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Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's final days, efforts to save himCowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad (Yahoo Sports)

Ebola doctor Gary Weinstein (screen shot)Dallas doctor Gary Weinstein describes Texas Health Presbyterian's efforts to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the country's first Ebola patient.


FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys practice squad player defensive end Michael Sam speaks to reporters after team practice at the team's headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.


NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison (Yahoo Sports)

A pilot climbs from a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet at Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania Monday Oct. 20, 2014 . Two Canadian F-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Monday to intercept a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft, which they shadowed for some 15 minutes, NATO said. (AP Photo/Canadian Air Force, Cpl Gabrielle DesRochers)NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.


FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes in a qualification round for the Men's 4x400m relay at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who shot and killed Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door in his home last year, had earlier been convicted of culpable homicide, or negligent killing. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.


Homeland Security orders new screening for EbolaAP sources: Rice's appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 (Yahoo Sports)

New Ebola Screening Procedures At Dulles Airport Take EffectEveryone coming to the U.S. from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease.


FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Two people familiar with the situation say a hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, because details of the hearing have not been made public. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.


Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground againRest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series (Yahoo Sports)

A member of the Iraqi security force searches a man at a checkpoint in RamadiIn recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.


San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, right, watches batting practice alongside Buster Posey, at left, during a team workout on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to play the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of baseball's World Series on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.


North Korea's big move on captured AmericanKings support Voynov's suspension after arrest (Yahoo Sports)

FILE- In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to The Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle, detained since May and charged with "anti-state" crimes there, has lost his job in Ohio. The city of Moraine, Ohio decision to terminate the 56-year-old's job effective Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, includes severance pay and reinstatement ability. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.


FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov (26) reacts after Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith scored during the second period in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Chicago. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings are expressing support for the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov after the defenseman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.




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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

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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Now that the primaries are over, it is time to focus on the general midterm elections.

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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