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US Media Fails Country In Boston Marathon Tragedy


Note: The amount of support, concern, care and compassion for the people of Boston at this time is overwhelming in the very best sense. The Update’s small offering of sympathy, in the midst of the rest, is offered humbly. 

US media sources, including the New York Post, CBS News, NBC News and ABC News, all reported that a Saudi National was in custody of Boston Police within minutes of the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon this afternoon. Read More…


Mark Cavendish Wins in Qatar, Blows Nose As He Crosses Line

Mark Cavendish adjusts his helmet. Dapper.


Mark Cavendish won his first race for Team SKY, taking Stage 3 of the Tour of Qatar ahead of race leader Tom Boonen. After heading into the race with a high fever, Cav revved up this morning to outsprint the bunch on another hot, flat and extremely fast finish. Qatar, which is a pancake race and a paradise for sprinters, features some of the most exciting sprint stages each year. Read More…

Obama’s Got Pipes, Sings “Let’s Stay Together” in Harlem

Obama: Skills like MJ and Al Green.

As many a politico pointed out in the 2008 election, Obama is one good campaigner. Last night, while the GOP tried to convince South Carolina who hated abortion, the middle class and Barack Obama the most, the President, his soulful-self, was at the Apollo Theater in New York for an early fundraising stop. As he kicked off his speech, the Commander in Chief playfully began singing the opening lines to maybe one of the greatest songs of all-time. Read More…