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Kerry bluntly warns Russia of new sanctionsGrizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation with Ukraine and Russia from the State Department in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)He says the U.S. will have no choice if Russia fails to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.


Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime of Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 98-95. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies know they have to stop blowing fourth-quarter leads. Consecutive overtime wins makes the needed corrections much easier for Memphis.


Nevada rancher stands by racially charged commentsTeague, Korver lead Hawks past Pacers 98-85

Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy speaks with a supporter (Reuters)Cliven Bundy's musings about slavery have made him a liability for conservative lawmakers.


Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) trips as he breaks for the goal against Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) in the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Atlanta. The Hawks won 98-85. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Atlanta Hawks celebrated and their fans serenaded the Indiana Pacers with chants of "Overrated!"


New Jersey fire burns 300 acres; some let back into homesMichael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet

Ocean County forest fire fully containedA large brush fire had burned more than 300 acres in central New Jersey, yet some residents are being allowed back into their homes after earlier evacuations.


Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly final during the Arena Grand Prix swim meet, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. Ryan Lochte won, and Phelps finished in second place. He was competing for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt York)MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.


Ex-Marine convicted of three murders, sentenced to deathBruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up 3-1 in series

FILE - These undated family photos provided by the Zion, Ill., Police department show Krystal Tobias, 9, and Laura Hobbs, 8. Prosecutors have urged a federal jury to impose the death penalty on an ex-Marine who murdered a Navy sailor, saying it's the only adequate punishment for a man who has committed a series of sexually motivated attacks. The jury heard closing arguments Thursday in federal court in Alexandria in the trial of 25-year-old Jorge Torrez. Prosecutor James Trump told jurors that execution is the only adequate punishment for a man who not only murdered Snell but killed two girls in his Illinois hometown. Torrez is charged but has not been convicted in those slayings. (AP Photo/Family photo via the Zion Police Department)Jorge Torrez was sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years.


Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla, center, is mobbed by teammates as they celebrate their 3-2 overtime win in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Iginla was credited with the winning goal. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins took a couple punches, then hit back hard and put the Detroit Red Wings on the brink of elimination.


Ukraine military operation kills 5Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

A woman bandages the head of a pro-Russian activist injured outside the Mariupol town hall, East UkraineRussia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.


In this April 23, 2014 photo taken from video and provided by ESPN, home plate umpire Gerry Davis touches the neck of New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda in the second inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Pineda was ejected after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck. (AP Photo/ESPN)BOSTON (AP) — Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.




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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. Representatives from Germany, France, Poland and Russia came to Kyiv to work out a final deal that would put an end to the fighting. The opposition insisted that Yanukovych step down as president and early elections be held. When Yanukovych chose to flee Kyiv instead, the parliament voted to impeach him and set new elections for May 25.

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.

Tech Savvy Politics

Recently the Republicans launched several new websites to build up their technology advantage in the upcoming election.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

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.

The Legacy of Citizens United and the IRS

Recently acting IRS commissioner Lerner resigned from office after the discovery that it appears the Cincinnati office had been targeting certain groups applying for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status. The news erupted into scandal in the wake of a week of apparent scandals piling on top of President Obama. At first the problem looked as if the IRS was targeting only tea party groups for audits, while no other social welfare group received the same scrutiny. Was this really the case?

The Defense of Marriage Act and the Supreme Court

On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, the United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments for Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that will decide the fate of Proposition 8 and United States v. Windsor, the Defense of Marriage Act. Both laws being challenged prohibit same sex couples from getting married.

 
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