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Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private emailBrewers' Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm (Yahoo Sports)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta. Major League Baseball said Smith plans to appeal, so the penalty is on hold. Smith will be available for Friday night's game at the Braves.


Calif. oil spill: Critics point to company's history of safety violationsLawyer: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez, now in prison, low on cash (Yahoo Sports)

State of Emergency and the Race Against Time to Clean Up Oil Spill in Santa Barbara, CaliforniaCritical eyes have uncovered that Plains All American Pipeline, which operates the pipeline that ruptured in Santa Barbara earlier this week, has a history of safety violations.


Sporting a new neck tattoo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez sits at the defense table during his arraignment on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face at Suffolk Superior Court Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that Hernandez was paid for only one year of his now-terminated $40 million contract with the New England Patriots. In addition to paying lawyers, Fitzpatrick said, Hernandez is supporting his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, and the couple's 2-year-old daughter.


US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcementCavs' Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2 (Yahoo Sports)

The Cuban flag flies in front of the U.S. Interests Section (background), in HavanaWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.


ATLANTA, GA - MAY 20: Tristan Thompson #13 and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers react in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee. Irving was listed as questionable after scoring only 10 points and sitting out the final 8 minutes of the Cavaliers win over the Atlanta Hawks in the series opener. Coach David Blatt said Irving didn't attend the shootaround in order to meet with the team's head physician, Dr. Richard Parker.


Suspect arrested in D.C. quadruple murderIsiah Thomas doesn't reject idea of eventual return to NBA (Yahoo Sports)

This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)Daron Dylon Wint is accused in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper.


NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: New York Knicks Team President and General Manager Isiah Thomas speaks to the media during a press conference to announce that basketball Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens will replace Don Chaney as head coach prior to the Knicks game against the Orlando Magic January 14, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. In addition to the firing of Chaney as head coach the Knicks also fired assistant coaches Brendan Malone and Lon Kruger. (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

Isiah Thomas said he hasn't spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February. Thomas didn't reject the notion that someday he could return to the NBA. The new president of the New York Liberty was introduced Thursday after being rehired by Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan.


IS suicide bomber in deadly strike on Saudi Shiite mosqueMcIlroy misses cut at BMW PGA Championship after shooting 78 (Yahoo Sports)

A Saudi man reacts following a blast inside a mosque, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400km east of Riyadh, on May 22, 2015An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing and wounding several people in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions. The bomber struck during the main weekly prayers in Eastern Province, where assailants linked to the Sunni extremist IS killed seven members of the minority Shiite community in November. The interior ministry said a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the mosque in Kudeih, in the Shiite-majority city of Qatif, the official SPA news agency reported.


Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy plays a shot during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth golf club, Virginia Water, England, Thursday May 21, 2015. (Adam Davy/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday after an erratic 6-over 78 at the European Tour's flagship event. The top-ranked Northern Irishman made six bogeys and a double bogey on the par-four 11th, leaving him at 5-over 149 and four strokes outside the cutline. Playing his fourth straight event, McIlroy's round was littered with wayward tee shots and feeble putting, which he put down to fatigue.




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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.

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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