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'No time to lose' in global push against militantsDepth and unselfish nature carry Team USA

France's President Francois Hollande, left, talks with Iraqi counterpart Fouad Massoum ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande and diplomats from around the world, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)Diplomats are meeting in Paris to come up with a strategy against the Islamic State group.


Coach Krzyewski of the U.S. celebrates winning their Basketball World Cup final game against Serbia in MadridBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. Instead, a group of sharp-shooting NBA regulars were unbeaten in Spain and produced a 129-92 victory over Serbia in the final to underline the depth the U.S. Stalwarts LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul were missing from the initial training camp, with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin bowing out late in the process before Indiana forward George broke his leg in training and could now miss the NBA season.


Why won’t Rand Paul admit he’s changed his mind?Asian Tour heads to pastures new with Dubai yearender

The Rand Paul Doctrine: Don’t Get InvolvedRand Paul has trouble admitting that he's changed his mind. This could be a serious problem if he runs for president.


The Asian Tour launched its first foray into the Middle East on Monday when it announced its new season-ending tournament would take place in the United Arab Emirates and be called the Dubai Open. Under the terms of a three-year deal, the new tournament will take place in December at an as yet to be determined course and will be promoted and organised by Golf in Dubai, which has run the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic since 1989. "The Asian Tour is delighted to be coming to Dubai and I am sure our players will be very excited to compete in this new and exciting event in December," Asian Tour chief Kyi Hla Han said in a statement. "As a players' organization, the Asian Tour is represented by an eclectic mix of the finest players from across the region and internationally and we look forward to entertaining golf fans in Dubai." The Asian Tour, which competes with the OneAsia Tour for supremacy on the world's most populous continent, earlier this month announced it would hold its first event in Africa.
'Dangerous' hurricane hits Mexico Pacific resortsGolf-Asian Tour heads to pastures new with Dubai yearender

Hurricane Odile is approaching Cabo San Lucas, Baja California State, Mexico, on September 14, 2014Hurricane Odile crashed into northwestern Mexico's Los Cabos resorts on Sunday, taking down trees with powerful winds as thousands of tourists hunkered down in luxury hotels converted into shelters. The "dangerous" category three storm in the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale packed 205-kilometer (125-mile) per hour winds when it made landfall near Cabo San Lucas in the late evening, according to the US National Hurricane Center. The storm took down trees, power lines and roof tiles as it arrived in the Baja California peninsula, said National Civil Protection coordinator Luis Felipe Puente.


The Asian Tour launched its first foray into the Middle East on Monday when it announced its new season-ending tournament would take place in the United Arab Emirates and be called the Dubai Open. Under the terms of a three-year deal, the new tournament will take place in December at an as yet to be determined course and will be promoted and organised by Golf in Dubai, which has run the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic since 1989. "The Asian Tour is delighted to be coming to Dubai and I am sure our players will be very excited to compete in this new and exciting event in December," Asian Tour chief Kyi Hla Han said in a statement. "As a players' organisation, the Asian Tour is represented by an eclectic mix of the finest players from across the region and internationally and we look forward to entertaining golf fans in Dubai." The Asian Tour, which competes with the OneAsia Tour for supremacy on the world's most populous continent, earlier this month announced it would hold its first event in Africa.
Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss AmericaChicago comeback crashes San Francisco's housewarming party

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev poses for photographers during a news conference after she was crowned Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.


NFL: Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers(Reuters) - The Chicago Bears scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to stun San Francisco 28-20 on Sunday, which spoiled the 49ers first game in their new billion-dollar stadium. Jay Cutler tossed four touchdown passes, including three in the fourth, to help the Bears get their first win of the season. "Jay kept telling us we were still in it," Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, who caught one of Cutler's touchdown passes, told reporters. When your quarterback does that, then everyone does." After being down 17-0 in the second quarter and 20-7 in the third, Cutler found Brandon Marshall on a five-yard toss early in the final quarter to pull Chicago to 20-14.


Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016Injured stars bring embattled NFL more bad news

U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs Chairman Senator Sanders leads a hearing on "The State of VA Health Care" on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. Sanders, an independent from Vermont, could pose a challenge from the left to Clinton, widely seen as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is serving his second six-year term in the Senate. He has cultivated a following among some American liberals, especially on economic issues like the growing income disparity between rich and poor and corporate greed.


Ron Rivera, head coach of the Carolina Panthers, talks to a referee during their game against the Detroit Lions, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 14, 2014An embattled NFL reeling from off-field brutality issues by stars received more bad news with numerous injuries to key players in the second week of an already tumultuous campaign. Carolina coach Ron Rivera reversed himself and benched star defender Greg Hardy, who is appealing an assault conviction to a jury trial, only hours before a 24-7 victory over Detroit. "This was in the best interest of the Carolina Panthers. The Minnesota Vikings were without star rusher Adrian Peterson, who is out on bail from reckless child injury charges, in a 30-7 loss to New England and officials pondered his future status after deactivating him this week.




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

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.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

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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