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Hong Kong protesters won't stop ralliesOlympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge (Yahoo Sports)

Pro-democracy demonstrators let an ambulance go through as the protestors gather for the third night in Hong Kong on September 30, 2014Numbers swell for a third night before national holiday expected to put campaign for free elections into overdrive.


FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014, file photo, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps attends a press conference ahead of the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Authorities say Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.


Britain carries out first airstrikes against IS in IraqA's Lester, Royals' Shields in AL wild-card focus (Yahoo Sports)

A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jet prepares to land at the Akrotiri British airbase in Cyprus, after returning from a mission over Iraq on September 27, 2014U.S. warplanes launched multiple strikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, seeking to turn up the heat on jihadists as Britain carried out its first air raids against the group.


Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago.


Swimmer Michael Phelps charged with DUI, speeding in BaltimoreRaiders fire coach Dennis Allen (Yahoo Sports)


FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen coaches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The Raiders fired Allen on Monday night, Sept. 29, 2014, after he lost the first four games of his third year as coach and often failed to field a competitive team. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Dennis Allen arrived in Oakland as the fresh-faced, defensive mastermind who was supposed to be completely different than the parade of coaches during late owner Al Davis' final years running the Raiders.


No more 'paper or plastic': California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bagsColts give Mathis 1-year contract extension (Yahoo Sports)

California becomes first state to ban plastic bagsGov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national ...


Indianapolis Colts defensive end Robert Mathis celebrates a turnover by the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis is keeping Robert Mathis around through 2016.


Mitt Romney on 2016: 'We’ll see what happens'NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized (Yahoo Sports)

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters following a political rally for Republican candidate for Colorado Governor Bob Beauprez, at Heritage High School, in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Romney criticized Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper during a rally in which he cheered on GOP candidates for governor and Congress. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)After months of insisting he was not interested in running for president again, the 2012 Republican nominee now says he's keeping the door open for another run.


Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah carries the ball after intercepting a pass and running it back 39 yards for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.




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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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