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Clinton, Sanders spar over super-PACs and megadonorsRunning back Matt Forte done in Chicago after 8 seasons (Yahoo Sports)


Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Chicago. The Lions won the game 24-20. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

Matt Forte won't be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season. Drafted in the second round by the Bears in 2008, he emerged as one of the most successful running backs in franchise history. Despite the losing record, the Bears believe they took a big step forward in their first season under Pace and coach John Fox.


Bernie Sanders promises to free half a million prisoners in first termMcCoy's lawyer: No decision on charges until next week (Yahoo Sports)


FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy talks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Prosecutors are reviewing a police file as they decide whether to charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured. The 27-year-old McCoy has retained a high-profile criminal defense lawyer while prosecutors review the police findings on the fight early Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

An attorney for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he's been told no decision will be made until next week on charges over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured. Defense attorney Larry Krasner says authorities told him a decision won't be made until at least Wednesday. The 27-year-old McCoy is one of four men under investigation in the Sunday fight over a bottle of champagne.


Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a weekRaiders agree to extension to remain at Oakland Coliseum (Yahoo Sports)
MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.

Oakland Coliseum Joint Powers Authority member and Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, left, gestures beside Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis during a media conference Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. With the Oakland Raiders' long-term plans still up in the air, team officials announced that the team had agreed to a one-year lease extension to remain at the O.Co Coliseum for the 2016 NFL season. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension on Thursday to remain at the Oakland Coliseum through the 2016 season - and possibly beyond. Raiders owner Mark Davis, who had been mulling multiple options to move his team since being passed over by the NFL's other owners to relocate the Raiders to Southern California, called the deal a ''win-win'' for both sides. The deal still needs approval of the Oakland City Council and Alameda County Board of Supervisors.


$15 minimum wage protesters crash Democratic debate in WisconsinMoustakas, Royals agree to $14.3 million, 2-year contract (Yahoo Sports)


FILE - In this Tuesday, July 28, 2015 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas looks but can't make the throw to first base to get Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana out in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland. The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas have agreed to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also next year, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed Thursday to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also buys out his final year. Kansas City offered $4.2 million and Moustakas countered with $7 million. The sides settled on $5.6 million this season and $8.7 million next season, keeping general manager Dayton Moore's streak intact of never having taken a case to an arbitration hearing.


George W. Bush to hold first campaign rally for JebThunder beat Pelicans; teams mourn Ingrid Williams' death (Yahoo Sports)


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 11: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 11, 2016 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Basketball didn't matter much to Kevin Durant on Thursday night. Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid, was involved in a car crash Tuesday night in Oklahoma City and died Wednesday. Monty Williams coached the Pelicans last season before coming to Oklahoma City to help new coach Billy Donovan, so as his two most recent teams met, both played with heavy hearts.




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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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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