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U.S., partners launch airstrikes in Syria10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

Flight deck crew member confirms the deck is all clear before a F/A-18C Hornet take offs USS George H.W. Bush in the GulfThe U.S. and five Arab partners target Islamic State strongholds inside Syria.


10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


W.H. intruder had 800 rounds of ammoYour Top Plays for Today

This Sept. 21, 2009 photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who was married to Murphy's mother, Samantha, until they divorced in 2012. Authorities have identified Gonzalez as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jerry Murphy)Man who scaled fence, entered White House carrying knife was stopped twice before.


File: In this Tuesday May, 20, 2014, file photo Oscar Pistorius outide the HIgh Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


3 missing Afghan soldiers found at Canadian borderHarrison set to rejoin Steelers

Soldiers who went missing from a Cape Cod military base over the weekend have been found.


James Harrison watches the Pittsburgh Steelers warming up prior to a game against the New England Patriots, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 30, 2011Washington (AFP) - The injury-hit Pittsburgh Steelers are apparently poised to bring former NFL defensive player of the year James Harrison out of his short retirement.


Cops: Bear kills hiker near N.Y.Bears hold off Jets to win again

A black bear is seen in the Shenandoah National Park in VirginiaA 22-year-old hiker walking with friends in the woods just an hour's drive from New York has been killed by a bear, police said Monday.


Quarterback Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears looks to pass against the New York Jets during a game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on September 22, 2014East Rutherford (United States) (AFP) - Jay Cutler threw for two touchdowns and the injury-riddled Chicago Bears held off the New York Jets 27-19 on Monday to wrap up week three of the NFL season.


Ebola toll passes 2,800: WHOBears strike early to hold off Jets

A school official takes a Goverment Secondary School Garki pupil's temperature using an infrared digital laser thermometer, as school resumes in AbujaAn outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases -- steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities. ...


NFL: Chicago Bears at New York JetsSep 22 (Reuters) - The Chicago Bears struck early and never trailed as they rode two Martellus Bennett touchdowns to a 27-19 win over the New York Jets on Monday. The Jets trailed 14-0 early on and while the home side battled hard to come back, getting within five points in the fourth quarter, the Bears were able to hold them out. The Jets had marched into the red zone in the final minute and at fourth and five from the nine-yard-line, quarterback Geno Smith connected with Jeremy Kerley at the back of the end zone, but the wide receiver failed to keep his feet in bounds. ...




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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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