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Iraq War vet, mother of 2 slain in Planned Parenthood shootingKobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season (Yahoo Sports)

A police investigator holds up a measure along the wall of a Planned Parenthood clinic building, while gathering evidence from the Friday shooting outside the clinic Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in northwest Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The victims were identified as Jennifer Markovsky and Ke'Arre Stewart.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands for the national anthem before the game against the Indiana Pacers on November 29, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant went straight from high school in suburban Philadelphia to the Lakers in 1996, and he earned five championship rings and 17 All-Star selections during two decades with the franchise - the longest tenure with one team in NBA history. The top scorer in Lakers history also won two Olympic gold medals.

Planned Parenthood says Colorado shooter opposed abortionGeorgia's Richt stepping down following 'mutual' decision (Yahoo Sports)

A view of the damage to the entrance of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado SpringsPlanned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered "no more baby parts" during his arrest showed that the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda. The remark attributed to suspect Robert Lewis Dear was an apparent reference to Planned Parenthood's abortion activities and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers, a hot button issue in the 2016 race for the presidency. "We now know the man responsible for the tragic shooting at PP's health center in Colorado was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion," the organization said on Twitter.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Georgia head coach Mark Richt celebrates as he walks off the field after his team defeated Georgia Tech 13-7 in an NCAA college football game in Atlanta, Ga. Richt is stepping down after 15 seasons in what is being called a

Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia's coach Sunday, leaving stunned players with one final bowl game with the man who ranks second in wins in school history. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity announced the decision after meeting with Richt on Sunday morning.

What Ben Carson says he learned while visiting Syrian refugee camps in the Middle EastWilson's 5 TDs lead Seattle past Pittsburgh 39-30 (Yahoo Sports)

Ben Carson's Surprise Trip to JordanBen Carson says the Syrian refugees he met during his trip to the Middle East don’t want to come to the United States — they want to go home.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, celebrates with wide receiver Doug Baldwin, right, after Wilson passed to Baldwin for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

After spending the first half of the season hearing about their late-game failures, the Seattle Seahawks once again controlled the fourth quarter. It can't get any more fun,'' Wilson said. Wilson threw a career-high five touchdown passes, including two TDs to Doug Baldwin in the final 8:12, and the Seahawks held on for a wild 39-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After two days of silence, GOP candidates respond to Planned Parenthood shootingsReports: Zimmermann agrees to deal with Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

After two days of silence, GOP candidates respond to Planned Parenthood shootingsAfter two days of near-radio silence over the deadly shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, several Republican presidential candidates addressed the attack Sunday.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jon Barash)

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have reportedly reached a deal with Jordan Zimmermann that would add the free agent right-hander to a starting rotation they were hoping to upgrade this offseason.

Massive rallies for the climate, but violence in ParisVirginia Tech hires Memphis' Justin Fuente to succeed Beamer (Yahoo Sports)

Protestors clash with riot police during a rally against global warming on November 29, 2015 in Paris, a day ahead of the start of UN conference on climate change COP21Hundreds of thousands of people rallied around the world Sunday on the eve of a Paris summit aimed at averting catastrophic climate change, but violent clashes in the French capital soured the show of people power. The global protests, including an emotional linking of hands near the heart of this month's terror attacks in Paris, were aimed at building grassroots pressure for an historic deal at the UN talks to limit global warming. As US President Brack Obama and other world leaders began flying into Paris for Monday's official opening, negotiators vowed at a preliminary session to honour the victims of the attacks by forging an ambitious deal.

Memphis head coach Justin Fuente looks on before an NCAA college football game against SMU at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Memphis won 63-0. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Virginia Tech hired Memphis' Justin Fuente as its next football coach Sunday, bringing a quick end to its search for a successor to Frank Beamer. Beamer is retiring after 29 seasons and will now be followed by a 39-year-old coach who has spent the past four seasons at Memphis, turning a struggling program into a winner. The Tigers, who compete in the American Athletic Conference, were 10-3 last season, including a 55-48, double-overtime victory against BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl.

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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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