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US: Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after IS takeover RamadiRizzo drives in 6, Cubs rally late to beat D-Backs 9-6 (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this May 1, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. The Islamic State group’s takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that aired Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)The U.S. defense secretary delivers a harsh assessment of Iraqi fighters.


Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, left, catches a pop-up by Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, who walks to the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Anthony Rizzo hadn't done much in the Chicago Cubs' swing through the Southwest. Rizzo, 2-for-26 in the first four games of the trip, matched his career high with six RBIs and the Cubs snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 9-6 victory. Rizzo doubled in three runs in the Cubs' four-run fifth inning, then broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run homer into the Chase Field swimming pool area off Enrique Burgos (0-2) in the ninth.


Malaysia finds mass graves of suspected trafficking victimsBlackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final (Yahoo Sports)

Rohingya migrants have their breakfast at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Thousands of migrants - about half of them Bangladeshi and the others minority Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar - have landed ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand since May 10. Thousands more are believed to be trapped at sea, and the United Nations has warned that time is running out. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)Malaysian authorities make the grim discovery near the border with Thailand.


Chicago Blackhawks' Antoine Vermette, left, celebrates his goal with Patrick Sharp (10) and Teuvo Teravainen during the second overtime against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second extra session, and the Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Saturday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece. ''I'm glad he finished it for us,'' coach Joel Quenneville said.


Streets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer's acquittalCurry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead (Yahoo Sports)

A protester is arrested after the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Brelo, who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead, was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the Cleveland officer alone fired the fatal shots. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.


OAKLAND, CA - MAY 21: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and teammates watch a replay in the second half against the Houston Rockets during game two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA PLayoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 21, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry's performance Saturday night simply. ''Steph was Steph,'' Kerr said. The MVP did what he does best, using his extraordinary 3-point shooting to power a 40-point game and the Warriors made it look easy against Houston, beating the Rockets 115-80 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.


Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspectsOrioles reliever leaves game after umps inspect his forearm (Yahoo Sports)

A protestor lies on the ground on a downtown intersection as Cleveland police officers block them from a RTA bus following the not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Brelo on manslaughter charges in ClevelandBy Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. Judge John O'Donnell said Officer Michael Brelo, 31, acted reasonably in shooting the two suspects while standing on the hood of their surrounded car and firing multiple rounds through the windshield. Protesters took to Cleveland streets on Saturday night as police patrolled in riot gear.


Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz throws warmup pitches before the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Sarasota, Fla., Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz has left the game against the Miami Marlins in the 12th inning after the umpire crew chief inspected the left-hander's right forearm. With the score 0-0, Matusz retired the first two batters before new Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Baker and crew chief Paul Emmel then went to the mound to talk with Matusz.


After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its biteAstros turn 1st triple play since 2004, beat Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

Mark Rosekind testifies before a Senate hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the NHTSA in WashingtonThe U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects. Having taken the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has wasted no time in forcing reluctant companies into recalling millions of defective vehicles. In doing so, he has shown greater willingness than some of his predecessors to use the government’s full legal powers over the industry, some for the first time. In the past week alone, the agency announced the biggest recall in history, involving nearly 34 million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags.


Houston Astros' Lance McCullers pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

The Houston Astros were having a miserable defensive inning. Two mistakes - one mental, one physical - had left Detroit with men on first and second, nobody out and one run already in against rookie Lance McCullers. ''I'm thinking we're in trouble,'' Astros manager A.J. Hinch 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.

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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