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|Islamic State hostage drama reveals 'chink in the armor'||Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title (Yahoo Sports)|
Experts say there is a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique.
Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova. On her third match point, she let her racket go before hearing a let call to what she thought was an ace.
|Ukraine peace talks end without agreement: Kiev envoy||NFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future (Yahoo Sports)|
Peace talks to thrash out a truce agreement between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine ended without a deal Saturday, Kiev's representative at the talks in Minsk said. Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma told Interfax Ukraine news agency the talks had been "thwarted" after top rebel leaders stayed away and their negotiators refused to discuss a plan for an immediate ceasefire. The negotiator for the rebel Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, however, blamed Kiev for causing the collapse of the talks and said insurgent leaders would only sign a deal if Kiev's forces halt fire first, Russian news wires reported.
As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league - and himself - as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on. ''As an organization, and as an individual, it's been a tough year,'' Goodell said Friday during his pre-Super Bowl news conference, ''but a year of great progress, and I'm excited about the future.'' Nearing the end of a season he acknowledged was filled with ''plenty of challenges,'' Goodell was asked whether he thought he deserved a pay cut - ''That's up to the owners,'' he replied - and whether he could envision resigning or being fired.
|Charlie Hebdo delays publication of upcoming issue, citing grief, fatigue||Robinson hits late runner, Pitt tops No. 8 Notre Dame 76-72 (Yahoo Sports)|
The cartoonists and writers for Charlie Hebdo need a break to deal with their recent grief and fatigue, according to spokeswomen for the publication.
Pittsburgh guard James Robinson hit a runner with 12 seconds remaining to give the Panthers the lead for good in a 76-72 upset of No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday. Robinson finished with 14 points and 10 assists for his first career double-double, including a twisting basket in traffic after Notre Dame's Jerian Grant gave the Irish a 72-71 lead on two free throws with 31 seconds to go. Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia took an open 3-pointer that clanged off the rim on the Irish's next possession. Jamel Artis made two free throws and Robinson stole the inbounds pass to seal it as the Panthers (14-8, 4-5 ACC) ended a three-game losing streak.
|Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub||McIlroy extends lead to 4 shots at Dubai Desert Classic (Yahoo Sports)|
ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.
Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday. The top-ranked McIlroy, who led by a stroke overnight, made just one birdie on the back nine of Emirates Golf Club's Majlis course after five birdies in his first eight holes. With an overall 20-under 196, McIlroy can challenge the tournament winning record of 22 under, set by Stephen Gallacher in 2013 and Thomas Bjorn in 2001. Denmark's Morten Orum Madsen, who shot a 9-under 63 on Friday, was second after a 66 with six birdies.
|Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title||Woods posts 82, highest score of his pro career (Yahoo Sports)|
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.
Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro. It was the first time in his career that he missed the cut in consecutive PGA Tour events, the most recent one in August at the PGA Championship.
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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.