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A confident Trump looks past IndianaThunder hold on beat Spurs 98-97, even series at 1-1 (Yahoo Sports)

A confident Trump looks past IndianaCARMEL, Ind.—Indiana was supposed to be the state that could potentially derail Donald Trump’s insurgent bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Speaking to a capacity crowd of nearly 1,800 people, Trump, with his characteristic bravado, touted his six straight primary wins — and predicted he would easily claim yet another, pointing to polls that show him with a wide lead in Indiana heading into Tuesday’s vote. “Boom, boom, boom — we’re knocking them out like corn flakes,” Trump declared.


SAN ANTONIO,TX - MAY 2: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder screams after his team defeated the San Antonio Spurs during game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals for the 2016 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 2, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

The Oklahoma City Thunder nearly gave the game away in a wild final sequence that referees acknowledge should have been blown dead before it started. All that matters to the Thunder is that they're all even with the San Antonio Spurs. Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and the Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 on Monday night, evening the series at one game apiece when the Spurs failed to score in the final seconds.


Tony Awards Nominations (Updating Live)Villanova's buzzer-beater Jenkins to stay for senior season (Yahoo Sports)

Tony Awards Nominations (Updating Live)A rundown of the nominations for the 70th annual Broadway-lauding awards ceremony.


FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, Villanova's Kris Jenkins smiles as he and his basketball teammates take part in a rally celebrating the team's NCAA college basketball championship, in Philadelphia. Jenkins and Villanova officials said Tuesday, May 3, 2016, that Jenkins has withdrawn his name from NBA draft consideration. Jenkins says in a tweet that it was a good experience to go through the process but he's looking forward to graduating next year

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- The Villanova player who hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the national championship is sticking around for his senior season.


Student Debt Is About to Set Another Record, But the Picture Isn’t All BadCalgary fires Bob Hartley, a season after coach of the year (Yahoo Sports)

Michelle Obama Gives Speech At Bowie State University CommencementThis spring's college seniors will see a good return: higher starting salaries.


FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley poses with the Jack Adams Award trophy after winning the award at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The Calgary Flames fired Bob Hartley on Tuesday, a season after he was voted the NHL's coach of the year. Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference.


Cruz hits at Trump as Indiana votes, calling rival 'amoral'LeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1 (Yahoo Sports)

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waves with his wife Heidi and daughters, Caroline, right, and Catherine, during a rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz launched a blistering attack on rival Donald Trump as voters cast ballots in Indiana on Tuesday, calling him "amoral" and likening him to a fictitious character he described as "a braggadocious, arrogant buffoon." Replied Trump, "Cruz does not have the temperament to be president of the United States."


CLEVELAND,OH MAY 2 : Kevin Love #0 , LeBron james #23 and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers gather and give each other high fives 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.


Islamic State fire kills American in combat in IraqPenguins top Capitals 3-2 to take 2-1 series lead (Yahoo Sports)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, left, receives the rank pennant from US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the outgoing commanding officer of US and NATO troops in Europe, during the change in command at the United States European Command (EUCOM), in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, with General Joseph Dunford, second from left, and Command Master Chief Crispian Addington, second from right, pictured in the background. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday by fire from the Islamic State group outside the IS-held city of Mosul, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged it as a "combat death" as the U.S. expands its role in the northern part of Iraq.


Matthew Murray made 47 saves to lead the Penguins to a 3-2 victory against the Capitals, giving Pittsburgh a 2-1 series lead

Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway. Matt Murray made 47 stops and the Penguins did just enough counterpunching to edge the Capitals 3-2 on Monday night for a 2-1 lead in an increasingly fractious best-of-seven series living up to its billing. Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored a minute apart in the first period, Carl Hagelin added his third of the playoffs in the second and the Penguins held on despite relentless pressure from the Capitals.




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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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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