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Report: Clinton considering staff, strategy changes to campaignKnicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis interim head coach (Yahoo Sports)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


AUBURN HILLS, MI - FEBRUARY 4: Derek Fisher of the New York Knicks is seen during the game against the Detroit Pistons on February 4, 2016 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derek Fisher was fired as New York Knicks coach Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Associate head coach Kurt Rambis was promoted to interim head coach at least through the rest of the season. Rambis, like Fisher an ex-Laker player, went 56-145 in two seasons as Minnesota's coach.


Obama asking Congress for emergency Zika fundingLeSean McCoy investigated over fight with off-duty cops (Yahoo Sports)

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington,Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."


FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy talks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Orchard Park, N.Y. McCoy is under investigation over the alleged assault of two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub. Police say a fight broke out early Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, over a bottle of champagne. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over the alleged assault of two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub. A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press that McCoy is one of the four men under investigation. McCoy played for the Bills last season after being traded from the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played for six seasons.


State seeks delay in 3 Freddie Gray trials, pending appealsVillanova No. 1 in AP college hoops poll for first time (Yahoo Sports)

Baltimore Police Officer William Porter and his attorneys arrive at the courthouse for pretrial hearings in the case of Caeser Goodson in BaltimoreBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors have asked a judge to delay the trials of three police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case until appellate courts decide if another officer awaiting retrial on related charges can be compelled to testify against them.


Villanova guard Mikal Bridges (25) blocks a shot-attempt by Providence guard Kyron Cartwright (24) during the second half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

Villanova is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the first time. The Wildcats (20-3) made the jump from third following then-No. 1 Oklahoma's loss to Kansas State and then-No. 2 North Carolina's losses to Louisville and Notre Dame. Villanova received 32 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel.


Winter storm pounds southern New England, snarling travelTop Cuban player slips away with brother to join US majors (Yahoo Sports)

A snow plow makes it way through town in New Haven, ConnecticutA winter storm was expected to bring more than a foot (30 cm) of snow and howling winds to parts of southern New England on Monday, closing schools and government offices, snarling travel and flooding low-lying coastal areas. Snow was falling in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire on Monday, with police and elected officials urging residents of the region to avoid unnecessary travel. Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour (100 kph) were expected in parts of coastal southeastern Massachusetts, raising the risk of downed trees and power outages, officials said.


FILE - In this July 19, 2013 file photo, Cuba third baseman Yulieski Gourriel warms up prior to an exhibition baseball game against the United States in Papillion, Neb. A baseball official in the Dominican Republic said on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, that Gourriel has abandoned his team at the close of the annual Caribbean series. The 31-year-old was with his younger brother, Lourdes, also a highly sought player. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure of Yulieski and his brother Loudes was confirmed by Granma, the Communist Party newspaper in Cuba that serves as an outlet for official government statements. The elder Yulieski has been one of the Cuban players most highly praised by MLB scouts since he played in his first World Baseball Classic in 2006.


Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to surviveAgent confirms Marshawn Lynch intends to retire (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump leaves the stage at the end of a campaign rally in Plymouth, New Hampshire


FILE - In a Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) breaks through a tackle-attempt by Dallas Cowboys' Sean Lee (50) as Cowboys Byron Jones, left, comes over to help on the running play in the second half of an NFL football game, in Arlington, Texas. Lynch, the mercurial Seattle Seahawks running back, sent a tweet during the fourth quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl with a pair of cleats hanging from a power or telephone line, along with an emoji depicting a peace sign. It certainly wasn't a definitive statement that Lynch is ready to call it a career, but it would fit with a mounting stack of evidence that the bruising running back is ready to move on from football. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

SEATTLE (AP) -- Marshawn Lynch intends to retire from football.




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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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