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|Eric Holder: The Justice Department could strike deal with Edward Snowden||Williams takes on Azarenka in Wimbledon quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports)|
Former attorney general Eric Holder says a “possibility exists” for the Justice Department to cut a deal with the former NSA contractor.
The last time Serena Williams played Victoria Azarenka, they exchanged angry gestures, testy words - and a pair of shorts. If the rematch of that tense three-setter at the French Open is half as good, fans at Wimbledon should be in for a treat. Williams takes on Azarenka again in the quarterfinals at the All England Club on Tuesday, hoping to keep up her dominance against a player she considers a friend off the court.
|Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could help women's suit||FSU QB Johnson off team after video shows him punching woman (Yahoo Sports)|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents.
Florida State has dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team on the same day that prosecutors released video showing him punching a woman at a bar. In a statement Monday, coach Jimbo Fisher announced Johnson's immediate dismissal. In the security camera video released by the State Attorney's Office, it appears the woman and Johnson were trying to get a position at the bar, and Johnson jostled her.
|Greece faces last chance to stay in euro as cash runs out||Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out (Yahoo Sports)|
By Paul Taylor and Costas Pitas BRUSSELS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to present new proposals to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday, under pressure from European leaders to come up with credible ideas as his country's banks face potential meltdown. With Greek lenders down to their last few days of cash and the European Central Bank tightening the noose on their funding, Tsipras must persuade the bloc's other 18 leaders, many of whom are exasperated with five years of crisis, to open negotiations fast on a new loan to rescue Greece. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, under suspicion from both sides for trying to broker a last-minute deal, told the European Parliament: "There are some in the European Union who openly or secretly are working to exclude Greece from the euro zone." He did not name names but may have been referring to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who has made no secret of his scepticism about Greece's fitness to stay in the euro.
Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal also was a first-time selection Monday for the July 14 game in Cincinnati.
|Bill Cosby said in 2005 lawsuit he gave Quaaludes to women for sex||Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland (Yahoo Sports)|
Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them, according to court documents unsealed on Monday. Cosby, 77, made the admission during testimony in a civil case brought by a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, who alleged that Cosby tricked her into taking drugs before he sexually assaulted her. Cosby's lawyers had argued that the documents would cause severe embarrassment to the comedian-actor, who is best known for playing lovable father figure Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the hit TV comedy series "The Cosby Show" in the 1980s and 1990s.
|Mo Williams' best days in what has been a very solid NBA career came in Cleveland as LeBron James' wing man. Williams showed he still had plenty left in the tank last season, and he could provide a lift for James and the Cavaliers once again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is headed back to Cleveland to team up with James again, returning to the franchise and the superstar that helped him earn his only All-Star nod.|
|After coal, can better health save West Virginia?||AP Source: David West takes minimum to join Spurs (Yahoo Sports)|
By Valerie Volcovici WILLIAMSON, WV (Reuters) - With coal trains chugging past in the distance, Jack Perry watches as his wife, Margie, plants row upon row of Hungarian pepper seedlings in the community garden that residents of this West Virginia coal town call the "Garden of Eatin'." "The peppers they sell at the stores don't taste anything like this," says Perry, a retired coal worker. Unlike their neighbors in Kentucky, where there have been state-sponsored economic transition efforts, West Virginians have been largely left on their own to respond to coal's decline.
David West is sacrificing millions to chase that elusive championship. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the veteran forward is taking a one-year, minimum salary contract worth $1.4 million to join the San Antonio Spurs. West walked away from a $12 million pay day with the Indiana Pacers to chase a title with the Spurs in his 13th NBA season.
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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.