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The invisible candidacies of Jim Webb and Lincoln ChafeeAP Source: Spurrier tells Gamecocks players he is retiring (Yahoo Sports)

It can be hard to find evidence that the two ex-senators are seriously running for president.

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier directs his team from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in Athens, Ga. A person close to the situation says Spurrier told his team on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, that he was retiring, effective immediately. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because South Carolina has not publicly announced Spurrier's decision or who will be interim coach. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Steve Spurrier has told South Carolina players he is retiring, leaving fans of the Gamecocks and college football wondering why now. A person close to the situation said Tuesday that South Carolina co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Shawn Elliott will be the interim Gamecocks coach the remainder of the season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced Spurrier's decision to retire or who will be the interim coach.

Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in UkraineCubs hit 6 home runs, top Cardinals 8-6 for 2-1 lead in NLDS (Yahoo Sports)

A video show the launch of a BUK missile, while a part of the reconstructed forward section of the fuselage is displayed behind, as Tjibbe Joustra, left, head of the Dutch Safety Board presents the board’s final report into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board, during a press conference in Gilze-Rijen, central Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) — A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine ripped the cockpit from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Dutch investigators reported Tuesday, adding that some passengers may have remained conscious for another minute or so as the airflow tore off their clothes and objects spinning through the cabin killed people in neighboring seats.

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) and Starlin Castro (13) after Game 3 in baseball's National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs won 8-6. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The young sluggers of the Chicago Cubs are making themselves at home in the playoffs. On a rare off night for Jake Arrieta, the Windy City kids bashed their way to the brink of the NL Championship Series - and a spot in the record book. Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber connected as the Cubs set a postseason mark with six home runs and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 on Monday for a 2-1 lead in the NL Division Series.

AP Exclusive: Clinton email server setup risked intrusionsGranderson, Mets beat Dodgers 13-7 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. The private email server running in Clinton’s home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers while using software that could have been exploited, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

Teammates congratulate New York Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes, center, after the Mets' 13-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball's Game 3 of the National League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

With big hits rather than beanballs, Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets wiped out the Los Angeles Dodgers to take control of their testy Division Series. Granderson drove in five runs with two doubles off the wall, Travis d'Arnaud and Yoenis Cespedes homered, and New York's dangerous bats busted loose for a 13-7 victory Monday night that gave the Mets a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five NL playoff. Before a bloodthirsty crowd of 44,276 in the first postseason game at Citi Field, the Mets broke their postseason scoring record as public enemy No. 1 Chase Utley watched from the Los Angeles bench.

Baltimore court mulls statements' admissibility in black man's deathRoyals rally on Correa's error, beat Astros 9-6 to even ALDS (Yahoo Sports)

A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the Baltimore Police Department Western District station during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in BaltimoreDefense attorneys and prosecutors clashed on Tuesday over statements by Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man who died from an injury in police custody, an incident that triggered protests and rioting. Defense attorneys contended in the Baltimore City Circuit Court pretrial hearing that statements officers made to internal police department investigators probing the death of Freddie Gray are not admissible since they had not been advised of their rights. Gray, 25, suffered a spinal cord injury after being arrested on April 12 and transported in a police van.

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) celebrates with teammate Mike Moustakas (8) after his two-run home run in the ninth inning during Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Houston. Kansas City won 9-6. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Almost out of time and out of the playoffs, the Kansas City Royals realized they needed more than a big home run. ''We always feel that we're still in games, and we still have a chance,'' first baseman Eric Hosmer said. Houston took a 6-2 lead into the eighth, but a tough error charged to the 21-year-old rookie keyed the Royals' comeback to even the matchup at two games apiece.

Muslim groups' lawsuit over N.Y. surveillance revived by U.S. courtBlue Jays force Game 5 in ALDS with 8-4 win at Texas (Yahoo Sports)
A coalition of Muslim groups can pursue a civil rights lawsuit that accuses New York City police of conducting secret surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey without suspicion of criminal activity, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia reversed a lower court's decision to throw out the case, finding the plaintiffs had legal standing to assert claims that the counter-terrorism program violated their rights. "We have learned from experience that it is often where the asserted interest appears most compelling that we must be most vigilant in protecting constitutional rights," Circuit Judge Thomas Ambro wrote for a three-judge panel, invoking the U.S. internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two.

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrates beating the Texas Rangers 8-4 at Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Sure, R.A. Dickey was disappointed when he saw Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walking toward the mound. Dickey also knew he was handing the ball off to a fellow Cy Young winner, and Toronto went on to beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Monday to force a deciding Game 5 at home in the AL Division Series. ''When you look over your shoulder and you've got a guy like this coming in behind you, it makes it a whole lot easier to give the ball to Gibby,'' Dickey said, with David Price seated to his right after the game.

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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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