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10:16 am
Sat January 31, 2015

U.Va. Sorority Women Say Party Ban Is Patronizing

University of Virginia students walk to fraternities at the start of rush week. Sorority women are always invited to Boys' Bid Night, but this year national sororities have ordered women to stay clear.
Steve Helber AP

Saturday is Boys' Bid Night at the University of Virginia, when fraternities welcome their new members.

Women from U.Va.'s sororities are always invited to join the Boys' Bid Night party, but this year, they're under strict orders from national sorority presidents to stay clear of frat houses. The orders come after a Rolling Stone article about a gang rape at U.Va. that was later discredited.

But the women at U.Va.'s sororities are outraged, calling the ban unnecessary and patronizing.

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The Two-Way
9:36 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing

A photo provided by Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team, shows pilots from left, Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, N.M., and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia, before their liftoff in a gas balloon in Saga, Japan.
AP

The Eagles have landed.

Balloon pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," who already set a distance record for a gas-filled balloon on Friday, have completed their nearly 7,000-mile journey across the Pacific from Japan to Mexico.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:32 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:33 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:33 am

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The Two-Way
8:46 am
Sat January 31, 2015

All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaking at a pre-Super Bowl news conference in Phoenix.
David J. Phillip AP

Another day, another controversy.

It's been that kind of a year for the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about it all Friday at his annual State of the League address in downtown Phoenix.

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The Two-Way
8:03 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands in front of a poster showing a new Two-Euro commemorative coin at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday.
Britta Pedersen DPA/Landov

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:04 am

Updated at 11:00 a.m. ET

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected any renegotiation of Greek debt after last week's election that brought an anti-austerity party into power in Athens.

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The Two-Way
7:01 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title

Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday.
Lee Jin-man AP

Serena Williams has beaten Russia's Maria Sharapova for her sixth Australian Open, clinching her 19th Grand Slam title.

Williams, 33, won the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5).

It was the tennis superstar's first Australian Open in five years and she managed to win despite fighting a severe cold that The New York Times says "left her occasionally coughing between returns and serves in the final."

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Around the Nation
6:37 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Pennsylvania Law Allows NRA To Sue Cities Over Gun Rules

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Politics
6:37 am
Sat January 31, 2015

What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls

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