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Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritismEagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton Dodges Question About 'Clinton Cash' BookHillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.


FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, Tim Tebow speaks during an SEC television broadcast in Atlanta. Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, April 20, 2015 according to three people familiar with the deal. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.


Where the 2016 presidential candidates stand on marijuanaEli Manning comfortable playing last year of Giants contract (Yahoo Sports)

It’s April 20th or 4/20, a day when marijuana enthusiasts gather, legally or otherwise, to celebrate the joys of smoking pot.


New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning runs off the field at the end of the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning believes current work rules that force him to work out with his receivers away from the New York Giants' training facilities are absurd. Speaking Monday as the team started voluntary offseason workouts, Manning said the collective bargaining agreement makes it difficult for him to work out with teammates without violating league rules. Earlier this month, Manning went to Duke with NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle for three days of throwing, going over the offense with the receivers and getting a jump start on organized team activities.


U.S. warship sent to block Iran weapons off YemenDesisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race (Yahoo Sports)

The guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg escorts the USS Theodore Roosevelt as they pass the Rock of Gibraltar in the Mediterranean SeaU.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen.


Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. A few hours after Desisa broke the tape on Boylston Street on Patriots' Day, two bombs near the finish line turned what should be the pinnacle of any distance runner's career into an afterthought. Desisa earned his second Boston Marathon title Monday, finishing in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds to claim a golden olive wreath, the $150,000 first prize and a winner's medal to replace the one he donated to the city two years ago in memory of the victims. Kenya's Carolina Rotich won the women's race, beating Mare Dibaba in a shoulder-to-shoulder sprint down Boylston Street to win by 4 seconds as the world's most prestigious marathon took a tentative step back toward normal.


Inside the big business of little presidential campaign souvenirsMcLellan out after 7 years as coach of San Jose Sharks (Yahoo Sports)

Campaign buttons are displayed for sale outside an event at which Sen. Rand Paul will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at the Galt House Hotel on April 7, 2015 in Louisville, KentuckyHeading back to Washington from Las Vegas just days after announcing his presidential candidacy, Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) huddled with some of his top advisers aboard a Southwest Airlines flight. The candidate had to make a spot decision. It wasn’t a burning policy question, delicate staffing change or coveted endorsement that engrossed him that day but the kind of choice unique to modern presidential campaigns. Poring over an iPad that an aide had handed to him, Paul chuckled and gave the green light.


FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, center, talks to his team during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. McLellan has been picked as head coach for Canada's national team at the upcoming World Championship, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The tournament runs from May 1-17 in the Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

After seven years of great regular-season success and playoff disappointments, coach Todd McLellan and the San Jose Sharks decided it was time for a change. The Sharks announced Monday that they had agreed to part ways with the winningest coach in franchise history after the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003. With the Sharks committed to a youth movement and McLellan having just one year on his contract, the two sides agreed it was time to make a change. ''This team is clearly in a rebuild,'' McLellan said.


Boston Marathon winner wins by four secondsd'Arnaud out more than 3 weeks, Blevins more than 6 weeks (Yahoo Sports)

Runners in the first wave cross the Boston Marathon start line in HopkintonThe 2015 Boston Marathon ran under wet but exultant conditions.


New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, manager Terry Collins, home plate umpire Sean Barber and a Mets trainer discuss relief pitcher Jerry Blevins' (13) injured left forearm in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in New York. Blevins left forearm was fractured by a line drive by Miami Marlins Dee Gordon. d'Arnaud later left the game when he fractured his right hand after being hit by a pitch thrown by Miami Marlins relief pitcher A.J. Ramos. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud will be out more than three weeks and left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins will miss more than six weeks after both were injured in the seventh inning of a 7-6 win over Miami. Blevins will be in a splint for six weeks after a line drive fractured his throwing arm.




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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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