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Iraq War vet, mother of 2 slain in Planned Parenthood shootingBroncos beat Patriots 30-24 on Anderson's OT run (Yahoo Sports)

A police investigator holds up a measure along the wall of a Planned Parenthood clinic building, while gathering evidence from the Friday shooting outside the clinic Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in northwest Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)The victims were identified as Jennifer Markovsky and Ke'Arre Stewart.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) walks to the sidelines against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

None of it bothered Brock Osweiler. The 25-year-old quarterback making his first career start in Denver felt right at home in the snow globe that was Sports Authority Field on Sunday night, where the Broncos handed the New England Patriots their first loss, 30-24 in overtime. It all reminded him of his youth in Kalispell, Montana, where misfires in the backyard ended up in snowbanks ''and you'd have to dust off all the snow,'' Osweiler said.

After two days of silence, GOP candidates respond to Planned Parenthood shootingsKobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season (Yahoo Sports)

After two days of silence, GOP candidates respond to Planned Parenthood shootingsAfter two days of near-radio silence over the deadly shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, several Republican presidential candidates addressed the attack Sunday.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant smiles as he talks at news conference on why he decided to announce his retirement prior to an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. The Pacers won 107-103. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

After 20 years in a Lakers uniform and a lifetime in basketball, Kobe Bryant determined that his aching body and his passion for the game had both grown weaker than his excitement about the future. Bryant announced Sunday that he will retire after this season, ending a landmark 20-year NBA career spent entirely with Los Angeles. ''I had to just accept the fact that I don't want to do this anymore, and I'm OK with that,'' the dry-eyed, smiling Bryant said after the game.

Perfection denied as Broncos beat Patriots in an overtime thrillerGeorgia's Richt stepping down following 'mutual' decision (Yahoo Sports)

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) and Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) celebrate a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)The best game of the NFL season to this point ended with C.J. Anderson running all alone down the left sideline, raising a hand to celebrate an overtime touchdown.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Georgia head coach Mark Richt celebrates as he walks off the field after his team defeated Georgia Tech 13-7 in an NCAA college football game in Atlanta, Ga. Richt is stepping down after 15 seasons in what is being called a

Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia's coach Sunday, leaving stunned players with one final bowl game with the man who ranks second in wins in school history. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity announced the decision after meeting with Richt on Sunday morning.

Planned Parenthood says Colorado shooter opposed abortionWilson's 5 TDs lead Seattle past Pittsburgh 39-30 (Yahoo Sports)

A view of the damage to the entrance of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado SpringsBy Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered "no more baby parts" during his arrest showed the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda. The remark attributed to suspect Robert Lewis Dear was an apparent reference to Planned Parenthood's abortion activities and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers, a hot-button issue in the 2016 race for the presidency. "We now know the man responsible for the tragic shooting at PP's health center in Colorado was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion," the organization said on Twitter.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, celebrates with wide receiver Doug Baldwin, right, after Wilson passed to Baldwin for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

After spending the first half of the season hearing about their late-game failures, the Seattle Seahawks once again controlled the fourth quarter. It can't get any more fun,'' Wilson said. Wilson threw a career-high five touchdown passes, including two TDs to Doug Baldwin in the final 8:12, and the Seahawks held on for a wild 39-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dozens injured as bus filled with college students overturns in VirginiaReports: Zimmermann agrees to deal with Tigers (Yahoo Sports)
The bus, carrying some 50 people, most of them students, from Richmond back to Virginia Tech, Radford University and the University of Virginia, flipped onto its side on the Powhite Parkway near Chesterfield, media reported, citing State Police and emergency responders. The Virginia State Police could not be reached to verify the reports' details.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jon Barash)

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have reportedly reached a deal with Jordan Zimmermann that would add the free agent right-hander to a starting rotation they were hoping to upgrade this offseason.

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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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