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Devastating Quake Reduces Historic Italian Town to Rubble Is Solo now more trouble than she's worth? (Yahoo Sports)

news Amatrice, considered one the most beautiful of Italy's historic towns, has survived centuries of war, weather and earthquakes, but not one like this.

Hope Solo (Us Weekly)

U.S. Soccer's suspension of star goalkeeper Hope Solo sends a strong message, and also begs a troubling question.

'Moment of Pain': Thousands Scour Italy for Quake Survivors Reports: Lochte to join 'Dancing With the Stars' (Yahoo Sports)

news A regiment of soldiers was dispatched to devastated towns in central Italy to join a force approaching 4,400 rescue workers.

Embattled swimmer Ryan Lochte is reportedly in line to be the latest contestant on the popular ABC show.

Embattled swimmer Ryan Lochte is reportedly in line to be the latest contestant on the popular ABC show.

'Absolute Devastation': Indiana Town Hit Again by Twister College football's impact transfers for 2016 (Yahoo Sports)

news No serious injuries or deaths were reported, but numerous homes and other structures in Kokomo were damaged, state police said.

impact transfers in college football

If former Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight takes to Noel Mazzone's offense, Texas A&M could surprise in the SEC West.

Hope Solo Suspended From USWNT for Six Months A few reasons Pats traded C Bryan Stork (Yahoo Sports)

news U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that Solo has been suspended from the USWNT for comments she made about Sweden's performance in the Rio Olympics.

Bryan Stork

The starting center had trouble with injuries last season and only played six games. But that might not have been his biggest issue.

Homeless D.C. Woman Wins Back $100,000 From Government Nelson, Lacy head the risk-reward club (Yahoo Sports)

news For 20 years, Wanda Witter lived in shelters as the government owed her money for unpaid social security checks. A lawyer finally took up her cause, and this month, Witter finally won.

 Nelson, Lacy head the risk-reward club

Our expert crew examines the players that could make or break fantasy seasons.

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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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