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Protests force Trump into a ditch, en route to make his California pitchBlazers advance 4-2 with 106-103 victory over the Clippers (Yahoo Sports)

Protests force Trump into a ditch, en route to make his California pitchTrump’s appearance was nearly derailed by massive protests outside the Hyatt Regency near the San Francisco airport.


PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 29: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers celebrates after winning Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center on April 29, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. The Blazers won 106-103. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Even as they huddled after the victory that sent them through to the next round, the Portland Trail Blazers were drawing inspiration from the doubters. The confetti fell on them from the ceiling and Damian Lillard told his gathered teammates he was proud of them for shutting out the ''outside noise,'' like those who never thought the Blazers would make it to the playoffs - let alone the second round. Now they'll have to shut out those who think they have no chance against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors.


IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21Wade, Heat force Game 7 with 97-90 win over Hornets (Yahoo Sports)

Shiite pilgrims march toward the Imam Mousa al-Kadhim shrine to commemorate the anniversary of the Imam's death in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 29, 2016. The anniversary of the 8th-century Imam's death draws tens of thousands of Shiites from all walks to converge on his golden-domed shrine in northern Baghdad. The pilgrims typically march to the shrine while hundreds of tents are erected to offer them free food, drinks and services. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)The bombing also wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials.


CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 29: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat reacts after making a shot late in the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets during game six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 29, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade hadn't made a 3-point shot since December, enduring a streak of 22 consecutive misses. The 34-year-old star hit both 3-pointers he attempted, including a big one with 46 seconds left, finishing with 23 points as the Heat beat the Charlotte Hornets 97-90 to force a decisive game in the first-round series. ''Once I saw one fall, anybody who is scorer knows the basket gets a little bigger,'' Wade said.


Cries heard as rescuers search rubble of Nairobi building; at least 10 deadLakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach (Yahoo Sports)

Rescue workers search for residents feared trapped in the rubble of a six-storey building that collapsed after days of heavy rain, in NairobiThe cries of a mother and her baby are heard after the building collapsed overnight following heavy rain.


CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 18: Interim Head coach Luke Walton of the Golden State Warriors during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on January 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers reached an agreement Friday night with the Golden State assistant to become their head coach, dramatically choosing a young leader for their new era after Kobe Bryant. The Lakers grabbed Walton just five days after they fired Byron Scott, who led the 16-time NBA champions to the two worst seasons in franchise history.


Warren Buffett nails the problem with this week's dismal GDP reportPacers force Game 7 against Raptors with 101-83 win (Yahoo Sports)

File photo of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett with a Dairy Queen ice cream bar prior to the Berkshire annual meeting in OmahaQ1 GDP was a dismal 0.5%. Here's why Warren Buffett isn't worried.


INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 29: Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers celebrates during the 101-83 win over the Toronto Raptors in game six of the 2016 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

This time, the Indiana Pacers buckled down and fought back. Reeling from a fourth-quarter collapse followed by a sluggish start, the Pacers turned things around just in time with an 18-0 run to save their season. Paul George and George Hill combined for 24 second-half points Friday to help Indiana pull away for a 101-83 victory over the Raptors to force a decisive Game 7 on Sunday in Toronto.


Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliamentMichigan State QB Cook biggest name still on board (Yahoo Sports)

Followers of Iraq's Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr storm in IraqDozens of protesters have climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone.


Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook passes the ball during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football semifinal playoff game against Alabama, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Michigan State's Connor Cook, projected by many to go in the second round, hasn't been chosen. Tulsa receiver Keyarris Garrett, who led FBS schools with 1,588 yards on 96 catches last season, is available.




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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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