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Obama: 'We do not give in to fear'10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement from the White House in Washington, DC on September 18, 2014The president says airstrikes on the Islamic State will continue.


10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


6 children, 2 adults dead in Florida shootingYour Top Plays for Today

generic_fp_shooting_v8BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.


File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


U.K.'s fate hangs on a divided ScotlandReuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Friday, Sept 19

David Aguilar from Catalonia, who is visiting Scotland to support the Scottish independence referendum, holds up a placard supporting a Yes vote at passing motorists in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)After Scotland’s polls close, England’s fate hangs in balance.


Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Friday: - - - - TENNIS Rumours swirl of Li Na to retire Li Na, Asia's first grand slam singles champion is set to announce her retirement due to injuries, according to Chinese media reports (TENNIS-LI/, expect by 0100 GMT/9 PM ET, 300 words) - - - - NFL Winless Buccaneers visit Falcons The Tamp Bay Buccaneers, who dropped their first eight games last season, look to avoid going 0-3 to start the 2014 campaign when they visit Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome to kick off Week 3 action. ...
U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding governmentJudges mull appeal against baseball legend's conviction

Free Syrian Army fighters carry a rocket before firing it towards Hama military airport that is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad, in the Hama countrysideBy Patricia Zengerle and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group. The Senate voted 78-22, in a rare bipartisan show of support for one of Obama's high-profile initiatives. With the House of Representatives approving the legislation on Wednesday, the measure now goes to Obama to sign into law. Ten Senate Democrats and 12 Republicans voted no. ...


Barry Bonds attends a press conference on March 10, 2014 in Scottsdale, ArizonaLos Angeles (AFP) - A panel of US judges called into question Thursday home-run king Barry Bonds' conviction for giving evasive testimony about doping, as they heard an appeal against the ruling.


New evacuations ordered as California wildfire doubles in sizeWashington says quit over infidelity
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More residents of Northern California mountain communities were told to leave their homes on Thursday after an out-of-control wildfire doubled in size overnight, scorching more than 100 square miles of drought-parched timber and brush. Nearly 3,700 firefighters struggled to stop the forward march of the King Fire, the largest and most dangerous of 11 major wildfires raging across California, but had managed to cut containment lines around just 5 percent of the flames as of Thursday morning, officials said. ...

Former manager of the Texas Rangers Ron Washington, pictured here on September 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri, says he resigned over marital infidelityDallas (AFP) - Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that his resignation earlier this month was the result of him "not being true to his wife."




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

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.

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.

 
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