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Could machine politics be the solution to Washington’s dysfunction?Mayweather wins decision in richest fight ever (Yahoo Sports)


Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, poses with his champion's belts and his father, head trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., after his victory over Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn't the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights, cementing his legacy as the best of his generation. After the fight, it was disclosed that Pacquiao injured his right shoulder in training and that Nevada boxing commissioners denied his request to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room before the fight.


Baltimore mayor announces end of city-wide night curfewMcIlroy rallies to reach Match Play final against Woodland (Yahoo Sports)

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks at church in Baltimore, Maryland(Reuters) - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Sunday she has ended a city-wide night curfew that she imposed last Tuesday after violence erupted during protests over the death of a black man who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody. "My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary. I believe we have reached that point today," Rawlings-Blake said on Twitter. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Frances Kerry)


Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, follows his shot on the fourth fairway during the Match Play Championship golf tournament Saturday, May 2, 2015, at TCP Harding Park in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Needing another comeback, Rory McIlroy delivered another great finish Sunday in the Match Play Championship.


NYPD officer shot in head, critically hurt; suspect arrested5-year drought ends as Chelsea is champion of England again (Yahoo Sports)

Suspect taken into custody after officer shot in QueensThe officer is shot while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun.


Chelsea's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill, from left, celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, May 3, 2015. Chelsea won the match 1-0 to secure Premier League title with 3 games to spare. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Chelsea is Premier League champion again - with three games to spare. Chelsea's players danced around the field after securing the title with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday that encapsulated the recent cautious pragmatism of Jose Mourinho's team. ''Today was not a game to enjoy,'' Mourinho said. ''Today was the game to finish the job.'' But it was a trophy that was really won in the opening months of the season, with Chelsea having been atop the standings from the opening weeke.


Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decisionPacquiao says shoulder injury limited him in Mayweather loss (Yahoo Sports)

Mayweather, Jr. of the U.S. and Pacquiao of the Philippines fight in the fifth round during their welterweight title fight in Las VegasMayweather fought at his pace and kept his distance as the pound-for-pound champ stayed undefeated at 48-0.


Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, hits Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada officials also denied Pacquiao's request to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room before the fight Saturday night. The chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission said the ruling was Pacquiao's fault for not mentioning his injury sooner. ''It's part of the game,'' Pacquiao said. ''I don't want to make alibis or complain or anything ... (but) it's hard to fight one-handed.'' Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach and promoter Bob Arum were vague on the details of the injury, but confirmed that they considered postponing the bout a few weeks ago.


Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's nameDerby winner American Pharoah a likely go in Preakness (Yahoo Sports)
LONDON (AP) — Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, left, feeds Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah a carrot at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, May 3, 2015. Baffert won his fourth Derby, and first since 2002. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras. Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby winner perked up when trainer Bob Baffert offered the colt's favorite snack. American Pharoah pricked his ears upon hearing the click of cameras and struck a regal pose. ''He was born with that talent.'' Now he and his fourth Derby winner are likely headed to Baltimore for the Preakness in two weeks, the next stop on the Triple Crown trail.




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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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