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'Active Shooter Incident' Kills 1, Wounds Several in Austin USA Basketball’s karaoke session is awesome (Yahoo Sports)

news An "active shooter incident" in Austin left at least one woman dead and several other people wounded early Sunday, authorities said.

Vanessa Carlton really spoke to Team USA during its airplane ride to Brazil. All but one player seemed to enjoy it.

Vanessa Carlton really spoke to Team USA during its airplane ride to Brazil. All but one player seemed to enjoy it.

Dad of Muslim Soldier Killed in Iraq Responds to Trump Open Mike: Don't get duped at the deadline (Yahoo Sports)

news Trump had reacted to Khizr Khan's powerful DNC speech by questioning why his wife was silent during the speech. The family reacted with outrage.

Yahoo Sports MLB writer Mike Oz offers some tips to fans for the 2016 trade deadline on August 1st

Mark Cuban Endorses Hillary Clinton, Rips Donald Trump Dwyane Wade's first job with the Bulls (Yahoo Sports)

news Cuban opened his remarks by saying "hello" to Trump in Russian, and bragged the show "Shark Tank" the he invested in "kicked 'The Apprentice's' ass."

Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade speaks during a news conference Friday, July 29, 2016, in Chicago. Wade who played at Miami Heat for 13 years, joined his hometown team for a two-year contract worth about $47 million. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)

Much has been made of the Chicago native's return, but his first task is establishing a rapport with someone who's already there.

Month in Space: Star Factories and Aquanauts Sources: Indians await approval on Jonathan Lucroy deal (Yahoo Sports)

news Astronauts train underwater, the sun lines up for "Manhattanhenge," star-formation in the Orion and more of the month's best space pictures.

Cleveland has struck a deal for one of the hottest trade commodities in baseball, as long as Lucroy gives it the green light.

Cleveland has struck a deal for one of the hottest trade commodities in baseball, as long as Lucroy gives the green light.

Pope Francis and Over a Million People Attend Vigil in Poland Olympic security baton passed from private firm to local police (Yahoo Sports)

news Part of the World Youth Day celebrations took place just outside Krakow where young Catholics from all over the world joined the festivities.

Rio Olympics security firm fired, maligned police force takes over

Less than a week before the 2016 Rio Olympics commence, the private firm tasked with security has been fired.

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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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