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Santorum faces daunting task in White House bidWarriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought (Yahoo Sports)

Former U.S. Sen. Rick SantorumConservative culture warrior Rick Santorum vows to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on social issues — in a changing Republican Party.


OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates the Warriors 104-90 victory against the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. ''Why not us?'' Curry said to a roaring, golden-yellow shirt wearing crowd after the Warriors received the Western Conference trophy from Alvin Attles, the coach of their last championship team in 1975.


Russia ‘reset’ architect to next president: Don’t try that againHarper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a key architect of President Barack Obama’s attempt to “reset” relations with Moscow...


Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper watches his solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

The Washington Nationals' two biggest stars were full of praise for each other Wednesday night. After what they did against the Chicago Cubs, it was merited. Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run, Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 to outduel Jon Lester and Washington beat Chicago 3-0.


FIFA officials arrested in U.S., Swiss corruption casesCardinals place Adams on DL, recall C Ed Easley (Yahoo Sports)

Palestine, which has been a FIFA member since 1998, wants world football's governing body to bar Israel from international competition over its restrictions on the movement of Palestinian playersSwiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer.


St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams, right, is checked on by Cardinals trainer Chris Conroy after being injured during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in St. Louis. Adams left the game after injuring his right leg while running out a double. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams could miss the rest of the season with a strained right quadriceps and will undergo surgery Friday. After consulting with medical personnel Wednesday, the team said Adams' estimated recovery time was three to four months. ''Fingers crossed, if things go well maybe I'll be able to get back by the end of the season,'' Adams said after the Cardinals beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 for a three-game sweep.


U.S. military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in nine statesBlackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals (Yahoo Sports)

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in AtlantaBy Phil Stewart and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said there was no known suspected infection or risk to the public. Twenty-two personnel at the base in South Korea were also given precautionary medical measures although none have shown sign of exposure, the U.S. military said.


Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks with Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Playoffs, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. The Blackhawks' biggest stars stepped up during a key stretch in the second, led by another terrific all-around performance for Keith.


U.S. IRS tax data hack traced to Russia: CNNAP Source: Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy (Yahoo Sports)

People wait outside the Internal Revenue Service office in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers' personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday. The tax agency's criminal unit is leading an investigation into the cyber attack, in which criminals stole information through an online IRS application over the course of four months, and the Treasury Department's inspector general and the Department of Homeland Security are also looking into the breach, CNN said. On Wednesday, the IRS had no immediate comment to the CNN report.


INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 18: ESPN Anaylist Jeff Van Gundy smiles for the camera prior to the Indiana Pacers against the Miami Heat in game one of the East Conference Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 18, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

The New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club's vacant head coaching job, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Pelicans have not disclosed any candidates they've interviewed to succeed Monty Williams, who was fired May 12. Yahoo Sports first reported Van Gundy's interview with New Orleans on Wednesday in the San Francisco area, where Van Gundy, currently working as a television analyst, traveled for a playoff game between Golden State and Houston.




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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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