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Applications for US jobless aid jumpAP Source: Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3 (Yahoo Sports)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 photo, job seekers Stevens de la Pena, foreground left, and Eduardo Perez, foreground right, fill out a job application at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)The number of people seeking unemployment benefits hit a surprising number.


FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands on the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Landover, Md. A person familiar with the decision says the Redskins plan to start McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, against the Indianapolis Colts. The person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because coach Jay Gruden had yet to announce the news to his team. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Move over, RG3. It's Colt vs. the Colts.


Russian troops giving 'backbone' to Ukraine rebels: NATO commanderSmith to start at QB for Jets vs. Dolphins on MNF (Yahoo Sports)

Pro-Russian separatists from the rebel Interior ministry attend an oath-taking ceremony in DonetskKIEV (Reuters) - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday after talks with Ukrainian leaders. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, visiting Kiev as head of U.S. forces in Europe, said Russia's "militarization" of the Crimea peninsula it annexed from Ukraine in March meant Moscow could exert influence over almost the entire Black Sea region. ...


New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith walks off the field after their 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Nov.24, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback.


Ferguson protests spread across U.S.Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St hold playoff places (Yahoo Sports)

Amanda Ashe of Oakland faces off with a police officer during a demonstration in Oakland, CaliforniaPeople from New York to L.A. took to the streets for a second straight night.


Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) returns to drills (after dressing out but not participating Monday) during Alabama football practice, Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals.


Guard reinforcements contain damage in FergusonRed Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez (Yahoo Sports)

Protesters vandalize a police vehicle outside of the Ferguson city hall on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.


Newly acquired Boston Red Sox free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval smiles as he responds to a reporter's question after being introduced to the media at Fenway Park Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

BOSTON (AP) -- Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar.


AP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows outAP source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet (Yahoo Sports)

This Dec. 7, 2011 file photo shows former U.S. Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy, preparing for a bilateral meeting in Beijing, China. Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.


Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants next week.




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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.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

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.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

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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