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Sergeant-at-arms hailed as heroBumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener (Yahoo Sports)

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in OttawaKevin Vickers is credited with shooting a gunman in an attack at the Canadian Parliament.


San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco and Juan Perez celebrate after Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 7-1 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.


Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV adsProbe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This June 17, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall, in New York. His name won't be on the ballot, but Obama will shape the midterm elections like no other. For Republicans, he is a punch line who fires up conservatives and reaches dissatisfied independents. And some Democrats won't even mention his name. It's left Obama able to do little more than raise money ahead of an election that will define how he spends his final two years in office. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.


A North Carolina helmet is shown on the field prior to an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- More than 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes - enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a ''shadow curriculum'' that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina.


Senator blasts DEA for fake Facebook profileLeafs-Senators game postponed after shootings (Yahoo Sports)

Leahy to hold hearing in Vermont on net neutralityThe chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on the Justice Department to condemn the actions of a DEA agent who created a fake Facebook profile using a real woman's name and photos without her consent.


Ottawa Senators' Zack Smith fights to keep the puck from Columbus Blue Jackets' Mark Letestu during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of shootings in Ottawa.


U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitorsRedskins' Gruden: RG3 is 'wild card' for Monday (Yahoo Sports)

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentBy Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...


ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 18-19 - FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Jay Gruden says Colt McCoy remains the Washington Redskins starting quarterback as of ''right now'' - but the coach called Robert Griffin III a ''wild card'' who still has a chance to start Monday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys.


Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: reportNo. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified. ...


Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) breaks through the Vanderbilt line in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Athens, Ga.. Georgia won 44-17. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.




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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.

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.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

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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