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Bernie Sanders begins making his case to Hillary Clinton’s superdelegatesHeat roll past Hornets in Game 7, 106-73 (Yahoo Sports)

Bernie Sanders begins making his case to Hillary Clinton’s superdelegatesThe Vermont senator held a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to mark one year since launching his presidential bid — and urge superdelegates to rethink their pledges to Hillary Clinton.


MIAMI, FL - MAY 01: Members of the Miami Heat celebrate during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade took a moment to think during the national anthem on Sunday, reflecting on all the things that his Miami Heat endured this season. Wade saw no reason why Game 7 would, either. Goran Dragic scored 25 points in his first Game 7, Gerald Green added 16 and the Heat eliminated the Charlotte Hornets with an emphatic 106-73 win.


Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chiefStephen Curry resumes light shooting on injured right knee (Yahoo Sports)

President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.


HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 24: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors stands on the court during the game against the Houston Rockets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2016 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stephen Curry has resumed light shooting without movement on his injured right knee with the hopes he can get into scrimmages by later next week, perhaps in time to be ready for Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference semifinals at Portland. Coach Steve Kerr said before Sunday's Game 1 against the Trail Blazers that it's ''pretty slim'' the reigning MVP would be ready for Game 2 on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. ''It just depends how his week goes,'' Kerr said of Curry's status for Saturday's Game 3.


CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pagesLeicester misses 1st chance to clinch Premier League title (Yahoo Sports)

"Absolutely, I would not agree to having any CIA officer carrying out waterboarding again," said CIA Director John Brennan, pictured in February 2016WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time.


Leicester's Daniel Drinkwater walks from the pitch after being sent off, for a second bookable offense, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Leicester missed its first opportunity to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United on Sunday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship in English soccer in a generation. Second-place Tottenham, which is eight points behind Leicester, must beat Chelsea away on Monday to keep alive the title race. Leicester fought back at Old Trafford after going behind to Anthony Martial's eighth-minute goal, with captain Wes Morgan heading in a free kick to equalize in the 17th.


Bergdahl defense can access classified information, court rulesPacers-Raptors Preview (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl leaves the courthouse after an arraignment hearing for his court-martial in Fort BraggLegal proceedings against Bergdahl, which had been halted pending a resolution of the classified material issue, can now resume, according to a ruling on Thursday by the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals that was made public late on Saturday by Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell. Bergdahl, now 30, walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, who held him prisoner for five years and tortured him. Bergdahl returned to active duty, but after an investigation he was prosecuted by the U.S. military who said his disappearance from his post resulted in a 45-day search that put soldiers' lives at risk.


INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 29: Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers battles for a loose ball with Delon Wright #55 of the Toronto Raptors in game six of the 2016 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

"There's added pressure on them, being at home, their troubles getting out of the first round," George said. Toronto is the three-time reigning Atlantic Division champion but could fall in the first round for a third straight year, having been swept by Washington in 2015 after blowing a 3-2 series lead against Brooklyn in 2014. The Raptors are at risk of blowing another one after getting dominated in the second half to lose 101-83 in Indiana on Friday.


Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017Warriors prepare for round 2 vs. Blazers without Curry (Yahoo Sports)

Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before enrolling at Harvard University in 2017, a year later than had been widely expected, the president ...


OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 27: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates during the game against the Houston Rockets in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stephen Curry's knee injury did little to slow down the Golden State Warriors in their first-round series. Surviving without the reigning league MVP figures to be a little bit harder in the second round against Portland. Golden State opens the best-of-seven series against the Trail Blazers on Sunday with Curry on the sideline and the knowledge that Portland is able to handle a full-strength Warriors squad after handing them their most lopsided loss of the season.




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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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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