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Benghazi Panel Finds Blunders, No New Blame for Clinton Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64 (Yahoo Sports)

news After a more than two-year investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, House Republicans released a lengthy report Tuesday.

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Knoxville, Tenn. Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who boosted women's game, has died at 64. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who lifted the women's game to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and prominence on a campus steeped in the traditions of the football-rich south until she retired in 2012. ''Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, 'Alzheimer's Type,' and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced,'' Tyler Summitt said.


More Civilians Dying as Afghanistan War Drags On Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82 (Yahoo Sports)

news In a small hospital in Kabul, international volunteers struggle to keep pace with a rush of civilians wounded in an unrelenting civil war.

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama, right, smiles at former defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan, speaking left, as he stands with the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champions Chicago Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He was 82. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls. The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday.


'Bad Guy Down': 911 Logs Chronicle Orlando Horror Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika (Yahoo Sports)

news From "shots fired" to "subj down," the entries lay bare the fear and carnage.

FILE - In this June 3, 2016, file photo, Jason Day, of Australia, tees off on the 14th hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Day said he is pulling out of Rio Olympics because of concerns about Zika. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. The sport has lost two of its biggest stars in the last week, adding to the perception that the Olympics are not a high priority. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, also said Zika will keep from competing in Rio de Janeiro.


Two Trains Collide Head-On in Fiery Crash in Texas Serena Williams labors to 1st round Wimbledon win (Yahoo Sports)

news Officials said the city was draining its water supply to fill fire trucks' tanks as it desperately tried to quell the flames.

Serena Williams of the US celebrates after beating Amara Safikovic of Switzerland in their women's singles match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

This was not the Serena Williams the tennis world is used to seeing on Centre Court. It was still good enough for the defending Wimbledon champion to advance to the second round in straight sets. Struggling on serve and failing to dominate against a 148th-ranked Swiss qualifier playing in her first Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday, Williams labored to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Amra Sadikovic - the 80th match win of her Wimbledon career.


'Rage Rooms': Where Americans Go to Take Out Their Frustrations Rio CEO: Security is biggest concern for Olympics (Yahoo Sports)

news For the price of $50, the owner of Houston's Tantrums warehouse will give customers 15 minutes to destroy everything they can in a room for stress relief.

Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi, left, Nawal El Moutawakel, second left, head of the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission, Brazil Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman, second right, and Rio 2016 Committee Chief Executive Officer Sidney Levy lpose for a photo after a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus. Sidney Levy, CEO of the Rio Organizing Committee, said Tuesday the plan is to have 85,000 security personnel on the streets to keep athletes and visitors from harm. Levy says Rio has ''failed'' on its promise of cleaning 80 percent of the water.




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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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