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Wacky Super Bowl Ads Are Already Getting Serious Play

Spoiler alert: A few Super Bowl commercials have launched on social media well before Sunday's big game. Ad industry watchers say the multi-million-dollar spots are meant to be entertaining, but a few of the ads are already controversial.

Super Bowl Underdogs, Are Stats On Their Side?

The Baltimore Ravens hope to top off their run to the Super Bowl with a win in the big game Sunday. If they do, they'll continue a trend of unlikely champions — six of the past eight Super Bowl victors weren't the top seeds in their conferences.
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Virginia House Approves 'Tebow Bill'

The "Tebow Bill," which would allow home-schooled students to play sports at their local public schools, passed the Virginia House of Delegates yesterday;  it now moves on to the state senate.


Are Shooting Ranges The New Bowling Alleys?

Target practice is only part of the allure as gun ranges have added restaurants, lounges and ladies' nights to create a social atmosphere to go along with the firearm training.
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Ravens Fever Builds In Baltimore

Ardent Baltimore Ravens fans are gearing up for Sunday's big game, and are preparing to let go of their most beloved player.


Portugal's Monster: The Mechanics Of A Massive Wave

How does a tiny spot on the Portuguese coast generate some of the world's most gnarly waves? Surf experts say there are a few factors that combined Monday to create what might have been the biggest wave ever ridden.

Soccer: A Surprising Player In Egypt's Unrest

Violent protests are breaking out in Egypt, just two years after a massive uprising led to the fall of the former dictator. One of the unexpected driving forces is soccer. Host Michel Martin talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation about how the sport affects Egypt's political landscape.