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How a team of Obama veterans helped Bernie Sanders pull in a record number of donations3 injured Colts stay behind, but Luck heads to Houston (Yahoo Sports)

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Colts quarterback Andrew Luck made the trip to Houston but three of his teammates stayed home.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t support revival of Glass-Steagall ActLSU-South Carolina game moved to Louisiana due to flooding (Yahoo Sports)

Traffic makes its way through floodwaters on Highway 17 North near Awendaw, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Several sections of Highway 17 are shut down between Charleston and Georgetown. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

South Carolina is moving its home game against LSU to Baton Rouge because of massive flooding around the university. The time for Saturday's game at LSU has not been announced. South Carolina officials wanted to keep the game in Columbia, but said Wednesday that law enforcement who would direct traffic and keep Williams-Brice Stadium safe were needed elsewhere in the area to help clean up from the massive flooding.

U.S. senator urges probe into Cold War-era antigay blackmail plotNFL approves more international games, some outside England (Yahoo Sports)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks on the field before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The NFL's appetite for international games is growing. The league's owners approved more such games through 2025 on Wednesday, including ones in places other than England - possibly Mexico, Germany and Canada. ''We think it's time to expand our international series to other countries and respond to the growing interest in our game not only in the U.K., but elsewhere around the world,'' Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

South Carolina death toll rises to 16 as floodwaters persistFanDuel bans employees from all daily fantasy play for money (Yahoo Sports)

Scott Everett (L) helps his granddaughter Tanya King and other family members off a johnboat along Lee's Landing Circle in ConwayBy Rich McKay COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Residents in flood-ravaged South Carolina remained on alert Wednesday for more inundation from swollen rivers and vulnerable dams, while rescuers in one of the hardest hit areas found the body of a person missing after a truck was submerged by water. Emergency responders in Richland County said they were still searching for another person who was unaccounted for after a truck carrying five people drove around road barriers at about 3 a.m. ET and got caught in floodwaters resulting from the historic rainfall in the state. The latest fatality brings the death count from the widespread rainstorm to at least 16 in South Carolina, including people who drowned or were killed in car crashes.

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, fans watch as the San Francisco 49ers play the Denver Broncos during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. In the not-too-distant future, a football fan might be able to take his seat at the stadium, punch up any game he wants on the monitor set in the seatback in front of him, keep tabs on the real-time stats of his fantasy team, order up a hot dog and beer and even have a brand-new jacket brought to his seat if the wind kicks up. This is the future of the NFL _ the $9 billion league that kicked off the 2014 season this week and has plans on going bigger over the next decade. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel said Wednesday it will permanently ban all employees from playing any daily fantasy sports for money and begin an internal probe following reports a DraftKings employee may have had access to unfairly valuable data before winning $350,000 in a FanDuel contest. FanDuel said it hired former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to evaluate its internal controls. It is also creating an advisory board led by Michael Garcia, a lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process then resigned from the FIFA ethics committee in protest over the handling of his findings.

U.S. Coast Guard to end search for crew of missing cargo shipCubs put Lester on wild-card roster as backup for Arrieta (Yahoo Sports)

Debris is seen in the water from the El Faro search area in this handout photo provided by the US Coast GuardMIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday that it was ending its search for the missing crew of an American cargo ship that sank off the southern Bahamas last week after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin. The search and rescue effort would end at sunset on Wednesday, six days after communication was lost with the ship and the 33 people aboard, officials told a news conference in Jacksonville. ...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs placed Jon Lester on their wild-card roster on Wednesday as insurance should they need it during the one-game playoff against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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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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