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U.S. death in Iraq highlights ‘enduring’ ISIS war debateNBA: 5 incorrect non-calls at end of Spurs-Thunder game (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. death in Iraq highlights ‘enduring’ ISIS war debatePresident Obama’s undeclared but escalating war against the Islamic State terror group suffered its third American combat casualty on Tuesday, a U.S. Navy SEAL, as the White House wrestled with renewed questions about the likely scope and duration of the conflict.


SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 2: Dion Waiters #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2016 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas

The NBA said Tuesday there were five incorrect non-calls on the wild final sequence in San Antonio, including a foul on Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters that referees earlier had already acknowledged they missed. The league agreed with the refs that Waiters should've been whistled for knocking Manu Ginobili back with his elbow to create space to throw an inbounds pass, but also ruled in its Last 2 Minute report that Ginobili first committed a delay-of-game violation by stepping on the sideline as he was defending. The inbounds play began a frenzied final 13.5 seconds in the Thunder's 98-97 victory over San Antonio on Monday in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.


Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun billVillanova's buzzer-beater Jenkins to stay for senior season (Yahoo Sports)
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled by his own party had easily approved in an election year.

FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, Villanova's Kris Jenkins smiles as he and his basketball teammates take part in a rally celebrating the team's NCAA college basketball championship, in Philadelphia. Jenkins and Villanova officials said Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that Jenkins has withdrawn his name from NBA draft consideration. Jenkins says in a tweet that it was a good experience to go through the process but he's looking forward to graduating next year

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- The Villanova player who hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the national championship is sticking around for his senior season.


Cruz to Trump: My father is not linked to JFK assassinationEx-49er Stubblefield denies sexually assaulting woman (Yahoo Sports)

Cruz to Trump: My father is not linked to JFK assassinationTexas Sen. Ted Cruz responded Tuesday to allegations that his father, Rafael Cruz, was somehow linked to Lee Harvey Oswald. “There’s a whole thing, and, you know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being – uh, you know shot. During a news conference later Thursday, Cruz dismissed Trump’s allegations concerning Kennedy’s death in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.


San Francisco 49ers right tackle Dana Stubblefield poses on the practice field at the 49ers training camp in Stockton, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2002. Stubblefield, released by San Francisco last month in a salary cap move, moved across the Bay on Wednesday, March 12, 2003,signing with the Oakland Raiders. Stubblefield, a 10-year veteran, had two terms with the 49ers, seven years in total. He spent the other three seasons with Washington. Stubblefield appeared before a grand jury probing a nutritional supplements lab in San Francisco, Nov. 13, 2003. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Dana Stubblefield is accused of raping the woman in his home in Morgan Hill, California, south of San Jose. The woman, who was then 31, traveled to Stubblefield's home on April 9, 2015, to interview for a job babysitting his children. Investigators say she left after 20 minutes, but she returned when Stubblefield texted her that he wanted to pay for her time.


A confident Trump looks past IndianaRed Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval has season-ending shoulder surgery (Yahoo Sports)

A confident Trump looks past IndianaCARMEL, Ind.—Indiana was supposed to be the state that could potentially derail Donald Trump’s insurgent bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Speaking to a capacity crowd of nearly 1,800 people, Trump, with his characteristic bravado, touted his six straight primary wins — and predicted he would easily claim yet another, pointing to polls that show him with a wide lead in Indiana heading into Tuesday’s vote. “Boom, boom, boom — we’re knocking them out like corn flakes,” Trump declared.


FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval waits to take batting practice during a spring training baseball workout in Fort Myers, Fla. Third baseman Sandoval will have surgery on his left shoulder in the next few days, the team announced Monday, May 2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Pablo Sandoval will miss the rest of the season. The Boston Red Sox third baseman had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on Tuesday. The Red Sox called the surgery a success but said he will miss the rest of the season.


Hillary Clinton says she misspoke when she vowed to put ‘coal companies out of business’AP source: Games in PR likely to be moved because of Zika (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton says she misspoke when she vowed to put ‘coal companies out of business’Campaigning in coal country, Hillary Clinton said that she’s sorry for vowing earlier this year to put coal miners out of business. Copley, a registered Republican, then pointed to dozens of demonstrators — some of them Donald Trump supporters — who had come to protest Clinton’s appearance in coal country.


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

A person familiar with the situation says there's a very good chance the Miami Marlins' two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus. Marlins players attended a seminar on Zika that heightened concerns about playing the games in San Juan on May 30-31, team player representative Tom Koehler said. An announcement is expected by the end of the week regarding whether the games will be played as scheduled or moved, Koehler said.




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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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