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What it means to be a single black woman in AmericaMets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban (Yahoo Sports)


FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia tosses the ball to throw out Colorado Rockies' Josh Rutledge at first base to end a baseball game in New York. Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under baseball's drug agreement testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time. Mejia tested positive for Boldenone, the commissioner's office said Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time. The commissioner's office said Friday that Mejia tested positive for the anabolic steroid Boldenone, which athletes have used to increase muscle mass and once was popular for use in horse racing. The 26-year-old right-hander was the Mets' closer in 2014, then was suspended for 80 games last April 11 following a positive test for Stanozolol, a drug popular among bodybuilders.


Trump threatens to sue Republican rivalKentucky coach Calipari thrown out of South Carolina game (Yahoo Sports)


Kentucky head coach John Calipari directs a player during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 82-48. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky coach John Calipari was ejected and had to be held back by three players after he received two technical fouls less than 3 minutes into the 22nd-ranked Wildcats game at South Carolina on Saturday. Official Doug Sirmons gave Calipari a technical at the 17:34 mark of the opening half. When Calipari advanced toward him shouting, Sirmons threw him out of the game.


Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church eliteKansas concerned about defending hot-shooting Oklahoma (Yahoo Sports)

Pope Francis is welcomed by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera, upon his arrival at the Presidential palace in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with a long popemobile ride past cheering crowds on a day that will see him meet with the country’s political and church elite, and end with a silent prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.


Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) goes to the basket between Texas guard Kerwin Roach Jr. (12) and guard Tevin Mack (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Kansas coach Bill Self expects his Jayhawks to have their hands full Saturday dealing with Buddy Hield and the rest of the sharp-shooting Oklahoma Sooners. Hield dropped in 46 points in Kansas' 109-106 triple-overtime win on Jan. 4, but the nation's No. 2 scorer is just part of the story. Third-ranked Oklahoma leads the nation in 3-point shooting percentage by a significant margin heading into the rematch with the sixth-ranked Jayhawks.


U.S. sources: Russia forging alliance with TalibanRunning back Matt Forte done in Chicago after 8 seasons (Yahoo Sports)
Growing evidence of Russian support of the Afghan Taliban worries U.S.

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.


Obama’s budget request comes amid sexual assault investigation backlogMcCoy's lawyer: No decision on charges until next week (Yahoo Sports)
Over the past decade or so, the DOE's Office of Civil Rights, which is tasked with enforcing laws against discrimination of all kinds in educational programs, including Title IX, has watched its workload double while it’s resources have remained the same.

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.




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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.

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.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

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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