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Obama gets tough on emissionsBat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. A global health commission organized by the prestigious British medical journal Lancet recommended in a report published Monday, June 22, 2015, substituting cleaner energy worldwide for coal will reduce air pollution and give Earth a better chance at avoiding dangerous climate change. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)Yahoo News takes a closer look at President Barack Obama’s toughest plan yet to combat climate change.


Lowell Burkett a supervisor with Alternative Service Building Materials, drives a cart past the columns with past National Baseball Congress stars while preparing for the National Baseball Congress World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium, Thursday, July 27, 2006, in Wichita, Kan.The National Baseball Congress and its annual World Series, the vision of Wichita sporting goods salesman Hap Dumont 75 years ago, begins Friday. (AP Photo/Larry W. Smith)

A 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas. Kaiser Carlile was wearing a helmet when he was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle Saturday during a game between the Liberal Bee Jays and the San Diego Waves, The Wichita Eagle reported (http://bit.ly/1E4so62 ). The boy was hospitalized in critical condition, but he died Sunday, according to Mike Carlile, a member of the boy's extended family and the Bee Jays' general manager.


Sen. Schumer, comedian Amy Schumer call for more gun controlGiants GM Reese speaks with injured DE Pierre-Paul (Yahoo Sports)

Senator Chuck Schumer and actress Amy Schumer hold a press confernce on gun violence.NEW YORK (AP) — Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control.


FILE - This is an Aug. 28, 2014, file photo showing New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul during the second half of an NFL pre-season football game between the New England Patriots and the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants finally have spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries. Giants general manager Jerry Reese said Monday morning, Aug. 3, 2015, in a radio interview that

The New York Giants finally have spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries. Reese added that the Giants are not annoyed about their inability to communicate with Pierre-Paul since he was injured in a fireworks accident July 4 in Florida. The team has not released details of the injuries suffered by Pierre-Paul in part because it has not been given the opportunity to physically examine him.


Darren Wilson opens up a year after Michael Brown’s deathBills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first 6 games (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - This 2014 file photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office is Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during his medical examination after he fatally shot Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, File)A year after fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Mo., the former police officer reflects on a year spent in relative seclusion.


This is a 2015 photo of Aaron Kromer of the Buffalo Bills NFL football team. This image reflects the Buffalo Bills active roster as of Monday, June 15, 2015 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

The Buffalo Bills suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Bills President Russ Brandon announced the suspension Sunday night. The disciplinary action comes two days after prosecutors in Florida dropped a battery charge for causing bodily harm against Kromer for allegedly confronting two boys for using his beach chairs, pushing one to the ground and punching him in the face last month.


Farmer visited by Obama is now the face of California’s droughtCowboys' Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in camp skirmish (Yahoo Sports)

Little has changed in the 17 months since the president toured Joe Del Bosque's parched fields.


Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) makes a reception as he warms up during the team's NFL training camp, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver. Bryant, who has a history of sideline antics that include screaming at coaches and teammates, threw something at Patmon and later appeared to take a swing at him after the two tangled during a play in 11-on-11 work late in the practice Sunday. The incident started when Patmon jarred Bryant's helmet loose during a play and Bryant responded by yanking off Patmon's helmet.


Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfireMets hit 3 homers in 5 pitches to sweep Nationals, 5-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened.


New York Mets relief pitcher Tyler Clippard (46) reacts after closing out the Mets 5-2 victory over the Washington Nationals in a baseball game in New York, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. The Mets swept the Nationals in their three-game series. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

For the first time in years, the New York Mets are a late show worth watching. Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and streaking Lucas Duda homered in a span of five pitches, a sudden power strike that charged up Citi Field and sent the Mets past the Washington Nationals 5-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep. ''I've never been in a playoff atmosphere, but tonight sure felt like one,'' Duda said.




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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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