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Long-awaited deflate-gate investigation implicates Pats, Tom BradyHarper hits 3 HRs in first 3 ABs for Nationals (Yahoo Sports)

NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated ballsTed Wells' investigation into the possibility that the Patriots were involved in deflating footballs has found that it's more likely than not some of the Patriots were guilty.


Washington Nationals Bryce Harper hits a ninth-inning, three-run, double in a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York, Thursday, April 30, 2015. The Nationals defeated the Mets 8-2. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bryan Harper has hit three home runs in his first three at-bats for the Washington Nationals against Miami.


Bill Clinton on 'Clinton Cash': 'It won't fly'Chase Elliott gets NAPA sponsorship on No. 24 car in 2016 (Yahoo Sports)

Former U.S President Bill Clinton speaks during a plenary session at the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East & Africa meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Bill Clinton has largely stayed on the sidelines during the early weeks of his wife's presidential bid, opting to focus on his foundation work instead of visiting early primary states with his wife. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)Bill Clinton continued his defense of the Clinton Foundation Wednesday, with the former president dismissing suggestions made by “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer that donations taken from foreign governments during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state influenced American policy.


Sprint Cup driver Chase Elliott greets fans during driver introductions prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Chase Elliott is bringing NAPA's sponsorship with him to the Sprint Cup Series.


Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this July 29, 2005, file photo, former House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas stands next to the Texas pillar while touring the World War II Memorial in Washington. Wright, a veteran Texas congressman who was the first House speaker in history to driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92. (AP Photo/Yuri Gripas, File)DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 as he addresses the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably ''at least generally aware'' of the rules violations. The NFL began investigating after the Patriots defeated the Colts 45-7 on January 18. The Colts complained that several footballs were under-inflated and the NFL confirmed that 11 of the 12 footballs were under the limit. The investigation started as the Patriots were preparing for the Super Bowl - which they won two weeks later.


Investigators: Germanwings co-pilot practiced descent before crashMarshall RB Steward Butler charged in beating of 2 gay men (Yahoo Sports)

Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in HamburgFrench investigators say Andreas Lubitz tried a controlled descent on the previous flight.


Marshall's Steward Butler runs the ball against Louisiana Tech during the Conference USA championship NCAA college football game in Huntington, W.Va., Saturday Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Huntington police say Marshall backup running back Steward Butler has been charged in the beating of two gay men.


Baltimore asks U.S. Justice Department to review police practicesCavs expected to start Tristan Thompson in Game 2 (Yahoo Sports)

Police gather at North Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore officials asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate its police department for civil rights violations after the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday. The review will look into police practices such as frisks, street stops of suspects and arrests to see if they violate the U.S. Constitution, Rawlings-Blake said at a news conference. The request follows the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, 25, who sustained spinal injuries after being arrested by police. His death sparked protests and a day of arson and looting in the largely black city, and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan lifted a state of emergency for Baltimore on Wednesday.


CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 4: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers grabs the loose ball against Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson is expected to start Game 2 against Chicago, a move that puts LeBron James back at his customary small forward position.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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