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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announces 2016 presidential bidFor 4th year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this June 30,2015 file photo, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb speaks in Baltimore. On Thursday, Webb announced his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)Webb is the latest politician to join the field of challengers going up against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party’s nomination.


Rafael Nadal of Spain walks after losing the singles match against Dustin Brown of Germany, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. During five trips to the All England Club from 2006-11, Nadal reached the final every time. In his most recent four appearances, though, Nadal has exited early against an unheralded, unaccomplished and, most importantly, unafraid opponent ranked 100th or worse.


Can P.G. Sittenfeld make millennials stop hating politics?Fernandez homers in comeback to help Miami beat Giants, 5-4 (Yahoo Sports)

Sittenfeld checks his iPhone before an interview with the editorial board of the Toledo Blade. (Photo: Andrew Romano/Yahoo News)The 30-year-old is aiming to be the first member of his generation elected to the U.S. Senate.


Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez (16) watches his home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Miami, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Jose Fernandez's comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer Thursday to help the Miami Marlins rally past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 and complete a three-game sweep. The first two batters to face Fernandez scored, and he screamed at himself as he walked off the mound to end the first inning.


Christie can’t win New Jersey. Does that matter?Spurs' Tim Duncan tells paper: 'I'll be back on the court' (Yahoo Sports)

Here’s the good news for Christie, if you want to be glass-half-full about it: At least he’s not running for reelection as governor.


LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots over Chris Paul #3 and DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Seven of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 111-109 to win the series four games to three. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season with the Spurs.


All-clear given after reports of shooting at Navy YardCowboys LB Rolando McClain suspended 1st 4 games of season (Yahoo Sports)

A large police presence gathers along M St. in Southeast Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, after an official said shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Reports of an active shooter at the site of a deadly 2013 attack spurred a massive response from law enforcement.


FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is shown on the sidelines during the fist half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Arlington, Texas. Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The league said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2015, that McClain would be suspended without pay and eligible to return for Dallas' Week 5 game against New England. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, putting two key Dallas defenders on the sideline to start the season with pass rusher Greg Hardy's 10-game ban. The league said in a statement Thursday that McClain would be suspended without pay and eligible to return for Dallas' Week 5 game against New England. The suspension is likely to cost McClain more than his base salary because of bonuses tied to playing time in the one-year, $3 million contract he signed this offseason.


Sanders raises $15 million after launching presidential bidJets' Richardson suspended 1st 4 games of season (Yahoo Sports)

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Thursday the Vermont Democrat has raised $15 million since joining the race in late April, a strong total for his challenge against front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.


New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Richardson will be eligible to return to the Jets' active roster on Monday, Oct. 5 after the team's Oct. 4 game against the AFC East rival Miami Dolphins. ''I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans,'' Richardson said in a statement.




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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.

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.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

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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