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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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News in Brief

Dylan Tull April 3, 2014
President Obama and Russian Prime Minister Putin came to an agreement over the tense Ukraine conflict this morning. Obama decided he was cool with Putin taking Crimea if the U.S. could have the other half of it.

Russian Problems Remain Despite Revolutionized Games in Sochi

Pamela London February 27, 2014
With an emphatic ceremony celebrating the past and the future, the XXII Olympic Winter Games came to a close. The flame was put out—by giant stuffed animals crying fake tears, no less—and now the eyes of the world turn to the next great sporting venture. The Olympic cycle will next stop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Summer Games in 2016, a short turnaround for Brazilians as they host the FIFA World Cup this coming summer. In numerous ways, the 2014 Olympics were a success and revolutionized the Winter Games, both from a sporting and political standpoint. In countless other ways, however, questions remain not only about Sochi and its future but also about the Olympic system as a whole.

Obama Protests Putin’s Anti-Gay Legislation, Adds American Football to Olympic Games

Tara McCulloch February 6, 2014

In light of the recent controversy surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin's homophobic policies, President Obama decided to add the Super Bowl to the 2014 Olympic line up without consulting the International...

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