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5 Reasons Why Republicans Ended Up With Donald Trump Report: Jets QB Geno Smith has torn ACL (Yahoo Sports)

news First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Geno Smith

Geno Smith has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Warren to Trump: 'Nasty Women' Have 'Had it' With You Cubs' World Series tickets are really expensive (Yahoo Sports)

news Sen. Elizabeth Warren tore into Donald Trump Monday for his past comments about women, saying women have "really had it with guys like" him.

Cubs World Series tickets have reached Super Bowl levels

The Cubs are in their first World Series in 71 years, and seats for the games at Wrigley are at Super Bowl prices.

Trump's Battleground Map Makes Rosy Assessments of Toss-Up States Week 7 wrap: Jones is fantasy's top receiver (Yahoo Sports)

news Here's how Trump's new map compares to NBC's.

Julio Jones

Dalton Del Don says Julio Jones has separated himself from the pack with another huge effort.

Thousands of Migrants Are Forced to Leave 'The Jungle' Kuznetsova wins after mid-match haircut (Yahoo Sports)

news Their nightly cat-and-mouse game with border police became a symbol of the inability of European governments to get to grips with the migrant crisis.

 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Getty)

Democrats Open Campaign War Chests Hoping to Win Back Senate Gronk 'excited' to discuss team TD record (Yahoo Sports)

news Confident about Clinton's chances, Democrats are pouring cash into air wars to win back the Senate - hitting GOP incumbents once considered safe.

Ribald Rob Gronkowski celebrates his touchdown with teammates (AP)

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski tied the team record for touchdowns Sunday, but he was eager to look forward to the next number.

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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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