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Rick Santorum launches second White House runSyndergaard dazzles with bat and glove, Mets sweep Phillies (Yahoo Sports)

Rick Santorum launching second White House runRick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said.


Teammates congratulate New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard in the dugout after he hit a fourth-inning solo home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan in a baseball game in New York, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Noah Syndergaard took care of birthday gifts for his dad and manager with one scintillating start. The Mets' prized prospect pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and connected for his first major league home run, and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. ''Tomorrow is my dad's birthday and when I asked him what he wanted all he asked for was a 'W','' Syndergaard said.


Russia ‘reset’ architect to next president: Don’t try that againA-Rod breaks Gehrig's AL RBI record; Yanks sweep Royals, 4-2 (Yahoo Sports)

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


New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) follows through on a three-run home run to left field against the Kansas City Royals during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Alex Rodriguez checked off another age-old milestone in a comeback season that's surpassing almost anyone's expectations. The three-time MVP hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.


Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samplesSoccer officials indicted in sweeping corruption probe (Yahoo Sports)

Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samplesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.


FILE - In this Monday June 8, 1998 file photo, Switzerland's Sepp Blatter next to a replica of the World Cup trophy, waves after being elected FIFA president, the world's soccer governing body, in Paris. FIFA has been routinely called

The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami. Swiss officials also invaded FIFA headquarters, seizing records and computers to investigate whether the decisions to award World Cups to Russia and Qatar were rigged. Scandals and rumors of corruption have dogged FIFA throughout the 17-year reign of its president, Sepp Blatter, but he was not named in either investigation.


U.S. IRS tax data hack traced to Russia: CNNAntonio Smith absent from Broncos OTAs amid criminal probe (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.


FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos defensive ends Derek Wolfe, left, and Antonio Smith chat as they leave the field after the NFL football team's voluntary veterans minicamp in Englewood, Colo. Smith is under investigation in Texas over criminal allegations the local sheriff described as

Coach Gary Kubiak says Antonio Smith's absence from the Denver Broncos' voluntary organized team activities should ''absolutely not'' be viewed as a judgment or punishment. Prosecutors in Texas are investigating a criminal sexual complaint against the defensive end who signed with the Broncos two months ago. Smith met with Kubiak, general manager John Elway and team president and CEO Joe Ellis and they all agreed it was best for Smith to skip the voluntary workouts, Kubiak said.


U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine statesKraft introduces top draft pick, stays mum on "Deflategate" (Yahoo Sports)
By Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. military facility in Utah mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to private laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. military base in South Korea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The four face "minimal" risk, said Jason McDonald, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has begun an investigation of the incident. When anthrax becomes airborne, it can cause a deadly illness called inhalation anthrax.

Defensive lineman Malcom Brown, the New England Patriots first round draft pick, center, poses with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and Patriots president Jonathan Kraft during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown played his college career at Texas. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Robert Kraft spent 80 seconds Wednesday making his first public remarks since saying eight days earlier he wouldn't appeal the Patriots' punishment for using underinflated footballs. At a ceremony introducing New England's first-round draft choice, the team's owner stood on a platform in the middle of the field where Tom Brady played with those footballs. ''It's our privilege of introducing to you all our 22nd first-rounder,'' Kraft told reporters.




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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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