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In Brooklyn and the rest of America, a movement for Bernie SandersPirates get reliever Soria from Tigers for minor leaguer (Yahoo Sports)

The senator raised $15 million in three months, but most of the money didn't come from billionaires.


The Pittsburgh Pirates made another move to upgrade their bullpen on Thursday night, acquiring right-hander Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers for a minor leaguer. The 31-year-old Soria was 3-1 with 23 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 43 appearances with Detroit this season. The deal was made a few hours after the Pirates got versatile reliever Joe Blanton from Kansas City for cash.
Cincinnati mayor speaks to Katie Couric on police shootingGomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through (Yahoo Sports)

Katie Couric interviews Mayor John CranleyA University of Cincinnati police officer pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the fatal shooting of Sam DuBose.


The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason, acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers. Houston, which also received right-hander Mike Fiers in the deal, sent four prospects to the Brewers: left-hander Josh Hader, right-hander Adrian Houser and outfielders Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana. Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin said a trade fell through Wednesday that would have sent Gomez to the New York Mets for infielder Wilmer Flores and injured pitcher Zack Wheeler.
Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention centerWoods gets hot after bad start, shoots 68 at Quicken Loans (Yahoo Sports)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, speaks alongside Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. The jail grabbed headlines in 2013 after a sweeping federal indictment exposed a sophisticated drug- and cellphone-smuggling ring involving dozens of gang members and correctional officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)A Maryland lawmaker says the state will shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.


GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Tiger Woods got back to shooting in the 60s. But he didn't make it look easy.
Ohio officer charged with murder pleads not guilty, released on bondTrout back for Angels against Astros (Yahoo Sports)

Terina Allen, the sister of Samuel Dubose, speaks to the press outside of the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, OhioA former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing license plate was released from jail on bond hours after an initial court appearance on Thursday. Ray Tensing, 25, had pleaded not guilty in the death of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose before Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan, who set his bond at $1 million. Tensing was indicted on Wednesday on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the July 19 death of Samuel DuBose, who was shot in the head during a traffic stop.


HOUSTON (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout returned to the lineup on Thursday night against the Houston Astros after missing two games because of an injured left wrist.
Two planes evacuated at Dallas airport, three injuredScherzer, Papelbon lift Nationals past Marlins 1-0 (Yahoo Sports)
Two incidents on separate airplanes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport led to evacuations on Thursday, with three people suffering minor injuries on one flight, airport officials said. Hydraulic fluid leaked into the auxiliary power unit causing smoke in the cabin of American Airlines Flight 1658 to Chicago, which caused the 141 passengers and five crew members to leave the airplane by emergency slides and exits, according to the airline. In the other incident at the airport, a landing gear tire caught fire shortly after Spirit Airlines Flight 407 landed from Orlando, Florida, the airport said.Jonathan Papelbon's debut with the Washington Nationals was just as they envisioned. Max Scherzer scattered three hits over seven innings, Papelbon got his first save for Washington with a flawless ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Thursday. ''To be honest, very nervous,'' Papelbon said when asked he how felt entering his Washington debut.


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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

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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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