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|Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages||Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory (Yahoo Sports)|
The death toll from Saturday's massive earthquake soared past 3,700.
LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left two players with potentially serious injuries and Cleveland wondering if Kevin Love would be ready for the next round. One thing is certain: Love was angry after Cleveland beat Boston 101-93, a game he left midway through the first quarter Sunday with a dislocated left shoulder. Kelly Olynyk had his right arm entangled with Love's left arm - a move Love called ''bush league'' and intentional- as both went for a loose ball.
|Justice Ginsburg has already made up her mind on gay marriage||Paul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs (Yahoo Sports)|
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 82-year-old leader of the Supreme Court’s minority liberal wing, has cast aside her usual restraint in the past months and left little doubt where she stands on the upcoming gay marriage case.
The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on Sunday to even their first-round series at two games apiece. The Clippers, who bounced back from a 100-73 loss in Game 3, host Game 5 on Tuesday. Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said the team's ''spirit'' was broken during that lopsided loss, but he didn't coddle his players during a two-hour film session Saturday.
|Thousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray||Cards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer (Yahoo Sports)|
BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after suffering serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.
Adam Wainwright was a cheerleader on the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series title team, out the entire year following reconstructive elbow surgery, suiting up and slapping fives in the dugout. The staff ace of the NL Central leaders might be reduced to that status again from an injury that came with him batting. ''There's nothing I can do about it, so might as well not be nervous about it or worried about it,'' Wainwright said after Sunday's 6-3 loss at Milwaukee. ''Worry doesn't do anybody any good.'' The 33-year-old Wainwright had to be helped off the field after getting injured stumbling out of the batter's box after popping out in the fifth inning Saturday, saying the ''foot just shut down on me.'' ''Unfortunately, it is not great news,'' general manager John Mozeliak said in a video on the Cardinals' website.
|Boston bomber's lawyer urges 'unrelenting punishment' over death||After Wizards get sweep, Pierce takes jabs at Raptors, Drake (Yahoo Sports)|
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev called on a jury on Monday to sentence him to "a lifetime of unrelenting punishment" rather than death. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, was found guilty early this month of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, as well as fatally shooting a police officer. "No punishment, no punishment could ever be equal to the terrible effects of these crimes on the innocent people who were killed and hurt or on their families," said defense attorney David Bruck. Defense lawyers countered that Tsarnaev, who was 19 at the time of the attack, was following the lead of his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, who died after a gunfight with police four days after the bombing.
|At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol' time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards. So before turning his attention to whoever his team's second-round Eastern Conference opponent will be in a week or more - either No. 1 seed Atlanta or No. 8 Brooklyn - Pierce wanted to relish Washington's sweep of the Toronto Raptors. So within a couple of hours after the Wizards completed the franchise's first 4-0 win in a best-of-seven series by beating Toronto 125-94 on Sunday night, Pierce's Twitter and Facebook accounts were in full troll mode, replete with doctored photos. One showed an image of Pierce sitting on the iconic ''Game of Thrones'' iron-sword seat, under the headline ''King in the North,'' a play off the Raptors' ''We the North'' slogan.|
|Lynch inherits civil rights probes from Holder as U.S. attorney general||Orioles get 20 hits in 18-7 rout of Red Sox (Yahoo Sports)|
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A string of deadly confrontations between mostly white police and black men will be among challenges immediately facing Loretta Lynch when she is sworn in on Monday as U.S. attorney general. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore, Maryland, take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case. Building on her career as an accomplished federal prosecutor, Lynch takes over from retiring Attorney General Eric Holder, who served more than six turbulent years at the head of the Justice Department. Besides the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, other questionable encounters between police and black males in recent months have led to unrest in South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio and New York.
The Baltimore Orioles circled the bases more often than ever before under Buck Showalter, twice scoring six runs in an inning and pounding out 20 hits without even batting in the ninth. After the infield dirt had finally settled, however, Showalter was far more interested in talking about his starting pitcher. Delmon Young drove in five runs, Chris Davis homered and the Orioles received a bounce-back pitching performance from Bud Norris in an 18-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. It was Baltimore's most prolific offensive showing since an 18-9 win over Cleveland on April 19, 2006, and the most runs the Orioles ever scored against Boston.
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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.