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Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewingTurner Field US flag at half-staff after fan dies in fall (Yahoo Sports)

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Harlan, Iowa. Walker wowed Republicans at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, jumping to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates. But in the seven to eight weeks since the Wisconsin governor became an official candidate, he's had to backtrack and clarify his positions on immigration and Islamic terrorists, reassure jittery donors after a lackluster debate performance, and reshape his campaign to try and rekindle the spark that he showed in the middle of the winter in Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.


A United States flag flies at half-staff prior to a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Mary Beth Hauptle, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner, identified the victim as Gregory K. Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia. Murrey was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.


'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82Encarnacion homers again, Blue Jays hit 4 to beat Tigers 9-2 (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This is a Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTNEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.


Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion, right, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon as Tigers' shortstop Jose Iglesias, left, looks on during first-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

As the surging Blue Jays keep piling up wins, they're starting to believe in their own championship credentials. Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days, Josh Donaldson also connected and Toronto beat the struggling Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Russell Martin and Kevin Pillar each hit a two-run shot for Toronto, which leads the majors with 184 home runs.


Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiJets rookie Leonard Williams has muscle strain in knee (Yahoo Sports)
HONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii.

New York Jets defensive tackle Leonard Williams (62) is walked off the field during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Giants, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The New York Jets - and their anxious fans - can exhale. An MRI exam Sunday revealed that rookie defensive lineman Leonard Williams has a muscle strain behind one of his knees, and the team avoided a potentially devastating injury to its first-round draft pick. Williams got hurt in the first half of the Jets' 28-18 preseason victory over the Giants on Saturday night.


Katrina anniversary brings tears, gratitude to tiny Mississippi townCuddyer, Mets avert 3-game sweep at home, beat Red Sox 5-4 (Yahoo Sports)
While the narrative for New Orleans after a decade has become one of rebirth and renewal, the same cannot be said for small Pearlington, Miss., which saw just as much devastation. Many here acknowledge that Pearlington may physically never be the same. But townspeople say one unexpected positive note is that the unity required for recovery also broke a longstanding racial divide.

New York Mets' Michael Cuddyer, right, scores on Noah Syndergaard's second-inning RBI-single in an interleague baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Michael Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the NL East-leading New York Mets stopped their five-game home skid, averting a sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Sunday. Boston slugger David Ortiz lined his 494th home run, moving past Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 27th place on the career list. The last-place Red Sox were denied their first road sweep of the season.


Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Turner FieldAlmonte leads Indians to 9-2 win against slumping Angels (Yahoo Sports)

New York Yankees v Atlanta BravesThis is the second major incident involving a fan falling from the upper deck at Turner Field in the last three years.


Cleveland Indians' Abraham Almonte, second from left, is congratulated after hitting a grand slam off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Cleveland. Indians' Michael Brantley, right, Carlos Santana, left, and Lonnie Chisenhall also scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Abraham Almonte hit his first career grand slam and Josh Tomlin worked into the eighth inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 9-2 win over the slumping Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Almonte's fifth-inning homer off Jered Weaver broke open a close game and sent Cleveland to its fifth straight win. Center fielder Mike Trout and right fielder Kole Calhoun lost catchable fly balls in the sun, leading to five Cleveland runs.




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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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