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Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth paradesGarcia robs Davis in 9th, White Sox hold off Orioles 3-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton flexes her muscles with Miss Teen New Hampshire Allie Knault, center, and Miss New Hampshire Holly Blanchard, during a Fourth of July parade, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Gorham, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Alongside the patriotic music and waving flags Saturday in parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of a presidential race coming up next year: Red balloons promoting "Jeb! 2016," a tractor draped in a Rick Perry banner and dutiful volunteers holding signs and chanting for their chosen candidates.


Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (26), robs Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis of a home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Chicago. Chicago won 3-2. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

The last-place Chicago White Sox got the big hit. Avisail Garcia robbed Chris Davis of a tying home run with a leaping catch in the ninth inning, and the White Sox held off the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Saturday. Garcia slapped his glove after making the sensational grab.


Greeks mull consequences of crucial bailout referendumEarnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying (Yahoo Sports)

Tourists look at a map as they stand at Syntagma square in front of the parliament in central Athens, on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)With the crucial austerity referendum a day away, Greeks contemplated Saturday how their vote will shape their future and the impact a "yes" or "no" will have on the country's youth.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. walks along pit road at Daytona International Speedway prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing series qualifying, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of Friday's first practice session because the rules state the field will be set by practice times if a qualifying session is canceled. NASCAR's most popular driver is a two-time Daytona 500 winner and won this race in 2001.


IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's PalmyraEngland beats Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rd (Yahoo Sports)

An image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs on May 28, 2015 allegedly shows a flag of the Islamic State group fluttering atop the circular wall bounding the orchestra at the Roman theatre of the ancient Syrian city of PalmyraThe Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra. It shows the soldiers in green and brown military uniforms being shot dead on the amphitheatre's stage in front of an enormous version of the group's black and white flag. IS reportedly carried out more than 200 executions, including of civilians, in and around Palmyra in the period when it captured the city.


England's Laura Bassett (6) jumps into the arms of Steph Houghton after England defeated Germany 1-0 in the FIFA Women's World Cup third-place soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Saturday, July 4, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women's World Cup. It was England's first win in 21 meetings against Germany, and secured the team's best finish in its four World Cup appearances. Williams' goal was set up by a pass into the penalty area intended for Lianne Sanderson.


Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contestTigers' Cabrera on DL for 1st time, out 6 weeks (Yahoo Sports)

Miki Sudo, second from right, holds her trophy and smiles after winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest women's competition Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sudo ate 38 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)(AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory.


Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera is approached by first base coach Omar Vizquel after pulling up while running to second base during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, July 3, 2015, in Detroit. Cabrera left the game with a left calf strain and will undergo an MRI. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera will be sidelined with a left calf injury for at least six weeks after the Tigers placed the AL batting leader on the disabled list for the first time in his career. The two-time AL MVP pulled up while breaking for second on an attempted hit-and-run in the fourth inning of Friday's 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. An MRI showed a strain of his calf muscle but no injury to his Achilles tendon.


Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions reliefTeixeira's double sparks Yanks to 3-2 walk-off win over Rays (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, centre, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna, Austria, Friday July 3, 2015. Iran has committed to implementing the IAEA's "additional protocol" for inspections and monitoring as part of an accord, but the rules don't guarantee international monitors can enter any facility including sensitive military sites, so making it difficult to investigate allegations of secret work on nuclear weapons. (Carlos Barria/Pool via AP)World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.


New York Yankees' Jose Pirela, left, celebrates with teammate Didi Gregorius after scoring the winning run from second base during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in New York. Pirela scored on an errant throw to first on a bunt by Ramon Flores. The Yankees won 3-2. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Mark Teixeira turned on a 94 mph fastball from Brad Boxberger and hit a sharp grounder between the diving bodies of James Loney, positioned just off first base, and second baseman Jake Elmore, about 15 feet from the foul line, in short right field. After the ball rolled to the wall in the right-field corner, Teixeira slid into second base with a leadoff double in the ninth inning. A few minutes later, the Yankees had their second straight walk-off win over the Tampa Bay Rays.




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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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