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Motley Crew of Anti-ISIS Forces Is 'Dangerous Cocktail' Cubs fans camp outside hoping for tickets (Yahoo Sports)

news Here's a rundown of who's involved in the Mosul offensive — and what they want.

Wrigley Field (AP)

With the Chicago Cubs one win away from clinching their first trip to the World Series since 1945, some fans will do anything to attend Game 6.

Who Shut Down the Internet Friday? Klay Thompson irked by 'coward' comments (Yahoo Sports)

news Some experts suspect the Russians, but other see no sign of Russian involvement in what they consider internet vandalism.

Klay Thompson (Getty)

Klay Thompson was not pleased on Friday when a reporter asked him about statements made in regards to the 2016 NBA Finals.

American Sailor Killed by Bomb in Iraq Identified Injury Wrap: Outlook bad for LeSean McCoy (Yahoo Sports)

news Jason C. Finan, a 34-year-old chief petty officer assigned to an explosive ordnance disposal unit, died from wounds sustained in an IED blast.

LeSean McCoy

So many quality fantasy players are likely to sit out this week, including McCoy, Doug Martin and Carlos Hyde.

Suburbs House More Poor Americans Than 'Inner-Cities' Sources: Patrick Beverley to have knee surgery (Yahoo Sports)

news Presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested inner cities exemplify poverty. Experts say a greater number of poor Americans live in suburbs.

Beverley will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, which is expected to sideline him for three weeks.

Beverley will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and he's expected to miss three weeks.

'Star Wars' Casts Donald Glover as Young Lando Calrissian Who will win: Arkansas or Auburn? (Yahoo Sports)

news The "Atlanta" star and Grammy-nominated rapper is headed to a galaxy far, far away.

Yahoo Sports looks at the key matchups for Saturday's SEC battle in Auburn.

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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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