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Live blog: Hollywood collides with politics at WHCDBayless' layup at buzzer gives Bucks 92-90 win over Bulls (Yahoo Sports)

The annual D.C. event brings together journalists, politicians, and celebrities.


MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 25: Jerryd Bayless #19 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the game winning layup against the Chicago Bulls in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2015 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, February. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jerryd Bayless made a layup at the buzzer off an inbounds pass, lifting Milwaukee to a 92-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday that drew the Bucks within 3-1 in their Eastern Conference playoff series. With 1.3 seconds left, Jared Dudley threw a high-arcing pass toward the basket from side court. Bayless caught the ball and quickly threw up the layup with his right hand for the game-winning basket. Bulls guard Derrick Rose walked away in frustration after trying to defend Bayless on the final play under the basket, while green and white streamers descended from the Bradley Center rafters.


Photos from red carpet at White House Correspondents' DinnerIslanders beat Capitals 3-1 to force Game 7 (Yahoo Sports)

Celebrities and journalists arrive for annual affair to celebrate another year of White House coverage.


New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) and left wing Nikolay Kulemin (86) celebrate after Kulemin scored the go-ahead against the Washington Capitals during the third period in Game 6 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in New York. The Islanders won 3-1 to tie the best-of-seven games series at 3-3. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Islanders captain John Tavares was still attempting to gather his bearings after being leveled in the corner, when he heard the familiar - and welcome - roar go up inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for what could be the last time. Sparked by Tavares' rush, Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left in a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday that forced a seventh game in the first-round playoff series. Now the two Metropolitan Division rivals who finished the season with 101 points each will meet Monday night in Washington to decide who advances to face the Presidents' Trophy-winning New York Rangers. The next objective is to advance to the second round and deliver at least two more home games before the Islanders make the 28-mile-move west to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season.


11 stories reportedly under scrutiny so far in NBC's Brian Williams investigation7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. Suspended NBC News anchor Williams and his wife attended a fundraiser, Saturday, March 21, 2015, and donated $50,000 in a bid to keep his Catholic high school in New Jersey, Mater Dei Prep, from closing. The school announced in February it will close in June because of financial problems unless it can raise $1 million. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)Sources report that an NBC internal investigation has so far revealed 11 occasions on which the former "Nightly News" anchor appears to have bent the truth about his reporting.


Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox players fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Chicago. The Royals won 3-2 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Four members of the Royals and three from the White Sox were punished for their roles in a series-opening brawl in Chicago, and six of the players drew suspensions. Major League Baseball placed the blame for the fighting squarely on both teams. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was handed a seven-game suspension, fellow starter Edinson Volquez given five games and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin Herrera got two games apiece.


Leaders, charities offer condolences, help after Nepal quakeNets beat Hawks 91-83, pull within 2-1 in series (Yahoo Sports)

Volunteers carry the body of a victim on a stretcher, recovered from the debris of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)LONDON (AP) — As world leaders and global charities tried to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated Nepal, they offered condolences for the more than 1,400 people killed in four countries and readied emergency aid for the survivors. Mountaineering groups struggled to check on climbers, and Nepalese abroad did their best to reach families in the stricken area.


NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs. On their seventh try this season, the Nets finally got a victory over Atlanta. Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Brooklyn trimmed Atlanta's lead to 2-1 with a 91-83 victory Saturday. The Nets seized control with an 18-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters after the Hawks grabbed their first lead since the opening basket.


Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shakenMavs' Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss (Yahoo Sports)

People wait at a school after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck, in Kathmandu, NepalRescue workers search for survivors amid toppled walls and collapsed buildings.


DALLAS, TX - APRIL 24: Rick Carlisle of the Dallas Mavericks during Game Three of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 24, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

DALLAS (AP) -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.




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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.

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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