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The invisible candidacies of Jim Webb and Lincoln ChafeeSpurrier resigns, takes blame for South Carolina's slide (Yahoo Sports)

It can be hard to find evidence that the two ex-senators are seriously running for president.

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2014 file photo, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier gestures during a news conference in Shreveport, La. A person close to the situation says Spurrier told his team on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, that he was retiring, effective immediately. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because South Carolina has not publicly announced Spurrier's decision or who will be interim coach. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that he made the decision to resign as South Carolina's head coach because the team was heading in the wrong direction. Spurrier said he started really thinking about resigning Sunday morning, spoke to South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner that afternoon and told his team on Monday night that he was stepping down, effective immediately. Spurrier said he felt he needed to step down now because he doesn't believe there is accountability with players if they know the coach won't be back next year.

Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in UkraineCubs hit 6 home runs, top Cardinals 8-6 for 2-1 lead in NLDS (Yahoo Sports)

A video show the launch of a BUK missile, while a part of the reconstructed forward section of the fuselage is displayed behind, as Tjibbe Joustra, left, head of the Dutch Safety Board presents the board’s final report into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board, during a press conference in Gilze-Rijen, central Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) — A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine ripped the cockpit from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Dutch investigators reported Tuesday, adding that some passengers may have remained conscious for another minute or so as the airflow tore off their clothes and objects spinning through the cabin killed people in neighboring seats.

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) and Starlin Castro (13) after Game 3 in baseball's National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs won 8-6. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The young sluggers of the Chicago Cubs are making themselves at home in the playoffs. On a rare off night for Jake Arrieta, the Windy City kids bashed their way to the brink of the NL Championship Series - and a spot in the record book. Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber connected as the Cubs set a postseason mark with six home runs and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 on Monday for a 2-1 lead in the NL Division Series.

AP Exclusive: Clinton email server setup risked intrusionsGranderson, Mets beat Dodgers 13-7 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. The private email server running in Clinton’s home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers while using software that could have been exploited, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

Teammates congratulate New York Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes, center, after the Mets' 13-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball's Game 3 of the National League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

With big hits rather than beanballs, Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets wiped out the Los Angeles Dodgers to take control of their testy Division Series. Granderson drove in five runs with two doubles off the wall, Travis d'Arnaud and Yoenis Cespedes homered, and New York's dangerous bats busted loose for a 13-7 victory Monday night that gave the Mets a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five NL playoff. Before a bloodthirsty crowd of 44,276 in the first postseason game at Citi Field, the Mets broke their postseason scoring record as public enemy No. 1 Chase Utley watched from the Los Angeles bench.

Baltimore court mulls statements' admissibility in black man's deathBlue Jays force Game 5 in ALDS with 8-4 win at Texas (Yahoo Sports)

A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the Baltimore Police Department Western District station during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreDefense attorneys and prosecutors clashed on Tuesday over statements by Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man who died from an injury in police custody, an incident that triggered protests and rioting. Defense attorneys contended in the Baltimore City Circuit Court pretrial hearing that statements officers made to internal police department investigators probing the death of Freddie Gray are not admissible since they had not been advised of their rights. Gray, 25, suffered a spinal cord injury after being arrested on April 12 and transported in a police van.

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrates beating the Texas Rangers 8-4 at Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Sure, R.A. Dickey was disappointed when he saw Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walking toward the mound. Dickey also knew he was handing the ball off to a fellow Cy Young winner, and Toronto went on to beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Monday to force a deciding Game 5 at home in the AL Division Series. ''When you look over your shoulder and you've got a guy like this coming in behind you, it makes it a whole lot easier to give the ball to Gibby,'' Dickey said, with David Price seated to his right after the game.

Muslim groups' lawsuit over N.Y. surveillance revived by U.S. courtBell's 1-yard TD run at buzzer lifts Steelers over Chargers (Yahoo Sports)
A coalition of Muslim groups can pursue a civil rights lawsuit that accuses New York City police of conducting secret surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey without suspicion of criminal activity, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia reversed a lower court's decision to throw out the case, finding the plaintiffs had legal standing to assert claims that the counter-terrorism program violated their rights. "We have learned from experience that it is often where the asserted interest appears most compelling that we must be most vigilant in protecting constitutional rights," Circuit Judge Thomas Ambro wrote for a three-judge panel, invoking the U.S. internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell reacts to fans as he celebrates defeating the San Diego Chargers in an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in San Diego. The Steelers won, 24-20. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a gutsy play against the San Diego Chargers. Le'Veon Bell scored on a wildcat run as time expired to give Mike Vick and the Steelers a 24-20 victory Monday night that had tens of thousands of Pittsburgh fans roaring and waving their Terrible Towels at Qualcomm Stadium. Bell took the direct snap, ran left and was slowed in traffic before diving for the end zone and getting the ball across the line as Donald Butler dragged him down.

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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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