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Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in BaltimoreCavaliers move on without Love, out with dislocated shoulder (Yahoo Sports)

A man walks past a burning police vehicle, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Police are injured amid the chaos that prevailed after the funeral for Freddie Gray.


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 26: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after an injury against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter in Game Four during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Cavaliers will move forward in the NBA playoffs without Kevin Love and with their title hopes shaken. Cleveland's starting forward has been ruled out for the team's next playoff series - and perhaps longer - after dislocating his left shoulder in Sunday's win to sweep the Boston Celtics. Love, playing in his first postseason as a pro, got hurt when he got tangled with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball in the first quarter. It's a potentially devastating blow to the Cavs, who are likely to face Chicago in the second round.


Sen. Lindsey Graham: Send U.S. troops to topple AssadOrioles' game in Baltimore postponed due to safety concerns (Yahoo Sports)


Baseball fans make their way towards Oriole Park at Camden Yards as Baltimore police stand watch, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. The baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox is postponed. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Baltimore Orioles' home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said Tuesday night's game between the Orioles and White Sox could be moved - possibly to Nationals Park in Washington - if safety continued to be an issue. Rioters looted stores and threw rocks and bricks at Baltimore police about three miles from the stadium in the wake of the mysterious death of Gray. The Orioles announced the postponement about 40 minutes before gametime.


World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, Kerry saysCards ace Adam Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, in the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines.


St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws to the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Before Adam Wainwright left the field in Milwaukee, the St. Louis Cardinals anticipated they'd be losing their staff ace for the season. Recovery time is generally 9-to-12 months, and general manager John Mozeliak was ''optimistic'' the 6-foot-7 right-hander will be ready for spring training. ''Unfortunate news, but not unexpected after what we saw,'' Mozeliak said before the Cardinals played Philadelphia. ''Given that it's his left leg, I think we're optimistic it'll be sooner rather than later, but as far as this year goes, he's done.'' Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had a similar injury, sustained on the final out of the 2011 Division Series against St. Louis.


Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custodyHamilton given back to Texas after troubled Angels stint (Yahoo Sports)

Demonstrators jump on a damaged Baltimore police department vehicle during clashes in BaltimoreBy Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and injured at least 15 police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. The riots broke out just a few blocks from the funeral of Freddie Gray and then spread through much of West Baltimore in the most violent U.S. demonstrations since arson and shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. A large fire consumed a senior center under construction near a church in East Baltimore on Wednesday night, television reports showed, but it was not immediately clear if it was related to the riots. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard as firefighters battled blazes set by looters.


Josh Hamilton attends a press conference at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, Monday, April 27, 2015, announcing that the Texas Rangers reacquired the outfielder from the Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels. (Max Faulkner/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via AP Photos ) MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST) MANDATORY CREDIT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- - Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year contract, Hamilton was traded to AL West rival Texas with cash on Monday for a player to be named or cash. ''I had a lot of good memories here,'' Hamilton said during a news conference. I'm going to give everything I've got.'' On the 15-day disabled list while recovering from offseason right shoulder surgery, Hamilton took a physical and will report Tuesday to the Rangers' spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona.


Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage argumentsNets beat Hawks behind 35 from Williams, tie series at 2-2 (Yahoo Sports)

People line up outside the Supreme Court in Washington ahead of Tuesday's arguments focusing on gay marriageBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. Anti-gay rights activists rallied in front of the courthouse steps condemning same-sex marriage, while a line snaked around the block of people, many displaying gay rights messages, hoping to snag one of the limited number of seats available in the courtroom for Tuesday's 2-1/2 hour oral arguments. The nine justices will be hearing arguments concerning gay marriage restrictions imposed in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, four of the 13 states that still outlaw such marriages. The ruling, due by the end of June, will determine whether same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide.


BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 27: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Williams rebounded from two dismal games with 35 points, and the Brooklyn Nets pulled out a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, tying the series at two games apiece. The Nets, just 38-44 in the regular season, won the second straight in the series and moved two victories from becoming the sixth No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 - only the fourth since the first round became best-of-seven. Bojan Bogdanovic made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:25 left in overtime but the Nets never would have gotten there without Williams, whose 16 points in the fourth quarter were two fewer than he had total in the first three games of the series. Brook Lopez had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets.




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Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

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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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