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The invisible candidacies of Jim Webb and Lincoln ChafeeAP Source: Spurrier retiring from South Carolina (Yahoo Sports)

It can be hard to find evidence that the two ex-senators are seriously running for president.

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, left, and LSU head coach Les Miles shake hands after an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 45-24. Spurrier is retiring in the middle of his 11th season with South Carolina, sources confirmed. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has told his players that he is retiring, effective immediately. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because South Carolina hasn't publicly announced Spurrier's decision. South Carolina hasn't named an interim coach, but likely would announce someone to finish out the season by Wednesday, the person said.

5 candidates and 5 things they need to prove at first Democratic debateCubs hit 6 home runs, top Cardinals 8-6 for 2-1 lead in NLDS (Yahoo Sports)

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) and Starlin Castro (13) after Game 3 in baseball's National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs won 8-6. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The young sluggers of the Chicago Cubs are making themselves at home in the playoffs. On a rare off night for Jake Arrieta, the Windy City kids bashed their way to the brink of the NL Championship Series - and a spot in the record book. Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber connected as the Cubs set a postseason mark with six home runs and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6 on Monday for a 2-1 lead in the NL Division Series.

MH17 inquiry 'finds plane shot down by Russian-made missile'Granderson, Mets beat Dodgers 13-7 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS (Yahoo Sports)

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was hit by a BUK surface-to-air missile on July 17, 2014, according to a leaked version of the Dutch reportInternational investigators have concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, a Dutch paper said Tuesday just hours ahead of the official report's release. The findings into last year's air disaster, due to be released at 1115 GMT by the Dutch Safety Board, are likely to exacerbate already strained ties between Russia and the West. The official report, after a 15-month long investigation, seeks to end speculation about why the Boeing 777 broke up in mid-air killing all 298 people on board.

Teammates congratulate New York Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes, center, after the Mets' 13-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball's Game 3 of the National League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

With big hits rather than beanballs, the New York Mets wiped out the Los Angeles Dodgers and took control of their testy Division Series. Curtis Granderson drove in five runs with two doubles off the wall, Travis d'Arnaud and Yoenis Cespedes homered, and New York's dangerous bats busted loose for a 13-7 victory Monday night that gave the Mets a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five NL playoff. Before a bloodthirsty crowd of 44,276 in the first postseason game at Citi Field, the Mets broke their postseason scoring record as public enemy No. 1 Chase Utley watched from the Los Angeles bench.

Zimbabwe will not charge U.S. dentist for killing Cecil the lionRoyals rally on Correa's error, beat Astros 9-6 to even ALDS (Yahoo Sports)

Walter Palmer arrives at the River Bluff Dental clinic in BloomingtonBy MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing its most prized lion in July because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt, a Cabinet minister said on Monday, angering conservationists. Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in Western Zimbabwe. Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said on Monday that Palmer's hunting papers were in order, and therefore he could not be charged.

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) celebrates with teammate Mike Moustakas (8) after his two-run home run in the ninth inning during Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Houston. Kansas City won 9-6. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Almost out of time and out of the playoffs, the Kansas City Royals realized they needed more than a big home run. ''We always feel that we're still in games, and we still have a chance,'' first baseman Eric Hosmer said. Houston took a 6-2 lead into the eighth, but a tough error charged to the 21-year-old rookie keyed the Royals' comeback to even the matchup at two games apiece.

Washington Post says Iran's conviction of its reporter is 'contemptible'Blue Jays force Game 5 in ALDS with 8-4 win at Texas (Yahoo Sports)

File photo of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian speaking in the newspaper's offices in WashingtonThe Washington Post on Monday denounced the conviction in Iran of the newspaper's U.S.-born Tehran correspondent in an espionage case as an "outrageous injustice" and urged Iranian leaders to overturn it. Jason Rezaian, who was arrested in July 2014, had 20 days to appeal the verdict, the Iranian news service ISNA said, citing an Iranian judiciary spokesman. The case is a sensitive issue in Washington's contentious relationship with Tehran and it played out as the United States and other major powers forged a deal in July with Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions.

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) celebrates beating the Texas Rangers 8-4 at Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Sure, R.A. Dickey was disappointed when he saw Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walking toward the mound. Dickey also knew he was handing the ball off to a fellow Cy Young winner, and Toronto went on to beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Monday to force a deciding Game 5 at home in the AL Division Series. ''When you look over your shoulder and you've got a guy like this coming in behind you, it makes it a whole lot easier to give the ball to Gibby,'' Dickey said, with David Price seated to his right after the game.

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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.

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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