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U.S. Ebola patient had contact with kidsVolquez looks to continue revival against Giants (Yahoo Sports)

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, August 21, 2014Texas Gov. Rick Perry says school-aged children are being monitored for symptoms.


Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez throws long toss in the outfield during a team workout in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Volquez gets the start against the San Francisco Giants in Wednesday's National League baseball wild card game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.


New York Post settles 'Bag Men' lawsuitMcIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year (Yahoo Sports)
The New York Post has settled a defamation lawsuit over a cover three days after the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents with the headline "Bag Men." ...

Europe's Rory McIlroy applauds on the 17th green after Graeme McDowell wins the singles match against Jordan Spieth of the US on the final day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- One incredible month of golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour player of the year.


Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago at age 4 found alive in MexicoCharging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol (Yahoo Sports)

Sabrina AllenAn Austin, Texas, girl abducted 12 years ago has been found in Mexico, law enforcement officials say.


FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps looks on after finishing seventh in the men's 100 meter freestyle final at the U.S. National Championships swimming competition in Irvine, Calif. Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern.


White House fence jumper pleads not guilty in September 19 breachWacha in bullpen to start NL division series (Yahoo Sports)

New River Regional Jail booking photo of Omar GonzalezBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iraq war veteran accused in the September 19 breach of the White House pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in federal court. The court ordered a mental competency review for Omar Gonzalez, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, but defense lawyers opposed the evaluation. Gonzalez's lawyer, David Bos, said his client was mentally competent and did not need an evaluation. He said he has become increasingly confident in his client's competency. Gonzalez was captured inside the White House on Sept. ...


St. Louis Cardinals' Michael Wacha throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Wacha, who starred in the postseason as a rookie last fall, will be in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen for the start of the NL division series.


Up to 18 exposed to U.S. Ebola patient, including childrenRoyals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller (Yahoo Sports)

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza and Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - Health experts were observing up to 18 people, including children, who had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, officials said on Wednesday. Confirmation that a man who flew to Texas from Liberia later fell ill with the hemorrhagic fever prompted U.S. health officials to take steps to contain the virus, which has killed at least 3,338 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the World Health Organization said. ...


Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates after scoring on a single by Christian Colon during the 12th inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Rain had started to fall at Kauffman Stadium as the echoing roars finally faded into the night. Eric Hosmer popped out of the dugout one last time, looked to the sky and let it soak in.




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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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