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Ted Cruz says he will ‘absolutely’ filibuster Obama’s nominee to replace ScaliaLaVine and Gordon wage epic battle in dunk contest (Yahoo Sports)


Zach LaVine was fresh out of dunks, having been pushed to the limits by Aaron Gordon in an epic final round that put the slam dunk contest back on top at All-Star Saturday night. Ain't nothing left,'' LaVine said. LaVine pulled off a between-the-legs dunk from the free throw line on the second tie-breaker to take home his second straight dunk contest trophy, becoming just the fourth player to pull off that feat.
Republicans’ vow to block Obama Supreme Court nominee comes with risksNo. 2 Maryland loses at home to Wisconsin, 70-57 (Yahoo Sports)


Maryland guards Jaylen Brantley, left, and Jared Nickens sit on the bench in the final moments of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in College Park, Md. Wisconsin won 70-57. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Maryland tried just about everything to get the ball in the basket - driving to the hoop, shooting from the outside, working it inside and out. The second-ranked Terrapins went nearly 11 minutes without a field goal in the decisive first half, fell behind Wisconsin by 16 points and never recovered in a 70-57 loss Saturday night. Maryland (22-4, 10-3 Big Ten) fell out of a first-place tie in the conference and had its school-record home winning streak snapped at 27 games.


Donald Trump Doubles Down on Attacks of Bush FamilyGraham's 27 lead No. 6 Kansas past No. 3 Oklahoma 76-72 (Yahoo Sports)

Donald Trump Doubles Down on Attacks of Bush Family“I think he did a terrible thing when he went into Iraq,” Trump said about the former president. At Saturday's debate in South Carolina, Trump got into a heated exchange with the former Florida governor about his brother's role in the 9/11 attacks. "I'm sick and tired of him going after my family," Bush said to applause Saturday night.


Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) walks down the court as Kansas players, rear, cheer in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Kansas won 76-72. Hield, the nation's No. 2 scorer, was held without a field goal in the first half on 0-for-6 shooting, but he made all six free throws. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Kansas' Devonte' Graham stole the show from Buddy Hield. Graham scored a career-high 27 points and did a tenacious job defending the nation's No. 2 scorer to help the sixth-ranked Jayhawks defeat No. 3 Oklahoma 76-72 on Saturday. ''I just tried to make every shot tough on him,'' Graham, a sophomore guard, said of defending Hield.


What Justice Scalia’s death means for pending Supreme Court decisionsCrazy play, crazier win: Duke stuns No. 7 Virginia at buzzer (Yahoo Sports)


Duke's Grayson Allen, center, is congratulated by Marshall Plumlee (40), Brandon Ingram, Matt Jones, second from right, and Derryck Thornton (12) following Allen's game winning shot against Virginia as time expires in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Duke won 63-62. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

With the game in the balance, Duke guard Grayson Allen powered his way down the lane and flipped the ball off the backboard. The Blue Devils thought he was fouled. There weren't any whistles, and Duke wound up with a buzzer-beating win.


Fact check: Republicans debaters on high court, economyThompson beats Curry to win 3-point title (Yahoo Sports)

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson participate during the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more.


TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 13: Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors poses with his Foot Locker Three-Point Trophy as part of NBA All-Star 2016 on February 13, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Klay Thompson did what barely any team has done this year. The 3-point contest championship has gone from one ''Splash Brother'' to another, as Thompson beat his Golden State teammate and defending champion with a dazzling display at All-Star Saturday night. Thompson finished the final round with 27 points, four more than Curry managed as once again, the title came down to the two Golden State sharpshooters.




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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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