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As A Coach, Paterno Was One Of A Kind

For a moment, put aside how Penn State's Joe Paterno — whose credo was "Success with Honor" — acted with regard to pedophilia, and consider Coach Paterno, which is what he still was barely 11 weeks ago. Will any college coach ever again possess the power he did over his university? It doesn't seem likely.
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It's At The 20! The 10! Can The Flu Go All The Way?

Football season is drawing to a close, and baseball has yet to begin, but fantasy sports are so popular, they keep the thrill of competition alive all year. Commentator Laura Lorson has a fantasy league, too — but it's not the type of competition you might expect.
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Oscar Nominations: 'Hugo' Leads, But Expect An 'Extremely Loud' Outcry

A 9/11 tearjerker grabs a Best Picture nod, while a raucous performance from Bridesmaids elbows its way into Best Supporting Actress.
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We Watched So You Don't Have To: Top Moments Of The GOP Tampa Debate

The two South Carolina debates featured raucous audiences who cheered on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. This time, it was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney who seemed more comfortable before the more sedate crowd.
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Romney Redux: Did The Front-Runner Find A Way Back In?

ANALYSIS: It would be too much to say Romney had turned his ship around. But at least he righted it again after the knockdown it suffered in South Carolina
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Week In Politics: Republican Presidential Candidates

Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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Talk Nerdy To Me: Three Reads For Your Inner Geek

Smart, scintillating reads are hard to find — especially when you like your protagonists nerdy. Author Lev Grossman offers three great reads for the geeks in all of us.
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Remembering Etta James, Stunning Singer

The "Matriarch of the Blues" had grit in her voice that could melt like sugar or rub like salt in a wound. The great vocalist, whose turbulent life broke through in her affecting delivery, has died at age 73.
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Stephen Colbert Wants You To Know: That's Definitely Not His SuperPAC

Stephen Colbert had a superPAC. Jon Stewart has it now. But they're totally not coordinating with each other — or so they explain when parodying campaign finance laws as part of Colbert's latest operation.

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