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No helmets required for bike share in busy NYC

In a city where the mayor is often portrayed as a protective nanny, restricting cigarettes, fatty foods and sugary drinks, there is a glaring exception: a new bike-share program that allows riders to pedal through some of the nation's busiest streets without a helmet.Full story

Puerto doctor gets jail term, evidence to be destroyed

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, the central figure in the Operation Puerto probe into a doping ring in cycling, got a one-year prison term on Tuesday as the judge ordered all evidence from the case to be destroyed. Full story

Reading the tea leaves on Prop 8

NBC's Pete Williams and Huffington Post Mike Sacks help the Cyclists understand what happened during today's oral arguments. Full story

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  Cyclists Fight Back

Cyclists are beginning to mount cameras on helmets and handlebars, and documenting motor vehicles who hit or run them off the road. NBC's Tom Costello reports.

  Fineman to press: ‘Dig instead of whine’ about lack of access

It’s not that he did it, it’s that he didn’t tell the press about it. The Cyclists and Howard Fineman discuss President Obama’s relationship with the media and why the press was so peeved when he played golf with Tiger Woods and didn’t let them know.

  An electoral rule change that could’ve meant President Romney

The Cyclists talk about recent Republican-backed rule changes in states like Virginia that would change the way electoral votes are distributed. A change that, if it had existed during the 2012 election, could have led to a very different result.

  Armstrong to his kids: ‘I lied to you’

In the second part of his interview with Oprah Winfrey, the disgraced cyclist teared up when he talked about confessing to his kids. Armstrong also apologized to his children and his fans about lying to them. But is this enough to rehabilitate his image? Lisa Bloom, a legal analyst for Avvo.com and

  Armstrong could pay millions in lawsuits

Lance Armstrong’s deceptions might deplete his estimated $125 million net worth now that the cyclist is facing a federal whistleblower lawsuit as well as an attempt by SCA Promotions to recoup Armstrong’s paid bonuses. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

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