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Twin Suicide Bombings Kill More Than 60 at Kabul Protest Pro baseball team uses historic all-female battery (Yahoo Sports)

news The bombers targeted protests organized by an ethnic minority group, killing many of them and members of Afghanistan's security forces.

The Sonoma Stompers of an independent baseball league continues to make history with its two female players.

The Sonoma Stompers of an independent baseball league continues to make history with its two female players.


Clinton, Kaine Make First Official Appearance as 2016 Ticket An OKC store sold Durant jerseys at a 99% off (Yahoo Sports)

news The two are speaking at a Miami rally for the first time since Hillary Clinton announced Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Thanks to Kevin Durant's recent departure from the Thunder, one business is selling his jerseys for less than a dollar.
Trump Embraces 'Blue Lives Matter' Movement What iconic Griffey card means to a generation (Yahoo Sports)

news Defending the police is a major theme for Republican candidates and officeholders and a contrast to the liberal-dominated Black Lives Matter movement.

What the iconic 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck card means to a generation of fans

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan will never forget when he got his 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card.


Nearly a Third of College Students May Suffer From 'Drunkorexia' Additions, leadership on 'D' key for Raiders (Yahoo Sports)

news Drunkorexic behaviors include skipping meals or exercising heavily to offset calories from a heavy night of drinking, or to pump up alcohol's buzz.

Shutdown Corner's Eric Edholm explains that the new members of Oakland's defense will need to gel and help lead a young bunch if they're to see improvement in 2016.


Nightly News Full Broadcast (July 22nd) Jeurys Familia joins short list with latest save (Yahoo Sports)

news In Friday night's broadcast: a deadly shooting at a Munich mall leaves Germany on edge, Trump strikes a dark tone at the RNC, and a "heat dome" bears down on 26 states.

The Mets closer converted his 50th straight save, which puts him alongside elite company.

The Mets closer converted his 50th straight save, which puts him alongside elite company.




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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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