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Second act of Black Friday shopping in full swingSherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers again (Yahoo Sports)

Shoppers head into Target just after thei doors opened at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)NEW YORK (AP) — Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.


Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates next to defensive end Cliff Avril (56) after intercepting San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: ''I told their sideline if they threw it my way I'd end the game.''


Obama's plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim startEagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the University of Cape TownBy Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's flagship project for Africa has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report. But the five-year plan has not yet delivered the power. ...


Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates as he enters the end zone for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys.


French Parliament debates recognizing PalestineJohnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicago (Yahoo Sports)

A view of the French Parliament during a debate on the recognition of the Palestinian at the French Parliament in Paris, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. France’s government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — France's government is pushing to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, amid growing pressure across Europe for recognition of a Palestinian state after decades of Mideast stalemate.


Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson tosses the ball after his 25-yard reception for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

DETROIT (AP) -- After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players.


Immigrants' chances tied to their state's policesBoykin and No. 6 TCU romp over Texas, 48-10 (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this June 24, 2014, file photo, community organizers Lucia Lin, left, and Carlos Amador join about 100 people during a California Department of Motor Vehicles hearing in downtown Los Angeles held to take public comments on proposed rules by which immigrants in the country illegally may obtain driver's licenses. In January, California joins nine other states in allowing immigrants who can’t prove they’re in the U.S legally to get a driver’s license. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago.


TCU's Chucky Hunter (96) and James McFarland (40) celebrate a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- TCU took the field on Thanksgiving night determined to send a message to the rest of college football.


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.




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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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