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Cruz to Trump: My father is not linked to JFK assassinationRefs say they missed call on Waiters, plan to train for it (Yahoo Sports)

Cruz to Trump: My father is not linked to JFK assassinationTexas Sen. Ted Cruz responded Tuesday to allegations that his father, Rafael Cruz, was somehow linked to Lee Harvey Oswald. “There’s a whole thing, and, you know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being – uh, you know shot. During a news conference later Thursday, Cruz dismissed Trump’s allegations concerning Kennedy’s death in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.


SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 2: Dion Waiters #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2016 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas

NBA referees say their missed foul on Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters as he inbounded the ball was a play they had never seen before. The referees union also said Tuesday on Twitter that they would incorporate the play into their training moving forward. The play began a wild final sequence in the Thunder's 98-97 victory over San Antonio on Monday in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.


A confident Trump looks past IndianaVillanova's buzzer-beater Jenkins to stay for senior season (Yahoo Sports)

A confident Trump looks past IndianaCARMEL, Ind.—Indiana was supposed to be the state that could potentially derail Donald Trump’s insurgent bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Speaking to a capacity crowd of nearly 1,800 people, Trump, with his characteristic bravado, touted his six straight primary wins — and predicted he would easily claim yet another, pointing to polls that show him with a wide lead in Indiana heading into Tuesday’s vote. “Boom, boom, boom — we’re knocking them out like corn flakes,” Trump declared.


FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, Villanova's Kris Jenkins smiles as he and his basketball teammates take part in a rally celebrating the team's NCAA college basketball championship, in Philadelphia. Jenkins and Villanova officials said Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that Jenkins has withdrawn his name from NBA draft consideration. Jenkins says in a tweet that it was a good experience to go through the process but he's looking forward to graduating next year

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- The Villanova player who hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the national championship is sticking around for his senior season.


Hillary Clinton says she misspoke when she vowed to put ‘coal companies out of business’Ex-49er Stubblefield denies sexually assaulting woman (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton says she misspoke when she vowed to put ‘coal companies out of business’Campaigning in coal country, Hillary Clinton said that she’s sorry for vowing earlier this year to put coal miners out of business. Copley, a registered Republican, then pointed to dozens of demonstrators — some of them Donald Trump supporters — who had come to protest Clinton’s appearance in coal country.


San Francisco 49ers right tackle Dana Stubblefield poses on the practice field at the 49ers training camp in Stockton, Calif., Monday, July 29, 2002. Stubblefield, released by San Francisco last month in a salary cap move, moved across the Bay on Wednesday, March 12, 2003,signing with the Oakland Raiders. Stubblefield, a 10-year veteran, had two terms with the 49ers, seven years in total. He spent the other three seasons with Washington. Stubblefield appeared before a grand jury probing a nutritional supplements lab in San Francisco, Nov. 13, 2003. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Dana Stubblefield is accused of raping the woman in his home in Morgan Hill, California, south of San Jose. The woman, who was then 31, traveled to Stubblefield's home on April 9, 2015, to interview for a job babysitting his children. Investigators say she left after 20 minutes, but returned when Stubblefield texted her that he wanted to pay for her time.


IS kills US Navy SEAL in Iraq attackCalgary fires Bob Hartley, a season after coach of the year (Yahoo Sports)

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said he feared a US soldier had been killed in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish regionThe Islamic State group broke through Kurdish defences in northern Iraq on Tuesday and killed a US Navy SEAL deployed as part of the US-led coalition against the jihadists. The attack came as the United Nations said that fighting with IS in northern Iraq could displace another 30,000 people, adding to millions who have already fled their homes. The sailor from the special operations force was at least the third coalition member killed by enemy fire in Iraq since IS overran swathes of the country in 2014.


FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley poses with the Jack Adams Award trophy after winning the award at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The Calgary Flames fired Bob Hartley on Tuesday, a season after he was voted the NHL's coach of the year. Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference.


U.S. researchers may have found Captain Cook's ship EndeavourPenguins defenseman Letang suspended 1 game for interference (Yahoo Sports)
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. researchers are set to announce on Wednesday that they have found what they believe are the remains of famed 18th century British sailor Captain James Cook's ship the Endeavour in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor. The historic ship is thought to be among 13 vessels scuttled in Newport Harbor during the American Revolutionary War against Britain, according to researchers at the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project. The researchers said they are at least 80 percent certain that Cook's ship is among the underwater wreckage situated in the harbor.

Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson (43) grabs Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) by the sweater during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The NHL has suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang for one game for an illegal hit on Washington's Marcus Johansson. Letang will miss Wednesday night's Game 4 after the NHL Department of Player Safety ruled Tuesday that Letang made ''significant head contact'' on Johansson well after the Capitals forward had released the puck during a sequence in the first period during Pittsburgh's 3-2 win in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night. Johansson was carrying the puck into the Pittsburgh zone when he made a pass to the boards as four Penguins converged on him.




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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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