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BVT News Roundup 14 January 2014.

(Photo of tennis player Frank Dancevic being tended to after fainting at the Australian Open by Aijaz Rahi / AP via The Guardian)

Evening News Wrap Wednesday 4 December 2013.

(Scientific rendering of the Sima de los Huesos people, who lived 400,000 years ago in what is now Spain, by Javier Trueba / Madrid Scientific Films via NBC News)

Afternoon News Read 15 November 2013.

Weekend News Read 9 November 2013.

Take a little boy and a little girl. A little boy falls down and the first thing we say as parents is ‘Get up, shake it off. You’ll be OK. Don’t cry.’ When a little girl falls down, what do we say? ‘It’s going to be OK.’ We validate their feelings. So right there from that moment, we’re teaching our men to mask their feelings, don’t show their emotions. And it’s that times 100 with football players. You can’t show that you’re hurt, you can’t show any pain. So for a guy to come into the locker room and he shows a little vulnerability, that’s a problem. That’s what I mean by the culture of the NFL. And that’s what we have to change.

… What’s going on in Miami goes on in every locker room. But it’s time for us to start talking. Maybe have some group sessions where guys sit down and maybe talk about what’s going on off the field or what’s going on in the building and not mask everything. Because the longer it goes untreated, the worse it gets.

Chicago Bears receiver BRANDON MARSHALL, offering the most thoughtful appraisal yet of the Jonathan Martin bullying case.

If only there were more people like Brandon in the macho NFL.  And if only more members of the media covered the story from this point of view.

(Chicago Tribune via Deadspin)

Morning News Read 7 November 2013.


(Cover via Bloomberg Businessweek)

Afternoon News Read 5 November 2013.

(Illustration of Kepler 69-C, an Earth-like planet 2,700 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, by the AP via the Daily News)

Morning News Read 4 November 2013.

Morning News Read 1 November 2013.

(Photo of Rafael Cruz, father of GOP Senator Ted Cruz, probably saying something ignorant, racist and vile by Michael Ainsworth / Dallas Morning News)

Weekend News Read 27 October 2013.