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|Clinton personally paid staffer to maintain private server: report||Judge's NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in 'Deflategate' (Yahoo Sports)|
Hillary Clinton used personal funds to pay a State Department staffer to maintain an email server she used for both personal and government matters when she was U.S. secretary of state, The Washington Post said on Saturday, citing a campaign official. The unidentified official for Clinton's campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination told the Post the pay arrangement with Bryan Pagliano ensured taxpayer dollars were not spent on a private server that was also used by Clinton's family and aides to former President Bill Clinton. Pagliano was IT director for Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and went to work for the State Department when Clinton took up the Cabinet job.
A judge's ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the ''Deflategate'' scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January's AFC championship game? U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman thoroughly trashed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of the NFL disciplinary process in his Thursday ruling, but did little to cast aside the perception by some that Brady knew more than he was willing to reveal about the scheme the league has blamed on Patriots ball handlers.
|Exhaustion, elation as 5,000 migrants reach Austria, Germany||AP Source: Seahawks, Jackson agree on 1-year contract (Yahoo Sports)|
Thousands of exhausted, elated migrants reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria on Saturday.
The Seattle Seahawks and free-agent running back Fred Jackson agreed to terms on a one-year deal Friday, according to a person familiar with the contract talks. NFL.com first reported Jackson and the Seahawks had agreed to terms. The Seahawks' interest in Jackson emerged when they learned that backup running back Robert Turbin suffered a significant high-ankle sprain last Saturday in a preseason game against San Diego.
|Ohio voters' measured view of 2016 race as wild summer fades||Eagles clear spot for Tebow, trading Barkley to Cardinals (Yahoo Sports)|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's been a tumultuous political summer.
Tim Tebow made Matt Barkley expendable. The Philadelphia Eagles traded Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, clearing a roster spot for Tebow after he won a preseason competition for the No. 3 quarterback job. Arizona sent a conditional seventh-round draft pick to Philadelphia for Barkley.
|Kentucky clerk's office ends ban on same-sex marriage licenses||No. 4 Baylor plenty of offense in 56-21 opener at SMU (Yahoo Sports)|
Deputies of a county clerk in rural Kentucky issued marriage licenses to four gay couples on Friday after she defied a federal judge's orders for months because as a Christian she opposes same-sex unions. With Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis jailed for refusing to follow the orders of U.S. District Judge David Bunning, her deputies issued a marriage license to James Yates and William Smith on Friday.
Art Briles and the Baylor Bears made the most of their fresh start - and chance to finally move past the playoff snub and Cotton Bowl meltdown that ended last season. New starting quarterback Seth Russell accounted for six touchdowns, with three of his five scoring passes to Jay Lee, and the No. 4 Bears finally broke out in the second half in a 56-21 victory at SMU on Friday night. ''We got to right a little bit of a wrong today from the Cotton Bowl eight months ago.
|Total Port Arthur refinery halts coker ops after worker killed||Serena Williams' comeback extends Grand Slam try at US Open (Yahoo Sports)|
|Total SA said coker operations were halted at the company's 225,500 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery on Saturday following the death of a contract worker. Production at the refinery has been cut back due to the operations halt on the coker, where the worker, an employee of Kinder Morgan Inc's nearby petroleum coke terminal, was killed early on Saturday, said sources familiar with plant operations. Both Total and Kinder Morgan confirmed the death and said regulatory agencies along with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department had been notified.|
Even if her latest troublesome first set had finished only an hour earlier, it seemed a distant memory by the time Serena Williams smacked a cross-court forehand passing winner on the run and wound up doing the splits behind the baseline. Yes, Williams knows as well as anyone that you can't count her out, no matter the deficit, no matter how the pressure might be mounting as she closes in on completing tennis' first true Grand Slam in 27 years. Eight times this season at major tournaments, Williams has dropped the opening set.
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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.