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Joe Sobczyk

Melodie Daoust #15 of Canada falls after colliding with Monique Lamoureux #7 of the United States during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014.

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Melodie Daoust #15 of Canada falls after colliding with Monique Lamoureux #7 of the United States during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014.

Obama Puts a Case on the Line With Harper Over Hockey

UPDATE: The Canadian women’s team prevailed over the U.S. squad in overtime in today’s match, 3-2, leaving it up to the American men tomorrow to salvage for national pride the bet delineated below… … There’s some tension between the U.S....

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Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, attends the American Economic Association's annual meeting in San Diego.

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Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, attends the American Economic Association's annual meeting in San Diego.

Yellen for Fed Chairman: Obama Announcing Wednesday

President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen tomorrow to head the U.S. central bank, a White House official said in an e-mailed statement. Yellen, 67, would succeed Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, whose term ends Jan....

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President Barack Obama's personal house is seen in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama's personal house is seen in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Obama’s Re-Fi: Complicated

You think your mortgage situation in complicated? President Barack Obama was talking about the housing market today with Zillow Inc. CEO Spencer Rascoff and revealed why he and his wife, Michelle, are still carrying a 30-year mortgage with a 5.625...

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President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

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President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

Obama: Communication `Not Optimal’ After Attack on Americans in Libya

If you need some sleep tonight, you may rest easily drifting off before President Barack Obama’s appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” In his sixth appearance on the show — his second as president — Obama mostly sticks...

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Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, Democratic presidential candidate, appears on a sign held by a supporter during an election night rally in Grant Park in Chicago in this file photo.

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Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, Democratic presidential candidate, appears on a sign held by a supporter during an election night rally in Grant Park in Chicago in this file photo.

Obama Taking Election Night Indoors

Win or lose, President Barack Obama is moving his election night rally indoors. The Obama campaign is tentatively set to have the president address supporters on Nov. 6 at McCormick Place, the expansive convention center on Chicago’s lakefront south of...

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A Bush Master AR15 assault rifle is displayed at the Firing-Line in Aurora, Colorado.

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A Bush Master AR15 assault rifle is displayed at the Firing-Line in Aurora, Colorado.

Obama vs Romney on Gun Control: `Common Sense, Changing Hearts’

President Barack Obama is vowing to seek a consensus on reducing gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting in Colorado last week, while his Republican challenger Mitt Romney says the U.S. doesn’t need new limits on firearms. Obama, addressing a conference of...

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President Barack Obama speaks with US military veterans at the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Oregon, on July 24, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks with US military veterans at the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Oregon, on July 24, 2012.

No ‘Easy’ Votes for Obama, Retailing

Marv Self stopped in at the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Oregon, to kill some time while President Barack Obama’s motorcade jammed local traffic. Instead, the motorcade came to him. On the way to a campaign fundraiser, Obama’s entourage pulled...

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President Barack Obama at a basketball station with the Harlem Globetrotters during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

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President Barack Obama at a basketball station with the Harlem Globetrotters during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

Politics Isn’t Obama’s Only Game

Updated at 9 pm EDT In case he’s not made it clear, President Barack Obama is the nation’s basketball-fan-in-chief. Obama is getting an early look at the U.S. men’s national basketball team’s prospects for London. He and Vice President Joe...

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