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Stocks tumble on Greece and Puerto Rico debt woesWade elects to become free agent, may leave Heat (Yahoo Sports)

Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 29, 2015. Stocks are falling in early trading in the U.S., but not as much as in Europe as Greece's debt woes deepen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)David Kotok, chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors, expects the market to be "rocky" and volatile in the face of these cross-Atlantic debt concerns but remains overall bullish on stocks.


Dwyane Wade will become a free agent Wednesday, and his 12-year stay with the Miami Heat could be ending. Wade could have exercised an option to earn $16.1 million with the Heat next season. It does, however, carry risks for both Wade and the Heat.
Supreme Court allows Texas abortion clinics to remain openSerena Williams' Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Members of security stand outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday June 29, 2015. The Supreme Court refused on Monday to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new regulations and refused to keep them on hold while the clinics appealed to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court order will remain in effect at least until the court decides whether to hear the clinics' appeal of the lower court ruling, not before the fall. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.


Venus Williams of the United States serves to Madison Brengle of the United States during the women's singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. The No. 1-seeded Williams extended her pursuit of a fourth consecutive major title and her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam, too, by taking 11 of the last 13 games to beat 113th-ranked qualifier Margarita Gasparyan 6-4, 6-1.


Ted Cruz: Justices 'rewrote the Constitution'MacPhail joins Phillies, will be president after season (Yahoo Sports)

Ted CruzThe presidential candidate tells Yahoo's Katie Couric that the Supreme Court overstepped on gay marriage and Obamacare.


FILE - In this February, 2011 file photo, Baltimore Orioles general manager Andy MacPhail smiles during a news conference at the team's spring training facility in Sarasota, Fla. The Philadelphia Phillies have hired veteran baseball executive MacPhail to be their team president, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. MacPhail will serve as a special assistant to Gillick for the rest of this season, then take over all business and baseball operations.


Divided U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection processMichael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team (Yahoo Sports)

A news assistant runs to his co-workers with copies of court decisions past anti-death penalty demonstrators in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a ruling that provoked a caustic debate among the justices about the death penalty in America. The 5-4 ruling, with the court's five conservatives in the majority, prompted liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to say for the first time they believe capital punishment as currently practiced may be unconstitutional. The decision was a defeat for death penalty foes and for the three death row inmates who challenged the use of a sedative called midazolam as part of Oklahoma's lethal injection process, saying it cannot achieve the level of unconsciousness required for surgery, making it unsuitable for executions.


MONTREAL (AP) -- Michael Sam is praising the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage throughout the country.
Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still aheadWisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act and Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015 during ceremony in White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton and Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation. Flanked by some of the lawmakers who supported the bill through a six-week congressional battle, Obama acknowledged that his fight to secure the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership was far from over. "We still have some tough negotiations that are going to be taking place," Obama said at a signing ceremony.


Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan talks during a news conference for the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year's national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old Ryan has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college basketball world Monday when he announced that he plans to retire after next season as he looks to pass the torch after molding the Badgers into a national power.




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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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