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Suspect in custody after deadly attack at Planned Parenthood clinicCurry scores 41 points, Warriors pour in 3s to go 17-0 (Yahoo Sports)

A law enforcement officer secures a perimeter near a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A gunman opened fire at the clinic on Friday, authorities said, wounding multiple people. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITOne police officer and two civilians are killed, and nine people are wounded, police say.

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 27: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts to a basket during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0. Stephen Curry scored 41 points in three quarters and the Warriors made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers (in 38 attempts) during their highest-scoring game of the season, a 135-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Golden State fell one shy of the NBA record for 3s set by Orlando on March 9, 2009, and matched by Houston, against the Warriors, on Feb. 5, 2013.

Documents: White House fence jumper left suicide noteHarden scores 50 as Rockets beat winless 76ers 116-114 (Yahoo Sports)

In this photo provided by Vanessa Pena, a man gestures after jumping a fence at the White House on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. The man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal charges, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters were spending Thanksgiving the holiday at the White House. (Vanessa Pena via AP) MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping the White House fence while draped in an American flag left a suicide note with friends and a will with his mother, telling her she may never see him again, court documents show.

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates after a three-point shot during their game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Toyota Center on November 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

With Philadelphia desperately for its first win, James Harden took over for the Houston Rockets. Harden had 50 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Rockets beat the lowly 76ers 116-114 on Friday night. Philadelphia moved one loss away from matching the New Jersey Nets' NBA-worst mark of 18 losses to open a season.

French flag imbued with new meaning as nation honors victimsNo. 3 Hawkeyes go to 12-0 with 28-20 victory over Nebraska (Yahoo Sports)

A woman holds a French flag outside the Invalides, during a ceremony honoring those killed in the Nov. 13 attacks, in Paris, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. France is mourning and honoring those killed in the attacks in a somber ceremony presided by French President Francois Hollande. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)The French have embraced their flag in a whole new light as the country commemorates the victims of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris.

Iowa players celebrate their 28-20 win over Nebraska in an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Iowa certainly didn't change the minds of critics who say the Hawkeyes don't look the part of a national championship contender. ''We're not trying to be pretty, we're trying to be productive,'' coach Kirk Ferentz said. The Hawkeyes (8-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) locked arms and ran to the south end zone to pick up the Heroes Trophy that goes to the winner of this game.

Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinicBoykin, No. 15 TCU beat No. 7 Baylor 28-21 in double OT (Yahoo Sports)

A suspect is taken into custody outside a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado SpringsBy Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said. The dead included one police officer and two civilians, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey told reporters about an hour after the suspect had been captured. All nine surviving victims - five police officers and four civilians - were listed in good condition at area hospitals, Carney said.

TCU staff and players run onto the field celebrating a 28-21 double-overtime win against Baylor in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Trevone Boykin had quite a closing act in his final home game for No. 15 TCU. A 12-round fight really, to be honest,'' said Boykin, who was once the Heisman Trophy front-runner. TCU (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) got to 10 wins for the 10th time in the past 14 seasons under coach Gary Patterson, and a measure of revenge for a 61-58 loss in Waco last season while knocking the Bears (9-2, 6-2, No. 7 CFP) out of contention for a third consecutive Big 12 title.

New Orleans police identify suspect in shooting that wounded 17Romo out for year after 2nd collarbone injury of season (Yahoo Sports)

Joseph Allen is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by the New Orleans Police Department(Reuters) - A 32-year-old man has been named as a suspect in a shooting at a New Orleans park this week that wounded 17 people, including a 10-year-old boy, police said on Friday. The first identification of a suspect in the shooting between at least two groups of people came four days after New Orleans police said the shooting appeared to be gang-related. The suspect sought by police has been identified as Joseph "Moe" Allen, 32, New Orleans police said in a statement.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo attends a news conference after the Cowboys' 33-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers in an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Tony Romo knew he was risking another left collarbone injury by coming back eight weeks after breaking it. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on his radio show Friday that Romo would sit out the remaining five games with a small fracture in the same collarbone that had already sidelined him for seven games. ''The hard part is playing when you're trying not to get hurt, which is silly,'' Romo said after he threw three interceptions and Carolina returned two of them for touchdowns before the injury.

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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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