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2 NYPD officers fatally shot in ambushEagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins (Yahoo Sports)

Two NYPD officers ambushed in BrooklynThe officers were shot inside their patrol car in a Brooklyn neighborhood.


Washington Redskins kicker Kai Forbath (2) boots a field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, to give the Redskins a 27-24 victory over the Eagles. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.


U.S. stands by assertion that North Korea behind Sony attackKentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA 83-44 (Yahoo Sports)

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Studios building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)The United States stands by its assertion that the North Korean government was behind the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council said on Saturday.


Kentucky players from left, Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis, Trey Lyles, and Willie Cauley-Stein celebrate their 83-42 win over UCLA during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) -- No. 1 Kentucky made it look so easy that coach John Calipari felt the need to point out he had actual human beings on the court.


Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shiftCincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2011, file photo, Sen. Bill Nelson D-Fla., speaks with reporters at the Florida Democratic Party State Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. President Barack Obama's surprise decision this week to restore diplomatic relations with the communist nation is the surest sign yet those politics are changing, with some even suggesting it’s a political gambit aimed at cracking the Cuban-American community’s longtime support for the GOP. Nelson said you can see “in the polls, and you can see that just by going to Miami and talking to folks,” how much things have changed. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office.


Cincinnati's coach Mick Cronin directs players against San Diego State in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Cincinnati Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it.


Two New York police officers killed in ambush: officialNo. 7 Villanova rallies in 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse (Yahoo Sports)

Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman who had posted anti-police statements on social media ambushed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, police said. The officers were killed without warning in their marked police car as they were on duty in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference flanked by Mayor Bill de Blasio. "They were quite simply assassinated," he said. ...


Villanova head coach Jay Wright, center, celebrates with Josh Hart, left, and Ryan Arcidiacono after an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. Villanova won 82-77 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Josh Hart has a saying at every Villanova practice, the kind that keeps his unbeaten team focused on the big picture of a potential championship season.


CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYTNo. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-74 (Yahoo Sports)

People pose with laptops in front of projection of binary code and CIA emblem in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times. The review panel is looking into the search by agency officials of staffers from the Senate Intelligence Committee who were investigating the CIA's use of torture in interrogations of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. ...


Ohio State center Amir Williams, left, creates a jump ball situation against North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chicago. North Carolina won 82-74. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Playing in Michael Jordan's longtime home is a big deal for North Carolina, and the Tar Heels honored their most famous basketball alum with a winning performance.




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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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