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Anthony Davis will return to Pelicans lineup

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Flipboard (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) The game of cat-and-mouse between Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans is not over just because the 2019 NBA trade deadline has passed.

Two scandals reopening old wounds on race in Virginia

State Attorney General Mark Herring revealed he and some friends put on brown makeup and wigs to attend a party in 1980, while Gov. Ralph Northam continues to resist mounting calls from within his own party to resign after a photo showing one person in blackface and another wearing a KKK costume in his medical school yearbook resurfaced last week.

NBC News Top Stories 2019-02-03 23:28:00

Tom Brady, 41, the oldest quarterback ever to start a Super Bowl, took a back seat to a dominating defensive performance in the 53rd Super Bowl on Sunday in Atlanta, but he safely steered the New England Patriots to a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams for his record sixth Super Bowl title.

Corey Brettschneider: It’s not your job to legislate, Mr. President

As negotiations to avert another government shutdown continue, President Donald Trump has given Congress an ultimatum: fund a border "wall or steel barrier" through legislation or he’ll do so through executive power. Corey Brettschneider joined THINK to discuss why Trump’s threats demonstrate an inability to understand the limits of his own power.

NFL coaching diversity in the spotlight after a number of black coaches fired

Seventy percent of professional football players are African-American, but the vast majority of coaches are not — a disparity thrown into stark relief when five African-American coaches were fired or let go at the end of the season. The league has a rule that requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coach openings, but critics say there’s still a lot of work to be done.

Roger Stone arrested: What does the indictment mean?

President Trump’s former adviser, Roger Stone, was arrested Friday on seven charges, including one count of obstruction. NBC’s Pete Williams and Julia Ainsley break down the indictment issued by special counsel Robert Mueller. “The problem for [Stone] is that he lied repeatedly,” Williams said.

Saturn’s rings might be younger than we thought

NASA scientists have discovered that Saturn’s distinctive rings may have formed millions of years after the planet itself. The finding comes from NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft, which collected the data in 22 separate dives close to Saturn’s rings, before using its remaining fuel to deliberately plunge into the planet. The discovery is the best answer to a longstanding question in solar system science.

Will NFL admit error on critical non-call that dashed Saints’ Super Bowl hopes?

Per a league source, the NFL has decided to refrain, at least for tonight, from issuing a statement admitting that Bill Vinovich’s crew failed to call pass interference against Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman, who hit Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis prematurely on a key third down play with less than two minutes to play in regulation. Per a league source, the NFL intends to admit that the non-call at the end of regulation in the Rams-Saints NFC title game was indeed an error.