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Highlights from coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics:
A day before athletes begin filing in to Sochi's Fisht Stadium for Friday's opening ceremony, NBC is already being tested on how it will cover the two biggest non-sports issues of the Winter Olympics.
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has never been shy about promoting himself as a tough guy.
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Proponents of Internet sales taxes are asking the lame-duck Congress to bless their state tax cartel as part of a larger tax reform package by passing the Marketplace Equity Act (H.R. 3179) and its companion in the Senate, the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 1832). These aren't your average tax increases, but grim blueprints for government's future relationship with the online world. Long after we've either swerved at the last minute or gone off the "fiscal cliff" a la "Thelma and Louise," we'll have to live with the harmful consequences of expanding government to every corner of the Internet.
A year ago, not many people had heard of Lena Dunham.
Admitting he lied to the public after being caught sending a lewd photo of himself in underwear to a college student, Rep. Anthony D. Weiner on Monday acknowledged making "terrible mistakes," but said he wouldn't step down from Congress.
We're moving swiftly into postliterate America, and more's the pity. Many of us can't write a coherent, straightforward, easy-to-read sentence. Nobody but a "tiger mother" seems interested in teaching her cubs how to write clearly.
"I think this is going well," remarked New Yorker editor David Remnick to his audience at a weekend panel on the tea party movement.