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Bernie Sanders begins making case to Hillary Clinton’s superdelegatesDeRozan has 30 points, Raptors beat Pacers 89-84 in Game 7 (Yahoo Sports)

Bernie Sanders begins making case to Hillary Clinton’s superdelegatesThe Vermont senator held a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to mark one year since launching his presidential bid — and urge superdelegates to rethink their pledges to Hillary Clinton.


DeMar DeRozan pushed the Toronto Raptors into the second round - finally. DeRozan scored 30 points and Toronto beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 to advance to face Miami in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Raptors won a best-of-seven series for the first time in franchise history.
Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemicalWarriors whip Portland at home in opener of West semifinals (Yahoo Sports)

Emergency personnel work at the scene after a CSX freight train derailed, spilling hazardous material, in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The Capitol is seen in the background. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material.


OAKLAND, CA - MAY 01: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors smiles as he goes to help Leandro Barbosa #19 off the ground during their game against the Portland Trail Blazers during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals for the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 01, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory. Draymond Green began yapping from the start while doing his thing to make plays every which way, calling on his teammates to bring an edge on defense. With Curry sidelined because of a sprained right knee, Green and Thompson took charge again.


May Day rally in Los Angeles features strong anti-Trump themeHeat roll past Hornets in Game 7, 106-73 (Yahoo Sports)

People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los AngelesHundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in a May Day rally that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The demonstration in America's second most populous city, which has a large immigrant population, came just days after protesters smashed the window of a police car and blocked traffic outside a Trump campaign event in Costa Mesa, California, 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Los Angeles. On Friday, demonstrators blocked the entrance of a hotel hosting the California Republican convention in Burlingame, south of San Francisco, forcing Trump to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to deliver his speech.


MIAMI, FL - MAY 1: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat celebrates after winning Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Charlotte Hornets during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2016 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dwyane Wade took a moment before tipoff Sunday to reflect on all that his Miami Heat endured this season. In that moment, Wade realized how it all made his team stronger. Goran Dragic scored 25 points in his first Game 7, Gerald Green added 16 and the Heat ousted the Charlotte Hornets with an emphatic 106-73 victory.


LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi lawKershaw: 3-hitter, 14 Ks, RBI single, Dodgers top Pads 1-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Protestors march seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. More than 300 people attended a March and rally Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo Jeff Amy)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.


Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, congratulates starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw after they defeated the San Diego Padres in a baseball game, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Los Angeles Dodgers desperately needed a stopper to end their six-game losing streak. Up stepped Clayton Kershaw, with his arm and bat. Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the only run, leading the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday.


Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017Pavelski's late goal gives Sharks 3-2 win over Predators (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In a Thursday, April 7, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama jokes with his daughter Malia Obama as they walk to board Air Force One from the Marine One helicopter, as they leave Chicago en route to Los Angeles. The White House announced Sunday, May 1, 2016, that Malia Obama will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before enrolling at Harvard University in 2017, a year later than had been widely expected, the president and his wife said in a long-awaited announcement Sunday.


San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the third period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Western Conference semifinal series Sunday, May 1, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. Sharks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The Nashville Predators frustrated Joe Pavelski and San Jose's top line for much of the night, forcing turnovers, blocking shots and limiting chances. Pavelski scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 left in regulation and Martin Jones stopped 37 shots to lead San Jose to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night and a 2-0 series lead. ''I don't think it was our line's best game, by any means,'' Pavelski said.




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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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