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GOP forum in N.H.: More cattle call than debateBeltre's 3rd career cycle in Rangers' 12-9 win over Astros (Yahoo Sports)

Fourteen of the 17 Republican candidates show up, but they're hamstrung by the format.


Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre follows through on his solo home run completing the cycle against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre is the ninth player in Texas Rangers history to hit for the cycle. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

Adrian Beltre came to bat in the fifth inning looking for a pitch he could hit over the wall. Beltre homered in his fourth at-bat to complete his third career cycle, becoming the first player since the 1930s to accomplish that, in the Texas Rangers' wild 12-9 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night. A two-run triple by Beltre in the first inning put the Rangers ahead to stay at 3-2.


2 dead, 22 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapseCespedes hits 3 doubles, Mets top Marlins, take NL East lead (Yahoo Sports)

Officers surround the scene of a tent collapse in Lancaster, N.H., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Authorities say the circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked the New Hampshire fairground. (Sebastian Fuentes via AP)A circus tent collapses as a severe storm rakes a northern New Hampshire fairground.


New York Mets hitter Yoenis Cespedes walks in the dugout after he scored on a double by teammate Wilmer Flores in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Miami, Monday Aug. 3, 2015. Cespedes got on base with a two-run double. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

The New York Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes last week, hoping he would be a big hit in the middle of their lineup. Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading the Mets over the Miami Marlins 12-1 and putting them atop the NL East. ''Very nice, a good night for him,'' manager Terry Collins said.


More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate voteRavens safety Matt Elam out for season with biceps tear (Yahoo Sports)

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks to reporters in defense of Planned Parenthood as Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, right, listen Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.


This is a photo of Matt Elam of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. This image reflects the Baltimore Ravens active roster as of Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo)

Ravens safety Matt Elam will miss the season with a biceps tear. Coach John Harbaugh confirmed after Monday's practice that the third-year safety would undergo season-ending surgery. Elam injured his biceps while attempting to wrap a receiver during practice on Saturday.


Jury keeps death penalty as option for Colorado movie gunman HolmesMariota collides with scout during Titans' night practice (Yahoo Sports)

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialJames Holmes, the Colorado movie massacre gunman, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors including the cruel nature of his crimes counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness. The panel of nine women and three men will now hear from victims of the July 2012 rampage at a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." They will then deliberate on whether the 27-year-old shooter should be executed by lethal injection. Holmes, who killed 12 people and wounded 70, showed no reaction as the verdicts were delivered, staring straight ahead, hands in pockets.


Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt, right, talks with quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) during NFL football training camp Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Marcus Mariota gave the Tennessee Titans a momentary scare Monday night when he scrambled and ran to the sideline where he crashed into a scout. Mariota popped right back up and headed to the sideline after hitting the scout who worked hardest to convince the Titans to draft the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Mariota gave Marv Sunderland a hand to help him back up before running to the huddle.


Two people shot outside New Jersey hip hop concertUse of batboys and girls suspended after 9-year-old's death (Yahoo Sports)
(Reuters) - A gunman shot and wounded two people outside a hip hop concert in New Jersey late on Monday and is thought to have fled to nearby woods, police said.

Lowell Burkett a supervisor with Alternative Service Building Materials, drives a cart past the columns with past National Baseball Congress stars while preparing for the National Baseball Congress World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium, Thursday, July 27, 2006, in Wichita, Kan.The National Baseball Congress and its annual World Series, the vision of Wichita sporting goods salesman Hap Dumont 75 years ago, begins Friday. (AP Photo/Larry W. Smith)

Kaiser Carlile died Sunday, a day after he was hit by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle during the Liberal Bee Jays' game in Wichita. During an emotional news conference Monday, Kaiser was remembered as an energetic, happy boy who loved being part of the Bee Jays. Manager Adam Anderson and several players said he inspired them to always work hard, have fun and win.




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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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