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NFL's first female coach on concussions, Tom BradyDodgers beat Giants 2-1 for 2nd win over rivals in same day (Yahoo Sports)

Katie Couric interviews Jen WelterYahoo's Katie Couric speaks to Jen Welter about her life with the Arizona Cardinals and some of the hot button issues confronting the league today.


Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke is greeted in the dugout after leaving the baseball game against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Nothing the San Francisco Giants did fazed Zack Greinke. It grew bigger as the game went on, causing Greinke to tweak his ankle and draw a visit from the trainer and the grounds crew. The Dodgers increased their division lead to 5 1/2 games after taking the series opener 5-4 in 14 innings in a game that ended at 12:39 a.m. PST Tuesday.


Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votesMichigan's Rudock, Morris know who will start at QB vs Utah (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this March 2, 2015 file photo, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, speaks during a news conference in Baltimore. Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory. Mikulski became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday morning, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.


Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh yells during the Coach Jim Harbaugh's Elite Summer Football Camp, Friday, June 5, 2015, at Prattville High School in Prattville, Ala. Harbaugh will have to improve the Wolverines by one game over last season to get them into postseason. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says the decision is made on who will be his starting quarterback for the season opener at Utah on Thursday. Jake Rudock and Shane Morris were listed as co-No. 1 quarterbacks on the depth chart released Monday. Harbaugh said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday that Rudock and Morris know which one of them will take the first snap against the Utes.


Hunt for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death widensLatest on US Open: 'Lucky loser' Kasatkina into 3rd round (Yahoo Sports)

Members of various police agencies gather as they continue searching for suspects in the shooting of a police officer, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Ill. Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men. Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles are conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois for the individuals believed to be involved in the death of the three-decade member of the department and a father of four sons. (AP Photo/Michael Schmidt)A huge manhunt continued overnight for the suspects in the slaying of a veteran officer.


Madison Keys, of the United States, returns a shot to Tereza Smitkova, of the Czech Republic, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Daria Kasatkina is a lucky winner. Kasatkina defeated 79th-ranked Ana Konjuh 6-4, 6-4. In a quarter of the draw full of upsets, she will face yet another unseeded player in the next round, 40th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic or 98th-ranked Bojana Jovanovski.


Clerk in gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'Ex-Bills RB Fred Jackson meeting with the Seahawks (Yahoo Sports)

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God's grace.


Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch in Seattle. Jackson traveled to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks on Tuesday, but coach Pete Carroll cautioned that no deal has been struck. Carroll said Jackson would be going through a physical.


Baltimore judge: Charges against police in Gray case can go forwardBrowns' Manziel says sore elbow improving, no surgery needed (Yahoo Sports)

A man fights with police as protests moved into the street on the first day of pretrial motions for six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreBy Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday rejected defense motions to drop charges against six police officers in the case of a black man who died in April from injuries in police custody. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams also rejected a motion from the defense calling for prosecutor Marilyn Mosby and her office to recuse themselves from the Freddie Gray case. The death of Gray, 25, drew worldwide attention when it triggered protests and a day of rioting, arson and looting.


FILE - This is an Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, showing Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel taking a break during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea, Ohio. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is not throwing again in practice as he continues to be bothered by a sore right elbow. Manziel did not throw a pass during the portion of Wednesday's, Aug. 26 workout open to reporters. He tossed a few passes with his left hand and only handed the ball off in other drills. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has dealt with a sore right arm since before he lifted the Heisman Trophy. Manziel, who hasn't thrown a pass in practice since Aug. 23 because of elbow soreness and tendinitis, said those issues date back to his freshman year at Texas A&M - when he made a dazzling play almost every game for the Aggies. The 22-year-old is confident that rest will help his elbow and the issue won't derail his NFL career.




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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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