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Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'Cardinals place Jaime Garcia on 15-day DL (Yahoo Sports)

A ballot box is emptied by a voting official at the closing of polling stations in AthensBy Karolina Tagaris and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe. With nearly half of the votes counted, official figures showed 61 percent of Greeks rejecting the bailout offer. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denounced the price paid for aid as "blackmail" and a national "humiliation".


St. Louis Cardinals' Jaime Garcia delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain.


4 lessons from Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire tripBoston's David Ortiz starting at 1st base (Yahoo Sports)


Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates his three run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 2, 2015, 2015 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

David Ortiz will be using his glove to start a game in Fenway Park for the first time in nearly 10 years. Boston's regular designated hitter is playing first base and batting cleanup Sunday. ''Today's lineup, I think, gives us the best lineup we can put on the field,'' Boston manager John Farrell said.


Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estateNASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona (Yahoo Sports)

Britain's Prince William, Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, their son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte in a pram arrive for Charlotte's Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.


Ticket takers stand by a box containing American flags, left, to hand out to race fans that request one in exchange for a Confederate flag at the entrance to Daytona International Speedway for this weekends races, Friday, July 3, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. ''They'd have to come and get it,'' Rebenstorf said Saturday, pointing out that his American flag purposely flies a few inches higher than the rest.


Captured New York fugitive moved to prison from hospitalAll-Williams matchup headlines Monday's action at Wimbledon (Yahoo Sports)

A wanted poster for escaped convict David Sweat is seen in a handout released by the New York State PoliceCaptured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a New York hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds and moved to a prison more than 250 miles from the one he fled, authorities said. Sweat, captured last Sunday following a three-week manhunt, will be locked up alone in a cell for 23 hours a day and placed on suicide watch at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, in the state's Finger Lakes region, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said. Sweat, 35, and accomplice Richard Matt escaped from maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York on June 6.


Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after winning a point against Heather Watson of Britain during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Individually and together, the Williams sisters have become two of the greatest champions at the All England Club. Venus won one final, and also won a semifinal match against her younger sibling in 2000 - the first time they met on court at the tournament.


Maine man dies after trying to light firework on his headEventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean suffering (Yahoo Sports)
Devon Staples, 22, of Calais, Maine, was drinking and celebrating the holiday in a friend's backyard when he placed the fireworks mortar tube on his head around 10 p.m., said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. McCausland said it was unclear whether the firework was already lit, or whether Staples lit it once it was on his head. The tube Staples was using was a reusable mortar shell but said McCausland said investigators did not know what type of firework he was attempting to shoot.

Chile's players run in celebration during penalty shootout at the Copa America final soccer match against Argentina at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Chile became Copa America champions for the first time after defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

The Copa America ended with Chile celebrating a long-awaited triumph and Argentina left wondering how much longer its title drought will last. It was a disappointing finish for Lionel Messi and his teammates, who haven't won anything in 22 years, and a historic victory for an entire nation that desperately needed some reason to rejoice after getting way too used to a long history of tragedies at home. Chile defeated Argentina 4-1 in a penalty shootout in the final of the South American tournament on Saturday, finally winning a major title after decades of disappointments.




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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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