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Albright scolds young women for backing SandersThe Latest: McManus connects, Broncos lead Panthers 16-7 (Yahoo Sports)


Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry gets a high-five during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 116-108. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

McManus hit a 30-yard field goal to give the Broncos a 16-7 lead over the Panthers in the third quarter. McManus is 3 for 3 in the Super Bowl and 10 for 10 in the playoffs. After Graham Gano hit the upright on a 44-yard field goal attempt for the Panthers, Peyton Manning connected with Emmanuel Sanders for 25 yards.


Lady Gaga belts out rousing National Anthem at Super Bowl 50Ovechkin reaches 30 goals again as Capitals beat Flyers (Yahoo Sports)


Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, battles for the puck against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Matt Niskanen scored a goal that wowed the Washington Capitals' bench, and Alex Ovechkin scored an atypical goal that put him in elite company in hockey history. Behind a highlight-reel goal from Niskanen and Ovechkin's 30th of the season, the Capitals came back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup. Ovechkin joined Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner as the only players in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in his first 11 seasons.


Rubio starts digging out after debate debacleJok scores 23 to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois, 77-65 (Yahoo Sports)


Illinois' Michael Finke (43) is guarded by Iowa center Adam Woodbury (34) and forward Jarrod Uthoff (20) during an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Robin Scholz)

Just over three minutes into the second half, Iowa's Peter Jok stole the ball from Illinois guard Khalid Lewis and glided to the other end of the court for a two-handed dunk. It was part of a 5-minute span after halftime in which the junior scored seven of the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes' points, pushing their lead to 15 and delivering a blow the Illini wouldn't recover from. Jok finished with 23 points and Iowa (19-4, 10-1 Big Ten) coasted to a 77-65 victory.


Bernie Sanders and Larry David appear together, finally, on 'SNL'Hideki Matsuyama beats Rickie Fowler in Phoenix Open playoff (Yahoo Sports)


Hideki Matsuyama holds the trophy after winning the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Rickie Fowler broke down in tears in the media center after his playoff loss Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcome by emotion talking about his family. ''The hard part is having all my friends and family and grandpa and my dad who haven't seen me win,'' Fowler said. ''This one hurts,'' Fowler said.


'Madden NFL 16' aims to predict Super Bowl 50 winnerAvery Bradley's 25 points helps Celtics beat Kings (Yahoo Sports)

Super Bowl 50 PreviewThe world might be conspiring to give Peyton Manning his second Super Bowl ring, but according to one increasingly trustworthy source, Cam Newton will steal the show at Super Bowl 50.


BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 7: Evan Turner #11 of the Boston Celtics shoots a lay up during the game against the Sacramento Kings on February 7, 2016 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. ''Whenever you get a chance to run up and down and move the ball like we did tonight, it's fun,'' Bradley said.




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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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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