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Why Scotland wants independencePanthers bench Hardy as violence concerns grow

'Yes' supporters gather at a rally outside the BBC in GlasgowThere's nothing new about Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom's ups and downs.


Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers runs onto the field on January 12, 2014 in Charlotte, North CarolinaThe Carolina Panthers deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy, found guilty of domestic violence in July, ahead of Sunday's National Football League home opener against Detroit as assault concerns grow league-wide. The Panthers defeated Detroit 24-7 and Carolina coach Ron Rivera, who two days earlier defended his plans to start Hardy, said he had changed his mind. "My rationale was because this was in the best interest of the Carolina Panthers," Rivera said after the victory. Hardy played last week for Carolina despite a judge convicting him two months ago for assaulting his former girlfriend and threatening to kill her.


Independent senator says he may run for president as a DemocratNo pain for Furyk after yet another runner-up spot

U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs Chairman Senator Sanders leads a hearing on "The State of VA Health Care" on Capitol Hill in WashingtonVermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he may run as a Democrat.


By Mark Lamport-Stokes ATLANTA (Reuters) - Jim Furyk has not tasted victory on the PGA Tour for four frustrating years but he had very little to complain about after recording his fourth runner-up spot of the season at the Tour Championship on Sunday. The veteran American went into the final round at East Lake Golf Club two strokes off the pace and twice moved into a tie for the lead before finishing in a share of second place with world number one Rory McIlroy.
#GoodellMustGo banners fly above NFL stadiumsGolf-No pain for Furyk after yet another runner-up spot

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at New York GiantsA women's rights group flew banners above several NFL stadiums on Sunday calling on its commissioner, Roger Goodell, to resign over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.


By Mark Lamport-Stokes ATLANTA, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Jim Furyk has not tasted victory on the PGA Tour for four frustrating years but he had very little to complain about after recording his fourth runner-up spot of the season at the Tour Championship on Sunday. The veteran American went into the final round at East Lake Golf Club two strokes off the pace and twice moved into a tie for the lead before finishing in a share of second place with world number one Rory McIlroy.
Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016Redskins' quarterback Griffin suffers dislocated ankle

U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs Chairman Senator Sanders leads a hearing on "The State of VA Health Care" on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. Sanders, an independent from Vermont, could pose a challenge from the left to Clinton, widely seen as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is serving his second six-year term in the Senate. He has cultivated a following among some American liberals, especially on economic issues like the growing income disparity between rich and poor and corporate greed.


NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington RedskinsWashington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated ankle in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and could face a lengthy absence. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said it was not clear how long the quarterback would be out as further tests would be needed in the injury. "Robert has a dislocated ankle. Griffin suffered the injury early in the second quarter of the game and was replaced by back-up Kirk Cousins who threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns.


Crews gain ground as California wildfire threatens hundreds of homesTired finish for McIlroy to end stellar PGA Tour season
Firefighters were making slow progress on Sunday in a battle to contain a wildfire that has roared through 1,600 acres of drought-stricken forest southeast of Los Angeles and displaced hundreds of people from their homes, the U.S. The Silverado Fire, which broke out Friday morning in the Cleveland National Forest, was 20 percent contained with 1,600 acres (647 hectares) charred as of Sunday, authorities said.

PGA: The Tour Championship by Coca-Cola-Final RoundBy Mark Lamport-Stokes ATLANTA (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy's bid to add several exclamation points to his brilliant PGA Tour season was derailed at the Tour Championship on Sunday as the world number one succumbed to mental fatigue after a hectic 10-week run. Competing in his eighth tournament during that time, McIlroy had to settle for a share of second place after his title challenge was effectively scuppered by a double at the sixth, followed by three consecutive bogeys from the ninth. McIlroy, who has two major titles among his four wins worldwide this year, began the final round at East Lake Golf Club tied for the lead with eventual winner Billy Horschel but fell off the pace as he closed with a one-over-par 71. PLAYOFF PRICE McIlroy, who said his fatigue had been mental and not physical, felt he had paid a price for competing in all four FedExcup playoff events, which were held in back-to-back weeks to conclude the 2013-14 PGA Tour season.




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

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.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

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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