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Holiday storm leaves 350,000 in the darkFormer Bills star Talley suffers from depression (Yahoo Sports)

Hundreds of thousands of customers from Maine to Virginia were without power.


Former West Virginia linebacker Darryl Talley speaks during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. Talley was one of 14 players and two coaches to be part of the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame class. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Darryl Talley tells The Buffalo News he is suffering from depression and has contemplated suicide in what he considers to be side-effects from his hard-hitting playing days.


Protests dwindle in FergusonRG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy (Yahoo Sports)

Snow falls as Missouri National Guard stand outside of the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer , Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of Michael Brown has sparked protests nationwide, triggering debates over the relations between black communities and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Tensions appear to ease after two nights of unrest over the Michael Brown shooting case.


FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands on the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Landover, Md. A person familiar with the decision says the Redskins plan to start McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, against the Indianapolis Colts. The person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because coach Jay Gruden had yet to announce the news to his team. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food.


Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoidedSmith to start at QB for Jets vs. Dolphins on MNF (Yahoo Sports)

This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.


New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith walks off the field after their 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Nov.24, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback.


Protests in Ferguson dwindle, mass arrests at California ralliesNo. 3 Arizona edges No. 15 SDSU for Maui title (Yahoo Sports)

A protester takes refuge from snowfall while sitting outside the Ferguson Police Station in MissouriBy Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision to clear a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors. But in California, more than 250 people were arrested in rallies over the past two days that shut highways in major cites. ...


Arizona forward Brandon Ashley (21) post up against San Diego State forward J.J. O'Brien, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Stanley Johnson had shown glimpses of his precocious talent during Arizona's first five games, occasionally showing up on the highlight reels with a soaring dunk or blocked shot.


Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in NevadaButler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66 (Yahoo Sports)

Transportation app Uber driver Shuki Zanna waits for rides in his limousine in Beverly Hills(Reuters) - Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphones, rather than calling a taxi company, and have gained popularity in dozens of U.S. cities over the past few years. ...


North Carolina head coach Roy Williams directs his team against Davidson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Butler's shooting numbers were awful. And it didn't matter.




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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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