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Two U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack in AfghanistanNFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season (Yahoo Sports)

Afghan security forces stand guard the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Four Taliban militants targeting a compound housing foreign workers in the Afghan capital were killed Wednesday night in a failed assault there, police said, the latest violence targeting foreigners in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)A military vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul.


FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson speaks to the media after pleading no contest to an assault charge in Conroe, Texas. The NFL suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the remainder of the season. The league said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.


Uncertainty fuels speculation in FergusonSteelers release running back LeGarrette Blount (Yahoo Sports)

Anthony Grimes kneels on a rain-soaked street as he blocks traffic with other protesters Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in St. Louis. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/David Goldman)The weekend passes without a grand jury decision in the police killing of Michael Brown.


FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount (27) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Pittsburgh. The Steelers have released running back LeGarrette Blount. The move comes less than 24 hours after Blount left the field early in a victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- LeGarrette Blount's early exit Monday night cost the volatile running back his job.


Marion Barry: A wily survivor leaves the stageBrowns waive disgruntled running back Ben Tate (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - Former Mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry arrives at a media availability to endorse Mayor Vincent Gray's bid for re-election, in this, March 19, 2014 file photo taken in Washington. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)There is no middle ground in judging four-time Washington mayor Marion Barry, who died Sunday at the age of 78. For many whites, Barry was a politician addicted to alcohol, drugs and power. Meanwhile, most African-Americans in D.C. enshrined him as a strong leader who shared their struggles and overcame the odds; regardless of his personal failings, they embraced him as their own. Yet he failed to improve the lives of the poor Washingtonians who revered him.


Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate jogs off the field after a 23-7 loss to the Houston Texans in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ben Tate doesn't have to worry about losing carries with the Browns any longer.


Buffalo residents ready for possible evacuationsGiants' Tim Hudson 'pretty sure' 2015 his last (Yahoo Sports)

A dump truck unloads snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo after heavy lake-effect snowstorms, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Families rushed to pack up their valuables and schools closed in advance — not of snow but possible flooding.


FILE - This Oct. 23, 2014, file photo shows San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson answering questions during a news conference in San Francisco. Hudson says next season will probably be his last. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th major league season. He said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, he plans to fulfill his $23 million, two-year contract with the Giants then possibly call it a career. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.


Grand jury expected to resume Ferguson police shooting deliberationsMets move in fences at Citi Field for 2nd time (Yahoo Sports)

Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, march through a suburb in St. Louis, MissouriBy Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A St. Louis-area grand jury was expected on Monday to resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a white policeman who shot and killed a black teenager in a case that has triggered months of demonstrations and set the city on edge. With no one knowing how long that process might yet run, residents are anxious and shop fronts are boarded up in fear of unrest, while students in one school district began an extended early Thanksgiving break. The Aug. ...


A white chalk line marks the location of the prior season's outfield wall at Citi Field in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Mets are moving their fences in at Citi Field for the second time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets are moving their fences in at Citi Field for the second time.




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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.

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.

Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Now that the primaries are over, it is time to focus on the general midterm elections.

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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