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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announces 2016 presidential bidAP Interview: Wade chooses to stay with Heat (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this June 30,2015 file photo, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb speaks in Baltimore. On Thursday, Webb announced his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)Webb is the latest politician to join the field of challengers going up against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party’s nomination.


MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat shoots against the Orlando Magic on April 13, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Wade accepted a $20 million, one-year deal on Thursday to stay with the Heat next season, ending his latest foray into free agency and wrapping up a weeks-long saga that had him seriously wondering about leaving for the first time. A pair of conversations, first with Heat CEO Nick Arison and then another with managing general partner Micky Arison, reminded Wade of what he meant to the team and from there it was a matter of just making numbers work.


Can P.G. Sittenfeld make millennials stop hating politics?Spurs' Tim Duncan tells paper: 'I'll be back on the court' (Yahoo Sports)

Sittenfeld checks his iPhone before an interview with the editorial board of the Toledo Blade. (Photo: Andrew Romano/Yahoo News)The 30-year-old is aiming to be the first member of his generation elected to the U.S. Senate.


LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots over Chris Paul #3 and DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Seven of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 111-109 to win the series four games to three. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season. Duncan tells the San Antonio Express-News that ''I'll be on the court next year.'' Until Duncan made his announcement Thursday, there was speculation that he could call it a career after the Spurs lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in a thrilling seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs. Duncan averaged 13.9 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks and earned third team All-NBA and second team All-Defense honors.


Christie can’t win New Jersey. Does that matter?Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 at Greenbrier Classic (Yahoo Sports)

Here’s the good news for Christie, if you want to be glass-half-full about it: At least he’s not running for reelection as governor.


Tiger Woods tees off on the 17th hole during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Thursday July 2, 2015 (AP Photo/Chris Tilley)

For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start. Woods rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 in Thursday's opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, four shots behind leader Scott Langley. Helped by a morning rain that softened the Old White TPC course in West Virginia, Woods posted his lowest score of the season and matched his best in relation to par.


All-clear given after reports of shooting at Navy YardAP Source: Blazers reach 5-year $120M-plus deal with Lillard (Yahoo Sports)

A large police presence gathers along M St. in Southeast Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015, after an official said shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Reports of an active shooter at the site of a deadly 2013 attack spurred a massive response from law enforcement.


PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 27: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

When Damian Lillard agreed to a new maximum contract extension with the Trail Blazers on Thursday, it may have been the beginning of a changing of the guard in Portland. Lillard agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth more than $120 million, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. ''Thank you so much to (at)PaulGAllen and the (at)trailblazers organization,'' Lillard tweeted after the news broke.


Sanders raises $15 million after launching presidential bidBucks land free agent big man Greg Monroe (Yahoo Sports)

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Thursday the Vermont Democrat has raised $15 million since joining the race in late April, a strong total for his challenge against front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.


AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 8: Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons shoots the ball against the Boston Celtics on April 8, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

As one of the most coveted big men on the free agent market, Greg Monroe had his choice of destinations. The big-market Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks wanted him. In the end, Monroe wanted the best chance to reach the playoffs for the first time in his career.




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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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