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Eric Holder: The Justice Department could strike deal with Edward SnowdenAP Source: David West takes minimum to join Spurs (Yahoo Sports)

Former attorney general Eric Holder says a “possibility exists” for the Justice Department to cut a deal with the former NSA contractor.


INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 5: David West #21 of the Indiana Pacers attempts a free throw against the Miami Heat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

David West is sacrificing millions to chase that elusive championship. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the veteran forward is taking a one-year, minimum salary contract worth $1.4 million to join the San Antonio Spurs. West walked away from a $12 million pay day with the Indiana Pacers to chase a title with the Spurs in his 13th NBA season.


Condemned Boston Marathon bomber files motion for new trialAP Source: Marc Gasol re-ups with Grizzlies for max deal (Yahoo Sports)

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time Wednesday just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)The move comes less than two weeks after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attack.


MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 15: Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies prepares to shoot a free throw against the Golden State Warriors in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 15, 2015 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Through seven years in Memphis, Marc Gasol has embodied the Grizzlies' ''Grit-n-Grind'' mantra as much as anyone. Gasol agreed to terms with the Grizzlies on Monday on a five-year maximum contract worth more than $100 million, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. While many of the other high-profile free agents completed deals in the first few frenzied days of the market opening last week, Gasol was in no rush.


SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse groundsA win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon (Yahoo Sports)

South Carolina Lawmakers Debate Removing The Confederate Flag Near StatehouseCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.


Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning the singles match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015. Federer won 6-2, 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena. - Serena cheated a tad every so often, lying about whether Venus' shots landed in or out. On Monday at Centre Court, in the 26th all-Williams contest on tour but first at a major in six years, No. 1-seeded Serena played solidly enough to beat No. 16 Venus 6-4, 6-3 and reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals, closing in on the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam.


No evidence of active shooter at Walter Reed, police sayNationals slugger Harper to skip All-Star Home Run Derby (Yahoo Sports)

Walter Reed placed on lockdown after unconfirmed report of active shooterStaffers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center were asked to shelter in place after uncomfirmed reports of an active shooter on the hospital's Bethesda, Md., campus.


Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) watches his two-run homer as he holds his Independence Day themed bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper won't participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby because his father isn't available to pitch to him. The Home Run Derby will be held Monday, the day before the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Harper finished second in the 2013 Home Run Derby with his dad as the pitcher.


World Cup kiss a poignant moment for manyGinobili announces he will return to Spurs next season (Yahoo Sports)

Wambach kisses her wifeAbby Wambach celebrated the U.S. victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final by racing to the stands to kiss her wife — a poignant moment that wasn't lost on gay rights supporters watching on television.


LOS ANGELES, CA - May 2: Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs warms up before Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Manu Ginobili says he is returning to the San Antonio Spurs for a 14th season. Ginobili made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. Ginobili averaged 10.5 points in 70 games, his lowest scoring average since his rookie season.




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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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