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3,000 U.S. troops to join Ebola fightFoles rallies Eagles to beat Colts in Indianapolis

Health staff, wearing Personal Protective Equipment, work inside the high-risk area at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, on September 7, 2014President Obama is set to announce a major effort to "turn the tide" against the epidemic.


NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts(Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles rallied for a second successive week to record a 30-27 victory with a Cody Parkey field goal as time expired to beat the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. The Eagles trailed 20-6 in the third quarter and were down 27-20 late in the fourth before Parkey's 36-yard field goal as time expired. Philadelphia enjoyed a similar fightback last week when they overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to beat Jacksonville. ...


NATO: Bomb kills 4 foreign troops near US Embassy in KabulPapelbon suspended for gesture, bumping umpire

U.S. troops keep watch near a damaged vehicle at the site of suicide attack in KabulBy Mirwais Harooni and Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. The attack near the heavily fortified embassy comes amid a months-long political stalemate and an emboldened insurgency, with a presidential election still unresolved as most foreign combat troops prepare to leave by the end of the year. ...


MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies(Reuters) - Philadelphia Phillies' closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined an undisclosed amount for making an obscene gesture and bumping an umpire, Major League Baseball said on Monday. The incidents occurred on Sunday as Papelbon allowed four runs in the ninth inning and was booed off the field. Papelbon came back on the field to argue and made contact with the umpire. The Phillies apologized for Papelbon's behavior, while the pitcher issued his own statement acknowledging his regrets but insisting his gesture was not meant in the way it was received.


Ukraine to ratify EU pact, offer rebels self-ruleEagles rally for win over Colts

Ukrainian servicemen sit atop of an armoured personnel carrier during a patrol in Donetsk region, on September 15, 2014Ukraine moves to turn the page on the bloodiest chapter of its post-Soviet history.


Cody Parkey of the Philadelphia Eagles kicks a game winning field goal against the Indianapolis Colts during their game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on September 15, 2014Indianapolis (AFP) - Cody Parkey drilled a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a 30-27 come-from-behind NFL victory over the Indianapolis Colts.


Crews battle 11 major California wildfires amid drought, heat wavePhillies' Papelbon suspended seven games for lewd gesture

Handout photo of fire supression at Happy Camp Complex fire in the Klamath National ForestBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battled nearly a dozen major wildfires across California on Monday that have forced hundreds of people to flee, destroyed dozens of homes and structures and charred thousands of acres of forest land left bone dry by the state's record drought.The most destructive of the 11 blazes, the Courtney Fire, quickly blackened 320 acres east of Yosemite after it erupted on Sunday, burning several homes to the ground, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. ...


Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies argues with umpire Joe West after Papelbon was ejected from the game after making an obscene gesture, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 14, 2014New York (AFP) - Philadelphia Phillies closing pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for "inappropriate behavior" in Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins.


Fatal police shooting in Utah fuels racial controversyReinstated Peterson says 'I'm not a child abuser'
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - A private autopsy has found a 22-year-old black man shot dead by police in Utah was fired at from behind six times, said a lawyer for the man's family. Authorities say the man was shot dead when he lunged at officers with a sword. The fatal shooting of Darrien Hunt in Saratoga Springs last Wednesday has raised tensions in the mostly white, fast-growing community 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Last month police shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, leading to a wave of violent protests in the community. ...

Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the sideline on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, MissouriMinneapolis (AFP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated on Monday by the NFL team, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a switch.




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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.

 
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