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Bishops to Press Obama on Abortion Ban

Catholic leaders re-energize abortion opposition at annual meet

(Newser) - America's Roman Catholic bishops appear to be on a collision course with the Obama administration over abortion, the Chicago Tribune reports. At the bishops’ annual meeting yesterday in Baltimore the group began drafting a statement that will call on the president-elect to outlaw the procedure. The bishops also threatened to... More »

Nation's Most Ridiculous College Mascots

Fuzzy aesthetics gone awry, coming to a field near you this weekend

(Newser) - Granted, managing to create a college mascot whose gigantic foam appendages perfectly straddle the line between ridiculous and comically appropriate is no easy task. That said, the folks at Radar magazine didn't have to dig too deep to discover a batch who utterly obliterate the line. The worst offenders:
  • Evergreen
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No. 5 G'town Survives Early Scare From Old Dominion

No. 10 Michigan State, No. 23 Xavier also win

(Newser) - Early in the first half it looked like No. 5 Georgetown risked losing to Old Dominion for a second consecutive year, but the Hoyas pulled away fairly quickly to earn a 66-48 win. The Monarchs' Gerald Lee had 16 first half points and eight rebounds, but he couldn’t keep... More »

Prez Debate Panel Snubs New Orleans

Big Easy not ready to host, officials say; city backers seethe

(Newser) - New Orleans hasn’t recovered enough from Hurricane Katrina to host a presidential debate next year, officials said yesterday, shooting down a bid that had drawn support from seven candidates. State officials angrily disputed the decision. “They missed an opportunity to help America,” the president of Xavier University,... More »

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