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  1. Story now linked on home page seems to confirm...

    Story now linked on home page seems to confirm that this announcement is imminent.
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    We have an answer: ...

    We have an answer:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/arts/television/trevor-noah-to-succeed-jon-stewart-on-the-daily-show.html
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    Perhaps not, but Stanford is not entirely free of...

    Perhaps not, but Stanford is not entirely free of problems:

    http://news.yahoo.com/unusual-amount-cheating-suspected-stanford-university-165354810.html
  4. His PR 20.75 won the event.

    His PR 20.75 won the event.
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    After two mediocre seasons, I was beginning to...

    After two mediocre seasons, I was beginning to think that we would never hear or see much of Jenneke other than the occasional media/Internet reminder of her pre-race dance routine and her good...
  6. I'm not at all sure that the majority of...

    I'm not at all sure that the majority of Americans were against all of those things at the time that the relevant legislation was enacted. I believe, for instance, that the vast majority of people...
  7. Thread: Texas Relays

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    A few years ago, I heard a PA announcer mention...

    A few years ago, I heard a PA announcer mention Verizon was a sponsor of the meet. He pronounced it VEH-rih-ZAHN.
  8. I found it interesting that the woman whom...

    I found it interesting that the woman whom Jenneke replaced as #2 all-time AUS performer was Pam Ryan, a two-time Olympic medalist (in the 80 hurdles).
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    OMG!!!!!!!! (Extra exclamation marks added...

    OMG!!!!!!!!

    (Extra exclamation marks added because a mere OMG! would not have met the minimum size requirements for a message.)
  10. I think we all do, through the political...

    I think we all do, through the political processes that end up in legislation that presumably expresses the will of the majority. In most cases, I believe there's a clear public consensus. I don't...
  11. They're not "getting away with" anything. ...

    They're not "getting away with" anything. They're simply setting standards of dress for the restaurants and in doing so, setting a tone that the will make the place more attractive for more people,...
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    American universities are not the only schools...

    American universities are not the only schools with problems like this. There's an article linked on the front page that describes what apparently goes on in high schools in Jamaica. It's not...
  13. The petition seems to have worked. He's now...

    The petition seems to have worked. He's now referring to himself as Governor Pence. :-)

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
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    Update:...

    Update:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Edwards_(triple_jumper)#Religious_beliefs
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    Are these soccer players subject to 24/7/365...

    Are these soccer players subject to 24/7/365 out-of-competition, no-advance-notice testing (as top track and field athletes are under the World Anti-Doping Code)? Do these players make a lot of...
  16. That article was published in January. Here's an...

    That article was published in January. Here's an update:

    http://newjersey.news12.com/news/izod-center-closes-for-good-1.10095762

    Yup, it's apparently closed now--the last event was the circus.
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    Jim Dunaway would have been the first to notice...

    Jim Dunaway would have been the first to notice that in the heading at the top of that page, his date of death is listed as May 15, 2015. He would have had a wry comment about that, too.
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    I assume that, as in the past, there will be some...

    I assume that, as in the past, there will be some effort to take into consideration the timetable of the Olympic Games, so that doubles that are possible in Rio will be possible in Eugene, with...
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    I can assure you that in the US, T&F got...

    I can assure you that in the US, T&F got infinitely more coverage in mainstream media in the '70s than it does today. Perhaps not as much as it did at times before that, but track did get decent...
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    I suspect that most athletes in that position...

    I suspect that most athletes in that position would disagree with you. They may indeed feel cheated out of their moment of glory in the stadium, but I believe they would be pleased that justice was...
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    That's the article that was referred to in the...

    That's the article that was referred to in the first post on this thread.
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    Café Soriah would be on my short list, although...

    Café Soriah would be on my short list, although it's a bit west of downtown.
  23. Thread: Fun with maps

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    What every U.S. state is best at: ...

    What every U.S. state is best at:

    http://l.yimg.com/dh/ap/default/150309/tmg-slideshow_xl.jpg

    I find it hard to take this seriously, since it seems to mix absolutes (like most man-made lakes),...
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    It appears that the link to her Instagram posting...

    It appears that the link to her Instagram posting has been replaced by a link to an article that includes her Twitter posting.
  25. Thread: Fun with maps

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    Where the world's migrants go: ...

    Where the world's migrants go:

    https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/izfxzycAIKHcvQPJyew1JIiz9n4=/1000x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/3477948/m1SykVB.0.png
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