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Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National DayRoyals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller (Yahoo Sports)

Student protesters chant anti-government slogans outside of the China's National Day flag raising ceremony in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)The protesters have threatened to expand their demonstrations unless he resigns.


Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates after scoring on a single by Christian Colon during the 12th inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Rain had started to fall at Kauffman Stadium as the echoing roars finally faded into the night. Eric Hosmer popped out of the dugout one last time, looked to the sky and let it soak in.


Royals slip past A's in epic 12-inning AL wild-card gameOlympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest (Yahoo Sports)

K.C. scores a crazy, come-from-behind, 12-inning, walk-off 9-8 victory over the Oakland A’s.


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)

Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.


Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach (Yahoo Sports)

CDC confirms first U.S. case of EbolaCDC director: “I have no doubt we’ll stop this disease dead in its tracks in the U.S."


Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and interim coach Tony Sparano answer questions from reporters during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders named Sparano as interim coach a day after the firing of coach Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.


Plea accepted in embassy bombings caseColts give Mathis 1-year contract extension (Yahoo Sports)

Egyptian to plead guilty over U.S. embassy bombingsJudge accepts Egyptian lawyer's guilty plea in 1998 blasts of two U.S. embassies.


FILE - This is a July 3, 2014, file photo showing Robert Mathis of the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team. Indianapolis is keeping Mathis around through 2016. The team announced Tuesday it had given Mathis a one-year contract extension. (AP Photo/File)

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


Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.SNFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized (Yahoo Sports)

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in AtlantaBy Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. U.S. ...


In this Sept. 29, 2014, photo, Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah, left, gets up in the end zone after dropping to his knees in prayer as New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, right, walks past after Abdullah intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The NFL said Tuesday, Sept. 30, that Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after the interception. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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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