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Carly Fiorina suspends 2016 presidential campaignDonaldson, Blue Jays complete $28.65 million, 2-year deal (Yahoo Sports)


FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2015, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson fields a ground ball hit by Kansas City Royals' Ben Zobrist during the first inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series in Kansas City, Mo. A person familiar with the negotiations says Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, Donaldson and the Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays have completed their agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract. Donaldson receives $11.65 million this year and $17 million in 2017 under the deal announced Wednesday. Toronto and Donaldson had been scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing next week.


Christie expected to end White House bidSacramento coach Karl says meeting with Divac positive (Yahoo Sports)

File photo of U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressing the crowd at a primary election night party Nashua,


Sacramento Kings coach George Karl said Wednesday he has a positive outlook after meeting with team general manager Vlade Divac amid a losing streak and speculation about his job. Karl said before the Kings-76ers game in Philadelphia that he and Divac are on the same page. Sacramento is 21-31 and has lost eight of its last 10 games.
Sanders wants New Hampshire to be his ‘slingshot’Lisa Borders announced as new WNBA President (Yahoo Sports)


FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009, file photo, Atlanta mayoral candidate Lisa Borders makes calls to supporters in her office at her campaign headquarters in Atlanta. Borders, who helped bring the Dream to Atlanta in 2008 as the city's vice mayor, will become the WNBA's fourth president, the league announced, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The move comes three months after former president Laurel J. Richie stepped down. (AP Photo/Johnny Clark, File)

Lisa Borders is the new WNBA President, the league announced Wednesday. Borders, who helped bring the Dream to Atlanta in 2008 as the city's vice mayor, will become the league's fourth president. ''As a proven executive with a passion for the WNBA and the game of basketball, Lisa is the right leader at a pivotal time in the league's history,'' NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.


For Jeb Bush, humiliation made survival possibleEx-OSU star Clarett admits DUI, gets 2 years' probation (Yahoo Sports)


FILE - This Sept. 1, 2010, file photo shows former Ohio State football player Maurice Clarett speaking to reporters following team practice with the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks, in Omaha, Neb. Clarett blames athletes rather than coaches and boosters for the culture that created problems in the Buckeyes' football program. Clarett also questioned the foundation of big-time college football, where universities make millions off athletes yet the players get in trouble for accepting small amounts of cash, during an interview Wednesday, June 8, 201, on The Dan Patrick Show.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) -- Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted driving under the influence.


Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructureClippers suspend Blake Griffin 4 games without pay for punch (Yahoo Sports)

FILE-- In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is interviewed after visited a church that's distributing water and filters to its predominantly Latino parishioners in Flint, Mich. Snyder will propose spending $195 million more to address Flint’s water crisis and another $165 million updating infrastructure across the state in response to lead contamination overwhelming the city. The plan will be detailed in the Republican governor’s annual $54.9 billion budget presentation to the GOP-led Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis and to update infrastructure, including lead water pipes, in the city and across the state.


NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Austin Rivers #25 of the Los Angeles Clippers is held back by Sam Cassell and Blake Griffin as players from the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers exchange words on the court at Madison Square Garden on January 22, 2016 in New York City.The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the New York Knicks 116-88. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay on Tuesday for punching a team staff member, and the Los Angeles Clippers will dock the star forward's pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. The spokesman said the fine was issued by the Clippers, with the NBA assisting in the investigation of the incident as well as in the disciplinary process. The Clippers end a four-game road trip Wednesday night in Boston before the All-Star break this weekend.




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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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