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Wes Welker Walks out on Awful Super Bowl Interview

When you're one of the star players on a team playing in the Super Bowl, you're going to have to answer a ton of questions for the media. Sometimes, over the course of the week, those questions are really bad.<p>Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was subject to a very strange interview with …

Tim Tebow's new Super Bowl commercial is hilarious and spectacular

Tim Tebow may not be playing in the Super Bowl, but he’ll still make an appearance on your TV this Sunday.<p>The former New York Jets and Denver Broncos quarterback will star in two T-Mobile Super Bowl XLVIII commercials that poke fun at the fact that he doesn’t have a NFL contract. In the 30-second …

The Linc - Peyton Manning is Annoying

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Palin defends 'Duck Dynasty' star

Sarah Palin says the suspension of one of the stars of the show “Duck Dynasty” over recent anti-gay comments he made is an attack on free speech.<p>Palin re-posted a picture of her meeting with the stars of the A&E show on her Facebook page Wednesday night, writing that “intolerants” were behind the …

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Brian Boitano announces he's gay before trip to Sochi

Brian Boitano, the 1988 Olympic figure skating gold medalist who was named to the official U.S. delegation to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, announced today that he is gay.<p>"I am many things: a son, a brother, and uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook, an author, and being gay is just one part of who I am," …

'Duck Dynasty' patriarch suspended from show for anti-gay comments

TV<p>"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has been taken off the A&E hit series "indefinitely," following anti-gay comments he made in a GQ interview published online Wednesday that appears in the Dec. 24 issue.<p>“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based …

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Marriage Equality Is The Law In New Mexico, State Supreme Court Rules

WASHINGTON — The New Mexico Supreme Court unanimously decided Thursday that same-sex couples are allowed to marry, a requirement of the state's constitution.<p>First, looking at the state's statutes, which contain neither an explicit grant of nor a ban on same-sex couples marrying, Justices Edward …

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Sodium Consumption In U.S. Is Still Too High

Americans on a whole are still eating too much salt, according to a new government report.<p>Eight in 10 preschoolers and nine in 10 children and adults consume too much dietary sodium, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with much of this sodium coming from processed foods or from …

Lockheed Martin Ends Donations To Boy Scouts Over Ban On Gay Leaders

The move sends a clear message to the incoming president of Boy Scouts of America's executive board, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, according to Eagle Scout and LGBT activist Zach Wahls.<p>Lockheed Martin is cutting donations to the Boy Scouts of America in protest of its policy banning out …

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FDA to make food safety rules farmer-friendlier

Agency says it wants to make sure sweeping new regulations are practical for food growers.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.<p>Michael Taylor, FDA's …

N.M. court: Gay marriage ruled legal

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico became the latest state to legalize gay marriage Thursday as its highest court declared it is unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.<p>Justice Edward L. Chavez said in a ruling that none of New Mexico's marriage statutes specifically …

Artificial sweeteners found in river water and drinking supplies

Canadian researchers think they have found a great way to trace the travels of treated sewage after it is discharged into rivers: Follow the artificial sweeteners.<p>The scientists found elevated concentrations of four sweeteners - cyclamate, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame – in water samples …

Start Getting Used to the Idea of Eating Really Different Kinds of Bananas

India Asks Court to Review Gay Ban

Ugandan MPs rush through draconian laws against homosexuality

Gay rights activists have reacted angrily to the Ugandan parliament's abrupt decision to pass anti-homosexuality laws that would condemn same-sex couples to life in jail for mere touching, urging president Yoweri Museveni to veto them.<p>The bill, rushed through by MPs on Friday, also bans the …

Gay couples wed in Utah after judge overturns ban

Attorneys for the state argued that Utah's law promotes the state's interest in "responsible procreation."<p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elisa Noel rushed to the county clerk's office with her partner immediately after learning that a federal judge overturned Utah's ban on gay marriage. They waited in line …

Group sues California over new transgender bathroom law

Groups trying to overturn a new California law allowing transgender students to choose public school restrooms and sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders have filed a lawsuit claiming state officials are unfairly refusing to count signatures seeking a referendum.<p>Sacramento-based …

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