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Clinton, Warren Demonstrate Power of New Alliance Italy beats Spain 2-0 to reach Euro 2016 quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports)

news Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren sealed a powerful alliance Monday that could help unify the Democratic Party and give Donald Trump nightmares.

Italy's scorer Graziano Pelle, left, and his teammate Lorenzo Insigne, right, celebrate their side's second goal during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Italy and Spain, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) -- Spain's era of dominance at the European Championship came to an end Monday when Italy beat the two-time defending champion 2-0 in the round of 16. Italy deserved its victory and was impressive from the start at Stade de France, stifling Spain's attacking intent and creating several scoring opportunities with its slick interplay. The victory meant Italy avoided a third consecutive elimination at the European Championship to Spain, and secure a quarterfinal clash against another old foe, Germany.


Supreme Court Strikes Down Strict Texas Abortion Law Djokovic wins opener; as does British 772nd-ranked qualifier (Yahoo Sports)

news The court struck down a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to shut down.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after beating James Ward of Britain during their men's singles match on day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Novak Djokovic raced to a 6-0, 3-0 lead, then held firm the rest of the way as he opened his bid for a third straight Wimbledon title and fifth straight Grand Slam championship with a straight-set win over Britain's James Ward on Monday. In keeping with tradition, Djokovic played the first match on Centre Court as the men's defending champion, and he came through 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in just over two hours to extend his Grand Slam winning streak to 29 matches. ''This is probably the most unique experience in tennis playing as the defending champion in Wimbledon - untouched grass, first match, 1 o'clock Monday,'' Djokovic said.


Former Virginia Governor Spared from Prison Sentence Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure' (Yahoo Sports)

news The Supreme Court's decision rejected the federal government's view of how broadly federal bribery laws can reach.

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer, center, walks with officials during a visit to the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. In recent weeks Temer has stepped up his pledges of support for the Olympic games, which have been beset by a series of problems including the ongoing political crisis, Brazil's worst recession in decades and an outbreak of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in infants. Just to the right of Temer is Rio's interim governor Francisco Dornelles, and just left of Temer is Brazil Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a ''big failure,'' because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games. In an interview with Rio's O Globo daily, Francisco Dornelles said the state is still awaiting a 2.9 billion Brazilian real ($860 million) payout from the federal government aimed at shoring up state coffers ahead of the Aug. 5-21 event.


'Get Out, We Voted Leave': Has Brexit Emboldened Racists? Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster (Yahoo Sports)

news Reports of racial abuse have spiked following Britain's bitterly fought "Brexit" referendum, according to campaigners.

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 30: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 30, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

The U.S. has selected its 12-player basketball roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, with the goal of winning the Americans' third straight Olympic gold medal. Durant and Anthony are the only players with Olympic experience after a number of stars, including LeBron James, decided to skip Rio.


Nightly News Full Broadcast (June 26th) Yankees, StubHub strike deal, set resale ad price floor (Yahoo Sports)

news In Sunday night's broadcast: rescue efforts underway in West Virginia, the Brexit aftermath roils Europe and inside one of Christianity's holiest sites under renovation.

New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann, left, stands on the mound with starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (30) after Eovaldi allowed a two-run home run to Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier during the sixth inning of a baseball game in New York, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Yankees and StubHub ended their squabble, announcing a sponsorship agreement Monday that sets an advertising minimum price for resale tickets. StubHub will become the official fan-to-fan ticket reseller for the Yankees, replacing Ticketmaster's Yankee Ticket Exchange, and will be fully operational July 7. Ticketmaster will still remain the primary ticket vendor for the Yankees.




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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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