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Bucking Obama, senior Democrat seeks limits on war against ISLynch at Media Day: 'I'm here so I don't get fined' (Yahoo Sports)

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.Rep. Adam Schiff's resolution forbids sending ground forces into combat against IS militants.


Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch leaves at the beginning of media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same. ''I'm here so I don't get fined,'' the Seattle Seahawks' star running back constantly repeated for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day on Tuesday.


Hostage mom's plea to Japan's leader: Please save KenjiBrodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues front office (Yahoo Sports)

Ishido, mother of Goto, a Japanese journalist being held captive by Islamic State militants speaks to reporters as she leaves a news conference in TokyoThe mother of a hostage held by IS extremists pleads for his life as a deadline nears.


FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur looks up at the scoreboard during a timeout in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in Nashville, Tenn. Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring. He starred for years with New Jersey Devils and is now with St. Louis. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Martin Brodeur is retiring to take a front office job with the St. Louis Blues. The New Jersey Devils have a spot waiting for one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history whenever he is ready to come back home. He is aware of that and has always been aware of that,'' Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said Tuesday. ''He could have come back even now if he wanted to.'' The 10-time All-Star and four-time Vezina Trophy winner finished his career with St. Louis after a standout, two-decade run with New Jersey.


Obama's pick for attorney general faces heated confirmation debateRose's shot lifts Bulls over Warriors 113-111 in overtime (Yahoo Sports)

File photo of Brooklyn federal prosecutor Lynch speaking during the Brennan Center's annual awards dinner in New YorkBy Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's pick for his next attorney general faces a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that will likely highlight tensions between the Obama administration and the new Republican Congress. Loretta Lynch, nominated to the post in November, has stirred little controversy in her 16 years with the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn and is expected to win confirmation.


OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 27: Derrick Rose #1 and Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls high-five in the fourth quarter of their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Derrick Rose hit a step-back jumper with 7 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Chicago Bulls ended Golden State's franchise-record 19-game home winning streak with a thrilling 113-111 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night. ''Anybody can get momentum or anybody can get the feeling they can beat anybody when you beat a team like this,'' Rose said. Rose, looking as healthy as ever, dribbled to his left and created space to get off the 20-footer over Klay Thompson, skipping around the court after the Warriors called timeout. Rose finished with 30 points, and his final basket overshadowed a night when he committed a career-high 11 turnovers and made just 13 of 33 shots.


Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York despite forecastsIrving, James lead Cavs to 7th straight, 103-95 over Pistons (Yahoo Sports)

A man emerges from the snow beyond a pine twisted from heavy winds near Nantasket Beach in Hull, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow. (AP Photo/The Quincy Patriot Ledger, Gary Higgins) BOSTON HERALD OUT; BOSTON GLOBE OUT; QUINCY OUT (REV-SHARE)By Ellen Wulfhorst and Scott Malone BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly setting a record snowfall in Boston. At Logan International Airport, 23.3 inches (59.2 cm) of snow was on the ground early evening, swept higher in parts by strong winds. "There are drifts now of four, five and six feet in some places," Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said.


AUBURN HILLS, MI - JANUARY 27: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers takes a shot against the Detroit Pistons on January 27, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James came leaping in to try to stop Jodie Meeks as the Detroit guard drove to the basket during the final seconds of the third quarter. After colliding with Meeks, James put his hands out to break his fall before sliding across the floor on his stomach. ''I was scared, because I broke my wrist on a fall like that in high school,'' James said. I'm OK now - it was just something like a stinger - but I wasn't sure at first.'' James barely missed any game time after that anxious moment, and he finished with 32 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight victory Tuesday night, 103-95 over the Pistons.


New York Assembly speaker to be replaced next week: NYTSerena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open (Yahoo Sports)

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver speaks at microphones as he leaves the federal court in New York(Reuters) - New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will be replaced next week by a state lawmaker as he fights federal corruption charges, the New York Times newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing Democratic lawmakers. Rochester-area Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, the majority leader and a top pick to succeed Silver on a permanent basis, is to take over as interim speaker on Monday, the newspaper said. I believe very deeply in the institution," Silver told reporters as he exited the capitol in Albany late on Tuesday, a spokesman said. The replacement was announced after a meeting of Democrats in Albany, the Times said.


Madison Keys of the U.S. celebrates after defeating her compatriot Venus Williams in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Madison Keys defeated one Williams sister Wednesday at the Australian Open. Keys overcame a left thigh injury to beat No. 18-ranked Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 and advance to the last four against top-ranked and 18-time major winner Serena Williams, who had little trouble beating last year's finalist, Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2, 6-2. In men's play, defending champion Stan Wawrinka beat Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6) to avenge a five-set loss to the Japanese star in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open last year. Wawrinka, who let slip a 6-1 lead in the third-set tiebreaker and eventually needed six match points to close it out, will play the winner of the Novak Djokovic-Milos Raonic night match on Rod Laver Arena.




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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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