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Watch: Carly Fiorina on 2016 presidential bidCruz hits 14th HR, Hernandez pitches Mariners past Angels (Yahoo Sports)

Katie Couric talks with Carly Fiorina about her 2016 bidKatie Couric talks with the GOP contender about gay marriage, Hillary Clinton, and more.


Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, left, celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels as Logan Morrison walks up to bat during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Morrison also hit a solo home run in the inning. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez are both off to a scintillating start, and that combination was too much for the Los Angeles Angels to overcome. Cruz hit his major league-leading 14th home run hours after being selected AL Player of the Month for April, and Hernandez won his fifth straight decision to begin the season as the Seattle Mariners beat the defending AL West champions 3-2 on Monday night. Cruz hit a leadoff shot against Matt Shoemaker that snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh. It came in the Mariners' 26th game, tying Cruz with four other players for the most homers at that stage of a season.


Boston bomber emotional as aunt breaks down on standGriffin's triple-double lifts Clippers over Rockets 117-101 (Yahoo Sports)

This image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev courtesy of the US Department of Justice/US Attorney’s Office – District of Massachusetts was presented to jurors on March 23, 2015Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed emotion in court for the first time on Monday, wiping his eyes as a distraught aunt was removed from the courtroom, too overcome to testify. A jury is mulling whether Tsarnaev -- found guilty last month of all counts related to the April 15, 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon that killed three people and wounded 264 more -- should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole. Last week, his defense team began presenting evidence in a bid to save his life, and had arranged for his aunt, 64-year-old Patimat Suleimanova, to come from Russia to testify.


HOUSTON, TX - MAY 4: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against the Houston Rockets in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Clippers knew no one player could make up for Chris Paul's absence. Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lead six double-digit scorers and lift the Clippers to a 117-101 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Matt Barnes got the Clippers going after that, making two 3-pointers in a 12-0 run that made it 101-88 3 minutes later, and the Clippers coasted to the victory. Dwight Howard led Houston with 22 points and James Harden added 20, but had nine of the team's 23 turnovers.


The U.S. military is failing its canine veterans. Inside one Marine’s fight to save her dog.Cardinals rally from 5 down to beat Cubs 10-9 (Yahoo Sports)

What do we owe our canine veterans? And what can we afford to give them?


St. Louis Cardinals' Tony Cruz gives his team their first lead of the game with a two-run double in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, May 4, 2015, in St. Louis. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

One big swing by Mark Reynolds and a once-imposing deficit was down to a single run. Tony Cruz put the St. Louis Cardinals over the top. ''This is ridiculous,'' said Reynolds, whose grand slam started the comeback in a 10-9 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. ''We're never out of it.'' Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double to cap a four-run seventh inning for the Cardinals, who have won seven in a row.


Gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack in Texas monitored for yearsChirinos' sacrifice fly in 9th lifts Rangers past Astros (Yahoo Sports)

In this photo provided on Monday, May 4, 2015 by Geert Wilders, Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-Islam Freedom Party, center, poses for a photograph with police officers who responded to a shooting outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas. Two gunmen were killed Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said. (Geert Wilders via AP)By Jon Herskovitz and David Schwartz GARLAND, Texas/PHOENIX (Reuters) - Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. Two government sources who asked not to be named said the shooters were roommates Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, of Phoenix. Court documents show that Simpson had been under surveillance since 2006 and was convicted in 2011 of lying to FBI agents over his desire to join violent jihad in Somalia. FBI agents and police searched the two men's home at the Autumn Ridge Apartments in north-central Phoenix, cordoning off the complex and evacuating residents for several hours in the early morning.


Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) strikes out in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Monday May 4, 2015 in Houston. Texas Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

The Texas Rangers got a much-needed win in a close game and cooled off the hottest team in baseball. Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Rangers snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 win over the Astros on Monday night. It was a pitching victory with timely hitting.'' Chirinos' sacrifice fly to center scored Adrian Beltre, who led off the inning with a double off Chad Qualls (0-2), moved to third on Kyle Blanks' single and slid in as Jake Marisnick's throw to the plate went to the backstop.


Baltimore police say man's gun discharged during arrest, no injuriesBrewers win in Counsell's debut, 4-3 over Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)

Baltimore police officers load a man into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting incident at the corner of West North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in West BaltimoreBaltimore police denied a media report on Monday they had shot a black man while trying to take him into custody, saying the man's firearm went off accidentally while officers were arresting him and that no one was injured. The incident, which followed weeks of protests over the death last month of a 25-year-old black man in police custody, drew a crowd of about 100 protesters to a corner that was the site of a riot a week ago. A senior Baltimore police officer on the scene told reporters that the man had been put into an ambulance as a precautionary measure. "Nowhere on his body does he have a gunshot wound." Fox News, which had reported that the man had been shot while he was fleeing authorities, apologized for what it said was an inaccurate report.


Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell celebrates with Elian Herrera (3) and Aramis Ramirez (16) after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 4, 2015, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Craig Counsell capped his first day as a big league manager in the best way possible: with a victory. The Milwaukee Brewers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to win in Counsell's managerial debut, 4-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. ''It's a very special day,'' said Counsell, who took over for Ron Roenicke, who was fired Sunday night. ''It was a blur a little bit, quite honestly, but it's a special day.'' Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw was denied his 100th career win, and took a no-decision.




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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.

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.

 

 
 
 
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