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13-year-old son of slain NYPD officer mourns father on FacebookDocuments: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing (Yahoo Sports)

13-year-old son of slain NYPD officer mourns father on FacebookIn a pair of a heart-wrenching Facebook posts, the son of one of the two NYPD officers killed in Saturday's apparent ambush paid tribute to his slain father.


Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) celebrates after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Florida State won 37-35. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday.


Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayingsPanthers beat Browns 17-13, move into first place (Yahoo Sports)

ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, speaks alongside NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, right, stands beside during a news conference at Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York. An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Lawmakers, civil rights leaders and other officials took to Sunday-morning talk shows to condemn Saturday's slayings of two NYPD police officers.


Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Stewart (28) and Cam Newton (1) celebrate Stewart's touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers never quit on the season, and now have a chance to repeat as NFC South champions.


What police departments can learn from the LAPDPats edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff bye (Yahoo Sports)

Rodney King tapeLos Angeles used to be a hotbed of racial profiling and unrest. Now Chief Charlie Beck thinks his force could be a model for the rest of the nation.


New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the football after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Tom Brady and the Patriots can rest up during the first round of the playoffs.


Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayorRodgers, Packers clinch playoff spot, 20-3 over Bucs (Yahoo Sports)
By Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. New York police officers turned their backs on de Blasio in protest during a news conference and their union said the mayor had blood on his hands after Saturday's shooting. ...

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) pulls in a 19-yard pass in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks (27) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- With the NFC North title still up for grabs, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers couldn't afford a slip-up against the struggling Tampa Buccaneers.


Florida police officer killed; suspect charged with murderMurray active, Hilton out as Cowboys face Colts (Yahoo Sports)

Handout of Officer Charles KondekBy Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday by a man described as transient, according to law enforcement officials, who gave no motive for the suspect now charged with murder. Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call for service around 2 a.m. EST, the Tarpon Springs Police Department said. The officer later died of his injuries at a local hospital, the police department said. ...


Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray (29) tries to break free from a tackle by Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray is active for Dallas despite a broken left hand, and Indianapolis receiver T.Y. Hilton is out with a hamstring injury.




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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.

 
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