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Jeb Bush to reporter: 'Take a hike man'Kansas State upsets top-ranked Oklahoma, 80-69 (Yahoo Sports)


Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber yells at a referee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Kansas State received a bench warning. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again. D.J. Johnson added 12 points and Justin Edwards 11 for the Wildcats (14-9, 3-7), who snapped the Sooners' four-game win streak by holding in check player of the year front-runner Buddy Hield. The high-scoring guard had 23 points, but a big chunk came in the final minutes, when the Sooners (19-3, 7-3) were desperately trying to rally against a team that wouldn't budge an inch.


North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile testLouisville's Pitino: Fine schools, coaches for violations (Yahoo Sports)

A vehicle carrying a PAC-3 missile interceptor arrives at a port on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa prefecture, southwestern Japan Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments who suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.


Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, right, talks with Quentin Snider during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Louisville Ky. Louisville won 79-47.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Louisville coach Rick Pitino said schools and coaches should be fined for violations, and players who had nothing to do with infractions should not be penalized. Pitino said athletic director Tom Jurich chose to keep Louisville out of this year's Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments. University President James Ramsey announced the ban Friday.


More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quakeNewton wins Offensive Player, Watt Defensive Player (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quakeRescuers were raced to locate the missing after nightfall Saturday.


Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throws during practice in preparation for the Super Bowl 50 football game Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an NFL award.


Progressive candidates make progress on defining progressivismThunder-Warriors Preview (Yahoo Sports)


WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 03: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors puts up a shot against the Washington Wizards in the first half at Verizon Center on February 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Curry and Russell Westbrook each turned in huge efforts before their first meeting of the season in the second-most anticipated sporting event in the Bay Area this weekend, with the Warriors seeking a 41st straight regular-season home win. Golden State (45-4) matched the 40-game home streak in the regular season by Orlando from March 21, 1995-March 19, 1996 in its last home game, routing Dallas 127-107 on Jan. 27. The next day, Curry, who grew up in Charlotte, was asked about Super Bowl weekend in the Bay Area and if the huge Carolina Panthers fan planned to attend the game against the Denver Broncos one day after this contest.


N. Korea says rocket launch could happen as early as SundayNo. 3 Villanova too much for No. 11 Providence in 72-60 win (Yahoo Sports)

US soldiers stand guard at Taesungdong Elementary School as a North Korean flag fluttering over the propaganda village of Gijeongdong, seen from South Korea's Taesungdong freedom village in the Demilitarized zone in Paju on February 4, 2016North Korea's widely-condemned launch of a long-range rocket could happen within a matter of hours, after Pyongyang shortened and brought forward the start of the launch window to Sunday morning. An updated notification sent by Pyongyang to UN agencies on Saturday -- a copy of which was released by the South Korean government -- said the launch would now take place between February 7-14. The initial window announced by the North on Tuesday had been February 8-25.


Villanova guard Mikal Bridges (25) blocks a shot-attempt by Providence guard Kyron Cartwright (24) during the second half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

Villanova was overpowered on both ends of the floor in its overtime loss at home to Providence last month, the first vulnerability shown by a team that was unbeaten in Big East play. The Friars came in a step slower for the rematch and the Wildcats took full advantage. Darryl Reynolds had a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds and third-ranked Villanova held off a late rally to defeat No. 11 Providence 72-60 on Saturday.




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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

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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