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Clashes in Baltimore after funeral of man who died in custodyHamilton given back to Texas after troubled Angels stint (Yahoo Sports)

A demonstrator throws a rock at the police after the funeral of Freddie Gray on Monday, April 27, 2015, at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Violent street clashes erupted in Baltimore on Monday after friends and family gathered for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics. They have broken bones, one is unresponsive," Baltimore police captain Eric Kowalczyk told reporters. Earlier in the day, thousands of people arrived at the New Shiloh Baptist church to pay final respects to Gray, who died on April 19 of severe spinal injuries, a week after his arrest in Baltimore, north of Washington.


FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo,Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton, left, talks to manager Mike Scioscia during spring training baseball practice in Tempe, Ariz. Reports that troubled Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton might be traded to the Texas Rangers dominated the chatter before the game between the teams Friday night April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year contract, Hamilton was traded to AL West rival Texas with cash on Monday for a player to be named or cash. ''I had a lot of good memories here,'' Hamilton said during a news conference. I'm going to give everything I've got.'' On the 15-day disabled list while recovering from offseason right shoulder surgery, Hamilton took a physical and will report Tuesday to the Rangers' spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona.


Parents of Colorado theater shooting victim fear copycat massacreRedskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III (Yahoo Sports)

Tom and Caren TevesTom and Caren Teves, parents of theater shooting victim Alex Teves, fear that irresponsible coverage of the massacre’s trial could spark another rampage elsewhere.


FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2014, file photo, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III yells prior to the snap of the ball during their NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. Robert Griffin III's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season will be exercised by the Washington Redskins. New general manager Scot McCloughan made the announcement at the beginning of his news conference Monday, April 27, 2015, to discuss the upcoming draft, which begins Thursday night. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski, File)

Despite Robert Griffin III's history of injuries and moves in and out of the lineup, the Washington Redskins plan to exercise the quarterback's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season. New general manager Scot McCloughan opened his pre-draft news conference Monday by saying the Redskins will inform the NFL ahead of the deadline that they will pick up their option for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, which is worth about $16 million. He's got good tape out there,'' McCloughan said. ''Everyone knows what he did in (2012).'' After being taken by Washington with the No. 2 overall pick in that year's draft - thanks to a trade with the St. Louis Rams - the Heisman Trophy winner threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns and ran for 815 yards and another seven scores, helping win the NFC East.


Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney generalCavaliers move on, maybe without Love and Smith (Yahoo Sports)

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney generalLoretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 26: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after an injury against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter in Game Four during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Cavaliers are bruised, not beaten or broken. Cleveland completed a four-game sweep in Boston on Sunday, dispatching the scrappy Celtics 101-93 in a Game 4 that at times looked more MMA than NBA. ''There's a lot of things up in the air with our team right now,'' said LeBron James, who has never lost a first round matchup in 10 trips to the playoffs. ''No excuses.'' Love dislocated his left shoulder in the first quarter, hurting it when he got tangled while chasing a loose ball with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, who clamped down on Love's arm and pulled so hard it popped out of the shoulder joint.


Gay businessmen apologize for co-hosting Ted Cruz eventRoyals' Edinson Volquez drops appeal, starts 5-game ban (Yahoo Sports)

Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Two gay hotel owners who co-hosted an event for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have apologized after many in the LGBT community joined a call to boycott their properties for catering to a conservative politician who is staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage.


Kansas City Royals starter Edinson Volquez throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox last week.


Baltimore man who died in police custody mournedGrizzlies G Mike Conley has facial surgery (Yahoo Sports)

Mourners pay their respects at the casket of Freddie Gray before his funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland on April 27, 2015Family and friends gathered Monday for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics. Thousands of people arrived at the New Shiloh Baptist church to pay final respects to Gray, who died on April 19 of severe spinal injuries, a week after his arrest in Baltimore.


PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 25: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies is helped off the court after being injured during the third quarter in Game Three of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2015 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center on April 25, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had facial surgery on Monday in Memphis after he was injured during Game 3 of the playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. Conley was inadvertently elbowed in the face by Portland's CJ McCollum on Saturday night. He was briefly hospitalized before returning to Memphis on Sunday. The Grizzlies hold a 3-0 lead in the series.




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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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