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Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adultsBryant's 2-run HR in 9th lifts Cubs to 9-8 win over Rockies (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014, file photo, a Boy Scout wears his kerchief embroidered with a rainbow knot during Salt Lake City’s annual gay pride parade. The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday, July 27, 2015, on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)The new policy still allows church-sponsored units to maintain the ban for religious reasons.


Chicago Cubs players including Anthony Rizzo, center, and Starlin Castro, right of center, celebrate after Kris Bryant hit a game winning two run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Monday, July 27, 2015. The Cubs won 9-8. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

After coming close to hitting a home run the previous few games, Kris Bryant believed he was due to get one to go out. Bryant's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Colorado had taken an 8-7 lead in the ninth inning on a two-run homer by Carlos Gonzalez - his second of the game.


Arizona Cardinals hire NFL's first-ever female coaching internAP source: Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays (Yahoo Sports)


Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Reyes, left, scores as Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino turns toward him for the tag during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 24, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Colorado Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki was sent to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects late Monday night in a stunning swap of star shortstops, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. In addition to Tulowitzki, the Rockies sent 42-year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the Blue Jays.


Colorado theater shooter's sister says his eyes changedA-Rod homers on 40th birthday in Yankees' 6-2 win at Rangers (Yahoo Sports)

In this image taken from Colorado Judicial Department video, James Holmes, top fourth from right in light-colored shirt, gets a pat on the arm from a member of his defense team following testimony from Holmes' younger sister Chris, during the penalty phase of Holmes' trial, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, his eyes bulged from his head and he spoke in short, stilted phrases— a vast difference from the loving brother who protected her while they were growing up, she testified Monday.


New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez celebrates his solo home run as he jogs back to the dugout in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Alex Rodriguez had quite a 40th birthday bash. A-Rod became the fourth player in major league history to homer as a teen and in his 40s, marking his birthday by lining an opposite-field shot to right against his former team to help the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Monday night. ''It's amazing, hitting one as a teenager and hitting one here today,'' Rodriguez said.


Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders, employeesAngels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox for stretch run (Yahoo Sports)

Boy Scouts stand on stage with a U.S. flag during the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the inaugural Freedom Summit meeting for conservative speakers in ManchesterBy Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults from volunteering as den leaders, scoutmasters or camp counselors. The latest move was widely seen as being aimed at quelling a backlash against the Boy Scouts amid declining membership and the threat of litigation, while addressing concerns of religious institutions that account for about 70 percent of the 100,000-plus Boy Scout units nationwide.


FILE- In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino is greeted in the dugout by starting pitcher Joe Kelly, right, after Victorino hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. Overall, Victorino has hit .276 with 108 home runs, 486 RBIs and 229 stolen bases in 12 major league seasons, including stints with San Diego, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Red Sox.


Colorado movie gunman's sister sobs, says she still loves himTexans' Clowney won't be ready for start of training camp (Yahoo Sports)

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The younger sister of Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes testified at his trial for the first time on Monday, telling jurors who will decide his fate that the murders were completely out of character, and she still loves him. Chris Holmes, 22, was called by the defense during the punishment phase of the trial.


Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) lines up against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have placed outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on the physically unable to perform list.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

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Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

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Living Wages Are A Global Problem

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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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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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