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|US: Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after IS takeover Ramadi||Cavs' Irving tests knee with brace, questionable for Game 3 (Yahoo Sports)|
The U.S. defense secretary delivers a harsh assessment of Iraqi fighters.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- - Kyrie Irving plopped down on a courtside bench following a brisk workout and two team trainers quickly went to work adjusting straps on his new knee brace. Irving made some cuts and drives while wearing a brace on his left knee Saturday and the Cavs said the All-Star guard is questionable for Sunday's Game 3 against Atlanta. While Irving remains iffy, he hasn't been ruled out and that's an improvement after he sat out Friday night as Cleveland took a 2-0 lead with a 94-82 win over the hobbled Hawks.
|Malaysia finds mass graves of suspected trafficking victims||Federer upset about close encounter with fan at French Open (Yahoo Sports)|
Malaysian authorities make the grim discovery near the border with Thailand.
For Roger Federer, the menace did not come from the other side of the net. After dispatching Colombian Alejandro Falla in straight sets, the 17-time Grand Slam winner was about to leave center court Sunday when a young man ran down the stands and made his way to the Swiss star unhindered. Obviously not one second I'm happy about it,'' Federer said, adding that he received an apology from tournament director Gilbert Ysern.
|Streets calm after 71 arrested in Cleveland protests||Rizzo drives in 6, Cubs rally late to beat D-Backs 9-6 (Yahoo Sports)|
CLEVELAND (AP) — The streets returned to calm Sunday after police arrested dozens of demonstrators overnight when protests grew increasingly aggressive in the wake of a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects.
Anthony Rizzo hadn't done much in the Chicago Cubs' swing through the Southwest. Rizzo, 2-for-26 in the first four games of the trip, matched his career high with six RBIs and the Cubs snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 9-6 victory. Rizzo doubled in three runs in the Cubs' four-run fifth inning, then broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run homer into the Chase Field swimming pool area off Enrique Burgos (0-2) in the ninth.
|Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects||Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final (Yahoo Sports)|
By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. Judge John O'Donnell said Officer Michael Brelo, 31, acted reasonably in shooting the two suspects while standing on the hood of their surrounded car and firing multiple rounds through the windshield. Protesters took to Cleveland streets on Saturday night as police patrolled in riot gear.
Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second extra session, and the Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Saturday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece. ''I'm glad he finished it for us,'' coach Joel Quenneville said.
|After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite||Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead (Yahoo Sports)|
The U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects. Having taken the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has wasted no time in forcing reluctant companies into recalling millions of defective vehicles. In doing so, he has shown greater willingness than some of his predecessors to use the government’s full legal powers over the industry, some for the first time. In the past week alone, the agency announced the biggest recall in history, involving nearly 34 million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags.
Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry's performance Saturday night simply. ''Steph was Steph,'' Kerr said. The MVP did what he does best, using his extraordinary 3-point shooting to power a 40-point game and the Warriors made it look easy against Houston, beating the Rockets 115-80 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
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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.