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April 6, 2014
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Apologies to your bracket, but this is the wildest finish to the NCAA tournament in history. The seventh-seeded UConn Huskies and the eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats both won Saturday night, setting up a title game showdown with the highest seed total ever. The previous high came in 2011 when No. 3 seed UConn beat No. 8 seed Butler in a game that seems downright predictable compared to this one.

UConn handily beat top overall seed Florida 63-53 Saturday, while Kentucky used a last-second three to top Wisconsin 74-73. Of the 11 million brackets filled out through ESPN, only 1,780 correctly predicated both UConn and Kentucky would make the final game — a hit rate of about 0.016 percent. Jon Terbush

8:53 p.m. ET
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie went after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio during the ABC News Republican Presidential Debate, saying that while he's a "smart person and a good guy," he's not ready to become president.

Christie compared Rubio to another one-term senator, President Obama, and said being a governor made him better prepared for the presidency. "Every morning when a United States senator wakes up they think about what kind of speech can I give or what kind of bill can I drop," he said. "Every morning when I wake up I think of what kind of problem can I solve for the people who actually elected me." Christie accused Rubio of never being involved in a "consequential decision where you had to be held accountable," and said he didn't even vote for the Hezbollah sanctions bill that "you list as one of your accomplishments. That's not leadership. That's truancy."

Rubio retorted that under Christie, New Jersey has been "downgraded nine times in their credit rating. This country already has a debt problem, we don't need to add to it by electing someone who has experience at running up and destroying the credit rating of a state." Catherine Garcia

8:07 p.m. ET
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The final Republican presidential debate before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary kicks off Saturday at 8 p.m. EST in Manchester, New Hampshire. The debate hosted by ABC News marks the first since Monday's Iowa caucuses. Participating are Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Candidates Jim Gilmore and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina did not make the cut.

Catch the full debate livestream below or at ABCNews.com. Becca Stanek

2:19 p.m. ET
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced executive orders Saturday intended to ban LGBT conversion therapy in the state, BuzzFeed News reports.

Both public and private insurers are banned from reimbursing the therapy, which aims to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, for minors. And facilities funded, licensed, or operated by New York will not be allowed to offer conversion therapy to minors.

"We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being who they are," Cuomo said in a statement.

New York joins Washington, D.C., and states including Illinois, New Jersey, and California in banning conversion therapy. In April, President Obama called for an end to the practice. Julie Kliegman

1:40 p.m. ET

Don't panic, but Twitter might shake up your reverse chronological feed as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News reported Friday. They're already testing a new feature — an algorithm designed to put tweets you want to see near the top of your feed — with a small number of users.

There's reason to believe the switch, which would look a lot like your Facebook feed's out-of-order posts, will be optional:

Twitter declined to comment on feed changes. Julie Kliegman

12:55 p.m. ET

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is in the middle of dealing with a crisis in Flint, where lead pipes have contaminated the drinking water. While addressing a grave concern in an impoverished city, Snyder celebrated his wife's birthday with quite an upscale-looking cake from an Ann Arbor bakery, MLive reports:

Interesting choice of optics. Julie Kliegman

12:22 p.m. ET
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MSNBC pundit Melissa Harris-Perry called out the Democratic Party on Saturday for a lack of diversity in an "anemic" candidate pool.

"I would argue that for me, Thursday night, watching Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — we are in New Hampshire — and our party is so anemic. We are down to two candidates, right?" Harris-Perry said. "Say what you want to say about the mad house going on on the Republican side."

For Harris-Perry, the primary field bears some resemblance to a certain other much talked about national event: "It's whiter than the Oscars up in here." Julie Kliegman

11:37 a.m. ET
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You may or may not be excited for football, but chances are you're pretty amped about the food associated with Super Bowl Sunday.

Here are some striking numbers courtesy of ABC News regarding what U.S. viewers are expected to wolf down as the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers:

12 million — Americans watching from restaurants and bars

48 million — takeout and deliver orders

139.4 million — pounds of avocados

1.3 billion — chicken wings, a 3 percent increase over 2015

$15.5 billion — total Super Bowl spending

Happy eating. Julie Kliegman

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