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Obama pitches Iran nuclear deal as support looks 'squishy'Campbell pinch single breaks tie, helps Mets beat Miami 5-1 (Yahoo Sports)

The president will strive to counter an all-out blitz by the GOP and Israel to stop the deal.


New York Mets players, from left, Jeurys Familia, Juan Uribe, Juan Lagares celebrate after their team's 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins in their baseball game in Miami, Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

A couple of the New York Mets' biggest hits came from unexpected sources on Tuesday night. Eric Campbell's tiebreaking pinch single and Juan Lagares' two-run triple highlighted a four-run eighth inning that helped send the Mets to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins. ''Our offense is pretty exciting,'' Mets pitcher Jonathan Niese said.


White House criticized for not filling watchdog post at CIADonaldson and Tulowitzki homer, Jays beat Twins 3-1 (Yahoo Sports)

More than six months after the CIA inspector general resigned, President Obama has yet to nominate a replacement.


Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion, right, greets teammate Josh Donaldson with a whisper gesture after Donaldson hit a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Hitting at the top of Toronto's potent lineup, Troy Tulowitzki doesn't feel any pressure to produce. Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson hit solo home runs, Marco Estrada pitched 6 2-3 innings to win consecutive starts and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night. Toronto's sixth win in seven games moved the Blue Jays ahead of the Twins and into the second AL wild-card spot.


Paper: FBI investigating security of Clinton emailsDombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over (Yahoo Sports)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets supporters before speaking at a campaign rally at La Rumba, a Denver dance club and restaurant, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.


FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski speaks to the media during a baseball news conference in Detroit. The Tigers announced, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, that assistant general manager Al Avila has been promoted to the role of executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager, relieving Dombrowski. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

The end of Dave Dombrowski's tenure in Detroit came suddenly and unexpectedly - like so many of the moves he made to build the Tigers into an American League powerhouse. Dombrowski is out after nearly 14 seasons as president and general manager of the Tigers. Dombrowski was fresh off making several big trades last week, and his exit set off rampant speculation about where he would next work.


Americans say blacks treated less fairly in 2015 than 2007: GallupDeSclafani handles Cardinals again, leads Reds to 3-2 win (Yahoo Sports)

A protester wears tape over her mouth during a silent demonstration against what they say is police brutality after the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer, in St. LouisWhites, blacks and Hispanics also expressed a new low in their satisfaction with the way blacks are treated in U.S. society, according to the Gallup 2015 Minority Rights and Relations poll. Overall, about 49 percent of respondents said they were satisfied, compared to 62 percent just two years ago, pollsters said. The survey of more than 2,000 respondents, conducted from June 15 until July 10, comes at a tense time between U.S. law enforcement and the communities in which they operate, particularly after grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City.


Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani throws in the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Anthony DeSclafani has figured out how to handle the Cardinals - go right at them. The rookie handled St. Louis for the second straight start, striking out a career-high nine, and the Cincinnati Reds turned a big first inning off John Lackey into a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. DeSclafani (7-7), the most experienced member of Cincinnati's all-rookie rotation with 20 starts, gave up seven hits and two runs in six innings.


Man found guilty of 2010 killing of Chicago police officerBlue Jays' Aaron Sanchez suspended 3 games, John Gibbons 1 (Yahoo Sports)
A judge on Tuesday found a man guilty of fatally shooting a Chicago police officer after a scuffle in a police station parking lot in 2010, prosecutors said. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Timothy Joyce rejected a defense argument that Bryant Brewer, 29, was insane at the time he shot and killed Officer Thor Soderberg. Brewer was convicted of first degree murder in the killing of Soderberg and the attempted murders of Officers Kim Thorpe, Officer Lynn Casey and Sgt. Jason Kazinski, said Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez reacts after being ejected from a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals for throwing at Royals batter Alcides Escobar in the eighth inning in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toronto pitcher Aaron Sanchez was suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one for their roles in Sunday's brawling game between the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. Major League Baseball on Tuesday also fined Sanchez an undisclosed sum for intentionally throwing at Alcides Escobar with warnings in place during the top of the eighth inning of Toronto's 7-6 win. Sanchez contends his pitch just got away.




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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.

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.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

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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