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Bangladesh Forces Move to End Hostage Standoff: Reports New cap inspires free agency sticker shock (Yahoo Sports)

news Gunfire and explosions were heard Saturday morning near the scene where attackers stormed a restaurant and took hostages the night before.

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 27: Evan Turner #11 of the Boston Celtics reacts to a call during the third quarter against the Miami Heat at TD Garden on February 27, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Fans knew free agency would bring huge dollars for not-so-huge names, but the deals surprised them anyway.


'Professional Malpractice': Trump's Fundraising Woes Mike Conley, Grizzlies agree to record contract (Yahoo Sports)

news Donald Trump likely left tens of millions of dollars on the table by essentially ignoring online fundraising until recently, experts say.

Despite never making an All-Star team, Memphis broke the bank to sign the veteran point guard.

Despite never making an All-Star team, Memphis broke the bank to hang on to the veteran point guard.


Sharon Tate Sister: Keep Ex-Manson Follower Behind Bars Sources: Wade fielding $20M per year offers (Yahoo Sports)

news Tate's sister said she has delivered more than a 138,000 signatures to the governor asking him to block the parole of Leslie Van Houten.

Dwyane Wade's hometown Bulls are among the teams pursuing him as his  negotiations with Miami are ongoing.

Dwyane Wade's hometown Bulls are among the teams pursuing him as his  negotiations with Miami are ongoing.


Was This Horse's 'Execution Style' Killing a Hate Crime? Wild game pushes Indians to franchise history (Yahoo Sports)

news The horse, named Misty Blue, was a family pet.

It took 19 crazy innings, but Cleveland eventually won a team-record 14th straight game on Friday.

It took 19 crazy innings, but Cleveland eventually won a team-record 14th straight game on Friday.


Nightly News Full Broadcast (July 1st) Sources: Howard, Hawks agree to deal (Yahoo Sports)

news In Friday night's broadcast: ISIS gunman storms cafe in Bangladesh, Hillary Clinton prepares for long-awaited FBI interview, and an algae crisis spreading along the Florida coastline.

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is headed back to the Eastern Conference with a three-year, $70.5 million contract from Atlanta.




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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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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