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Ferguson protesters rally across U.S. for second dayRed Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez (Yahoo Sports)
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb.

Newly acquired Boston Red Sox free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval smiles as he responds to a reporter's question after being introduced to the media at Fenway Park Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

BOSTON (AP) -- Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar.


Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics showBama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings (Yahoo Sports)
It's extremely rare for a grand jury not to return an indictment.

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) returns to drills (after dressing out but not participating Monday) during Alabama football practice, Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged - Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State - heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.


Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policyAP source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet (Yahoo Sports)

Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policyTaking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."


Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants next week.


More U.S. troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riotsMessi sets European record with 74 goals (Yahoo Sports)

Protesters lie in an intersection during a demonstration, following the Monday grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in Los AngelesBy Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to a St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot to death in Ferguson by officer Darren Wilson in August, condemned as biased the St. Louis County grand jury process that led to Monday's decision not to bring charges. ...


NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Barcelona's Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to shatter the Champions League goalscoring record on Tuesday by taking his tally in the competition to 74. The previous record of 71 had been set by former Real Madrid and Schalke striker Raul over the course of 142 matches.
Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearanceSteelers defense getting healthy as stretch looms (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. President Obama talks about immigration reform in ChicagoBy Steve Holland CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the president at the Copernicus Center where he had gone to promote his go-it-alone immigration plan that will remove the threat of deportation for up to 4.7 million illegal immigrants. ...


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ike Taylor is a heck of a cheerleader. The Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive back has spent the last two months serving as the team's self-appointed hype man while recovering from a broken right forearm.


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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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