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|Ukraine presidential candidates finally agree debate ||Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty |
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday finally agreed to a debate to close a presidential campaign that has at times descended into farce. Poroshenko originally called the event for last Sunday but Zelensky was a no-show, leading the incumbent to hold a one-man debate next to an empty podium at a Kiev stadium. With Zelensky scoring 72 percent support to Poroshenko's 25, according to the most recent opinion poll, this could be the last chance the incumbent has to boost his flagging campaign.
| Over the past 20 years, Gregg Popovich has sliced an exclusive culinary trail across America -- all for a singular purpose. This is the story of his legendary team dinners, and how they have served as a pillar of the Spurs' decades-long dynasty. |
|Suspect in attack on boy at Mall of America held on $2M bail ||QB Rosen: Uncertainty with Cardinals 'annoying' |
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America said little Tuesday during his first court appearance but appeared lucid and followed the court's directions.
| As the NFL draft looms, with the expectation that the Cardinals will take Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick, current Arizona QB Josh Rosen says the uncertainty is "annoying" but he understands that "football's a business." |
|Barr: White House Hasn’t Seen Unredacted Report, Didn’t Suggest Redactions ||Sources: A's slugger Davis gets $33.5M extension |
Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that President Trump and his lawyers offered no input on any of the redactions in the version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report that will be released to Congress."Because the White House voluntarily cooperated with the special counsel's investigation, significant portions of the report contain material over which the President could have asserted privilege. And he would have been well within his rights to do so.""The president confirmed that, in the interests of transparency and full disclosure to the American people, he would not assert privilege over the special counsel's report," Barr said at a press conference at the Justice Department hours before the redacted report is to be released to Congress. "No material has been redacted based on executive privilege. The president's personal lawyers were not permitted to make, and did not request, any redactions."The president's personal lawyers were granted a request to read the redacted version of the report earlier this week, which is allowed under the Ethics in Government Act, Barr said, but they have not seen the unredacted version.Barr submitted a four-page summary of the nearly 400-page report to Congress in March stating that Mueller had found no collusion between the Trump team and the Kremlin, but had left open the question of whether the president had obstructed justice during the investigation.Democrats have called on the attorney general to testify to Congress over what they believe is his "partisan handling" of the report.Barr identified four categories of information that will be redacted in the version of the report released to Congress: grand-jury information, classified information, material that would compromise ongoing prosecutions, and material that affects peripheral third parties. A more-complete version, with only grand-jury information redacted, will be made available to a limited group of lawmakers, Barr said."Given the limited nature of the redactions, I believe that the publicly released report will allow every American to understand the results of the special counsel's investigation," the attorney general said. "Nevertheless, in an effort to accommodate congressional requests, we will make available to a bipartisan group of leaders from several congressional committees a version of the report with all redactions removed except those relating to grand-jury information. Thus, these members of Congress will be able to see all of the redacted material for themselves -- with the limited exception of that which, by law, cannot be shared."
| A's slugger Khris Davis, who leads the majors with 10 home runs this season, has signed a two-year extension through 2021. |
|McDonald's pulls Signature Crafted burgers, doubles down on Quarter Pounders ||Tech's Culver, Big 12's top player, entering draft |
McDonald's Corp said it would remove costlier, premium burgers from its menus in favor of its more popular Quarter Pounders, shifting its focus to simpler and quickly-served burgers. The company said its new deluxe and bacon Quarter Pounders received good feedback and it would continue to focus on such items. "It (the removal) probably has more to do about the process of cooking the burger in McDonald's than it does what the consumer is saying about the food," said Howard Penney, a managing director at Hedgeye Risk Management.
| Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders to the two deepest NCAA tournament runs in school history. |
|New York man accused of threatening Rep. Ilhan Omar remains behind bars ||Mistaken ID leads Ige to give blood to stranger |
Two Rochester-area men charged with threats against Muslims remained behind bars after detention hearings were postponed Wednesday.
| Dan Ige, who as an active UFC athlete is subject to random drug tests by USADA, gave a blood sample to a stranger who came to his home, only to find out later that the collector was looking for someone named John. |
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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One
Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nationâ€™s military, the mindâ€™s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagonâ€™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.