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John Kasich suspends presidential campaign: ReportsYankees place Alex Rodriguez on DL with hamstring injury (Yahoo Sports)

John Kasich suspends presidential campaign: ReportsRepublican presidential candidate John Kasich has ended his bid for the White House, several media outlets confirmed on Wednesday. Kasich abruptly canceled a planned press conference in Virginia on Wednesday morning, sparking speculation that he was calling it quits. NBC News, CNN and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Kasich campaign sources revealed that the Ohio governor would suspend his campaign.


New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez runs after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Alex Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees because of a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred Tuesday night while Rodriguez was running out a grounder in the fifth inning of a loss to the Orioles. Afterward, Rodriguez said ''it wasn't a big pop'' and expressed hope that he could avoid the disabled list.


Obama drinks filtered city water in Flint to show it's safe22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20 (Yahoo Sports)

President Barack Obama drinks filtered Flint, Mich. water during a briefing on the response and recovery plans of the ongoing water crisis by the unified command group at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Showing support for the beleaguered residents of Flint, Michigan, President Barack Obama drank filtered city water on Wednesday to show that it is again safe following a lead-contamination crisis.


Exercise rider Rolando Quinones holds Kentucky Derby hopeful Danzing Candy during the colt's post-gallop bath at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The 142nd Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 7. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20. The field is limited to the top 20 horses based on points earned in designated prep races. Leading the way is undefeated Nyquist, winner of the Florida Derby.


Unconventional #10: This year’s conventions won’t be ‘contested.’ Here’s why they could still be crazy.UNC's Meeks back for senior year after NBA draft flirtation (Yahoo Sports)
Photos: Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Joe Raedle/Getty Images  Unconventional is Yahoo News’ complete guide to what could be the craziest presidential convention — or conventions — in decades. Here’s what you need to know today . 1. Why this year’s conventions will still be crazy — even if they aren’t ‘contested’ May 3, 2016 will go down in history as the day that every political journalist’s most feverish fantasy — the fantasy of a contested GOP convention in Cleveland — finally slipped out of reach. With his commanding win in Indiana over Texas Sen.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the NBA draft and return for his senior season.


Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald TrumpSidelined: LGBT laws, NCAA policy could keep teams at home (Yahoo Sports)

Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald TrumpThe Massachusetts senator and liberal Democratic firebrand says the likely Republican nominee's "toxic stew" must be stopped before it reaches the White House.


FILE - In this June 8, 2013 file photo, North Carolina State's Brett Williams slides safe into home past Rice catcher Hunter Kopycinski (4) to tie the score in the ninth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game, in Raleigh, N.C. Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee even though the sports' governing bodys demands that there be discrimination-free environments at the places where its sporting events are held wont take effect until this fall. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport's governing body's demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won't take effect until the fall. A Minnesota state university system banned its athletic teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina, which passed a law that opponents say can allow discrimination against LGBT people.


Trump on choice for VP: ‘I’ll probably go the political route’LeBron has thought about playoffs matchup with Wade, Heat (Yahoo Sports)

Trump on choice for VP: ‘I’ll probably go the political route’Fresh off an Indiana primary win that cemented him as the likely Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump says he’s leaning toward a politician for his vice presidential running mate — and will make a decision on fundraising for the general election in the next week. “I have the business — let’s call it talents,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.


CLEVELAND,OH MAY 2 : LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Atlanta Hawks during the Eastern Conference Semifinals Game One on May 2, 2016 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

James has considered the possibility of playing the Miami Heat - his former team and good friend Dwyane Wade - in the next round, a dramatic matchup that already has fans salivating at its potential. If Cleveland can advance past Atlanta, and if Miami takes care of Toronto, it will be the Cavaliers and Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. ''Naturally, of course,'' he said following shootaround Wednesday as the Cavs prepared for Game 2 with the Hawks.




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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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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