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Tom Brady's 9 greatest quotes about balls, ranked — Tom Brady sure had a lot to say about balls on Thursday when he spoke to reporters and addressed "DeflateGate" for the first time. "Balls," Tom Brady said a whole bunch of times. "Balls, balls, balls, balls, balls." Here are the nine best quotes from that press conference:

Flogging of Saudi blogger is postponed again as doctors raise health concerns — The flogging of a Saudi blogger will not occur as scheduled on Friday because a team of doctors is concerned for the man's health, three people familiar with the situation tell Mashable. The blogger, Raif Badawi, was arrested in 2012 after writing articles critical of Saudi Arabia's clerics on a liberal blog he created, which has since been shut down.

Obama burns Republicans in ultimate State of the Union comeback — President Obama had a sassy response to his Republican critics in what may be the greatest State of the Union comeback in American history. Reading from prepared remarks Tuesday night to the entirety of the American government ( minus one), Obama said "I have no more campaigns to run."

Seattle Seahawks apologize for tweet comparing football to the civil rights legacy of MLK — Two hours after sending a tweet that compared African-Americans' decades-long struggle for civil rights to a football team's quest for the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks apologized Monday afternoon. "We apologize for poor judgment shown in a tweet sent earlier," the account tweeted at 4:28 p.m.

New England Patriot Vince Wilfork pulls driver from crashed car with one hand — New England Patriots star Vince Wilfork helped rescue a woman from her overturned Jeep early Monday morning, hours after helping his team beat the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship. According to the Massachusetts State Police, the heroic saga began shortly after midnight when state troopers got a call about a vehicle that was rolled over on Route 1 in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and responded to the scene.

Spotify curated a playlist of famous Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches — Spotify curated a collection of Martin Luther King, Jr's famous speeches on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day., the U.S. holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

Kenyan police tear gas schoolchildren at playground — Police in Kenya on Monday tear gassed a group of schoolchildren who were demonstrating against the removal of their school's playground by powerful politician. A group of students from Langata Road Primary School - between the ages of six and 14 and clad in their green and blue school uniforms - pushed down a wall erected around their playground.

Pope announces start of World War III in media Twitter hack — The Twitter accounts of United Press International and the New York Post were hacked on Friday afternoon, tweeting that the U.S. and China had begun a war at sea and that the Pop had announced the start of World War III. "BREAKING: Chinese anti-ship missile fired at USS George Washington," the accounts tweeted.

Duke nixes decision to allow Muslim call to prayer from famed bell tower — Duke University has "reconsidered" a plan that would allow Muslims to use its chapel's famed bell tower for a weekly, amplified call to prayer. In a release Thursday, the university said Muslims will instead gather on the quadrangle before heading into a room in the chapel for their weekly prayer service.

At least 2 dead in Belgium after police foil 'major attack' — Officials in Belgium say two people are dead, and one is injured after an anti-terror raid in Verviers that targeted " jihadists" who had recently returned from Syria. Residents of Verviers, a town in eastern Belgium 70 miles from Brussels, reported hearing gunshots and explosions shortly before 6 p.m.
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Jan 25, 2015

@afreedma I have a 4-wheel drive jeep if that can be of any service ever

Jan 25, 2015

RT @danielleiat: a dog was apparently left in Home Depot when people were evacuated. people on scene are looking for his owner

Jan 25, 2015

A crippling, ”potentially historic“ blizzard is headed for New York & Boston

Jan 24, 2015

RT @samandmattie: Our holy grail — the movie’s first draft. Preproduction w/ the team underway right now. This is happening!

Jan 24, 2015

Bill Belichick firmly denies Patriots' involvement in deflating footballs

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