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Islamic State shoots down Syrian war planeNative Americans ramp up pressure on NFL over Redskins name

People carry a remnant of a war plane that crashed on the outskirts of Raqqa in northeast SyriaThe strike reportedly marks the first time IS has downed a military jet since June.


A poster for the "Change the Mascot" campaign is seen prior to a press conference by the Oneida Indian Nation leaders in Washington, DC, September 16, 2014Washington (AFP) - The beleaguered National Football League (NFL) came under renewed pressure Tuesday from Native Americans to force the Washington Redskins to change its name.


Nike stores pull Adrian Peterson merchandiseAnheuser-Busch 'not yet satisfied' with NFL on Rice case

The Minnesota Vikings might be fine with Adrian Peterson playing football, but not everyone is fine with the Minnesota Vikings — or the NFL — right now.


File of Baltimore Ravens running back Rice warming up during the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII football practice in MetairieBy Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that the company was not satisfied with the NFL's handling of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice's domestic violence case. "We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season," said the company, which is owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, in a statement. "We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code." The company said it has shared its concerns and expectations with the league. ...


Mexico to airlift tourists after Hurricane OdileMcIlroy claims PGA of America's player of year honors

Maria Ramirez, left, puts the shoes on her one-year-old niece Maritza next to the remains of their home that was destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hundreds for impoverished houses were destroyed in the Unidad Real squatter's settlement and other equally poor neighborhoods. Hurricane Odile continued to lash the peninsula as it marched northward with strong winds and heavy rains. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)The Mexican government has prepared to begin airlifting tens of thousands of stranded tourists.


PGA: The Tour Championship by Coca-Cola-Final Round(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy won recognition for his stellar campaign on Tuesday when he was named winner of the 2013-14 PGA of America Player of the Year award and the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average. For the 25-year-old Northern Irishman, who has two major titles among his four wins worldwide this year, it marked the second time in three seasons that he has captured both awards. McIlroy won consecutive majors at the British Open and PGA Championship, sandwiched around his win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, in the 2013-14 season and finished number one on the tour money list. ...


Stewart fatal accident going to a grand juryMinnesota governor says Vikings' Peterson should be sidelined

A fatal dirt-track accident last month involved three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.


Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TexasBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings should sideline running back Adrian Peterson until his child abuse case works its way through the courts, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said on Tuesday, criticizing the team's decision to reactivate the NFL player. Peterson is accused of punishing his 4-year-old son in Texas last May by beating him with a tree branch, known as a switch. The incident is one of a series of domestic abuse cases that has rocked the National Football League. ...


Cops: Gunman in police ambush sought mass murderGolf-McIlroy claims PGA of America's player of year honours

This photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Cpl. Byron Dickson. Dickson was killed by a gunman as he left the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly said investigators hope to soon interview Trooper Alex Douglass, who was injured in the attack, to get additional information on the ambush. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)Suspect killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside Penn. barracks: police.


Sept 16 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy won recognition for his stellar campaign on Tuesday when he was named winner of the 2013-14 PGA of America Player of the Year award and the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average. For the 25-year-old Northern Irishman, who has two major titles among his four wins worldwide this year, it marked the second time in three seasons that he has captured both awards. ...


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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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