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Reporting Hurricane Katrina: How covering the story swept journalists into the dramaMariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik (Yahoo Sports)
Journalists are observers. We are trained to help others by reporting stories, not by becoming part of them. Hurricane Katrina, however, tested those boundaries for many of us.

Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik talks to reporters, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, during the team's annual pre-Spring Training press conference in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik, with assistant general manager Jeff Kingston taking over on an interim basis. Kingston joined the Mariners front office in 2009 after spending seven years as the director of baseball operations with San Diego.


Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died (Yahoo Sports)

Roanoke City Council member Anita Price, right, is comforted by friend Jan DeVries as they gather at a candlelight vigil in front of the WDBJ-TV station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, a day after reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast. Vester Flanagan filmed himself gunning down the journalists and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others.


Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force. The guest was Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder. The entertainer is blind, yet even he could tell there was something very unique about Dawkins' game.
Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hackingRedskins LB Junior Galette out for season with Achilles tear (Yahoo Sports)

File photo of Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman posing during an interview in Hong KongNEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of the company that runs adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.


Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says outside linebacker Junior Galette will miss the entire season after tearing his left Achilles tendon. Galette had missed Washington's first two exhibition games as he worked his way back from an injury to a chest muscle. Washington signed Galette at the start of training camp after he was released by New Orleans because of off-field issues.
Jury mulls fate of defendant in New Hampshire prep school rape trialJohnny Manziel out for rest of preseason with elbow injury (Yahoo Sports)

A sign marks the entrance to St. Paul's School in ConcordA New Hampshire jury is set to begin its first full day of deliberations on Friday in the trial of Owen Labrie, a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman girl on campus days before his graduation. The trial, which began last week, has exposed uncomfortable aspects of the culture of St. Paul’s School, a nearly 160-year-old academy whose alumni include powerful U.S. business and political leaders such as Secretary of State John Kerry.


FILE - This is an Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, showing Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel taking a break during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea, Ohio. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is not throwing again in practice as he continues to be bothered by a sore right elbow. Manziel did not throw a pass during the portion of Wednesday's, Aug. 26 workout open to reporters. He tossed a few passes with his left hand and only handed the ball off in other drills. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Johnny Manziel's preseason is over, sacked by a stinging elbow. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that Manziel, who has made strides in his second year in the NFL after a rough rookie season, will not play in Cleveland's last two exhibition games because of lingering soreness in his right elbow. Manziel will miss Saturday's game at Tampa Bay as well as Cleveland's preseason finale at Chicago on Sept. 3.


Behind bright facade, Mississippi coast still battles Katrina demonsSpieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays (Yahoo Sports)

Stairs, which are all that remain where a house once stood, are pictured in WavelandThe columned facade of Pass Christian's city hall looks out over the Mississippi coastline to a refurbished harbor, a new yacht club and a bar where locals streamed in for sundown cocktails.     A few miles west, in the city of Bay St. Louis, tourists strolled through the colorful galleries, antique stores and cafes that dot its quaint main street.     Ten years ago this week, the eye of Hurricane Katrina ripped through these two small towns, which face each other across a small bay 60 miles (97 km) east of New Orleans.


Jordan Spieth hits a tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. In his first tournament as No. 1 in the world, Spieth had a pair of three-putt bogeys, hit a tee shot in the water, shot 40 on his back nine and wound up with a 4-over 74 in the opening round of The Barclays. ''Just lost a little bit of focus,'' Spieth said.




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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

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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

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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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