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At old Okla. army base, teens await fateRecari, Ryu share lead at Royal Birkdale

Border Patrol officers guard the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 3, 2014, where tension is rising over the arrival of undocumented immigrantsYahoo News' Liz Goodwin reports on situation for 1,200 young people from Central America's poorest countries.


SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Beatriz Recari finished with three straight birdies Friday for a 5-under 67, matching the best score at Royal Birkdale to share the lead with So Yeon Ryu during another tough day of scoring at the Ricoh Women's British Open.
Accused shooter collapses as details of Texas murder read in courtAs LeBron decides, Miami and Cleveland wait

Ronald Lee Haskell is seen in an undated booking photo released by the Harris County Sheriff's DepartmentBy Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - The man accused of fatally shooting four children aged 4 to 14 and their parents after entering their suburban Houston home while looking for his former wife collapsed when details of the murder scene were read in court on Friday. Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, who is being held without bond, was in court for a procedural hearing after being charged on Thursday with capital murder and multiple murders. Capital murder can bring the death penalty in Texas. Haskell said "Yes, sir" after his rights were read and then collapsed as details of the crime were listed in the court.


LeBron James attends the LeBron James Skills Academy Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy.


Violinist Vanessa-Mae's Sochi ski qualifiers fixed in SloveniaNBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, violinst Vanessa Mae starting under her father name as Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand celebrates after completing the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Slovenia said Friday, July 11, 2014 that it has suspended four of its ski officials for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.


LeBron James speaks on a cellphone during the LeBron James Skills Academy Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens.


Kerry takes on latest Afghanistan crisisRose makes move with 2nd-round 68 at Scottish Open

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, left, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the start of a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Friday, July 11, 2014. Kerry sought Friday to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry sought Friday to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control.


ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose fought off swirling winds and the effects of hayfever to shoot a 3-under 68 at the Scottish Open and make headway on the leaders midway through the second round on Friday.
Wife of man facing charges in Ga. hot car death lawyers upAzinger: Swing changes making Woods worse

Justin Ross HarrisATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.


SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him.


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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

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.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

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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