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Hunt for clues in Hannah Graham caseManning breaks Favre's mark with 509th TD pass (Yahoo Sports)

Charlottesville Police Chief, Tim Longo, wipes his eyes as he and Albermarle County police Col. Steve Sellers, brief the media on the discovery of remains in Albermarle County during a news conference in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, Chief Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Virginia authorities comb an area near where human remains were discovered.


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws agains the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with his 509th.


Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave earlyRams hold off Seahawks 28-26 (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. President Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Brown at a High School in Upper MarlboroBy Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election. ...


St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey, left, is congratulated by teammates after running a punt back 90 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Walking off the field, his back to the huddle, Austin Davis had no idea the St. Louis Rams would gamble in this spot. Not backed up at their 18.


Comet buzzes Mars in once-in-a-lifetime encounterRomo, Murray carry Cowboys past Giants 31-21 (Yahoo Sports)

Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime FlybyA comet zoomed by Mars today (Oct. 19) in an extremely rare close encounter that scientists billed as a "once-in-a-lifetime" event that may help researchers better understand the earliest days of our solar system. At the time of closest approach, the comet barreled by at 126,000 mph (203,000 km/h) relative to the Red Planet, NASA officials said. It is incredible luck that it is saving us the trouble of going to it, as it flies by Mars, which is being explored by seven active robots," Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M University, a camera team member for NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity Mars rovers, said in a statement. Planetary scientist David Grinspoon, who tracked Comet Siding Spring flyby in real-time during a live webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory, compared the significance of the event with the epic impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter in 1994. 


Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant (88) and DeMarco Murray (29) celebrate Murray's touchdown run against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- If Tony Romo really is becoming the second option in the Dallas offense, he's perfectly happy handing the leading role to DeMarco Murray.


U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrinkSEC is 1st conference to put 4 in top 5 of AP poll (Yahoo Sports)

The Carnival Magic cruise ship is seen after reaching port in Galveston, TexasBy Erwin Seba GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients, a top health official said on Sunday, while some of the dozens of people being watched for possible exposure to the virus are expected to be cleared. In Texas, a lab worker who spent much of a Caribbean holiday cruise in isolation tested negative for the deadly virus and left the Carnival Magic liner with other passengers after it docked at Galveston early on Sunday morning. ...


FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) leads teammates as they greet fans following their NCAA college football game against Southern Mississippi at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss. Prescott says he is taking steps to avoid being the next college football star to have issues with autographs.

The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five - all from the western division.


Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: reportKeselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega (Yahoo Sports)

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photo(Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Reseda on Sept. 17. Authorities discovered his body in Palm Desert, roughly 125 miles (200 km) to the southeast, on Thursday. His body was identified on Friday. Police declined to release details on the arrests and are planning a news conference on Monday, the newspaper reported. ...


Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.




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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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