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|Star U.S. Diplomat Quits With Fiery Letter To Rex Tillerson ||Toronto FC caps historic year with 1st MLS title |
A distinguished U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department resigned after writing a searing letter to Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, accusing him of gutting the department and damaging Americaâs standing across the world.
| Toronto FC waited 364 days and 66 minutes for its legendary MLS Cup moment. Thanks to Jozy Altidore, the club, and the entire city, got it. |
|Bernie Sanders: Tax Bill 'Designed to Help the Wealthiest' ||No. 21 Purdue stays home to race another in-state foe |
In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tells Chuck Todd that he believes the Republican tax plan would harm the people that President Trump pledged to help.
| Only 70 or so miles separate the two schools, but when it comes to basketball, Purdue is light years ahead of IUPUI. On Sunday, the Boilermakers (9-2) will get a chance to dominate another Indiana program when the Jaguars (2-5) travel to Mackey Arena. Next week, Purdue faces its toughest in-state |
|Serial Killer Taunts Police In New Letter, Claims There Are More Victims ||Mooring scores 27 to lead UNLV past Illinois, 89-82 |
A convicted serial killer sent a letter to a South Carolina newspaper claiming police hadnât found all of his victims â and heâs not planning to help them.
| Last season UNLV didn't get its eighth win until Dec. 31, two games into Mountain West Conference action. Saturday night, the Runnin' Rebels improved to 8-2 with three games left on their non-conference schedule. Jovan Mooring shot 50 percent from the field and scored 27 points to lead UNLV |
|Seven of the Best Cheap Mid-Engine Sports Cars ||Despite slow start, Thomas, Hawaii beat D-II Hawaii Hilo |
| HONOLULU (AP) -- Mike Thomas and Drew Buggs scored 13 points apiece to help Hawaii pull away, after a slow start, to beat Division II Hawaii Hilo 82-64 on Saturday night. |
|Famous China rooftopper 'confirmed dead' after fall from skyscraperÂ ||Ayton leads Arizona to 88-82 win over Alabama |
A famous ChineseÂ ârooftopperâ fell to his death from a skyscraper in a daring ÂŁ11,000 challenge as he sought to use his fame to help lift his family out of poverty, media reported. Wu Yongning, aged 26, fell from the summit of the 62-storey Huayuan Hua Centre in the central city of Changsha, apparently as he attempted to scoop 100,000 yuan (ÂŁ11,200) for a clip promoting an unnamed sponsor, reports say. The former movie stuntman had one million followers on the Chinese Internet and was well known for fearlessly scaling towering skyscrapers without any safety equipment. More than 300 videos of him tip-toeing on scaffolding or doing pull-ups as he hung from the side of huge buildings were widely shared by his fans. However, his account on Sina Weibo, Chinaâs version of Twitter, went silent around a month ago after he purportedly attempted the Changsha skyscraper. The former movie stuntman had one million followers on the Chinese Internet and was well known for fearlessly scaling towering skyscrapers without any safety equipment And last Friday his girlfriend wrote online: "Today is December 8th. It makes me think of November 8th, the day you left us and left this world.â The Changsha Evening News said Mr Wu was seeking to make money for his poverty-striken family and pay medical costs for his mother, who suffers from a mental condition. Local officials said authorities would support his family following the accident.Â Police confirmed that Mr Wu died when he fell from the Huayuan Hua Centre on November 8, reports said. His family were quoted in a news portal run by Beijing News that he was due to receive a huge cash payout for a two minute clip on a Changsha skyscraper on the same date. Additional reporting by Christine Wei
| Deandre Ayton overpowered Alabama's big men all night, something he's done consistently during his freshman year. Allonzo Trier turned it on in the second half, playing with a rare efficiency. When Arizona's top two players are at their best, the Wildcats are mighty tough to stop. |
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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One
Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nationâ€™s military, the mindâ€™s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagonâ€™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.