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June Swoon: It's Been a Brutal Month for Donald Trump The Vertical's Top 100 free agents (Yahoo Sports)

news First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

LeBron James was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors (AFP Photo/Ezra Shaw)

From LeBron James to Amare Stoudemire, here are the best unrestricted and restricted free agents available.


Chilling Mystery: Is a Serial Killer Stalking Phoenix? Michael Phelps older, wiser and Rio bound (Yahoo Sports)

news Police say four deadly shootings since April are likely linked.

Michael Phelps reacts after swimming in a men's 200-meter butterfly semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Phelps has a much different perspective now compared to when he first qualified for the Olympics in 2000.


Active Shooter Drill Leads to Chaos at Joint Base Andrews Sources: Joakim Noah, Knicks could reach deal (Yahoo Sports)

news The base was placed on lockdown after 9 a.m. ET while officials executed safety protocols and cleared every room to ensure there was no actual gunman.

Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The former Bulls center will meet with Knicks president Phil Jackson after free agency begins.


Could Brexit Give U.K. Its 2nd Female Leader? Yankees bomb their way to an epic comeback (Yahoo Sports)

news British Home Secretary Theresa May could become the second female prime minister of the United Kingdom.

Three late home runs helped New York erase a big deficit, rallying to a 9-7 victory on Wednesday.

Three late home runs helped New York erase a big deficit, rallying to a 9-7 victory on Wednesday.


Abandoned Dorm Baby Now Graduating From College Indians' win streak nearing historic levels (Yahoo Sports)

news She was known as the baby in the box discovered by students in a dorm laundry room on campus, but now she's graduating from that very school.

Cleveland Indians Danny Salazar, right, celebrates with Rajai Davis (20) after scoring off a two-run single by Jason Kipnis in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Cleveland has been baseball’s hottest team throughout June, extending its win streak to 12 on Wednesday.




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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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