FROM Rick Quan
The New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin and 'Linsanity' Jeremy Lin was dumped by the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, and the New York Knicks sent him down to the D League. The Harvard graduate was barely warming the bench in the NBA until the Knicks' coach had nobody else to bring against their cross-town rivals, the New Jersey Nets. The result was 25 points and seven assists. In the next five games, he's been a starter who's giving new life to a depleted franchise and providing a role model nationwide. Rick Quan is a sportscaster for KGO-TV in San Francisco, with a website called AsianAmericanSports.com .
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Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.