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|Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses||Judge sides with Brady, NFL promises 'Deflategate' appeal (Yahoo Sports)|
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
A judge let the air out of ''Deflategate'' Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised to appeal. The Super Bowl winner has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at last season's AFC championship game, a 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts.
|Judge rules for Tom Brady, overturns four-game deflate-gate suspension; Goodell to appeal||Ohio State: QB Jones 'doing fine' after hospital examination (Yahoo Sports)|
Judge Richard M. Berman offered his ruling of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal in the deflate-gate controversy.
Ohio State says quarterback Cardale Jones is ''doing fine'' after he was examined at a hospital Wednesday night. Jones' mother, Florence, told The Toledo Blade on Wednesday night that her son went to the emergency room for a headache. Ohio State released a statement Thursday saying Jones was examined at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, but did not say for what.
|Tragic image of drowned Syrian toddler highlights human cost of refugee crisis||Highest ranking, early opener push No. 2 TCU past 2014 snub (Yahoo Sports)|
Pictures of a 3-year-old Syrian boy’s body washed up on a Turkish beach is bringing attention to the plight of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn home.
Trevone Boykin and his buddies at TCU have grown tired of hearing about last season, when the Horned Frogs shared the Big 12 title but were left out of the first College Football Playoff. The second-ranked Horned Frogs finally get to start fresh with an early opener. ''The talk is cheap and I'm ready to just go out there and play the game,'' said Boykin, considered an early Heisman Trophy front-runner after finishing fourth in the voting last season.
|Kentucky clerk in same-sex marriage dispute found in contempt||Kershaw's 15 Ks lead Dodgers over Giants 2-1 (Yahoo Sports)|
|A county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds was found in contempt of court by a U.S. federal judge on Thursday and taken into custody. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was led away by U.S. marshals. "The court doesn't do this lightly," District Court Judge David Bunning said in ordering she be taken into custody.|
Once Dodgers manager Don Mattingly crossed the foul line without signaling the bullpen in the ninth inning, Clayton Kershaw knew he was safe to finish off the San Francisco Giants. Kershaw assured Mattingly he was just fine and he proved it, striking out Marlon Byrd to close out a 2-1 victory Wednesday night that increased the Dodgers' NL West lead to 6 1/2 games. ''These guys are great hitters,'' Kershaw said.
|South Carolina to seek death penalty in Charleston church massacre||Feeling 'tight,' Serena Williams moves forward in Slam bid (Yahoo Sports)|
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina will seek the death penalty against the man charged in the June massacre of nine people at a Charleston church, court documents showed on Thursday. Dylann Roof, 21, faces charges of murdering nine members of the Emanuel AME Church during a Bible study session. Roof is white and the nine slain people were black. Roof faces additional federal hate-crime charges that also raise the possibility of a death sentence. (Reporting by Letitia Stein; Editing by David Adams and Will Dunham)
The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open - the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century - hit her Wednesday. ''Today, I was a little tight,'' Williams said. Williams trailed 5-3 in the first set, finally broke for 5-all, but then needed to erase a 4-0 deficit in the tiebreaker.
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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.