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Somalia Strike: The US has carried out a military strike against the Shabab extremist network in Somalia. The target is believed to be a senior Shabab operative. The details have not been released, but it may have been a drone strike.

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Ebola: Senegal has confirmed its first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country hit by the epidemic. The patient had travelled from Guinea despite having been infected.

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The Shabab network is the group that took over a shopping mall in Nairobi and killed 60 people.

Ukraine: As his army goes on the defensive, Ukraine PresidentPetro Poroshenko yesterday accused Russia of “direct and undisguised aggression” in the eastern part of the country. Ukraine lost control of the Luhansk airport after losing a fight with a Russian tank battalion. While denying his soldiers are in the fight,...

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Point of No Return, Sam Out Again

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ukraine: With some serious military setbacks at the hands of Russian troops and Russian-backed rebels, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said “I think that we are very close to the point of no return. Point of no return is full-scale war.” …

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“New Russia”, Texas Rule Overturned

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Third Front: As Russian troops help rebels carve out Ukraine territory, the European Union is meeting to discuss stiffer sanctions. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said, “The opening of new fronts and use of regular Russian forces is not …

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“Encouraged by Russia,” New NFL Rules

Friday, August 29, 2014

Third Front: Ukraine is re-instituting the military draft to bulk up its army and President Obama says the US will ratchet the pressure to get Russia to back away from eastern Ukraine. President Obama said, “The violence is encouraged by …

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Page Two: Stoned on 8th Avenue

Monday, August 4, 2014

Baseball, Futebol, and Football

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Gay in the Locker Room

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Absurdity of Everest

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Journalism’s House of Cards

Monday, March 24, 2014

NBC’s Triumph from Tragedy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Spicoli Comes to the Olympics

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Senior Global Digital Foreign Correspondent

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's Been Said

"The violence is encouraged by Russia.  The separatists are trained by Russia.  They are armed by Russia.  They are funded by Russia.  Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."

-President Obama speaking on the Ukraine crisis.