

2014 is going to be a big year in the NBA.<p>Not only will a new (or possible three-peating) champion be crowned, but a stacked draft class will be entering the NBA, and a loaded free-agent pool will be hitting the open market. Yes, it's a group of free agents that could include standouts like LeBron …

Ranking the NBA's Top 5 Shooting Guards of 2013-14 Season

The preseason positional rankings continue, as we take a look at the NBA's top 5 shooting guards of the upcoming 2013-14 campaign. The 2-guard position is rather top-heavy, lacking the overall depth of the point guards. Most of the debate should stem from the ranking order of top three.<p>Further …

Supreme Court says Voting Rights Act of 1965 is no longer relevant

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states no longer can be judged by voting discrimination that went on decades ago, a decision that argues the …

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision In Voting Rights Act

Chief Justice John Roberts throws the task of modernizing the law to Congress.<p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a major provision of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, with Chief Justice John Roberts putting the responsibility for adjusting the civil rights law to modern times in Congress' …

The Incarceration Epidemic

About one-fourth of all incarcerated people on Earth is in the U.S. That constitutes a public health problem.<p>Shannon Stapleton/Reuters<p>The U.S. incarceration rate has more than quadrupled since 1980. It's now the highest in the world, just ahead of Russia and Rwanda. It is estimated that …

Antonin Scalia: Voting Rights Act Is An 'Embedded' Form Of 'Racial Preferment'

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that the Voting Rights Act is an "embedded" form of "racial preferment," according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.<p>He later criticized United States Supreme Court precedents that expanded the number of minority groups, positing that "child …

How to Recognize God's Voice

It was late, well past midnight, and I was returning homeward on my regular jogging route. Then I felt an internal urge to turn left. I had passed a …

Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Has A Plan To Keep The Federal Gay Marriage Plan In Place

To recap, some conservative DOMA opponents — still unprepared to embrace the liberal view that the Constitution requires the federal government to treat gay and straight married couples equally — have suggested the law infringes on states' rights. At times during the oral arguments, Kennedy …

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Pope's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>Francis' decision to …

Pope Again Surprises With Easter Homily

The full text of Pope Francis’ Easter Homily has been translated into English. And it seems he’s continuing to upset apple carts. The theme is the …