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    In our digital show this week, we look at why the Latino vote is crucial in 2012:

    - Jake Tapper

  • Soldiers Discover Abandoned Baby on Side of Road in Afghanistan
    A newborn baby girl left abandoned on the side of the road in southern Afghanistan has been discovered by a group of Polish soldiers.

    The soldiers came upon the baby, who they have named Pola, after Poland, wrapped in a towel on Wednesday while they were checking a route near their Waghez military base for safety, Defense Ministry spokesman Janusz Walczak told The Associated Press.

    The group of soldiers was first suspicious when they discovered the baby, as there is a risk of hidden roadside bombs across Afghanistan.

    It is still unclear who left baby Pola on the side of the road. The AP reported that there was no one found in a mile radius of where the baby was discovered.

    After the troops found her, she was brought to a medical center at their base. The soldiers then bought the girl baby formula, a bottle and a bib.

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  • Jimmy Kimmel had big shoes to fill as the host of this year's Emmys. It seems like every funny man and woman in Hollywood has hosted the event but when they come up short, the critics can be brutal. But the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host kicked things off with something that never fails, insulting the guests.

    No one was safe when Kimmel took the stage for his opening montage. Kimmel took a page out of Ricky Gervais' hosting book and insulted almost every nominee in the room. He took stabs at Cat Deeley, Jon Hamm and Steve Buscemi, which the "Boardwalk Empire" star didn't find too funny.

    READ MORE: Jimmy Kimmel Gives Sneak Peek of Emmy-Hosting Gig

    But Mitt Romney was the first victim of the night. When talking about what he finds fascinating about PBS' drama 'Downton Abbey,' Kimmel said, "It really gives you a sense of what it must have been like to grow up in Mitt Romney's house."

    When talking about Obama's love of 'Homeland,' "I don't think the president should be watching

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  • Mayweather dampens hopes for Pacquiao fight
    Mayweather dampens hopes for Pacquiao fight

    Unbeaten fighter Floyd Mayweather dampened talk of a possible mega-fight agreement with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, a day after the Asian star's promoter said a deal was near. Mayweather posted a message on his Shots account that said in part "While they continue to lie about making the fight... I'm just going to continue to travel and explore the world on my private jet. Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum told the New York Post on Friday that he was optimistic a Pacquiao-Mayweather deal for a May 2 fight in Las Vegas would be completed in the next couple of days, with only a few final details to be settled between rival telecasters HBO and Showtime, the rights holders for Pacquiao and Mayweather respectively. Mayweather, who turns 38 on February 24, left England's Amir Khan hanging for months until announcing on his birthday last year that he would fight Argentina's Marcos Maidana instead.

  • Map: Where Super Bowl XLIX players went to high school
    Map: Where Super Bowl XLIX players went to high school

