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Obama vows no Iraq ground warYour Top Plays for Today

U.S. President Obama speaks after a military briefing at U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in TampaEven after top general suggested troops could be deployed, president says airstrikes method of choice.


File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


Snowden: NSA shared Americans' private communications with IsraelPeterson won't rejoin Vikings until abuse case resolved

Former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the US National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel, an expert on the intelligence agency saysFormer U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the U.S. National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel, an expert on the intelligence agency said Wednesday.


Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has denied the whipping he administered to his son with a tree branch was child abuse. He said in a statement he was subject to similar disciplinary measures as a childMinneapolis (AFP) - Adrian Peterson won't rejoin the Minnesota Vikings until the child abuse charge he faces is resolved, the NFL team's owners said Wednesday, admitting their first decision to let him play was wrong.


R&A Golf Club set for historic vote on women membersLeague, players agree to HGH testing

The ''Home of Golf'' is about to find out if its doors are open to women.


The NFL logo seen on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, WashingtonNew York (AFP) - The NFL and the NFL Players Association announced Wednesday they have agreed to a revised anti-doping policy that includes testing for human growth hormone.


The unlikely friendship of Cleo and ForbiLeague and players' union agree on revised drug policy

The unlikely friendship of Cleo and ForbiAndré Costa’s pet owl and cat Cleo and Forbi have been friends for life. They are entirely at ease in each other’s company and spend much of their time together. This unique, close-up footage gives a heartwarming insight into the bonds that can develop between different animal species. This charming pair may put viewers in mind of the popular classic poem The Owl and The Pussycat . Credit: Facebook/André Costa


A worker walks on a stage in front of the NFL logo in New York's Times Square(Reuters) - The National Football League and the union representing its players have agreed to a revised drug policy that includes HGH testing starting this season, the two sides said on Wednesday. The formal agreement, which should see HGH (Human Growth Hormone) testing begin by the end of the month, comes nearly a week after the players' union agreed to terms for a new policy following a vote by player representatives. ...


3 arraigned in disappearance, death of Mass. 5-year-oldFlorida State University benches quarterback Jameis Winston half a game

Report: DCF didn't do enough to protect boy found deadWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.


MLB: Florida State at New York YankeesBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University benched Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston on Wednesday for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after reports he shouted obscenities in the student union plaza. Winston jumped atop a table in the student union courtyard on Tuesday and shouted an obscene phrase sexual in nature and disparaging to women that was promptly circulated on social media by several students. ...




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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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