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|Riot erupts after funeral for man hurt in police custody||Cards ace Adam Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles (Yahoo Sports)|
|Rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police.||Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will miss the rest of the season because of a torn left Achilles tendon. Wainwright will have surgery later this week, likely Thursday, and recovery time is generally 9-to-12 months. ''Unfortunate news, but not unexpected after what we saw,'' St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said before the Cardinals played Philadelphia. Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard also had a similar injury, sustained on the final out of the 2011 Division Series against St. Louis.|
|Maryland governor declares state of emergency over Baltimore violence||Cavs' Kevin Love out next series with dislocated shoulder (Yahoo Sports)|
Baltimore (AFP) - The governor of the US state of Maryland declared a state of emergency in Baltimore on Monday and activated National Guard troops after rioting erupted in the city.
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the team's next playoff series with a dislocated left shoulder, a damaging blow to Cleveland's NBA title hopes. Love was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's win over Boston as the Cavs completed a first-round series sweep. He got his left arm locked with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball. The Cavs said Love sustained a torn ligament and bruising.
|Parents of Colorado theater shooting victim fear copycat massacre||Orioles' game in Baltimore postponed due to safety concerns (Yahoo Sports)|
Tom and Caren Teves, parents of theater shooting victim Alex Teves, fear that irresponsible coverage of the massacre’s trial could spark another rampage elsewhere.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles' home game at Camden Yards has been postponed because of safety concerns.
|Maryland governor declares state of emergency over Baltimore violence||Hamilton given back to Texas after troubled Angels stint (Yahoo Sports)|
(Reuters) - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to address the violence in Baltimore, his office said on Monday. The governor's office said the actions came at the request of the city of Baltimore. It added that Hogan would hold a news conference at 8:30 p.m. to discuss the violence following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. (Reporting by Peter Cooney in Washington; Editing by Sandra Maler)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- - Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year contract, Hamilton was traded to AL West rival Texas with cash on Monday for a player to be named or cash. ''I had a lot of good memories here,'' Hamilton said during a news conference. I'm going to give everything I've got.'' On the 15-day disabled list while recovering from offseason right shoulder surgery, Hamilton took a physical and will report Tuesday to the Rangers' spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona.
|Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments||Redskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III (Yahoo Sports)|
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. Anti-gay rights activists rallied in front of the courthouse steps condemning same-sex marriage, while a line snaked around the block of people, many displaying gay rights messages, hoping to snag one of the limited number of seats available in the courtroom for Tuesday's 2-1/2 hour oral arguments. The nine justices will be hearing arguments concerning gay marriage restrictions imposed in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, four of the 13 states that still outlaw such marriages. The ruling, due by the end of June, will determine whether same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide.
Despite Robert Griffin III's history of injuries and moves in and out of the lineup, the Washington Redskins plan to exercise the quarterback's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season. New general manager Scot McCloughan opened his pre-draft news conference Monday by saying the Redskins will inform the NFL ahead of the deadline that they will pick up their option for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, which is worth about $16 million. He's got good tape out there,'' McCloughan said. ''Everyone knows what he did in (2012).'' After being taken by Washington with the No. 2 overall pick in that year's draft - thanks to a trade with the St. Louis Rams - the Heisman Trophy winner threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns and ran for 815 yards and another seven scores, helping win the NFC East.
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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.