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February 1, 2015

Sunday Roundup

Today, the nation finally gets to stop talking about deflated balls and finally gets around to... watching some very expensive TV commercials. Of course, the Super Bowl is much bigger than touchdowns, field goals or celebratory crotch grabs; it's about the joy of a frequently divided country sharing a common experience -- deciding whether you prefer beer ads with or without cute animals. Meanwhile, that new reality show Desperate Leaders of the Western Hemisphere took a dramatic turn with Speaker Boehner claiming he told Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer not to tell President Obama about Prime Minister Netanhayu's planned speech to Congress. It's like high school -- if the stakes were, instead of a ruined prom, nuclear war. And on Friday, Mitt Romney let some of the air out of the 2016 GOP race with his announcement that he wouldn't be assembling the old team one last time after all. It was Deflategate for the top one percent. Go Seahawks... or Patriots!

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There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?

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Israeli Ambassador Pokes Fun At Critics With Super Bowl Prediction

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Man Arrested Outside White House Grounds

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Asians Have Been Slower To Sign Up For Immigration Reprieve

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California Likely Headed For Fourth Year Of Drought

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Toddler Finds Gun, Shoots Both Parents

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President Obama Won't Take Sides In This Year's Super Bowl

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Vehicles Turn To Ice As Firefighters Fight Massive Brooklyn Fire

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Immigrants Could Wait Until 2019 To Have Cases Resolved

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Huckabee: Gay People 'Can Be My Friends'

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Thousands March For Democracy In Hong Kong

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Obama Proposes Ambitious $478 Billion Public Works Program

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Black Future Month: Envisioning Where We Go From Here

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2 Injured Climbers Airlifted Off Mt. Hood

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ISIS Video Purports To Show Execution Of Japanese Hostage

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Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open

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The Artist Behind The 'Sexist' Newsweek Cover Speaks Out

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Jeb Bush Smoked Marijuana, Bullied Other Students In High School

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Whitney Houston's Daughter Found Unresponsive

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Seahawks One Win From History

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Bill Maher Says Socialism Created America's Middle Class

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More Than 100 Measles Cases Confirmed In U.S.

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Man Charged With Killing And Sexually Abusing Body Of Stepdaughter

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

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Here's The 2015 Super Bowl In Gifs

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Dame Helen Mirren Rides The Subway Like The Rest Of Us Plebeians

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Nationwide Killed A Hypothetical Kid To Make A Point...

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