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Chris Christie launches 2016 presidential bidWimbledon champs Kvitova, Nadal and Federer all win easily (Yahoo Sports)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Yahoo's Bianna Golodryga and guests look at the N.J. governor's chances in a crowded GOP field.


Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil in the singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday June 30, 2015. Nadal won the match 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova and former men's winners Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all won their first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday in straight sets and in rapid-fire fashion. In keeping with Wimbledon tradition, Kvitova had the honor of playing the first match on Centre Court on the second day as the reigning women's champion. While Kvitova was happy to sail through so quickly, she felt bad for her parents, who were guests in the Royal Box and got to see their daughter play for barely more than half an hour.


Obama's approval rating hits two-year highThe Latest: Russian men bow out early at Wimbledon (Yahoo Sports)

In this June 26, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, June 29. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)According to a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday, 50 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his presidency — up 5 points over the most recent survey and his highest approval rating since May 2013.


Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil in the singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday June 30, 2015. Nadal won the match 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):


Little hope of survivors in Indonesian military plane crashWilliams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon (Yahoo Sports)

Firefighters and military personnel inspect the site where an Air Force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, tuesday, June 30, 2015. An Indonesian Air Force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard has crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city Medan. (AP Photo/Gilbert Manullang)An aircraft crashes into a residential neighborhood in Indonesia's third-largest city.


Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning the women's singles first round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

LONDON (AP) -- Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of women's doubles at Wimbledon.


Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout endsAltuve helps Astros to 6-1 win over Royals (Yahoo Sports)

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepares for a TV interview at the State Television (ERT) in Athens, Monday, June 29, 2015. Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked at ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts.


Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, left, and closer Will Harris (36) shake after beating the Kansas City Royals 6-1 in a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Houston's young hitters were disciplined Monday night against a veteran pitcher struggling with command, and it propelled the Astros to a win over the top team in the American League. Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers in a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the AL, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak.


DOJ cites missteps by police during Ferguson unrest: newspaperIndians Cody Anderson loses perfect game in 7th inning (Yahoo Sports)

Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPolice responding to race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer made a series of missteps, including antagonizing crowds with attack dogs and military-style tactics, according to a U.S. report obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Justice Department report is a summary of a longer report due this week, and reviews the actions of the police departments in Ferguson, St. Louis, and St. Louis County, along with the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Post-Dispatch said.


Cleveland Indians starter Cody Anderson pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Somewhere around the fourth inning, Cody Anderson realized he was chasing perfection. ''I kind of knew that everything was going pretty smooth,'' Cleveland's rookie right-hander said after taking a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second major league start on Monday night. Anderson, facing the Tampa Bay Rays for the second time in eight days, didn't allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered against his old team on a 1-2 pitch with one out in the seventh.




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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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