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A 1990s mugging and the roots of Donald Trump’s hardline criminal justice viewsNo rest for Murray in grueling French Open start (Yahoo Sports)

A 1990s mugging and the roots of Donald Trump’s hardline criminal justice viewsDonald Trump waves to staff members of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort as they cheer him on before the grand opening ceremonies in Atlantic City, N.J., in April 1990. In 1991, Donald Trump’s mother was walking to a nearby bakery in Queens to pick up a crumb cake when a teenager snatched her purse and threw her to the ground. Sixteen-year-old Paul LoCasto was later sentenced to three to nine years in prison for the crime, which left Mary Trump, then 79, with permanent damage to her sight and hearing and a brain hemorrhage.


Britain's Andy Murray reacts as he plays France's Mathias Bourgue during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

The Scot, seeded second, came through 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday against Mathias Bourgue, a 22-year-old French player ranked 164th with a wild card to play his first Grand Slam tournament. The second-round win came just a day after Murray completed another five-setter in the first round. Following a five-set win in the first round, Wawrinka again wasn't convincing in the second round, with a 7-6 (7), 6-3, 6-4 victory over Taro Daniel of Japan.


State Department Audit Faults Hillary Clinton and Other Secretaries of State in EmailsWestbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination (Yahoo Sports)

State Department Audit Faults Hillary Clinton and Other Secretaries of State in EmailsThe audit cites "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" related to communications


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 24: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder hip bumps teammates after a play against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 24, 2016 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination. Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Golden State, which won a league record 73 games in the regular season, lost consecutive games for the first time this season.


Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse TrumpCrosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7 (Yahoo Sports)
He has been called an “intellectual prodigy” and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline — at least so far — to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) celebrates his goal with teammate Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87), during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in a 5-2 victory that evened the best-of-seven series with the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-3. Game 7 is Thursday night, with the Penguins hoping to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009 and the Lightning looking to advance to the Cup Final for the second straight year.


Vietnamese rapper freestyles for a beatboxing ObamaNationals give Bryce Harper 'mental day off' against Mets (Yahoo Sports)
President Obama capped his historic three-day visit to Vietnam with a town hall in Ho Chi Minh City, where he was unexpectedly serenaded by a young female rapper. Suboi, a local known as Vietnam’s “Queen of Hip-Hop,” was called on to ask a question at the event, but the president interrupted her to request she do a freestyle for him. “Do you need a little beat?” Obama asked, briefly beatboxing a sample bass line.

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper can't catch a ball hit by New York Mets' Curtis Granderson for a single during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Slumping Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is out of the starting lineup for Washington's rubber game Wednesday against the New York Mets.


Why higher interest rates could actually be good for the housing marketLee will transfer from Kentucky, Briscoe returning to school (Yahoo Sports)

A single family home is shown under construction by Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury homebuilder, in Carlsbad, CaliforniaDuring Toll Brothers' second-quarter conference call on Tuesday afternoon, Chairman Robert Toll said that rate increases could actually spur demand.


Kentucky's Isaiah Briscoe (13) drives to the basket against Texas A&M during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season with the Wildcats.




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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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