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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79Graham's 27 lead No. 6 Kansas past No. 3 Oklahoma 76-72 (Yahoo Sports)


Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) shoots between Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins, left, forward Ryan Spangler, center, and forward Khadeem Lattin, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Devonte' Graham scored a career-high 27 points and did a tenacious job defending Buddy Hield to help No. 6 Kansas defeat No. 3 Oklahoma 76-72 on Saturday. Graham made 6 of 9 3-point attempts for the Jayhawks (21-4, 9-3 Big 12), who swept the regular-season series. Kansas won the first meeting 109-106 in triple overtime on Jan. 4.


State Department releases more than 1,000 pages of Clinton emailsNo. 22 Kentucky blows out South Carolina 89-62 (Yahoo Sports)

State Department Releases More Than 1,000 Pages of Clinton EmailsThe State Department today made publicly available online 551 documents comprising 1,012 pages from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email account. Combined with the department’s previous document releases –- which totaled 44,818 pages -– the total count of Clinton documents released is now 45,830 pages. Earlier this week a federal judge ordered the State Department speed up production of Clinton's emails, a process that was supposed to be completed by the end of January.


Kentucky head coach John Calipari leaves the court after receiving two technical fouls and getting ejected during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Kentucky defeated South Carolina 89-62. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Kentucky coach John Calipari wasn't around to say much about his team's fight for first place in the Southeastern Conference. Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray and the rest of the 22nd-ranked Wildcats spoke volumes in a blowout win at South Carolina. Ulis had career highs of 27 points and 12 assists, Murray scored 26 points and Kentucky (19-6, 9-3) ran past the Gamecocks 89-62 on Saturday - much of it after Calipari was ejected less than 3 minutes into the game.


As teeth-chattering temps move in, officials urge cautionCarmelo Anthony says he has no plans to leave Knicks (Yahoo Sports)

A woman lifts her scarf up in front of her nose to shield from the cold air, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in New York. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures well below freezing on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop even lower, and wind gusts could reach around 44 mph. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel and caused an Interstate pileup that killed three.


TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 13: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the NBA All-Star Practice as part of 2016 All-Star Weekend at the Ricoh Coliseum on February 13, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony said Saturday he has no plans to leave the New York Knicks and is angry about a report linking him to trade talks. The Daily News of New York reported Friday that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics had discussed a deal involving Kevin Love and that there were ''very preliminary discussions'' with the Knicks about expanding it to include Anthony, who would end up with LeBron James in Cleveland. During his interviews after practice for the All-Star Game, Anthony added that he's had no conversations with the Knicks or anyone else about leaving the team.


Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church eliteHeat's Chris Bosh says more exams coming on his injured calf (Yahoo Sports)

Pope Francis is welcomed by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera, upon his arrival at the Presidential palace in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with a long popemobile ride past cheering crowds on a day that will see him meet with the country’s political and church elite, and end with a silent prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.


MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 9: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat goes up for a dunk against the San Antonio Spurs on February 9, 2016 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem. Bosh came to Toronto with hopes of participating in Saturday's 3-point contest and Sunday's All-Star Game, but dropped out Friday out of concern of making the calf worse. ''It just lingered and I didn't feel it was wise to continue to push it, especially with this elongated week that we have off,'' Bosh said.


U.S. sources: Russia forging alliance with TalibanSimmons, Quarterman lead LSU over No. 15 Texas A&M, 76-71 (Yahoo Sports)
Growing evidence of Russian support of the Afghan Taliban worries U.S.

LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) keeps his eyes on the ball while making the steal from Texas A&M center Tonny Trocha-Morelos, right, as Texas A&M guard Alex Caruso (21), left, watches in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. LSU won 76-71. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Ben Simmons didn't have to shoot particularly well or throw down any flashy dunks to provide an invaluable, dynamic, wire-to-wire presence for LSU. Simmons had 16 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists, and LSU defeated No. 15 Texas A&M 76-71 on Saturday, the Aggies' fourth straight loss. Playing all 40 minutes - sometimes in the post and sometimes at guard - the 6-foot-10 Simmons shot only 4 of 11 from the field, but was 8 of 9 at the free throw line to go with three steals and a blocked shot without a turnover.




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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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