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Tuesday: Clippers owner comments, broken leg marathon winner, squirrel artist, and more...

The NBA makes it official: after the owner of the LA Clippers is caught on tape making racist remarks, he is no longer welcome in the league...The people cheering an Ontario woman who limped to a third-place finish in a recent half-marathon had no idea that Krista DuChene was running on a broken leg...and Carollyne Yardley made her name with...
  The NBA makes it official: after the owner of the LA Clippers is caught on tape making racist remarks, he is no longer welcome in the league...The people cheering an Ontario woman who limped to a third-place finish in a recent half-marathon had no idea that Krista DuChene was running on a broken leg...and Carollyne Yardley made her name with whimsical art featuring bushy-tailed nut hoarders -- but now she's fighting Mattel for the right to keep that name. 

Part One

LA Clippers owner barred for life from NBA over racist comments
After days of outrage, the verdict is in from the NBA: the owner of the LA Clippers is barred for life because of his racist remarks. Longtime season ticket holder JoLai Draper shares her feelings about the decision.

"Kids for Cash" scandal
A Pennsylvania builder who paid two judges kickbacks to send teenagers to his for-profit detention centres will join those judges in prison.

"Babel" essay machine gibberish generator
Les Perelman (PERL-mun) believes essay-marking software is antithetical to judging a thesis -- and he's designed essay-writing software that spits out gibberish to prove it.

   

Part Two

Broken leg marathon winner
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Squirrel artist
A Canadian artist who specializes in unusual depictions of squirrels is forced to go to court to protect the trademark on her own name from the toy company Mattel.

   

Part Three

Environmentalist award
Russian scientist Suren Gazaryan has just won one of the biggest environmental prizes in the world for his activism against destructive development, including at the Sochi Olympics -- but he's living in exile rather than face prison at home.

Armpit mice study
Man or mouse? Turns out that, if you're a scientist, you can't have both,because a new study proves lab mice are freaked out by the smell of male sweat.

Human Rights Watch: Bulgaria refugees
At the gateways to Europe, asylum seekers from Syria and other wars are finding themselves beaten and turned away. A new report looks at widespread abuse in Europe of a desperate population on the move.

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