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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Read this: Stephen Strasburg, Charlie Rangel, SAG Awards

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Strasburg: Kicking the habit. (AP/H. Rumph Jr)

Steven Strasburg is trying to quit the chaw habit -- this is front page news? Actually, give it a shot: A surprisingly fascinating story about Major League Baseball's major smokeless tobacco problem will give you a lot to chew on.

How did a savvy old pol like Charlie Rangel -- censured by Congress, lost his Ways and Means chairmanship -- get himself in this bind? Those who know him "have noticed a changed man: hurt and somber," reports Wil Haygood. And reflective? "Goddamn right, I'm reflective!" says Rangel.

Amend your Oscar pool ballot: With "The King's Speech" haul at the SAG and DGA awards this weekend, it's almost certain to trounce "The Social Network" at the Academy Awards. (See also Celebritology.)

By The Reliable Source  | January 31, 2011; 12:48 PM ET
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