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Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreementsNFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season (Yahoo Sports)

A member of the Afghan National Army stands guard as new members attend their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants. The international combat mission in Afghanistan, begun after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban, was to conclude at the end of this year. The new agreements ratified by parliament allow the U.S. and NATO to keep a total of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan next year to support local forces. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.


FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson speaks to the media after pleading no contest to an assault charge in Conroe, Texas. The NFL suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the remainder of the season. The league said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.


Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78Steelers release running back LeGarrette Blount (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.


FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount (27) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Pittsburgh. The Steelers have released running back LeGarrette Blount. The move comes less than 24 hours after Blount left the field early in a victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- LeGarrette Blount's early exit Monday night cost the volatile running back his job.


Reports: Ferguson grand jury still undecided, reconvening MondayBrowns waive disgruntled running back Ben Tate (Yahoo Sports)

Woman stops to visit the memorial set up where Michael Brown was shot and killed in FergusonThe 12-member panel is still reviewing the shooting death of Michael Brown.


Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate jogs off the field after a 23-7 loss to the Houston Texans in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ben Tate doesn't have to worry about losing carries with the Browns any longer.


Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury decision on police shootingGiants' Tim Hudson 'pretty sure' 2015 his last (Yahoo Sports)

Woman stops to visit the memorial set up where Michael Brown was shot and killed in FergusonBy Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - An uneasy quiet settled over Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday evening after another day without a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen. With the St. Louis suburb and the rest of the country waiting for an announcement, activists and police have been taking steps to avert more street violence. The Aug. 9 shooting triggered months of protests and a national debate over police violence. ...


FILE - This Oct. 23, 2014, file photo shows San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson answering questions during a news conference in San Francisco. Hudson says next season will probably be his last. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th major league season. He said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, he plans to fulfill his $23 million, two-year contract with the Giants then possibly call it a career. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.


Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears riseMets move in fences at Citi Field for 2nd time (Yahoo Sports)

Volunteers, led by the Old First Ward Community Association, gather for a shovel brigade coordinated by the City in BuffaloBy Aaron Ingrao BUFFALO (Reuters) - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselves with shovels and headed into neighborhoods south of downtown Buffalo. The group said some residents were still stuck in their homes, days after a lake-effect system clobbered the region with up to seven feet of snow. ...


A white chalk line marks the location of the prior season's outfield wall at Citi Field in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Mets are moving their fences in at Citi Field for the second time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets are moving their fences in at Citi Field for the second time.




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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.

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.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

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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