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Trump: Biden would be tougher to beat than ClintonEthier's 2 HRs help Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 in 10 (Yahoo Sports)

Donald Trump believes the vice president would "do very well" if he decides to enter the Democratic race.


Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers wait at home plate for Andre Ethier, left, after Ethier hit a two-run home run to win the game in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 5-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Andre Ethier always wanted to be the guy who made the game-winning 3-pointer or catch the game-winning touchdown pass in the end zone as time expired. Ethier, starting in the cleanup spot for the fourth time this season, hit his second dramatic homer in three innings - a two-run shot in the 10th - to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a three-game Freeway Series sweep with a 5-3 victory over the sputtering Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The Dodgers are 4-0 when Ethier hits cleanup.


Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homesIOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues (Yahoo Sports)

Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.


Alois Jnabl of Austria exits the water during the men's triathlon ITU World Olympic Qualification Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. The World Olympic Qualification is a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games. Before, the IOC and local Olympic organizers in Rio said they would only test for bacteria in the water, as Brazil and virtually all nations only mandate such testing to determine the safety of recreational waters. ''We've always said we will follow the expert advice, so we will now be asking the appropriate authorities in Rio to follow the expert advice which is for viral testing.


Donald Trump: ‘I’m not a debater’Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell (Yahoo Sports)


Jockey Victor Espinoza, right, on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah(4), smiles as he looks back at jockey Kent Desormeaux on Keen Ice (6) after American Pharoah won the Haskell Invitational horse race at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Keen Ice was second. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. ''This horse, he just keeps bringing it,'' trainer Bob Baffert said. With a record crowd of 60,983 cheering him on Sunday at Monmouth Park, American Pharoah came out of the final turn with a clear lead and cruised to a 2 1/4-length victory while Espinoza barely moved a muscle.


Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debatePirates earn split with heated, 3-0 win over Reds (Yahoo Sports)

RICOH Women's British Open 2015Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater." The combative real estate mogul will take center stage at Thursday's debate among the 10 top-polling candidates as he leads the 17 candidates vying to represent their party in the November 2016 election. Trump has raised eyebrows and ire with attacks on his fellow candidates, accusing former Texas Governor Rick Perry of wearing glasses to look smarter and belittling the war hero status of U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, the party's 2008 presidential candidate and a prisoner during the Vietnam War. On Sunday, Trump said he was not planning to go on the offensive.


Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Sean Rodriguez , center left, yells at the Cincinnati Reds over manager Clint Hurdle, right, as he is restrained by right fielder Gregory Polanco, left, as the benches clear in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Pirates won 3-0. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bryan Price thinks the heated rivalry between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati is a credit to the pitching. Charlie Morton pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Neil Walker hit a review-aided home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 Sunday in a testy game in which benches cleared after stars Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Phillips were hit by pitches. Pushing and shoving ensued in the eighth after the Reds' Phillips was hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh left-hander Tony Watson.


Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highwaysNorris shines in debut with Tigers, who beat Orioles 6-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Firefighters watch the Rocky Fire advance in Lake County, CaliforniaA raging wildfire along northern California’s inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres (18,615 hectares) and forced the closure of two highways, officials said on Sunday, while a blaze near the Oregon border also expanded a day after it killed a firefighter. The Rocky Fire in Lake County north of San Francisco has grown in size by about 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) since Saturday, according to Cal Fire, a state website for fire information. “This is a very fast-moving wildfire," Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said on Sunday.


Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris delivers against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Daniel Norris forged a Price-less memory in his debut with Detroit. Norris took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday to earn a split of the four-game series. Norris (2-1) was obtained by the Tigers on Thursday in the deal that sent former Cy Young Award winner David Price to Toronto.




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Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

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Living Wages Are A Global Problem

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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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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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