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4:11pm

Fri January 25, 2013
The Two-Way

After Contract's End, Fox News And Sarah Palin Part Ways

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 4:47 pm

Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate speaks at a "Patriots in the Park" Tea Party rally at the Wayne County, Mich., fairgrounds in July.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

Fox News is not renewing Sarah Palin's contract, The New York Times and other news outlets are reporting.

After her failed vice presidential run in 2008, Palin resigned as Alaska's governor in 2009. When she took the job at Fox, she quickly became a staple on the cable news channel and one of the leading voices of the conservative movement in the United States.

The New York Times reports:

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6:31am

Fri January 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Spain's 'El Pais' Apologizes For Photo That Was Not Of Cancer-Stricken Chavez

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 11:06 am

That's not Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, El Pais later admitted.
Lauren Frayer

From Madrid, correspondent Lauren Frayer writes:

Editors at Spain's El País newspaper thought they had a scoop: The first glimpse in more than six weeks of cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

A large, blurry photo above the fold on Thursday's front page showed a chubby-faced, bald man on an operating table surrounded by doctors, with a breathing tube in his mouth. A caption identified the ailing patient as Chavez, who is undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba.

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6:45am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Manti Te'o Says He Lied After Learning 'Girlfriend' Was A Hoax

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 9:19 am

Manti Te'o during his interview with Katie Couric.
ABCNews.go.com

ABC News is beginning to release bits of Katie Couric's conversation with Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, and the first highlight the network is spotlighting is this:

"Manti Te'o briefly lied to the media and the public after discovering his online girlfriend did not exist ... he admitted in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Katie Couric."

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8:03pm

Tue January 22, 2013
SWEETNESS AND LIGHT

Sports Calendar's Black Hole Gives Us Time To Reflect On Sportswriters

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 6:13 am

According to commentator Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated writer Peter King — shown here during an event at Seton Hall Preparatory Academy in Dec. 2005 — is the champion model of sportswriters.
Tim Larsen AP

Sports fans are jealous of sportswriters, because it's a dream job where you get to watch games free, which is, above all, what sports fans want.

Once upon a time this was true. The sportswriters watched games, keeping score, me. . .tic. . . u. . . lous. . . ly, and then wrote it all up, so that the poor devils who had real jobs could read about the games.

Well, that's the way it was.

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5:48am

Mon January 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Katie Couric Lands Manti Te'o 'Exclusive'

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 7:09 am

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o before the BCS National Championship game against Alabama on Jan. 7 in Miami.
Marc Serota UPI /Landov

The big "get" goes to Katie Couric.

While Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o has spoken to ESPN — and said he did not participate in the hoax about a "dead" girlfriend who turned out to be neither real nor dead — that wasn't on camera or recorded.

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