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Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to JapanBack to the drawing board for Thunder against Spurs (Yahoo Sports)

Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to JapanU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center left, puts his arm around Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, after they and fellow G-7 foreign ministers laid wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. President Obama may visit Hiroshima when he travels to Japan late this month for a summit of key industrialized nations, but he will not apologize for the World War II decision to destroy that city with an atomic bomb, the White House said Monday.


SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 30: Tim Duncan #21 and LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game One of Western Conference Semifinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 30, 2016 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr. /NBAE via Getty Images)

There was a possession where LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed a defense rebound, outlet-passed to Manu Ginobili, who then turned and fired a 70-foot strike to Kawhi Leonard for a dunk. Not everything came that easily for San Antonio in the opener of the Spurs' Western Conference semifinal series against Oklahoma City. It only seemed that way, as they rolled to a 124-92 win and will now look to take a 2-0 lead when the series resumes in San Antonio on Monday night.


Heidi Cruz responds to people who call her husband the Zodiac KillerLeBron has more help as Cavs meet Hawks again in playoffs (Yahoo Sports)

Heidi Cruz responds to people who call her husband the Zodiac KillerTed Cruz hugs his wife, Heidi, during a campaign event in Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. CARMEL, Ind. — Heidi Cruz knows that her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is not the Zodiac Killer, no matter what people online say. Heidi spent Monday morning traveling across Indiana in support of her husband’s presidential campaign.


AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 24: Kevin Love #0, LeBron James #23 and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speak at a press conference after Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Detroit Pistons during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2016 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James plucked the Atlanta Hawks clean and stuffed them for mounting by himself in last year's playoffs. With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving healthy and well-rested following a first-round sweep of Detroit, James and the Cleveland Cavaliers enter their series against the Hawks as overwhelming favorites to return to the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavs swept the Hawks a year ago on their way to the NBA Finals and have won seven straight over Atlanta.


The Saudis may know something about oil the rest of us don’tAn inside look at the other draft, as free agents find spots (Yahoo Sports)
"They’re hedging the uncertainty that their oil is going to be worth less,” one investor says.

NFL agents Gary Shipman, left, and James T. Moore talk by cellphone with North Carolina linebacker Jeff Schoettmer during Saturday's NFL Draft on April 30, 2016, in Wilmington, N.C. The final day of the draft is an unpredictable day for Shipman's four clients as potential late-round picks or undrafted free agents. (AP Photo/Aaron Beard)

Gary Shipman was at his desk at noon Saturday, thumbing through depth charts and occasionally looking across the room at the wall-mounted TV trumpeting the start of the NFL draft's final day. Shipman, who represents four college football players eligible to play in the NFL this season, didn't expect to hear any of their names called, even when teams are willing to take chances in the sixth or seventh round. Shipman and his staff were busily studying NFL rosters, trying to find the right fit for their players, keeping tabs on how franchises are using picks and trying to sell teams on his list of undrafted free agents well before the 253rd and final selection was made in Chicago.


Unconventional #9: Cruz’s post-Indiana delegate problem, Sanders’ real strategy for a ‘contested convention’ (and more!)Capitals defenseman Orpik thinks 3-game suspension is fair (Yahoo Sports)
It's been said that the only way Ted Cruz will still have a shot at the Republican nomination is if he wins the Indiana primary on Tuesday. But what if Indiana can’t save Cruz?

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) levels Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3) with a high hit during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal series Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Washington. Pittsburgh won 2-1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Brooks Orpik was trying to be physical. Yet the instant the Washington Capitals defenseman made contact with Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta's head early in Game 2 on Saturday night, Orpik knew he had crossed a sometimes vague line between aggressive and illegal.


CIA marks 5th anniversary of bin Laden’s death by ‘live-tweeting’ raid that killed himTottenham Hotspur-Chelsea Preview (Yahoo Sports)

File picture of U.S. President Obama, VP Biden and members of the national security team receiving an update on the mission against bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White HouseAgency reveals details about daring assault on al-Qaida leader’s compound on Twitter.


Leicester players make their way towards their supporters after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Chelsea have known for months they will not repeat as Premier League champions. There is no love lost between the London rivals, and Spurs' history of misery at Stamford Bridge - where they have eight draws and 17 losses without a win since 1990 - only adds to the desire of the Blues (12-11-11) wanting to play spoilsports. Chelsea are already assured of their first non top-six finish since placing 11th in 1995-96, and with them almost locked into ninth or 10th, motivation for wins needs to come from outside sources.




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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

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.

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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