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Congress Votes to Keep Government Open One More Week MLB power rankings: Yanks surge behind Judge (Yahoo Sports)

news The House and Senate passed a short-term extension to keep the government operating for one more week, one step in averting a government shutdown.

MLB power rankings: Yankees surge behind Aaron Judge. (AP)

New York had the biggest jump of any team in part thanks to the massive slugger, who has proved to be a powerful force in the American League East.


Sec. Tillerson to UN Security Council: 'Act Before North Korea Does' A's pitcher pulls off unassisted double play (Yahoo Sports)

news Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for sanctions on countries trading with North Korea to pressure a dismantling of its nuclear program.

Kendall Graveman

Kendall Graveman completed the first unassisted double play by an Oakland A's pitcher since 1971.


Data Dive: What Spicer's Briefing Habits Reveal NFL draft first-round winners and losers (Yahoo Sports)

NBC News analyzed all of Sean Spicer's formal press briefings in the first 100 days. Here's what we found.

Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm and Evan Doherty break down the best and worst from the first night of picks in Philadelphia.


Trump Warns of Possible 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea Yahoo Sports NFL Draft Live: Fantasy edition (Yahoo Sports)

news President Donald Trump told Reuters that America could be headed for a "major, major conflict" with North Korea over that country's nuclear program.

The all-fantasy cast will delve deeper into the fantasy outlook for all the drafted and yet-to-be drafted 2017 NFL daft prospects.


Trump Thought Job 'Would Be Easier,' Misses Driving Philadelphia changed the draft-hosting game (Yahoo Sports)

news "I loved my previous life. I had so many things going … this is more work than in my previous life," he said in an interview marking his first 100 days.

Philadelphia changed the draft-hosting game

With a raucous crowd reported at 70,000 people turning out for first round on Thursday, a new standard has been set for how to host the NFL draft.




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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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