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FBI surrounds last occupiers at Oregon refugeKobe, LeBron share court as Cavaliers beat Lakers 120-111 (Yahoo Sports)

Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in


CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 10: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Lakerson February 10, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. ''It was just a lot of mutual respect,'' James said of the embrace. The two superstars shared the same floor in Cleveland for the final time on Wednesday night as the Cavaliers, despite playing the second half without Kevin Love, downed the Los Angeles Lakers 120-111 in their last game before the All-Star break.


Christie, Fiorina drop GOP presidential bidsUNC spokesman: Williams expected back at next practice (Yahoo Sports)


North Carolina head coach Roy Williams questions a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is expected to be at the team's next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College. Athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that the ninth-ranked Tar Heels had a previously scheduled day off and would return to practice Thursday ahead of a weekend home game against Pittsburgh. The 65-year-old Williams left Tuesday's game with about 14 minutes left after collapsing momentarily in the huddle, an attack he said can be brought on by sudden head movements.


Sanders wants New Hampshire to be his ‘slingshot’Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns 112-104 (Yahoo Sports)


PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriorsg drives to the basket against the Phoenix Suns during the game on February 10, 2016 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Warriors stormed into the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak with a 112-104 victory over the free-falling Suns on Wednesday night. ''It wasn't our best effort but I told them before the game keep the turnovers down, just be solid and we should be fine,'' Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Curry had 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the defending NBA champions.


For Jeb Bush, humiliation made survival possibleHope Solo reiterates concerns over Zika at the Olympics (Yahoo Sports)


United States' Becky Sauerbrunn, left, and Hope Solo, right, stand during the playing of the national anthem before the team's CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match against Costa Rica on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo asserted that if the Olympics were held today, she would not go out of concern about the Zika virus. If the Olympics were today, I would not go,'' she said. ''Fortunately, the Olympics are six months away.


Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructureOKC Thunder assistant coach's wife dies after car accident (Yahoo Sports)

FILE-- In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is interviewed after visited a church that's distributing water and filters to its predominantly Latino parishioners in Flint, Mich. Snyder will propose spending $195 million more to address Flint’s water crisis and another $165 million updating infrastructure across the state in response to lead contamination overwhelming the city. The plan will be detailed in the Republican governor’s annual $54.9 billion budget presentation to the GOP-led Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state — a plan that lawmakers from both parties generally welcomed as moving in the right direction with the proper priorities.


NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 25: Head Coach Monty Williams of the New Orleans Pelicans speaks to the media before Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2015 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams died Wednesday evening at a hospital from injuries suffered in a car crash, police said. The 44-year-old Ingrid Williams was involved in a crash Tuesday night. An oncoming car crossed the center line and hit her SUV just outside of downtown Oklahoma City, said police Capt. Paco Valderrama.




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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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