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|Pataki record: A Roosevelt Republican from N.Y.’s crime-crackdown years||Chisox beat Orioles in doubleheader opener caused by riots (Yahoo Sports)|
Amid a growing group of long-shot Republican presidential hopefuls that already includes a neurosurgeon, a deposed Silicon Valley CEO, and two failed contenders from presidential primaries past, few official or potential primary candidates have been as quickly dismissed as George Pataki.
Chris Sale struck out 12 over 7 2-3 shutout innings and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Orioles 3-2 Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader caused by rioting in Baltimore last month. The doubleheader was scheduled after games on April 27-28 were postponed because of riots near the ballpark following the death of Freddie Gray. The left-hander was pulled in the eighth after striking out Caleb Joseph and Everth Cabrera to raise his pitch count to 120.
|Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs||New French Open challenges await Williams, Djokovic, Murray (Yahoo Sports)|
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set. For Andy Murray, it was a time warning from the chair umpire and losing a set for the first time in six matches against his opponent. While nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal won in straight sets on a cloudy, windy Thursday, some red dirt got in the machine for three of the other biggest names at Roland Garros.
|Matt Bai: Hillary Clinton's not like the rest of us? Good!||McIlroy shoots 80, risking another early exit at Irish Open (Yahoo Sports)|
The “out of touch” mantra has been a perennial line of attack in our campaigns for several decades, at least.
Rory McIlroy can't seem to perform in front of a home crowd. The Northern Ireland star looked bewildered as he shot a 9-over-par 80 - his worst score of the season - in Thursday's opening round of the Irish Open. Taking advantage were Irish veteran Padraig Harrington and unheralded Maximilian Kieffer of Germany, who both shot 67 to share the lead.
|George Pataki announces 2016 presidential bid||Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal (Yahoo Sports)|
As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body. ''We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time,'' Blatter said in his first public remarks on the crisis that has further tainted his leadership on the eve of his bid for a fifth term as president. The 79-year-old Blatter insisted he could restore trust in world soccer after a pair of corruption investigations brought ''shame and humiliation'' on his organization and the world's most popular sport.
|FBI launches probe into theft of U.S. taxpayer information||Buffalo Sabres hire ex-Penguins coach Dan Bylsma (Yahoo Sports)|
The FBI said on Thursday it had begun looking into the illegal access of the tax-return information of about 100,000 people disclosed by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this week. "The FBI has opened an investigation into the recently reported incident at the Internal Revenue Service and is working with our interagency partners to determine the nature and scope of this matter," a spokesman said. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday cyber criminals had sought to gain access to personal tax information 200,000 times from February to May, and were successful in about half of those attempts.
A week after losing out on Mike Babcock, the Buffalo Sabres went with another experienced Stanley Cup winner by hiring Dan Bylsma to become their next coach. The hiring was announced Thursday, after the former Pittsburgh Penguins coach spent a second consecutive day meeting with Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula and general manager Tim Murray in Buffalo. The hiring was delayed briefly after the Sabres were required under NHL rules to compensate the Penguins for hiring Bylsma because he was still under contract with Pittsburgh after being relieved of his duties a year ago.
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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.