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Israeli commandos clash with Hamas in Gaza raidAP Source: LeBron James signs 2-year contract

Israeli soldiers from the Nahal Infantry Brigade walk across a field near central Gaza StripIsraeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first such gunfight of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory aimed at stopping Palestinian rocket fire. The Israeli force was attacking a site in northern Gaza used to launch long-range rockets when it came under fire, a military statement said. Hamas said its fighters had fired at the Israeli force offshore, preventing them from landing. Israel says a ground invasion of Gaza remains an option, and it has already mobilized about 20,000 reservists to do so, but most attacks have so far been from the air, hitting some 1,200 targets in the territory.


NBA basketball star LeBron James attends a promotional event at Phenom House, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. James who will attend the final game of the 2014 soccer World Cup, has announced his return to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years in Miami. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)CLEVELAND (AP) — First, the Cavaliers got LeBron James' word. Then they got his signature.


Girl whose 6 family members were killed recoveringAP Source: Anthony staying with Knicks

Cassidy Stay, the lone survivor of a family massacre in Texas, speaks during a community memorial at Lemm Elementary School on Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Spring, Texas. Cassidy was grazed in the head during Wednesday's attack that killed her parents and four siblings. She played dead until the shooter left, then despite suffering a fractured skull managed to call 911. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer) MANDATORY CREDITHOUSTON (AP) — A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery.


FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony smiles as he watches from the bench during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Signing day has arrived in the NBA, if the biggest free agents care to grab their pens. But it’s unclear if Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade _ who all might be waiting on LeBron James to go first _ are ready. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is staying with the New York Knicks.


UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progressJames makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

In this Friday, July 11, 2014 photo, an Islamic militant speaks to people during a celebration of their declaration of an Islamic state at a mosque in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Sunni militants seized control of the Anbar city of Fallujah, and parts of Ramadi in January. The government has since reasserted its control of Ramadi, but Fallujah remains in insurgent hands. (AP Photo)BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos."


FILE - IN this April 22, 2010, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks against the Chicago Bulls during the second quarter of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago. James told Sports Illustrated on Friday, July 11, 2014, he is leaving the Miami Heat to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.


Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisisWade on LeBron: 'We are champions'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Afghanistan's presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani, centre, and Abdulah Abdullah hold their arms in the air together after announcing a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compound in Kabul, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.


FILe - In this June 14, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade smiles as he is asked a question during a media availability for the NBA basketball finals in San Antonio. Signing day has arrived in the NBA, if the biggest free agents care to grab their pens. But it’s unclear if Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade _ who all might be waiting on LeBron James to go first _ are ready. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dwyane Wade wished LeBron James stayed in Miami.


Israeli troops raid rocket launching site in GazaLeBron: World Cup final 'bigger' than NBA finals

Israeli soldiers on a mobile artillery unit fire a shell towards Gaza at a position on the Israel-Gaza border, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Israeli airstrikes overnight targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group's weapons, in an offensive that showed no signs of slowing down. Israel launched its campaign five days ago to stop relentless rocket fire on its citizens. While there have been no fatalities in Israel, Palestinian officials said overnight attacks raised the death toll there to over 120, with more than 920 wounded. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to raid a rocket launching site in the Palestinian territory. More than 156 Palestinians have been killed in five days of bombardment.


NBA basketball star LeBron James attends a promotional event at Phenom House, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. James who will attend the final game of the 2014 soccer World Cup, has announced his return to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years in Miami. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James sized up the World Cup final and said it trumps the NBA finals.




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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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