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Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.
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Former FBI Director To Investigate NFL's Handling Of Ray Rice Case

Former FBI director Robert Mueller III will lead the investigation into how the NFL handled the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Many have criticized the league for not acquiring an elevator security video made public this week by the website TMZ. In it, Rice throws a punch that left his then-fiance unconscious.
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Oscar Pistorius Found Not Guility In Girlfriend's Shooting Death

Audie Cornish talks to BBC reporter Audrey Brown about the Oscar Pistorius trial. On Thursday, a South African judge said the former Olympian is not guilty of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, but said he was negligent in her shooting. Pistorius could still be convicted of culpable homicide.
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Judge In Pistorius Trial Rules Out Murder

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa, who has yet to render her final verdict in the jury-less trial, says the prosecution failed to prove premeditated murder.
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Hawks' PR Problems Focus Attention On Race In NBA, Atlanta Sports

NBA Hawks owner Bruce Levenson's decision to quit this week over a racially offensive email has reopened a conversation about the racial divide among fans in sports. Audie Cornish talks to sports reporter and blogger Nubyjas Wilborn.
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'Ask The White Guy' About The Hawks

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson's email about the diversity of the team's fans could end his run in the NBA. But were his comments really out of bounds?
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Etsy Takes Stand Against Redskins Goods

Etsy — the popular online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods — now has a policy explicitly banning the use of the Redskins name or team logo.

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The National Anthem, And The National Pastime

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." As commentator Frank Deford explains, baseball and the national anthem go way back.
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The Video, The Tabloid Site And The NFL's Unwanted Reckoning

The assault by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on his then-fiancee was public knowledge. But new video released by TMZ on Monday defined the story, says NPR's David Folkenflik.
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Ray Rice Case Could Open 'National Discussion' On Domestic Violence

The NFL has issued a new policy on domestic violence, following the organization's much criticized handling of the Ray Rice case.

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