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|Progressive candidates make progress on defining progressivism||Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball (Yahoo Sports)|
The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at a news conference that an investigation revealed violations did occur when the school reviewed allegations by an escort that a former Louisville staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players. Ramsey said the ban is for all postseason tournaments, including the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference tournaments.
|Pope, Russian patriarch to talk about persecution of Christians||Johnny Manziel's father worried quarterback self-destructing (Yahoo Sports)|
The patriarch of Russia's Orthodox Church will take part in an historic first meeting with the Roman Catholic pontiff on Feb. 12 because of the need for a joint response to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, the Orthodox Church said. Senior Orthodox cleric Metropolitan Hilarion said that long-standing differences between the two churches remain, most notably a row over the status of the Uniate Church, in Ukraine. "The situation shaping up today in the Middle East, in North and Central Africa, and in some other regions where extremists are carrying out a genuine genocide of the Christian population, demands urgent measures and an even closer cooperation between the Christian churches," Hilarion said.
The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. Manziel will be released by the Cleveland Browns next month after two tumultuous seasons. ''I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday,'' Paul Manziel told The Dallas Morning News.
|Julian Assange claims total vindication with UN panel ruling||Goodell vows to help Oakland, San Diego teams get new venues (Yahoo Sports)|
LONDON (AP) — A United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be allowed to walk free immediately and compensated for the years he has lost.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday ''to do everything possible'' to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. ''The league supports both of these teams, but we are working very hard with not only the teams but the communities to try to find a solution that works for everybody,'' Goodell said at his annual Super Bowl week news conference. The Rams have moved to Los Angeles from St. Louis starting in the 2016 season.
|Clinton, Sanders fight to make 'establishment' the dirtiest word in politics||USC athletic director Pat Haden to step down in June (Yahoo Sports)|
University of Southern California athletic director Pat Haden will retire on June 30, ending his guidance of the Trojans through a tumultuous period in the school's history. USC President Max Nikias made the announcement Friday. ''Pat has accomplished USC's objectives here through his distinct blend of integrity, energy, wisdom, and character,'' Nikias said in a letter announcing the decision.
|Family of murdered ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller speaks out||J.J. Watt feels concussions are an expected injury (Yahoo Sports)|
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt says he knew concussions were a risk when he decided to play football, so he's not any more alarmed by the studies of prolonged head trauma suffered by NFL players. ''I think there's this big perception that players have been shocked by the concussion news that has come out,'' Watt told The Associated Press Thursday at a Verizon event promoting the (hash)minute50 VR Experience. While head trauma in football comes as no surprise, the conversation intensified after the recent film, ''Concussion,'' which brought to light that some former players suffered from the asymptomatic brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE.
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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.