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Family of woman found dead in Texas jail files wrongful death suitJaguars have little hope of suspended WR Blackmon returning (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo. Bland, a black 28-year-old from suburban Chicago, was found dead in jail on July 13, 2015. Texas authorities have said Bland hanged herself with a garbage bag, a finding that her family disputes. She was in custody after a traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal escalated into a physical confrontation with a white state trooper. (Courtesy of Bland family, File)The family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff's office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail.


The Jacksonville Jaguars are losing hope that suspended receiver Justin Blackmon will return. General manager Dave Caldwell said Tuesday he's had no contact with Blackmon in some time. Caldwell has a ''little bit of hope'' that Blackmon could return.
GOP forum in N.H.: More cattle call than debateBlue Jays, Royals escalate feud by trading barbs on Twitter (Yahoo Sports)

Fourteen of the 17 Republican candidates show up, but they're hamstrung by the format.


Kansas City Royals Alcides Escobar is held back by coach Don Wakamatsu (22) as he gestures at Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez who was ejected from their baseball game in Toronto for hitting Escobar on Sunday Aug. 2, 2015. Home plate umpire Jim Wolf who ejected Sanchez, right, looks on. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) -- - The Royals and Blue Jays have moved on: After an exchange of hit batters, they're now trading barbs on Twitter. First, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista posted a message Sunday night saying he had ''lost a lot of respect'' for Ned Yost after hearing the Royals manager praise home plate umpire Jim Wolf's handling of Sunday's game. Two Blue Jays batters were hit by pitches and reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for retaliating by hitting Kansas City infielder Alcides Escobar.


2 dead, 22 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapseBeltre's 3rd career cycle in Rangers' 12-9 win over Astros (Yahoo Sports)

Officers surround the scene of a tent collapse in Lancaster, N.H., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities say the circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked the New Hampshire fairground. (Sebastian Fuentes via AP)A circus tent collapses as a severe storm rakes a northern New Hampshire fairground.


Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre follows through on his solo home run completing the cycle against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre is the ninth player in Texas Rangers history to hit for the cycle. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

Adrian Beltre came to bat in the fifth inning looking for a pitch he could hit over the wall. Beltre homered in his fourth at-bat to complete his third career cycle, becoming the first player since the 1930s to accomplish that, in the Texas Rangers' wild 12-9 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night. A two-run triple by Beltre in the first inning put the Rangers ahead to stay at 3-2.


Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcryCespedes hits 3 doubles, Mets top Marlins, take NL East lead (Yahoo Sports)

Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, MinnesotaThree U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month. American Airlines said on Tuesday it would join Delta Airlines and United Airlines in banning the transport of animals known in Africa as the "big five", coined by hunters because they are the hardest to kill on foot. There has been an international outcry against trophy hunting among animal lovers since it emerged that American dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion that was a familiar sight at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.


New York Mets hitter Yoenis Cespedes walks in the dugout after he scored on a double by teammate Wilmer Flores in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Miami, Monday Aug. 3, 2015. Cespedes got on base with a two-run double. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

The New York Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes last week, hoping he would be a big hit in the middle of their lineup. Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading the Mets over the Miami Marlins 12-1 and putting them atop the NL East. ''Very nice, a good night for him,'' manager Terry Collins said.


Family of woman found dead in Texas jail files wrongful death suitRavens safety Matt Elam out for season with biceps tear (Yahoo Sports)

Still image of Texas state trooper Brian Encinia opening the driver's side door as he orders Sandra Bland out of her vehicle in Prairie ViewThe family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff’s office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail. The suit, which was filed in a federal court in Texas, says that they violated her constitutional rights. Bland, 28, an African-American, was pulled over in her car on July 10 by a white state trooper, Brian Encinia, for failing to signal a lane change.


This is a photo of Matt Elam of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. This image reflects the Baltimore Ravens active roster as of Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo)

Ravens safety Matt Elam will miss the season with a biceps tear. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed after Monday's practice that the third-year safety would undergo season-ending surgery. Elam injured his biceps while attempting to wrap a receiver during practice on Saturday.




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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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