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|Chicago charges officer in black teen's death, releases video of shooting||Johnny Manziel benched by Browns for off-field behavior (Yahoo Sports)|
Prosecution was sped up in hopes of staving off a fresh burst of the turmoil over race and police use of deadly force.
Johnny Manziel partied his way out of the lineup during Cleveland's bye week. Browns coach Mike Pettine benched the polarizing quarterback on Monday for his off-field behavior, a move that could signal Manziel's days with the team are numbered. Pettine said Josh McCown will start Monday night's game against Baltimore in place of Manziel, who was recently handed the starting job but couldn't keep it while the team had a week off.
|Hollande and Obama vow unity against IS, appeal to Russia||Warriors look to follow up NBA title by posting record start (Yahoo Sports)|
France and the United States pledged Tuesday to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict. President Francois Hollande met his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House as Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane dealt a severe blow to efforts to coordinate the fight against IS. Speaking 11 days after jihadists killed 130 people in the French capital, Hollande urged an "implacable" joint response to crush the group in Syria and Iraq.
Anyone who thought the Golden State Warriors would be content after winning one NBA title was sadly mistaken. With Stephen Curry hitting 3-pointers at a record-setting pace and the rest of his teammates playing with a high level of intensity and focus, the Warriors have tied the NBA record with 15 straight wins to open the season. The Warriors have a chance to break the record they currently share with the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and 1993-94 Houston Rockets when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
|Ted Cruz has always had a master plan. Now it could win him the White House.||Oklahoma up to 3rd, Iowa 4th in playoff rankings; ND to 6th (Yahoo Sports)|
Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the new College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6. Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last committee rankings. Oklahoma will play at Oklahoma State on Saturday with a chance to win the Big 12.
|CDC says at least 19 E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad||Eagles still uncertain about starting QB for Thursday game (Yahoo Sports)|
(Reuters) - At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. No deaths have been reported, but two individuals developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, a type of kidney failure that can lead to permanent organ damage. The infections have been reported in Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Missouri, Virginia and Washington, CDC said.
The Philadelphia Eagles aren't sure or aren't saying who their quarterback will be less than two days before they're scheduled to face the Detroit Lions. Sam Bradford, the team's starter, passed through his concussion protocol but it still bothered by a sprained joint in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Mark Sanchez relieved him in that game and started the 45-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
|Five charged in $600 million California health care fraud scheme||Bills coach Ryan expects QB Taylor to play at Kansas City (Yahoo Sports)|
|By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of a California hospital and four other people have been charged in a series of health care kickback schemes that generated nearly $600 million in fraudulent billings for spinal surgeries, prosecutors said on Tuesday. All five defendants have agreed to cooperate in a wide-ranging federal investigation into the fraud, dubbed "Operation Spinal Cap", U.S. Attorney's spokesman Thom Mrozek said, and two have already pleaded guilty to federal charges. Prosecutors say one of the schemes involved kickbacks and fraudulent claims submitted in thousands of spinal surgery cases referred to Pacific Hospital in the Los Angeles suburb of Long Beach.|
Rex Ryan expects quarterback Tyrod Taylor will be healthy enough to start in the Buffalo Bills' game at Kansas City this weekend. As for the status of a number of other banged-up players, the Bills coach didn't sound so sure. ''Really, it's so much up in the air,'' Ryan said Tuesday, during his weekly radio show on Buffalo's WGR-AM, a day after a 20-13 loss at New England.
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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.