Today in the news: Uproar over replacement NFL refs grows
News to know
NFL fans – and players – already upset by replacement referees got more fodder during “Monday Night Football.” The game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks ended sensationally on what many are saying was a blown call when two players appeared to simultaneously catch a pass that was ruled a touchdown – and a victory – for the Seahawks. Fans and disgruntled players are pressuring the NFL to settle the labor dispute with the refs, and a senator in New Jersey is even trying to introduce legislation that would make replacement refs illegal.
Quote of note
"(Nuclear-armed Iran) would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. It risks triggering a nuclear-arms race in the region, and the unraveling of the non-proliferation treaty." – President Barack Obama, talking Tuesday before the United Nations General Assembly about the threat of Iran. He also talked about Syria, the recent events in Libya and more.
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