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TV newsrooms pay tribute to slain journalistsEx-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died (Yahoo Sports)

#WeStandWithWDBJ: TV newsrooms pay tribute to slain journalists#WeStandWithWDBJ: Television newsrooms are paying tribute online to the pair of journalists who were shot and killed during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday.


FILE - AUGUST 27: ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26: NBA legend Darryl Dawkins looks on during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker ''Chocolate Thunder'' and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. Later Thursday, Dawkins' family said a heart attack was the cause of death.


Trump on fatal shooting of WDBJ journalistsRedskins LB Junior Galette out for season with Achilles tear (Yahoo Sports)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Donald Trump says the fatal shooting of two journalists on live television should not be seen as another example of America’s problem with gun violence.


Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says outside linebacker Junior Galette will miss the entire season after tearing his left Achilles tendon. Galette had missed Washington's first two exhibition games as he worked his way back from an injury to a chest muscle. Washington signed Galette at the start of training camp after he was released by New Orleans because of off-field issues.
Jeb, get ahold of yourselfManziel to miss Browns' final 2 exhibitions with elbow issue (Yahoo Sports)


FILE - This is an Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, showing Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel taking a break during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea, Ohio. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is not throwing again in practice as he continues to be bothered by a sore right elbow. Manziel did not throw a pass during the portion of Wednesday's, Aug. 26 workout open to reporters. He tossed a few passes with his left hand and only handed the ball off in other drills. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will not play in Cleveland's last two exhibition games because of lingering soreness in his right elbow.


Father of Virginia TV reporter slain on air vows to fight for gun controlSpieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays (Yahoo Sports)

Chris Hurst, a journalist at the station and boyfriend of killed journalist Alison Parker pauses for a moment as Jeff Marks, general manager for WDBJ7 looks onBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The father of a Virginia journalist killed in an on-air shooting said on Thursday he would become a crusader for gun control, but analysts said there was little likelihood of legislation on the federal level any time soon, despite changes in some states. Two journalists, reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward of Roanoke CBS affiliate WDBJ7, were shot during a live interview on Wednesday by a disgruntled former station employee who later killed himself. Parker's father, Andy Parker, urged state and federal lawmakers to take action on gun control, especially to keep firearms out of the hands of people who were mentally unstable.


Jordan Spieth hits a tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. In his first tournament as No. 1 in the world, Spieth had a pair of three-putt bogeys, hit a tee shot in the water, shot 40 on his back nine and wound up with a 74 in the opening round of The Barclays. ''Just lot a little bit of focus,'' Spieth said.


Jury begins deliberations in New Hampshire prep school rape trialGreinke, Dodgers finish sweep of Reds with 1-0 win (Yahoo Sports)

A sign marks the entrance to St. Paul's School in ConcordBy Ted Siefer CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - The jury in the rape trial of a former student at an elite New Hampshire boarding school began deliberations on Thursday after hearing closing arguments focusing on whether he forced a 15-year-old classmate to have sex or whether she accused him to save her reputation. A county prosecutor said defendant Owen Labrie, 19, told a friend had he had used "every trick in the book" to get the victim to have sex with him. "You only need tricks if someone says no," Assistant Merrimack County Attorney Joseph Cherniske told the jury of 11 men and three women, including two alternates.


Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) takes off for third base as Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) ends up on his back after an error during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Cincinnati. Turner was safe at third. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

One run on a double-play ball was the total sum for the Los Angeles Dodgers' hitters on Thursday. Greinke and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and the NL West leaders completed a three-game sweep of the reeling Cincinnati Reds with a 1-0 win on Thursday. ''Zack was his typical Zack,'' manager Don Mattingly said.




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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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