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Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’Curry and record-setting Warriors headed back to NBA Finals (Yahoo Sports)

Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.


OAKLAND, CA - MAY 30: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors poses with the Western Conference Trophy they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 30, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more. Splash Brothers Curry and Klay Thompson carried the 73-win Warriors right back to the NBA Finals, as Golden State rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 on Monday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Now, Curry and Co. are playing for another NBA title - just as they planned since Day 1 of training camp in September.


Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.Penguins edge Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final (Yahoo Sports)

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.


Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino, center, celebrates his game-winning goal against the San Jose Sharks with Phil Kessel (81) and Kris Letang (58) during the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday, May 30, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Nick Bonino looks the part. Bonino darted to the net and knocked in Kris Letang's centering pass with 2:33 remaining, lifting the Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 on Monday night. Pittsburgh recovered after blowing an early two-goal lead and spoiled San Jose's long-awaited debut on the league's biggest stage.


19 people rescued from Kentucky cave2 top women lose in Paris, complain about playing in rain (Yahoo Sports)


Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska closes her eyes as she plays Bulgarias Tsvetana Pironkova during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Yes, they actually managed to complete a match on this wettest of weeks at the French Open. After their fourth-round exits Tuesday, both Radwanska and Halep complained firmly about tournament organizers' decision to make them play through drizzles - or worse - that made courts slippery and clay-caked tennis balls heavy. How can you allow players to play in the rain?'' said Radwanska, the 2012 Wimbledon runner-up.


G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.The Latest: Play done for day at French Open thanks to rain (Yahoo Sports)

Colonies of E. coli bacteria are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the CDCBy Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.


Latvia's Ernests Gulbis puffs his cheeks as he walks off the court because of the persistent rain in the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Belgiums David Goffin at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

All play at the French Open is done for the day because of rain. More matches in the women's draw have been postponed at the French Open because of the bad weather and the Williams sisters won't be stepping onto the court before Wednesday. Four more fourth-round singles ties have been scrapped from Tuesday's program: defending champion Serena Williams vs. No. 18-seed Elina Svitolina, No. 9 Venus Williams vs. No. 8 Timea Bacsinszky, Kiki Bertens vs. No. 15 Madison Keys and No. 12 Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Yulia Putintseva.


Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukesBaylor hires former Wake coach Grobe; AD McCaw resigns (Yahoo Sports)

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukesHIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.


Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe is shown during an NCAA college football game against Miami, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami won 24-21. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Scrambling to find a coach to lead its football program through a tumultuous time, Baylor hired a man known for turnarounds and integrity. Former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe will replace Art Briles, Baylor announced Monday. Grobe was named acting coach, with no mention of how long of a contract he will receive.




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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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