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Clinton faces tough crowd in West Virginia coal countryLeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1 (Yahoo Sports)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with Bo Copley and his wife Lauren, while holding a photograph of their children, after a round table discussion at Williamson Health and Wellness Center in Williamson, W.Va., Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Voters expressed anger toward her during a campaign swing through a state that overwhelmingly backed her eight years ago.


CLEVELAND,OH MAY 2 : LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for the layup against the Atlanta Hawks during the Eastern Conference Semifinals Game One on May 2, 2016 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rusty, rested or reeling, LeBron James and the Cavaliers find a way to beat the Hawks in the playoffs every time. James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and Cleveland withstood a strong second-half surge by Atlanta to maintain its chokehold on the Hawks with a 104-93 victory Monday night in the opening game of their second-round Eastern Conference series. James converted a critical three-point play with 2:09 left for the Cavs, who blew an 18-point lead in the second half and fell behind with 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter before making several clutch plays down the stretch.


Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to JapanPenguins top Capitals 3-2 to take 2-1 series lead (Yahoo Sports)

Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to JapanPresident Obama may visit Hiroshima when he travels to Japan late this month for a summit of key industrialized nations, but he will not apologize for the World War II decision to destroy that city with an atomic bomb, the White House said Monday. The question arose because John Kerry recently became the first U.S. secretary of state to visitHiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.


Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) deflects a puck over the net during the first period of Game 3 against the Washington Capitals in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored a minute apart in the first period, Matt Murray stopped 47 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins took control of their Eastern Conference semifinal with a 3-2 win in Game 3 on Monday. Carl Hagelin added his third goal of the playoffs for Pittsburgh, which took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series on another contentious night guaranteed to keep the NHL player safety office busy. Two days after Washington's Brooks Orpik earned a three-game suspension for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh's Olli Maatta, Penguins defenseman Kris Letang took a shot at Capitals forward Marcus Johansson sure to be reviewed before Wednesday's Game 4.


Sister: No charges against police in Virginia stun gun caseDreams can come true: Leicester wins English soccer title (Yahoo Sports)

Death after taser arrest leads to Va. police brutality allegationsA Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man's sister and her attorney said Monday. Linwood Lambert's ...


Leicester City fans react as they watch the Chelsea versus Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League soccer match at the Local Hero public house in Leicester, central England, Monday May 2, 2016. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 100 miles away. In the second tier two years ago, in a relegation fight last season, a 5,000-1 long shot last summer, Leicester is now alongside Manchester United, Liverpool and the other clubs who can call themselves champion. The Foxes clinched the most improbable title of the Premier League era when second-place Tottenham was held to a 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday night.


Q&A: Sanders' long-shot bid to clinch Democratic nominationThunder-Spurs Preview (Yahoo Sports)

Bernie Sanders was at IPFW's Gates Center Monday, May 2, 2016, for a rally in Fort Wayne, Ind. (Michelle Davies/The Journal-Gazette via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing significantly in the Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders wants superdelegates to flip his way and is aiming for a contested national convention in July against front-runner Hillary Clinton. For his plan to work, he'll need plenty of big-time breaks.


There was a possession in which LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed a defensive rebound, outlet-passed to Manu Ginobili, who then turned and fired a 70-foot strike to Kawhi Leonard for a dunk. Not everything came that easily for San Antonio in the opener of the Spurs' Western Conference semifinal series against Oklahoma City on Saturday. It only seemed that way, as they rolled to a 124-92 win and now look to take a 2-0 lead when the series continues in San Antonio on Monday night.
Woman says she is Prince's half-sister, claims part of estateWarriors still hopeful to have Stephen Curry back for Game 3 (Yahoo Sports)

One of his generation's most prolific musicians, Prince died suddenly on April 21 at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park estate outside MinneapolisA woman claiming to be Prince's half-sister has come forward saying she is entitled to part of the late pop star's multimillion-dollar estate, legal documents show. Darcell Gresham Johnston filed court documents Friday in the musician's probate case in Minnesota saying she is an "interested party and beneficiary" in the singer's estate. The estate was previously expected to be equally split six ways between Prince's known surviving siblings under Minnesota law.


OAKLAND, CA - MAY 1: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stephen Curry was expected back on the court for more light shooting Monday to test his sprained right knee, still with the hope he could be ready to return for Golden State's Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday at Portland. Coach Steve Kerr said Monday that the reigning MVP wouldn't be available for Tuesday night's Game 2 with the Warriors up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series after a 118-106 win Sunday in the opener. ''I'll just say he's doubtful just so we give everybody something to chew on,'' Kerr joked.




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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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