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After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for ClevelandLeBron's triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller (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 emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of patrolman.


CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 24: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers react after their 114 to 111 win over the Atlanta Hawks in overtime during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead. The Cavs needed every single one of them to hold off the top-seeded Hawks, who fought Cleveland until the final seconds despite being without injured shooter Kyle Korver and losing Al Horford, who was ejected in the first half. James hit a 3-pointer with 36.4 seconds left to put the Cavs ahead by one, and the superstar dropped a runner with 12.8 left to make it 114-111.


John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater successStamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0 (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1997 file photo, John Forbes Nash, 1994 Economics Nobel Prize winner, takes a break during the European School of Economics conference in Rome. Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 23, 2015, police said. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.


Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) congratulates Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) after Bishop shut out the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin)

Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL's most entertaining teams this season. Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula's go-ahead goal and scored another and the Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory Sunday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. The shutout came after the Lightning gave up five goals in each of the past two games and allowed New York to score two power-plays goals in each of the last three games.


Storms flood Plains, Midwest, killing 3, forcing evacuationsCarl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team (Yahoo Sports)

David Barry consoles his 5-year-old daughter, Marley, while she tries to sleep in a flood evacuee room created at the San Marcos Activity Center, Sunday May 24, 2015, in San Marcos, Texas. The Barry family was evacuated from their apartment at 4 a.m. Sunday morning and was waiting to hear if they could return. (Erika Rich/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUTSAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes.


Carl Edwards raises the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn't sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, had followed driver Denny Hamlin who was on top down the stretch in the Coca-Cola 600. Edwards outlasted Greg Biffle over the final 20 laps to win the Coca-Cola 600 and take his first victory since joining JGR this season.


Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crashAP Source: Adrian Peterson tells coach he won't be at OTAs (Yahoo Sports)

Nobel Laureate John Nash receives an honorary award at City University of Hong Kong(Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Saturday afternoon while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike, said Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work on game theory and the mathematics of decision-making.


Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson arrives for a hearing for the appeal of his suspension in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night. Peterson did attend the optional workouts last summer while Zimmer was orienting himself in his first months on the job, but has skipped them in the past.


Two dead as south-central U.S. storms force evacuationsJustin Upton's slam, 6 RBIs lead Shields, Pads over Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)

Trooper Marcus Gonzales walks on the Highway 12 bridge over the Blanco River which was blocked by large trees after flooding in Wimberly, TexasBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were killed in flash flooding and severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands without power, officials said on Sunday. The National Weather Service reported river flooding across southern Oklahoma and central Texas, where 6 to 9 inches of rain fell overnight. Flash flooding remained a threat on Sunday from central Iowa into southern Texas, where the heaviest rainfall was expected, the NWS said.


San Diego Padres' Justin Upton, left, is congratulated by teammate Matt Kemp after scoring on a single by Derek Norris during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Justin Upton erupted Sunday, in a positive way for the San Diego Padres. Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the Padres broke loose, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. A day after being ejected for arguing balls and strikes, Upton tied his career high for RBIs.




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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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