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Police: Body found 3 days after NYC blastRick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach (Yahoo Sports)

A firefighter directs water onto the site of an explosion and fire in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. The powerful blast on Thursday caused the collapse of three buildings and fire damage to a fourth, the fire department said. It left four people in critical condition, more than a dozen others injured and one family searching for a loved one. Firefighters worked through the night to put out pockets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Police say a body has been discovered in the rubble of an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in Manhattan's East Village.


FILE - In this Feb. 2015, file photo, Texas head coach Rick Barnes calls to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in Austin, Texas. Barnes, who shaped Texas into a national basketball power with three Big 12 championships and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 years, will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired. ''The wins and losses are fleeting, but it's the relationships that matter,'' Barnes said at a 40-minute farewell news conference. We've been blessed as a staff here to have so many players who have affected our lives.'' But Barnes also revealed that he had been told by athletic director Steve Patterson that he would be back for another season after Texas lost to Butler in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.


Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's HamaIt's Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region (Yahoo Sports)
BEIRUT (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama.

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo smiles during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, March 28, 2015. Michigan State plays Louisville in a regional final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago. Seventh-seeded Michigan State and fourth-seeded Louisville meet Sunday to settle the NCAA Tournament's most-busted bracket. The Spartans (26-11), the tournament's lowest remaining seed, lost three of their top leading scorers from last season. ''I think adversity always makes you strong.'' The Cardinals, seeking their third Final Four berth in four years, are led by junior do-everything forward Montrezl Harrell, who is averaging 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds.


Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks ClintonGonzaga-Duke Preview (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015 file photo, former technology executive Carly Fiorina speaks during the Freedom Summit, in Des Moines, Iowa. During an interview Sunday, March 29, 2015 on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” Fiorina said she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And she is questioning the confidence people can have in likely Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Gonzaga head coach Mark Few answer a question after a practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Houston. Gonzaga plays Duke in a regional final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Gonzaga and coach Mark Few have been a constant presence in the NCAA Tournament, even if the loveable Zags rarely get this deep into March Madness. The Bulldogs were a No. 1 seed only two years ago when they got upset in the second round, and who can forget floppy-haired big-scoring Adam Morrison nearly a decade ago - yep, back in 2006, when the trendy pick blew an early 17-point lead in a Sweet 16 loss to UCLA. Now they are a win away from their first Final Four, with omnipresent Duke and Coach K's top-seeded Blue Devils (32-4) up next Sunday in the South Regional final. ''Probably the highest compliment I could pay him is literally everything we've tried to do at Gonzaga, we always ask, 'What did Duke do here?''' Few said.


Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killedJames Harden's 24 points help Rockets beat Wizards 99-91 (Yahoo Sports)

Islamic State group claims Tunisia attack that killed 23Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence.


WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: James Harden #13 and Corey Brewer #33 of the Houston Rockets high-five during a timeout in the second half against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on March 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One game after clinching a playoff berth, the Rockets delayed the Wizards' bid to secure their own spot, beating Washington 99-91 Sunday behind James Harden's 24 points.


Indiana governor plans to 'clarify' religious objections lawSaints say cornerback Brian Dixon arrested in Miami (Yahoo Sports)

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.


New Orleans Saints cornerback Brian Dixon (20) warms up before the start of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

The New Orleans Saints said they are aware cornerback Brian Dixon was arrested in Miami on Sunday morning and booked with resisting an officer. Nola.com/Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1CzO8ce ) that he posted bond and was released from jail Sunday morning after being booked for resisting arrested without violence in Miami Beach. A Miami-Dade police official told the newspaper that he was arrested in Miami Beach. Police and jail officials contacted by The Associated Press declined to provide details.




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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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