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The NRA's brazen shell game with donations: A Yahoo News investigationButler scores 31, Bulls beat Bucks 91-82 to go up 2-0 (Yahoo Sports)

The organization may be violating several federal election laws, according to experts.


CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 20: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls goes up for a shot over Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks on his way to a game-high 31 points during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on April 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 91-82. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jimmy Butler was simply following orders from Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. After scoring 25 points in Game 1, Butler trumped that with another terrific performance. Noah grabbed 19 rebounds and the third-seeded Bulls dominated on the glass 64-48 while taking a commanding lead in the series.


Life or death: Penalty phase of Boston bombing trial to beginDucks rally for 5-4 OT win, lead series 3-0 (Yahoo Sports)

In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, is depicted standing with his defense attorneys William Fick, left, Judy Clarke, second from right, and David Bruck, right, as the jury presents its verdict in his federal death penalty trial Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev was convicted on multiple charges in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)Jurors in the trial of Dzokhar Tsarnaev must now decide what his punishment should be.


Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry (10) celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets' during the second period of game three NHL playoff hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Fired up for the first NHL playoff game in town in 19 years, Winnipeg Jets fans booed Corey Perry off the ice in warmups and cheered every icing call against the Anaheim Ducks. They went silent when the Ducks scored. The raucous ''whiteout'' crowd left on a somber note when Anaheim's Rickard Rakell scored at 5:12 of overtime to beat the Jets 5-4 Monday night at MTS Centre and take a 3-0 series lead. ''I personally have never had anything like that before, and we certainly fed off the energy,'' Jets winger Lee Stempniak said.


Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prisonWarriors beat Pelicans 97-87 to take 2-0 series lead (Yahoo Sports)

Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom at Egypt’s national police academy in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday, sentenced Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.


OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 20: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on ''explosive and careless'' basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next. Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry had 22 points and six assists and the Warriors regrouped from an early deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 97-87 and take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. ''It's what makes us who we are.'' The top-seeded Warriors fell behind by 13 points in the first quarter after a strong start by Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon quieted an announced sellout crowd of 19,596 wearing golden yellow shirts. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday night in New Orleans.


U.S. couple found guilty of 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murderRangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum (Yahoo Sports)

American Tommy Schaefer cries inside a Denpasar court on the Indonesian resort island of BaliBy Trisha Sertori DENPASAR (Reuters) - An Indonesian court found a young U.S. couple guilty on Tuesday of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali. Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer, both from the Chicago area, were arrested last August after staff at a luxury hotel discovered the body of Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, in an abandoned suitcase in a taxi. The pair were tried separately in Denpasar District Court and it was not immediately clear if they would appeal.


New York Rangers' Chris Kreider (20) celebrates with teammates after his goal during the second period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Monday, April 20, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

There is nothing poetic or necessarily pretty about the way the New York Rangers play, particularly on the road. It's a formula that led New York to the league's best record, one they returned to while restoring order in their first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Choking off the passing lanes and the open ice where Penguins' stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin thrive, New York built an early lead behind goals from Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider then held on for a 2-1 win in Game 3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is Wednesday in Pittsburgh.


Boston bomber's sentencing trial on death penalty begins TuesdayEagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract (Yahoo Sports)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonProsecutors and defense attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday will begin making their cases on whether or not he should be sentenced to death for the 2013 attack and its aftermath. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, was found guilty on April 8 of killing three people and injuring 264 at the marathon finish line and fatally shooting a police officer as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, prepared to flee three days later.


FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, Tim Tebow speaks during an SEC television broadcast in Atlanta. Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, April 20, 2015 according to three people familiar with the deal. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.




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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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