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There's nothing new about Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom's ups and downs.
Ray Rice, the National Football League star banned indefinitely after video of him knocking out his then-fiancee surfaced, will appeal the suspension, according to multiple reports. NBC, the Baltimore Sun and ESPN on Sunday reported that Rice, a star running back who helped the Baltimore Ravens win last year's Super Bowl, would challenge the indefinite ban handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shortly after the Ravens fired Rice last Monday. Rice avoided jail time on domestic violence charges from his brutal punch by agreeing in May to a pre-trial intervention program. Goodell, who has guided the NFL since 2006, imposed only a two-game ban on Rice in July, one that drew widespread criticism as too lenient.
|Independent senator says he may run for president as a Democrat||Best three weeks come at perfect time for Horschel|
Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he may run as a Democrat.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes ATLANTA (Reuters) - Billy Horschel felt "surreal" after producing the best three weeks of his golfing career just when he need to, capping an astonishing playoff run with a three-shot victory at the Tour Championship on Sunday. With his PGA Tour season hanging in the balance after a missed cut at last month's Barclays tournament, he gave himself a timely wake-up call and proceeded to finish second, first and first to secure FedExCup honours and the $10 million jackpot. Horschel's performance in the season-ending event at East Lake Golf Club was hugely impressive as he extended his run of scores in the sixties to 12, the longest on Tour, and outshot world number one Rory McIlroy in the final round to triumph. "It's surreal, it really is," a beaming Horschel told reporters after closing with a two-under-par 68 in damp, overcast conditions to finish three ahead of fellow American Jim Furyk and McIlroy.
|#GoodellMustGo banners fly above NFL stadiums||Criticism clouds Sunday football amid anger at NFL's Goodell|
A women's rights group flew banners above several NFL stadiums on Sunday calling on its commissioner, Roger Goodell, to resign over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
The stadiums were packed and the fans cheered, but overhanging the Sunday series of National Football League match-ups were continued calls for the ouster of league Commissioner Roger Goodell and outrage over the league's handling of players accused of domestic violence. Fierce criticism of the NFL has come from the White House, women's rights groups, fans of the games and others, with many calling for the Goodell to step down. Critics cite the NFL's handling of a domestic violence case involving three-time Pro Bowler Ray Rice as well as violent episodes involving other players, including one indicted for hitting his young son.
|Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016||Ray Rice expected to appeal NFL suspension: reports|
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. Sanders, an independent from Vermont, could pose a challenge from the left to Clinton, widely seen as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is serving his second six-year term in the Senate. He has cultivated a following among some American liberals, especially on economic issues like the growing income disparity between rich and poor and corporate greed.
(Reuters) - Ray Rice is expected to appeal his indefinite suspension from the National Football League that followed last week's release of a video showing him punching his then-fiancee during an argument earlier this year, ESPN reported on Sunday, citing sources. The sports network said Rice must file his appeal by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, but that the NFL Players Association still had not finalized plans on what basis to use for the appeal. ESPN said ProFootballTalk.com had earlier reported Rice's plan to appeal the suspension. The 27-year-old running back was released by the Baltimore Ravens last Monday after the video was published on the TMZ website.
|New Yorker Kira Kazantsev 'Happy' to be crowned Miss America||Horschel wins Tour Championship, $10 million bonus|
(Reuters) - New Yorker Kira Kazantsev won the coveted 2015 Miss America Pageant crown on Sunday, a "three-peat" for contenders from the Big Apple. As part of the competition, Kazantsev, 23, sang Pharrell William’s song “Happy”, keeping time by tapping a red plastic cup. Wearing a long-sleeved, backless white gown and clutching red roses, the newest Miss America walked the 50-foot runway with a wide smile and waved to a cheering crowd in Atlantic City, where the 94-year-old beauty pageant returned last year after eight years in Las Vegas. Kazantsev's win marked New York’s third consecutive Miss America title.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes ATLANTA (Reuters) - Billy Horschel took the limelight from world number one Rory McIlroy to win the biggest title of his career at the Tour Championship on Sunday, along with FedExCup honors and an eye-popping $10 million bonus. Tied for the lead overnight with Northern Irishman McIlroy in the PGA Tour's season-ending playoff event, American Horschel held his nerve to triumph by three shots, clinching his third career victory on the U.S. Helped by a clutch par-saving putt from 30 feet on the 16th hole, the in-form Horschel signed off with a two-under-par 68 on a damp day at East Lake Golf Club for an 11-under total of 269. "I'm on cloud nine, it's unbelievable," Horschel said after being presented with the Tour Championship and FedExCup trophies by PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem.
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Why Midterm Elections Are Important
Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.
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.
The Nuclear Option
The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.
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.