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Chicago charges officer in black teen's death, releases video of shootingGambling to feature at New York daily fantasy sports hearing (Yahoo Sports)

In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)The graphic footage of last year's shooting sparked mostly peaceful street demonstrations.

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is looking forward to the return of predecessor Brett Favre on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 at Lambeau Field. Favre's name and retired number will be unveiled on the north facade of the stadium at halftime of Green Bay's game against the Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of gambling laws at a hearing on how the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate in New York. State Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez will hear arguments Wednesday by lawyers for DraftKings and FanDuel and the state's attorney general. Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) wants to stop the companies from doing business in the state.

Clinton promises never to say 'illegal immigrants' againVanderbilt-Kansas Preview (Yahoo Sports)

Unbeaten and aiming for its first signature victory, Vanderbilt is about to make things a whole lot tougher for Kansas in paradise. After both teams cruised to lopsided victories, the No. 19 Commodores and fifth-ranked Jayhawks meet for the first time in 18 years Wednesday night in the Maui Invitational. Vanderbilt (4-0) is outscoring opponents by an average of 28.2 points after beating St. John's 92-55 on Monday and pounding Wake Forest 86-64 in the next day's semifinals.
Hollande, Obama vow unity against IS, appeal to RussiaAP source: Rams' Bailey in critical condition after shooting (Yahoo Sports)

US President Barack Obama (R) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande hold a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC on November 24, 2015France and the United States pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict. President Francois Hollande met his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House as Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane dealt a severe blow to efforts to coordinate the fight against IS. Speaking 11 days after jihadists killed 130 people in the French capital, Hollande urged an "implacable" joint response to crush the group in Syria and Iraq.

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey (12) celebrates his touchdown reception with teammates Kenny Britt (18) and Tavon Austin (11) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details have not been released by the Rams, that Bailey was shot on Tuesday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in critical but stable condition after being shot Tuesday night, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The Rams said in a statement they were ''aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident'' late Tuesday and that they had spoken with him. Multiple reports said Bailey was in Miami Gardens, Florida, when he was shot.

Kabbalah Center follower wins $177,000 in sexual misconduct suitLabissiere scores 16 as top-ranked Kentucky beats BU 82-62 (Yahoo Sports)

Actor Ashton Kutcher arrives with Yehuda Berg for GQ magazine's "Gentleman's Ball" in New YorkA woman who brought a sexual misconduct suit against the former co-director of the Kabbalah Center, a spiritual group whose brand of Jewish mysticism has drawn many celebrity devotees, was awarded $177,500 in damages by a jury on Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Superior Court jury found Yehuda Berg, 43, known in Hollywood as "a rabbi to the stars," liable for inflicting emotional distress on a former follower, Jena Scaccetti, according to her lawyer, Alain Bonavida. The case marked the latest controversy faced over the years by the Kabbalah Center, a non-profit organization founded in 1965 by Berg's late father, Philip, a rabbi who espoused teachings rooted in metaphysical principles of Jewish belief.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari questions a player during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston University Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 82-62. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Top-ranked Kentucky was less-than-impressive in its season debut at No. 1. Freshman center Skal Labissiere scored 16 points to lead Kentucky past Boston University 82-62 on Tuesday night, one day after the Wildcats took over the top spot in The Associated Press poll. Kentucky (5-0) struggled to put away the feisty Terriers early but outscored them 42-29 in the second half and took over down the stretch.

U.S. working to keep up with surging weapons demand: PentagonDucks-Coyotes Preview (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters are seen on the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, in the Pacific OceanBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is working hard to ensure quicker processing of U.S. foreign arms sales, which surged 36 percent to $46.6 billion in fiscal 2015 and look set to remain strong in coming years, a top Pentagon official said. "Projections are still strong," Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, who heads the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), told Reuters in an interview late on Monday. The fight against Islamic State militants and other armed conflicts around the globe were fueling demand for U.S. missile defense equipment, helicopters and munitions, Rixey said, a shift from 10 years ago when the focus was on fighter jets.

With each meeting between Arizona and Anaheim, the teams' standing in the Pacific Division has grown closer to that which was expected of each club entering the season. The first was a four-goal Coyotes' win to remain unbeaten and extend the Ducks' season-opening losing streak. The second was an overtime win for third-place Arizona that ended fifth-place Anaheim's four-game winning streak.

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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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