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Blasts kill 86 at peace rally; Suicide bombers suspectedDeGrom outduels Kershaw with 13 Ks; Mets beat Dodgers 3-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Demonstrators attend a protest against explosions during a peace march in Ankara, in central Istanbul,ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday in Ankara, killing at least 86 people and wounding nearly 190 others in Turkey's deadliest attack in years — one that threatens to inflame the nation's ethnic tensions.

New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia, left, and starting pitcher Jacob deGrom celebrate their 3-1 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

DeGrom struck out 13 over seven scoreless innings and Daniel Murphy homered off a star-crossed Clayton Kershaw to help the New York Mets defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Friday night for a 1-0 lead in their NL Division Series. ''Before the game I was pretty nervous,'' said deGrom, who at 27 is in just his second major league season. DeGrom (1-0) limited the Dodgers to five hits and walked one.

Why urbanization is globally on the riseAlberto, Rangers beat Blue Jays in 14th, lead ALDS 2-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Now I Get It: UrbanizationUrbanization — the expansion of cities — is on the rise. People across the globe are heading into urban areas looking for work, education and health care. Others arrive, fleeing wars and natural disasters. Without the proper planning, the rapid increase in urban areas, especially in developing countries where most growth is happening, can lead to some big problems.

Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor, front, slides safely past the tag of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin to score on a sacrifice fly during the fourteenth inning of Game 2 in baseball's American League Division Series, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Toronto. Texas won 6-4. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Fed up with his own bat, Hanser Alberto grabbed one belonging to teammate Delino DeShields. Alberto, the seldom-used backup infielder, lined a tiebreaking single to center in the 14th inning, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series. ''I didn't even ask him for it,'' Alberto said, smiling at DeShields sitting beside him on the postgame interview podium.

What’s in a name? A lot, according to these name-changing politiciansLackey dominates, Cardinals beat Cubs 4-0 in NLDS opener (Yahoo Sports)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey (41) acknowledges the crowd after being taken out during the eighth inning of Game 1 in baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

John Lackey lived up to his reputation as a pitcher who craves the ball in October, helping the St. Louis Cardinals cool off the upstart Chicago Cubs. Lackey outpitched old teammate Jon Lester, allowing two hits into the eighth inning, and rookies Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty each homered late for the Cardinals in a 4-0 victory Friday night in the opener of their NL Division Series. ''Tonight was special, for sure,'' Lackey said.

U.S. Army hearing officer recommends no jail for BergdahlRoyals rally, beat Astros 5-4 to even ALDS at 1 game each (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in handout photo provided by U.S. ArmyBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The U.S. military officer who headed a hearing in the case of accused deserter Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl recommended that the man held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan should not be sent to a military prison, Bergdahl's lawyers said. In a memorandum issued on Friday, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Visger, the presiding officer at the so-called Article 32 hearing last month in San Antonio, recommended "non-judicial punishment" for Bergdahl, the lawyers said. U.S. military prosecutors told the two-day hearing in September that Bergdahl had intended to desert his post.

Kansas City Royals players celebrate after their 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 2 of baseball's American League Division Series, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Kansas City Royals whipped out the same formula that carried them to last year's World Series to turn back the Houston Astros and tie their AL Division Series at a game apiece. ''Just battling,'' first baseman Eric Hosmer said. The Royals rallied from a three-run deficit Friday, getting a go-ahead single from Ben Zobrist in the seventh inning, and then watched Wade Davis and the bullpen make it stand in a 5-4 victory that brought back memories of their nip-and-tuck postseason of a year ago.

Some conservatives quietly campaign against Ryan for speakerMarshawn Lynch to miss second straight game (Yahoo Sports)

House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) gestures at a news conferenceBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some conservatives in the Republican party are sharpening their knives to keep Representative Paul Ryan from succeeding House Speaker John Boehner, even as they say publicly the election of the next speaker will center on reforms in the U.S. House of Representatives instead of the candidates. "The focus is on, in my opinion, not who is speaker, but the process changes we can put in place," said Representative Barry Loudermilk, a member of the Freedom Caucus made up of the most conservative Republicans in the House. At least one caucus member has outlined requirements a candidate must meet in order to win an endorsement in the speaker's race, and it is not clear if Ryan can pass the test.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Seattle. Lynch did not play in the game due to an injury. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Marshawn Lynch will miss a second straight week for the Seattle Seahawks due to a hamstring strain. The team on Friday officially ruled Lynch out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Lynch injured his hamstring in the second quarter of the team's 26-0 victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 3.

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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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