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Will Putin Bail Out Greece?

Stephen Sestanovich: Strategic cooperation between Moscow and Athens comes down to the money.

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (January 26th)

In hardcover:Dean Koontz’s Saint Odd debuts at number 3.Stephen King's Revival is down four positions, ending the week at number 14.Pierce Brown's Golden Son debuts at number 20.In paperback:Andy Weir's The Martian is down one spot, finishing the week at number 5.Stephen King's Mr. Show More Summary

The Legendary and Unstoppable Stephen King

I must have been about ten years old when I first became aware of Stephen King. One weekend, my family and I drove down to Sydney to visit my father’s adopted brother, Chris. When we arrived at Chris’s apartment, after what had been an exhausting ten-hour journey,...

Predicting 'Stick or Flip' with 2015's Top Commits on the Edge

National Singing Day is upon us, and many of the nation's top recruits will soon have a permanent place to call home. However, some recruits are beginning to change their minds. Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson sits down with 247Sports...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Derrick Rose's Ugly, Slowly Improving Jump Shot

Derrick Rose's jump shot is finding twine at the right time for the Chicago Bulls. No, he hasn't suddenly become the sweet-shooting Stephen Curry. Rose's jumper is still seldom pretty. The amount of lift he generates is peculiar, and...Show More Summary

Jim Harbaugh Flips Texas QB Commit; Sets Sights on 4-Star Ohio State RB Commit

The Michigan Wolverines were able to flip Zach Gentry, a 4-star quarterback, per 247Sports composite rankings, helping a struggling 2015 recruiting class for head coach Jim Harbaugh. Stephen Nelson sits down with Michigan beat writer Steve Lorenz, who gives us an updated look at Michigan's recruiting class. Show More Summary

2015 Recruits Notre Dame Must Land to Get Back to the Top of College Football

Notre Dame is looking to rebound after a subpar 2014 season, and it all starts with Brian Kelly's incoming freshman class. Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson sits down with Notre Dame beat writer Keith Arnold to discuss the players the...Show More Summary

Oregon Ducks Looking to Shed 'Soft' Label with Physical 2015 Class

Oregon is doing its best heading into 2015 to shed the "soft" label by getting some tough-nosed recruits that can make an immediate impact. Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson sits down with 247Sports recruiting analyst Justin Hopkins who...Show More Summary

Nats Can Win Big in 2015 If They Keep Scherzer-Zimmermann-Strasburg Trio

Wow, the old days when the Washington Nationals shut down Stephen Strasburg early and had him watch the playoffs from underneath a hoodie in the dugout seem kind of quaint now, don't they? These days, fans at Nationals Park aren't exactly...Show More Summary

Peter Castillo; murderer arrested

Peter Castillo gunned down Army veteran Stephen Perez Jr. near Boston three years ago by shooting him in the back. Castillo has been on the run ever since that night – until Thursday when he was arrested in Santo Domingo, according to the Boston Herald; “Upon arrival, authorities discovered Castillo, with the help of local […]

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (January 12th)

In hardcover:Stephen King's Revival is down two positions, ending the week at number 6.Haruki Murakami's The Strange Library is down four positions, ending the week at number 14.Anne Rice's Prince Lestat is down seven positions, ending the week at number 18.In paperback:Andy Weir's The Martian is up one spot, finishing the week at number 2.George R. Show More Summary

U.S. war crimes ambassador stepping down in ‘frustration’

Prominent Obama administration official Stephen Rapp, the ambassador-at-large in charge of the State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice, who has spoken out against “atrocities” by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, confirmed...Show More Summary

2015 Recruits Auburn Needs to Land to Return to Top of SEC

Auburn had a disappointing 2014 season after reaching the national championship in the previous year. The Auburn Tigers look to rebound with a stellar recruiting class. Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson sits down with's Matt Scalici...Show More Summary

'Madden' Simulations: 2015 NFL Conference Championships

Madden 15 playoff simulations are back for the NFL conference championships! Which virtual NFL teams will be heading to the Super Bowl? Watch as Bleacher Report Virtual Sports Analysts Adam Lefkoe and Stephen Nelson break down this weekend's NFL playoff simulations in the video above. Read more NFL news on

Recruiting Buzz: Which Teams Are Leading to Land Newly Reclassified DE?

With national signing day quickly approaching, the top-level recruits are narrowing down their prospects and zeroing in on which schools they will call home. Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson was joined by 247Sports' JC Shurburtt to discuss...Show More Summary

That’s a Great Question! Full Transcript

[MUSIC: The Diplomats of Solid Sound, “Growin’ In It” (from Destination... Get Down!)] Stephen J. DUBNER: We’ve been doing this show for a while now. And I’ve noticed a trend… [SFX: MONTAGE OF PEOPLE ON FREAKONOMICS RADIO SAYING “THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION] DUBNER: Look, I’m going to be honest with you. Most of the questions […]

Don't Rush to Expand College Football Playoff Despite Record Ratings

The first-ever College Football Playoff received record television ratings, and it has many fans clamoring for more. Stephen Nelson sits down with Bleacher Report College Football Analyst Barrett Sallee to discuss expanding the CFP next...Show More Summary

This week's New York Times Bestsellers (January 5th)

In hardcover:Stephen King's Revival is down two positions, ending the week at number 4.Haruki Murakami's The Strange Library maintains its position at number 10.Anne Rice's Prince Lestat is up two positions, ending the week at number 11.David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks is up four spots, finishing the week at number 16.In paperback:George R. Show More Summary

Here's The Unemployment Rate Broken Down By Race

The jobs report just came out, and one of the highlights was a big drop in the unemployment rate to 5.6%, the June 2008. Here's how unemployment breaks down by race, in a chart tweeted out by Reuters' Stephen Culp: SEE ALSO: Here's Where You'll Find All Of America's Oil And Gas Jobs Join the conversation about this story »

Foie Gras Ban Struck Down In California

3 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Another food ban has been struck down by a court. District Court Judge Stephen Wilson struck down the two-year state California state prohibition on foie gras as a violation of interstate commerce. The court issued its final decision on January 7th in Ass’n des Eleveurs de Canards et D’oies du Quebec v. Harris and found […]

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