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NFL's first female coach on concussions, Tom BradyWilliams puts aside slow start to reach 3rd round of US Open (Yahoo Sports)

Katie Couric interviews Jen WelterYahoo's Katie Couric speaks to Jen Welter about her life with the Arizona Cardinals and some of the hot button issues confronting the league today.


Serena Williams reacts after winning a point against Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

This was, in just about every measurable way, an up-and-down performance by Serena Williams, filled with double-faults - 10 in all - and two dozen other unforced errors. With her bid for a true Grand Slam at stake, and facing a qualifier ranked only 110th, Williams was far from dominant in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, before pulling ahead and pulling out a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. ''Today, I was a little tight,'' Williams said in her on-court interview.


Ben Carson on the issues: Inside the mind of the retired neurosurgeon surging in pollsRG3 makes first comments since losing Redskins QB job (Yahoo Sports)

Carson has never held elected office, but that might actually be a boon rather than a hindrance in appealing to conservatives frustrated with politics as usual.


FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins prepares to pass as quarterback Robert Griffin III watches during practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Richmond, Va. The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert Griffin III has made his first public remarks since losing the Redskins' starting quarterback job to Kirk Cousins.


Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear dealVotto 3-run HR in 9th after Bryant error, Reds beat Cubs 7-4 (Yahoo Sports)

Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory on Wednesday by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran. Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski said she would support the deal announced on July 14 between world powers and Iran, which exchanges relief on economic sanctions for Tehran's agreeing to curtail its nuclear program.


Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, top right, Jason Bourgeois (30) and Jay Bruce, celebrate after the trio scored on Votto's home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Hector Rondon, during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Chicago. The Reds won 7-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that was set up by third baseman Kris Bryant's two-out error, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 7-4 Wednesday.


Kentucky clerk seeks same-sex marriage license reprieveWoman sues Oregon State University over 1999 sexual assault (Yahoo Sports)

A person walks across a rainbow pedestrian crossing on a road in West HollywoodBy Steve Bittenbender MOREHEAD, Ky. (Reuters) - A county clerk in Kentucky sought an emergency injunction on Wednesday to temporarily block a federal court order requiring her to issue same-sex marriage licenses as she prepares to go to court on Thursday to face contempt charges. Kim Davis, the elected Rowan County clerk, says her religious beliefs as an Apostolic Christian stop her from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples as ordered by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.


Nebraska NCAA college football head coach Mike Riley speaks during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Riley's been in football coaching for 40 years, including three years at the helm of the San Diego Chargers. But he's never worked at a place like Nebraska, where football is a 365-day-a-year passion. By Eric Olson.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A woman who says she was raped while attending Oregon State University in 1999 seeks $7.5 million in a federal Title IX lawsuit against the school and its former football coach, Mike Riley. The woman accuses the university and Riley of failing to address a sexually violent culture among the football team that contributed to her being attacked by a player's cousin at an off-campus apartment. Dennis Erickson had been Oregon State's football coach for 10 months at the time of the alleged rape, but his name does not appear in the suit filed Monday in Eugene.


Baltimore judge: Charges against police in Gray case can go forwardEuropean Tour makes exception for McIlroy's injury (Yahoo Sports)

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby leaves the courthouse after the first day of pretrial motions for six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreA judge on Wednesday rejected defense motions to drop charges against six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man from an injury in custody, clearing the way for scheduled trial next month. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams also rejected a defense motion calling for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her office to recuse themselves from the Freddie Gray case. The death of Gray, 25, drew worldwide attention when it triggered protests and a day of rioting, arson and looting.


Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, swings his putter on the second hole during the fourth round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Rory McIlroy will be able to compete in the Race to Dubai even though he will fall short of the minimum 13 tournaments required by the European Tour. Keith Pelley, the new chief executive of the European Tour, says he consulted with McIlroy and medical officials before agreeing to make an exception for the world's No. 1 player. Players are required to play 13 to be eligible for the Race to Dubai.




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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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