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Obama says 'it's about the families' after Oregon meetingAlberto, Rangers beat Blue Jays in 14th, lead ALDS 2-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Demonstrators wait outside of Roseburg Regional Airport for President Barack Obama's arrival in Roseburg, Ore., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. More than 200 gun-rights activists protested Obama’s visit on Friday to Oregon to meet with the families of victims of last week’s campus killings. The protesters were angry about Obama’s calls for gun restrictions in the wake of the shooting rampage that killed eight students and a teacher at Umpqua Community College. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)The president travels to Roseburg to meet with grieving families of victims of the community college shooting.

Texas Rangers Chris Gimenez, left, and teammate Rougned Odor celebrate after Gimenez scored during the 14th inning of Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Backup infielder Hanser Alberto singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series. The underdog Rangers will try to sweep the Blue Jays at home in Game 3 Sunday. Martin Perez will start for Texas against Marco Estrada.

Bernie Sanders outraises every Republican candidateMarshawn Lynch to miss second straight game (Yahoo Sports)

It’s undoubtedly the era of Big Money in politics. But for the time being...

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Seattle. Lynch did not play in the game due to an injury. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Marshawn Lynch will miss a second straight week for the Seattle Seahawks due to a hamstring strain. The team on Friday officially ruled Lynch out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Lynch injured his hamstring in the second quarter of the team's 26-0 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 3.

Judge refuses to throw out defamation suit against CosbyBills running back McCoy says he could miss 3 more games (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, actor-comedian Bill Cosby poses for a portrait in New York. A federal judge in Massachusetts has refused to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against Cosby by three women who say he sexually abused them decades ago. The ruling Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, is a legal blow to Cosby, who has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)BOSTON (AP) — A defamation lawsuit brought against Bill Cosby by three women who say he sexually abused them decades ago can move forward, a federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Friday, delivering a legal blow to the comedian as he attempts to defend himself against accusations of sexual assault by dozens of women.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) walks the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

LeSean McCoy can't outrun an injury to his left hamstring that could potentially sideline the star Buffalo running back for another month. ''Yeah, I think I just made it worse,'' McCoy said, sitting at his locker. The Bills acquired McCoy in a trade that sent linebacker Kiko Alonso to Philadelphia in March.

Northern Arizona University student kills one, injures three with handgun: policeMariners fire Lloyd McClendon after 2 seasons (Yahoo Sports)

Police officers investigate a shooting at Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire early Friday when a student killed one person and wounded three others, authorities said. (Michael Schennum/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITA Northern Arizona University student shot and killed one person and injured three outside a dormitory in Flagstaff, authorities said.

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon points towards first base while questioning an umpire's call in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Seattle. The Mariners have fired manager Lloyd McClendon after two seasons, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, less than a week after the Mariners concluded a disappointing 76-86 season.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Given the opportunity that he didn't get in his previous stop as a general manager, Jerry Dipoto decided the best move for the Seattle Mariners was to bring in his own field boss from the start. Instead of moving forward with someone who had differing baseball views, Dipoto will start his tenure in Seattle with someone he chooses. ''Everything we do is as a group,'' Dipoto said.

Benghazi committee releases more Clinton emailsNYC jury acquits Atlanta Hawks' Sefolosha in police fracas (Yahoo Sports)

The emails raise new questions about her handling of classified information.

Thabo Sefolosha, center, leaves criminal court in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The professional basketball player was about to give a handout to a man asking for money when police officers took him to the ground and arrested him, a former teammate testified Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted Friday of charges stemming from a struggle with police outside a trendy New York City nightclub that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season. A Manhattan jury deliberated less than an hour before finding Sefolosha not guilty of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. ... I'm just happy all this is over now and I can put this behind me, knowing my name has been cleared,'' the 31-year-old Sefolosha told reporters.

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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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