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What Joe Biden’s previous presidential campaigns can tell us about how he’ll make his big decision this yearMichigan's Rudock, Morris know who will start at QB vs Utah (Yahoo Sports)


Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh yells during the Coach Jim Harbaugh's Elite Summer Football Camp, Friday, June 5, 2015, at Prattville High School in Prattville, Ala. Harbaugh will have to improve the Wolverines by one game over last season to get them into postseason. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says the decision is made on who will be his starting quarterback for the season opener at Utah on Thursday. Jake Rudock and Shane Morris were listed as co-No. 1 quarterbacks on the depth chart released Monday. Harbaugh said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday that Rudock and Morris know which one of them will take the first snap against the Utes.


That time Hillary Clinton emailed about Gefilte fishRB Fred Jackson traveling to meet Seahawks (Yahoo Sports)

File photo of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a press conference at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny IowaThe latest batch of Clinton’s emails includes high-level diplomatic discussions — and a few surprises.


Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running back Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate Marshawn Lynch in Seattle. Jackson traveled to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks on Tuesday, but coach Pete Carroll cautioned that no deal has been struck. Carroll said Jackson would be going through a physical.


Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to courtLatest on US Open: Federer routs Mayer in first round (Yahoo Sports)

Rowan County, Ky. Clerk Kim Davis shows emotion as she is cheered by a gathering of supporters during a rally on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort Ky. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, ruled against Davis, who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)Kim Davis invokes her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.


Thanasi Kokkinakis, of Australia, serves to Richard Gasquet, of France, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Second-seeded Roger Federer routed Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday. The 34th-ranked Mayer had given the 17-time Grand Slam champion trouble in their only previous meeting, when Federer saved five match points to win in three sets in Shanghai last year. Federer arrived in New York after winning his 87th career title at Cincinnati, where he posted back-to-back victories against Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.


This senator is the GOP's anti-TrumpUSOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid (Yahoo Sports)

Jeff Flake still believes politics is "a noble profession" — a view that makes him an anomaly in 2015


The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time host of the global sports competition. The announcement by USOC CEO Scott Blackmun came under a summer sun at Santa Monica Beach, where the city's plan calls for staging beach volleyball on the site where it was founded. Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city was inspired to bring the games back to the U.S. for the first time in 28 years.
Uber drivers granted class action status in lawsuit over tipsBrowns' Manziel says sore elbow improving, no surgery needed (Yahoo Sports)

Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, CaliforniaBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, a U.S. judge said on Tuesday, in a ruling in a case that could have wide implications for the sharing economy. Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. In the ruling, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco said drivers could sue as a group.


FILE - This is an Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, showing Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel taking a break during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea, Ohio. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is not throwing again in practice as he continues to be bothered by a sore right elbow. Manziel did not throw a pass during the portion of Wednesday's, Aug. 26 workout open to reporters. He tossed a few passes with his left hand and only handed the ball off in other drills. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's had to manage elbow soreness since his freshman year in college, and that he does not need surgery. Manziel hasn't thrown a pass since Aug. 23, when his elbow flared up during practice. Manziel said surgery is not an option and the Browns reached out famed orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.




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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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