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When Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN last year, he pledged that his days as a liberal firebrand were behind him. His new show would only touch on politics, he said, if the story also intersected with sports.

"If the House is considering a bill to make (performance-enhancing drug) use a capital offense, we'll cover it," he told USA Today.

Under that rubric, a famous political pundit storming off a sports talk radio show would probably qualify. And if that pundit also happens to be the former MSNBC host's erstwhile nemesis, then it's probably a safe bet that it will make it to air.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.

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