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Why Michelle Obama's Convention Speech Matters Kevin Durant eager to turn boos into cheers (Yahoo Sports)

news As the general election enters its final months, Michelle Obama could continue to be a voice that cuts through the noise.

Kevin Durant eager to turn boos into cheers

KD was booed before Team USA's second exhibition, but he remains focused on 'basketball in its purest form.'

Black Lives Matter Mothers to Address DNC Heat guard had gross reaction to $50M contract (Yahoo Sports)

news On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton's campaign will try to navigate a difficult balancing act that the Obama White House is struggling with: pressing forward

Tyler Johnson

For Tyler Johnson, the whole process of receiving an offer from an NBA team turned out to be nerve-wracking and nauseating.

Poll: No Post-Convention Bounce for Donald Trump Rio drug dealers using Olympic rings to sell cocaine (Yahoo Sports)

news Donald Trump received no significant bounce following the RNC, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.

Rio drug dealers using Olympic rings to sell cocaine

Souvenirs aren't the only items in Brazil bearing the iconic Olympic logo.

Olive Branch? Senior Sanders Aide Joins Clinton Campaign Why the PGA Championship gets a bad rap (Yahoo Sports)

news Nick Carter will serve as Vermont state director and national progressive outreach coordinator for Hillary for America.

Yahoo Sports' Jay Busbee and Ryan Ballengee look ahead to the final major championship of the golf season.

DNC Election Confessions: Bernie Fans Come to Terms Favre picks familiar Hall of Fame presenter (Yahoo Sports)

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Democrats confessed their enduring support for Bernie Sanders, but planned for the future.

Brett Favre (AFP)

Brett Favre had countless options for his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction presenter. He chose to stay close to home.

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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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