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Slate’s ‘minutes to read’ feature dumbs down journalism

Slate thinks readers aren’t interested in unfamiliar stories that will burden them, but journalism’s about discovery This article will take you 3 minutes 45 seconds to read. (2 minutes 30 seconds celsius.) You will expend 60 calories and learn two new vocabulary words, including a synonym for “rebellious”. Approximately 30m…

Lance Armstrong seeks dismissal of fraud case

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong asked a federal judge to dismiss the US government’s fraud case against him in a hearing Monday, claiming prosecutors missed statute of limitations deadlines to file. US District Judge Robert Wilkins was expected to make a ruling within 30 days on the matter but was not…

Lance Armstrong turns gold medal in to Olympic officials

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has handed over his 2000 Olympic bronze medal to US Olympic officials, nine months after the International Olympic Committee demanded it back, he said on Thursday. “The 2000 Bronze is back in possession of @usolympics and will be in Switzerland asap to @Olympics,” Armstrong said on…

New documentary shows ‘truth hiding in plain sight’ about Lance Armstrong

A film about Lance Armstrong’s cycling comeback, shot in 2009 but shelved when his doping denials began to unravel, had its own revival Monday, offering fresh perspective on his lies. Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney was granted unprecedented access to Armstrong and his entourage for an entirely different sort of…

Lance Armstrong’s former teammate will not face doping charges

A former team-mate of shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong, Norway’s Steffen Kjaergaard, will escape sanctions despite having admitted doping, the country’s anti-doping agency announced on Monday. Kjaergaard, who competed in the 2000 and 2001 Tour de France on Armstrong’s US Postal Service team, admitted in October last year that he took…

DOJ to join suit against Armstrong over Postal Service sponsorship

The US Department of Justice decided Friday to join a doping lawsuit filed by one of Lance Armstrong’s former teammates alleging that the disgraced cycling champion defrauded government sponsors. NBC News and the Wall Street Journal reported the government will add its weight to the suit and claim that Armstrong…

USADA chief Tygart: Armstrong lied to Oprah

US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart says Lance Armstrong lied in his confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey, and the shamed cyclist has until February 6 to “cooperate fully” if he wants to lessen his life ban. In an excerpt of an interview with the CBS network to air in full…

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