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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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Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open

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Obama To Propose New Tax On Companies To Pay For Public Works Upgrades

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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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More Than 100 Measles Cases Confirmed In U.S.

Congressman Calls For Reform After Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old Walks

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Texas Governor To Declare 'Chris Kyle Day' In Honor Of Famed Sniper

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Millions Of Cars Recalled For Faulty Airbags

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Video Of Suge Knight Fatal Hit-And-Run Could Hold Key Evidence

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Man Charged With Killing And Sexually Abusing Body Of Stepdaughter

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Escaped Syrian Child Soldier: 'Don't Join ISIS'

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Congress Revives Gingrich-Era Law To Thwart Obama

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Creator Of Birth Control Pill Dies

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

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7-Alarm Fire In Brooklyn Fought By Hundreds Of Firefighters

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Ukrainians Flee As Fighting Intensifies

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Congressman Diagnosed With Inoperable Brain Tumor

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