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Countdown to Shutdown: Trump, Congress on Collision Course Messi of old, not old Messi, stars in El Clasico (Yahoo Sports)

news Congress' return runs up against the threat of a government shutdown and a president eagerly looking for victories by his 100th day in office.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi reminded rival Real Madrid and its supporters of the danger of his greatness in a dramatic 3-2 victory by Barcelona.


Trump Is Holding His Base — but He's Losing Nearly Everyone Else Rockets bench LOLs at Roberson's free throws (Yahoo Sports)

news First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter

Andre Roberson

Houston kept intentionally fouling Andre Roberson, a 42 percent free throw shooter, and he became a laughing stock in the Thunder's loss.


Revolution: Outsiders Smash Through French Politics Watch live: Twins vs. Rangers (Yahoo Sports)

news Voters face the starkest choice: Macron's vision of a tolerant France in the EU against far-right Le Pen's "French-first" anti-immigration stance.

Minnesota rolls into Texas looking to snap out of a funk that's seen the Twins lose seven of their last nine games.
China's President Calls for 'Restraint' on N. Korea in Call With Trump None-and-done? UK's Diallo enters draft (Yahoo Sports)

news China's Xi Jinping called for restraint when dealing with North Korea in a phone call with Trump as the USS Carl Vinson arrived in the region.

Kentucky player may become first 'none-and-done'. (AP)

Hamidou Diallo enrolled at the start of the spring semester, but after playing zero games for the Wildcats he is eyeing the NBA.


Obama Returning to Public Stage at Univ. of Chicago Maybe, just maybe, this is the Caps' year (Yahoo Sports)

news The 44th president will talk Monday with a group of politically diverse students from high school age to graduate school level.

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Marcus Johansson has experienced the embarrassment of the Capitals’ playoff losses, and he made sure a first-round upset this year wasn't one of them.




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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.

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.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

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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