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Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex caseAtlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls (Yahoo Sports)

Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex caseShe called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor. But 20 minutes after Bill Cosby offered her three blue pills and told her to take them with the wine he had set out, ...


Danny Morrison, president of football operations for the Carolina Panthers, makes his way into the NFL owner's meeting in Charlotte N.C., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021), it was announced Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. Atlanta will host its third Super Bowl, but the first at its new $1.4 billion stadium which opens in 2017.


O'Reilly and Scarborough to Trump: Enough with the Clinton conspiracies!Even before easy win, good day for Serena Williams in Paris (Yahoo Sports)
Conservative commentators are cautioning Donald Trump not to give fuel to conspiracy theories and sordid controversies that have long swirled around Bill and Hillary Clinton after the presumptive Republican nominee called a former White House aide’s suicide “fishy” and released an Instagram ad featuring audio recordings of the former president’s accusers. “I’m not sure it’s a good thing to do that,” Fox News host Bill O’Reilly told Trump on Monday night, hours after the Instagram ad was posted. The brash billionaire said he only did so to counter Hillary Clinton’s attacks on him.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic acknowledges the cheering crowd after winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open. Williams' bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record, began with a nothing-to-see-here 6-2, 6-0 victory over 77th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in all of 42 minutes. No. 3 Angelique Kerber, who upset Williams in the Australian Open final in January, lost to 58th-ranked Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.


Jimmy Carter: Trump tapped a reservoir ‘of inherent racism’Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE (Yahoo Sports)

Jimmy Carter: Trump tapped a reservoir ‘of inherent racism’In an interview, former President Jimmy Carter called Donald Trump’s campaign comments about Muslims and Mexicans "a violation of basic human rights.”


FILe - This is a 1972, file photo, showing Baltimore Colts defensive end Bubba Smith. The Concussion Legacy Foundation says former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death. (AP Photo/File)

Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday. Smith died in 2011 at 66. Out of four stages of the disease, the foundation says Smith had stage 3 CTE.


Donald Trump faces key test in New MexicoRory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics (Yahoo Sports)

Donald Trump faces key test in New MexicoDonald Trump’s ability to unite a splintered Republican Party faces another crucial test Tuesday as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee makes his first visit to New Mexico, the most Hispanic state in the nation and where Latino Republicans have condemned his harsh rhetoric on immigration and other policies. The snub comes as Martinez, a longtime Trump critic who backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the primary, has notably refused to line up behind the presumptive Republican presidential nominee even after GOP leaders have called for the party to unify behind him.


Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds the trophy after winning the Irish Open at The K Club, County Kildare, Ireland, Sunday May 22, 2016. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Rory McIlroy has concerns about the Zika virus as he prepares to play at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. ''I have been reading a lot of reports about Zika and there have been some articles coming out saying that it might be worse than they're saying and I have to monitor that situation,'' McIlroy told the BBC. McIlroy is scheduled to play for Ireland as golf makes its return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.


Obama prods Vietnam on rights after activists stopped from meeting himDerby winner Nyquist is sick and won't run in Belmont (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. President Barack Obama stands as he visits the Jade Pagoda temple in Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamBy Matt Spetalnick and Martin Petty HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes. Tens of thousands turned out to welcome Obama on the second leg of his visit, Ho Chi Minh City, which was called Saigon until North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the city in April 1975 to bring U.S.-backed South Vietnam under communist rule. Many in the crowd that lined the streets chanted "Obama, Obama", some held handwritten signs reading "Obama, we love you", and one woman held a boy dressed in a Captain America costume, complete with shield.


FILE - In this May 7, 2016, file photo, Mario Gutierrez rides Nyquist to victory during the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The trainer of Nyquist says the Kentucky Derby winner is sick and won't run in the Belmont Stakes on June 11. Doug O'Neill said Tuesday, May 24, 2016, that Nyquist is

So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist won't run in the final leg of the Triple Crown after developing a fever and having an elevated white blood cell count, trainer Doug O'Neill said Tuesday. Any thoughts of a second straight Triple Crown were wiped in the Preakness on Saturday when Exaggerator finally defeated Nyquist after four previous losses.




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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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