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Clinton raises record $45 million since campaign launchEx-Illinois women's basketball players sue school, coach (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson party fundraising dinnerMore than 90 percent of the donations in Clinton's fundraising haul were for amounts of $100 or less, her campaign said.


FILE - In this March 28, 2012 file photo, University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announces the hiring of Matt Bollant as the head women's basketball coach in Champaign, Ill. Seven former U of I women's basketball players filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday July 1, 2015, against the university that accuses coach Bollant and a former assistant Mike Divilbiss of violating their civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment. The lawsuit names the university, Thomas, Bollant, Divilbiss, and the university's board of trustees. (John Dixon/The News-Gazette via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players sued the university Wednesday, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment. The lawsuit adds to this year's stream of accusations against the school's sports programs over player treatment. The university, athletic director Mike Thomas, Bollant, former assistant Mike Divilbiss and university trustees are named in the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Champaign.


U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 yearsAP Source: Bulls reach 5-year, $90M deal with Jimmy Butler (Yahoo Sports)

DeLaurentis talks to Medina in HavanaBy Daniel Trotta and Lesley Wroughton HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years. Sealed by an exchange of letters between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, the deal fulfills a pledge the former Cold War enemies made six months ago.


CHICAGO, IL - MAY 14: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls stands on the court during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago,Illinois (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that All-Star guard Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a five-year contract that could be worth about $90 million.


Trump loses business deals over comments about Mexicans, but gains in pollsKevin Love staying in Cleveland with LeBron and Cavs (Yahoo Sports)

Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants may be costing him a growing of number of business relationships, but they appear to have given him a bump in the polls.


FILE - JUNE 24: According to reports June 24, 2015, Kevin Love will opt out of the last year of his contract With the Cleveland Cavaliers and enter free agency. BOSTON, MA - APRIL 23: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

After all the speculation and intrigue surrounding Kevin Love's foray into the free agent market, the star power forward ended up right where he said he would all along - in Cleveland. Love announced in The Players Tribune on Wednesday that after his uneven first season ended with a serious shoulder injury, he is coming back to help LeBron James finish what they started together last season. No NBA contract can be signed until July 9.


Markets rally on report Greece accepts creditor termsPenguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade (Yahoo Sports)

Protesters wave Greek and EU flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in AthensLONDON (Reuters) - Eurozone stocks and peripheral bonds rallied on Wednesday, extending gains after a report that Greece was ready to accept most conditions from its international creditors in order to reach a deal over its debt crisis.


FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel skates during second period NHL hockey action against the Detroit Red Wings in Toronto. The Maple Leafs sent 27-year-old Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in a blockbuster deal that gives the Penguins a needed boost in its top six and gives the Maple Leafs some flexibility as they begin to retool under new coach Mike Babcock. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Phil Kessel spent six seasons toiling in relative anonymity in Toronto, one of the best players on a franchise that has struggled to find its footing. The Maple Leafs sent the 27-year-old Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in a blockbuster deal that gives the Penguins a needed boost in its top six and gives the Maple Leafs some flexibility as they begin to retool under new coach Mike Babcock. The Penguins sent forward prospect Kasperi Kapanen, forward Nick Spaling, defenseman Scott Harrington and a 2016 third-round pick to the Maple Leafs for Kessel, forward Tyler Briggs and defenseman Tim Erixon.


Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 50Top-ranked Djokovic, Williams win on Wimbledon's hottest day (Yahoo Sports)

Islamic militant attack military checkpoints in North Sinai, EgyptIslamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 50 soldiers, security and military officials said.


Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning the singles match against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday July 1, 2015. Djokovic won 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Down a break at 3-1 in the first set, defending champion Novak Djokovic kept his cool on the hottest day in Wimbledon history. Running off 13 points in a row, Djokovic seized command and stayed in front the rest of the way on Centre Court as he beat Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the third round of Wimbledon on a sweltering day at the All England Club. With temperatures soaring into the mid-30s C (mid-90s F), former champions Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova and French Open winner Stan Wawrinka also won in straights sets.




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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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