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Joint Chiefs Chairman says U.S. blindsided by fall of MosulThe Latest: Not much of a test for Nadal at French Open (Yahoo Sports)

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, before the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Defense Department. Dempsey and Defense Secretary Ash Carter said setting up a humanitarian safe zone for those caught in the crossfire in Syria can be done militarily, but would require a significant policy decision on the part of the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)Gen. Martin Dempsey admits in a new documentary that the Pentagon did no contingency planning for the Islamic State advance.


Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to France's Quentin Halys during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Paris, . (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest from the French Open: --- 3:46 p.m. Rafael Nadal didn't really get much of a test in the first round. The nine-time French Open champion began his bid for title No. 10 at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Quentin Halys, an 18-year-old wild-card entry from France who is ranked 296th and had never played a match at a major tournament. Nadal has won 67 of his 68 career matches at Roland Garros, including the last 36 in a row.


12 still missing after massive Texas floodsNBA MVP Curry OK after fall as Warriors lose to Rockets (Yahoo Sports)

San Marcos Firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos TexasGov. Greg Abbott calls it "the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen."


HOUSTON, TX - MAY 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors falls over Trevor Ariza #1 of the Houston Rockets on his way to an injury in the second quarter during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

When Golden State's Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza's shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against Houston, it felt like forever before he landed. ''That was the worst (fall ever) because you're in the air for a long time,'' Curry said. ''And not knowing how you're going to hit the floor, knowing that it's going to happen, it's inevitable, but you're up there just trying to brace yourself.'' The MVP was able to return to Game 4 of the Western Conference finals after the spill but the Warriors couldn't overcome a big deficit, as James Harden scored 45 points in the Rockets' 128-115 victory.


Iraq launches operation to drive Islamic State from AnbarBeleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5 (Yahoo Sports)

In this Saturday, May 23, 2015 photo, Shiite militiamen arrive to Khalidiya to support Sunni tribal fighters and local policemen as they defend their city against Islamic State group militants, 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a major military operation to drive the Islamic State from the western Anbar province and retake the Sunni heartland where the extremist group captured the provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this month.


Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey right, celebrates with Ryan Kesler after scoring the game winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, left, during overtime in Game 5 of the Western Conference final of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was headed into an overtime where everything seemed tilted toward Chicago. Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and Anaheim weathered Toews' heroics to beat the Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night, taking a 3-2 series lead.


Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115 (Yahoo Sports)

Patty King leaves a memorial service for her father B.B. King Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Friends and family members gathered Saturday at a funeral home in Las Vegas to remember the Blues legend. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation.


HOUSTON, TX - MAY 25: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates in the fourth quarter as Harrison Barnes #40 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Harden did just that, scoring a playoff career-high 45 points as the Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Warriors on Monday night. The Rockets had a big lead after tying a playoff record with 45 points in the first quarter before Stephen Curry landed on his head in a nasty spill midway through the second and missed about 12 minutes.


Two killed in shooting at Walmart in North DakotaBears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California (Yahoo Sports)
(Reuters) - A shooting that left two people dead at a Walmart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, early on Tuesday involved a U.S. airman from the Grand Forks Air Force base, the Air Force said. The airman's role was not clear, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was working with Grand Forks police, the Air Force said. A third person was hospitalized in satisfactory condition in Grand Forks after the shooting, Altru Health System said in a statement.

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into custody Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said. Police say the assault happened at his home in Santa Clara.




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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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