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Cape Verde volcano threatens to destroy villages, as government meets with U.N. officialsRay Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated (Yahoo Sports)

Lava From Cape Verde Volcano Threatens to Engulf TownThe Cape Verdean government called for an emergency meeting on Friday with U.N. representatives to discuss the nation’s largest volcanic blast since 1951.


FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL in New York. Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL.


'Gray Thursday' makes for smoother Friday shoppingBrowns' Manziel says he tried to avoid altercation (Yahoo Sports)

Target shoppers wait to check out on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. The store opened at midnight. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Those hunting for bargains at Minnesota retailers Friday morning found that Black Friday's steady slide back into Thanksgiving Day made for smoother shopping. By sunrise Friday, it was clear that the post-Thanksgiving ...


FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Cleveland. Police were called to The 9, where Manziel has a luxury apartment, after a fight broke out at 2:25 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21. According to a police report, Chris Conos told police he was assaulted by

CLEVELAND (AP) -- No, he's not Johnny Footbrawl.


Ray Rice wins appeal, eligible to playThunder G Westbrook to return Friday night (Yahoo Sports)

Woman Asks for Ray Rice's Photo, Immediately Regrets Doing SoRay Rice has won his appeal of the NFL's disciplinary decision.


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - NOVEMBER 24: Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder serves a holiday meal to clients at the City Rescue Mission and participates in a carnival for families of the shelter on November 24, 2014 at the City Rescue Mission Shelter in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook finally gets to put his fashionable suit collection away.


Pregnant St. Louis woman loses left eye after police officer shoots non-lethal round at carButler, Rose carry Bulls past Celtics 109-102 (Yahoo Sports)

Pregnant St. Louis Woman Loses Eye After Police Fire Non-lethal RoundA pregnant St. Louis woman lost her left eye during a violent run-in with cops earlier this week.


BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 28: The Chicago Bulls celebrate their win against the Boston Celtics on November 28, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) -- It's no secret that the Chicago Bulls are a much better team with a healthy Derrick Rose.


'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.Western Kentucky beats No. 19 Marshall 67-66 in OT (Yahoo Sports)
'Black Friday' shoppers clash in the U.K.Shoppers compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in Wembley, north London November 28, 2014. Britain's high streets, malls and online sites were awash with discounts on Friday as more retailers than ever embraced U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, seeking to kickstart trading in the key Christmas period. In the United States the Friday following the Thanksgiving Day holiday is called Black Friday because spending usually surges and indicates the point at which American retailers begin to turn a profit for the year, or go "into the black". REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY)

Western Kentucky's Taywan Taylor (2) catches a pass during an NCAA football game against Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Brandon Doughty threw a Conference USA-record eight touchdown passes, the last in overtime to Jared Dangerfield followed by a 2-point conversion pass to Willie McNeal that lifted Western Kentucky over No. 19 Marshall 67-66 Friday.




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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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