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Manti Te’o and Sports Media

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Manti Te’o Gives First Interview After ‘Dead Girlfriend’ Hoax Revealed

Manti Te’o had no involvement in the bizarre hoax involving his “dead girlfriend,” the Notre Dame star linebacker insisted to ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap in his first interview since the story broke Wednesday.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 READ MORE


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Prosecuting Prosecutorial Abuse

Massachusetts’ U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heymann must be held accountable for their actions during their prosecution of the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz; in China, a father hired online “assassins” to kill his son’s avatar in an attempt to save his real life; meanwhile, the U.S. is giving the Afghan government a fleet of drones. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Notre Dame Football Star Says He Was Victim of ‘Girlfriend’ Hoax

The emotional and heartbreaking story about the beginning of college football star Manti Te’o's season is well known by now. On Sept. 12, Te’o's grandmother and girlfriend died within six hours of each other. Te’o said that the deaths helped inspire him to play better. The problem with the story: The girlfriend did not die. In fact, she wasn’t even real.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Notre Dame Sues Obama Administration Over Birth Control Mandate

The University of Notre Dame, along with other Catholic groups, filed lawsuits Monday against the Obama administration over a federal mandate that requires most employers to provide free contraceptives as part of their health insurance plans for workers.

Posted on May 21, 2012 READ MORE


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Obama Scores at Notre Dame

There were many messages sent from South Bend on Sunday. Obama’s opponents seek to reignite the culture wars. He doesn’t. They would reduce religious faith to a narrow set of issues. He refused to join them.

Posted on May 18, 2009 READ MORE


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Obama Sparks Abortion Protests at Notre Dame

President Barack Obama attempted the impossible during his commencement speech at Notre Dame University in Indiana on Sunday: He asked those on both sides of the abortion debate to “join hands in common effort.”

Posted on May 17, 2009 READ MORE


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The Stakes at Notre Dame

You have heard the expression “more Catholic than the pope.” We now know that the reaction of right-wing Catholics to Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama falls into this category.

Posted on May 7, 2009 READ MORE


Boycotting Obama at Notre Dame Is Vulgar Zealotry

In respect to tradition, one would expect Obama to deliver Notre Dame’s commencement address in May, but a crowd of Fighting Irish have decided to try to keep the new president away from the hallowed campus for fear that some of his thinking might rub off on them.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 READ MORE


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