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Santorum faces daunting task in White House bidNFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again (Yahoo Sports)

Former U.S. Sen. Rick SantorumConservative culture warrior Rick Santorum vows to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on social issues — in a changing Republican Party.


FILE - This Nov. 23, 2014, file photo shows San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Police say Chicago Bears defensive end McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. McDonald was taken into custody Monday, May 25, 2015, on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara. The restraining order was issued after a domestic violence incident Monday in Santa Clara in which the 6-foot-3, 290-pound McDonald allegedly broke down a bedroom door to get to his former fiancee and their infant.


Russia ‘reset’ architect to next president: Don’t try that againBlackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals (Yahoo Sports)

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a key architect of President Barack Obama’s attempt to “reset” relations with Moscow...


Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) tries to shoot on Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford as defenseman Duncan Keith (2) defends during the first period in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. Brandon Saad, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane scored in the second to help the Blackhawks hand the Ducks their first regulation loss of the playoffs. Andrew Shaw had two goals in the third, and Corey Crawford finished with 30 saves.


FIFA officials arrested in U.S., Swiss corruption casesCurry 'ready to go' for Game 5 after frightening fall (Yahoo Sports)

Palestine, which has been a FIFA member since 1998, wants world football's governing body to bar Israel from international competition over its restrictions on the movement of Palestinian playersSwiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer.


HOUSTON, TX - MAY 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors falls over Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets on his way to an injury in the second quarter during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Golden State star Stephen Curry said he had no lingering effects from his frightening fall before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night. Curry took part in the Warriors' morning shootaround before their game against the Houston Rockets with a protective sleeve on his bruised right arm. ''I feel real coherent and ready to go,'' Curry said.


U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine statesCoach says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all (Yahoo Sports)

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaBy Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public. Twenty-two personnel at the base in South Korea were also given precautionary medical measures although none have shown sign of exposure, the U.S. military said.


FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings. ''He's not going to play for anybody else and that's just the way it's going to be.'' Hours after Zimmer laid down that edict, Peterson tweeted a statement of his own that he gave to ESPN. Go Vikings.'' Peterson has skipped the optional portion of the Vikings' offseason workouts many times in his career, but the circumstances surrounding his absence this time around are far different.


U.S. IRS tax data hack traced to Russia: CNNCardinals place Adams on DL, recall C Ed Easley (Yahoo Sports)

People wait outside the Internal Revenue Service office in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers' personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday. The tax agency's criminal unit is leading an investigation into the cyber attack, in which criminals stole information through an online IRS application over the course of four months, and the Treasury Department's inspector general and the Department of Homeland Security are also looking into the breach, CNN said. On Wednesday, the IRS had no immediate comment to the CNN report.


St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams, center, walks off the field after being checked on by Cardinals trainer Chris Conroy, left, and manager Mike Matheny after an injury during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in St. Louis. Adams left the game after injuring his right leg while running out a double. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams could miss the rest of the season with a strained right quadriceps, an injury that could require surgery. After consulting with medical personnel Wednesday, the team said Adams' estimated recovery time was three to four months. ''It's going to be a while,'' general manager John Mozeliak said earlier in the day.




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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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