    Photos by MaxPreps photographers Where Super Bowl XLIX Players Went to High School California - 17 Richard Sherman   Dominguez (Compton)  -  Seahawks DeShawn Shead   Highland (Palmdale)  -  Seahawks Malcolm Smith   Taft (Woodland Hills)  -  Seahawks Bobby Wagner   Colony (Ontario)  -  Seahawks Marshawn Lynch   Oakland Tech  -  Seahawks Robert Turbin   Irvington (Fremont)  -  Seahawks Jeron Johnson   Dominguez (Compton)  -  Seahawks Cooper Helfet   Redwood (Larkspur)  -  Seahawks Chris Matthews   Dorsey (Los Angeles)  -  Seahawks Akeem Ayers   Verbum Dei (Los Angeles)  -  Patriots Tom Brady   Serra (San Mateo)  -  Patriots Brandon Browner   Sylmar  -  Patriots Patrick Chung   Rancho Cucamonga  -  Patriots Julian Edelman   Woodside  -  Patriots Matthew Slater   Servite (Anaheim)  -  Patriots Shane Vereen   Valencia  -  Patriots Ryan Wendell   Diamond Bar  -  Patriots Texas - 15 Jeremy Lane   Tyler  -  Seahawks Michael Bennett   Alief Taylor (Houston)  -  Seahawks David King   Strake Jesuit (Houston)  -  Seahawks Steven Terrell    Allen  -  Seahawks Earl Thomas   West Orange-Stark (Orange)  -  Seahawks Mike Morgan   Skyline (Dallas)  -  Seahawks Clint Gresham    Ray (Corpus Christi)  - Seahawks Christine Michael   Westbrook (Texas)  -  Seahawks Russell Okung   Fort Bend Bush (Richmond)  -  Seahawks Keavon Milton   Canton  - Seahawks Danny Amendola   The Woodlands  -  Patriots Josh Boyce   Copperas Cove  -  Patriots Marcus Cannon   Odessa  -  Patriots Cameron Fleming   Cypress Creek (Houston)  -  Patriots Brandon LaFell   Lamar (Houston)  -  Patriots Florida - 9 Cliff Avril   Clay (Green Cove Springs)  -  Seahawks Lemuel Jeanpierre   Timber Creek (Orlando)  -  Seahawks B.J. Daniels   Lincoln (Tallahassee)  -  Seahawks Doug Baldwin    Gulf Breeze (Gulf Breeze)  -  Seahawks LeGarrette Blount   Taylor County (Perry)  -  Patriots Bryan Stork   Vero Beach  -  Patriots Brian Tyms   Dillard (Fort Lauderdale)  -  Patriots James White   St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale)  -  Patriots Vince Wilfork   Santaluces (Lantana)  -  Patriots Illinois - 7 O'Brien Schofield   North Chicago  -  Seahawks Tony Moeaki   Wheaton-Warrenville South (Wheaton)  -  Seahawks Darius Fleming   St. Rita (Chicago)  -  Patriots Jimmy Garoppolo   Rolling Meadows  -  Patriots Michael Hoomanawanui   Bloomington Central Catholic  -  Patriots Zach Moore   Simeon (Chicago)  -  Patriots Rob Ninkovich   Lincoln-Way Central (New Lenox)  -  Patriots Mississippi - 6 K.J. 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Sweezy   Mooresville  -  Seahawks New Mexico - 1 Alan Branch   Cibola (Albuquerque)  -  Patriots Oklahoma - 1 Alvin Bailey   Broken Arrow  -  Seahawks Oregon - 1 Ryan Allen   West Salem (Salem)  -  Patriots Tennessee - 1 Dont'a Hightower   Marshall County (Lewisburg, Tenn.)  -  Patriots Washington, D.C. - 1 Tavon Wilson   Woodson  -  Patriots Marshawn Lynch high school interview and highlights 55,859 views0:43

  • Evergreen Serena hungry for more Slams
    Evergreen Serena hungry for more Slams

    With her name freshly engraved onto the Australian Open trophy, Serena Williams feels she can play on indefinitely and is intent on increasing her tally of 19 Grand Slams. The American great, 33, scoffed at talk of retirement after shooting down Maria Sharapova in straight sets to win her sixth title at Melbourne Park, becoming the oldest woman to ever lift the trophy. Williams has endured her share of injury scares during a long career, including a life-threatening pulmonary embolism in 2011 that sidelined her for 12 months. "I can play as long as I like now," Williams said after moving to clear second on the list of all-time Open-era Slam winners behind Steffi Graf on 22.

  • Gabriel swoop gives Wenger renewed hope
    Gabriel swoop gives Wenger renewed hope

    Arsene Wenger believes his swoop for Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista could prove a turning point in Arsenal's battle to qualify for the Champions League. Wenger splashed out £11.5 million ($17 million) to sign Gabriel from Villarreal earlier this week and the 24-year-old could make his debut against Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Gabriel's arrival comes with Arsenal in the midst of a tense struggle to book their place in next season's Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League. The fifth placed Gunners trail fourth placed Manchester United by one point and are also scrapping with Southampton and Tottenham for the coveted berths in Europe's elite club competition.

  • Super Bowl Sunday kicks off with scandal and spectacle
    Super Bowl Sunday kicks off with scandal and spectacle

    The Super Bowl kicks off Sunday as American football seeks to put a scandal-plagued season behind it, with this year's spectacle featuring a Katy Perry concert, ultra-expensive commercials and a compelling clash between Seattle and New England. The extravaganza is expected to draw a whopping 115 million viewers -- or about one in three Americans -- and amounts to an unofficial holiday in the United States, where even those with no interest in the sport gather at countless Super Bowl parties. This year's championship comes with the National Football League battling back from a season of turmoil, accused of complacency and even conspiracy in its handling of issues ranging from domestic violence to concussion dangers. The latest controversy -- accusations that the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs -- has dominated news coverage in the days leading up to the game.

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