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Baltimore mourns Freddie Gray, man who died in police custodyRedskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III (Yahoo Sports)

Mourners pay their respects at the casket of Freddie Gray before his funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland on April 27, 2015Family and friends gathered Monday for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics. Dozens of people arrived at the New Shiloh Baptist church to pay final respects to Gray, who died on April 19 of severe spinal injuries, a week after his arrest in Baltimore.


ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season will be exercised by the Washington Redskins.
Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney generalCavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory (Yahoo Sports)

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney generalLoretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 26: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left two players with potentially serious injuries and Cleveland wondering if Kevin Love would be ready for the next round. One thing is certain: Love was angry after Cleveland beat Boston 101-93, a game he left midway through the first quarter Sunday with a dislocated left shoulder. Kelly Olynyk had his right arm entangled with Love's left arm - a move Love called ''bush league'' and intentional- as both went for a loose ball.


Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villagesPaul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs (Yahoo Sports)

Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake NepalThe death toll from Saturday's massive earthquake soared past 3,700.


SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 26: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at the AT&T Center on April 26, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas

The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday to even their first-round series at two games apiece. The Clippers, who bounced back from a 100-73 loss in Game 3, host Game 5 on Tuesday. Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said the team's ''spirit'' was broken during that lopsided loss, but he didn't coddle his players during a two-hour film session Saturday.


Justice Ginsburg has already made up her mind on gay marriageCards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer (Yahoo Sports)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 82-year-old leader of the Supreme Court’s minority liberal wing, has cast aside her usual restraint in the past months and left little doubt where she stands on the upcoming gay marriage case.


St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) is helped off the field after getting injured while batting during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Adam Wainwright was a cheerleader on the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series title team, out the entire year following reconstructive elbow surgery, suiting up and slapping fives in the dugout. The staff ace of the NL Central leaders might be reduced to that status again from an injury that came with him batting. ''There's nothing I can do about it, so might as well not be nervous about it or worried about it,'' Wainwright said after Sunday's 6-3 loss at Milwaukee. ''Worry doesn't do anybody any good.'' The 33-year-old Wainwright had to be helped off the field after getting injured stumbling out of the batter's box after popping out in the fifth inning Saturday, saying the ''foot just shut down on me.'' ''Unfortunately, it is not great news,'' general manager John Mozeliak said in a video on the Cardinals' website.


Thousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in BaltimoreAfter Wizards get sweep, Pierce takes jabs at Raptors, Drake (Yahoo Sports)

Mourners view the body of Freddie Gray before his funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore.Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after suffering serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.


At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol' time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards. So before turning his attention to whoever his team's second-round Eastern Conference opponent will be in a week or more - either No. 1 seed Atlanta or No. 8 Brooklyn - Pierce wanted to relish Washington's sweep of the Toronto Raptors. So within a couple of hours after the Wizards completed the franchise's first 4-0 win in a best-of-seven series by beating Toronto 125-94 on Sunday night, Pierce's Twitter and Facebook accounts were in full troll mode, replete with doctored photos. One showed an image of Pierce sitting on the iconic ''Game of Thrones'' iron-sword seat, under the headline ''King in the North,'' a play off the Raptors' ''We the North'' slogan.


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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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