As the protests grow in size, reaching a crescendo over the weekend as the NYPD arrested more than 700 individuals who had been corralled onto the Brooklyn Bridge, their singular purpose and future remains ambiguous.
Just a month ago, it seemed as if the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves were predestined for the playoffs. The likelihood of either being left out of the race for the pennant in October was almost mathematically impossible. But then the Rays and Cardinals surged, the Sox and Braves faltered, and both teams' seasons ended against the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies.
It's not just Republicans and Democrats vying for the presidency. Sometimes, there are some unusual suspects lining up for the White House, who can show up from the most unlikely places with some of the oddest stances on the issues.
President Obama told students at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. that America needs their ideas and passion immediately, "we need your generation to bring us back to the top. If we do that, you guys will have a brighter future. And so will America."
The Washington Monument, damaged during the August earthquake that struck D.C., is currently under inspection for signs of additional, previously-unnoticed structural issues and will be closed to the public for an undisclosed period of time.
Yemeni medical officials say government troops have opened fire on protesters in the capital Sanaa, wounding at least 18 people. The shooting signals President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime is stepping up its crackdown on the opposition following the leader's surprise return home that coincided with a dramatic surge in violence .
After more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia in the wake of an assassination attempt, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to Yemen to demonstrations by both supporters and protesters.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has addressed the United Nations today in a bid for Palestine to attain the status of a full member state in the U.N., and as the bid has been filed, tensions have been flaring at checkpoints around the West Bank.
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