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Loubani was to provide medical training for Palestinian doctors; Greyson was planning to make a documentary about their journey. After being arrested on August 16, they were beaten and held in Cairos Tora prison and their detainment extended a number of times. Last weekend, after going on a hunger strike and writing a letter detailing their situation, Dr. Loubani and Greyson were released from the prison ; many thanks to Care2 members who signed the petition calling for their release. They remained under suspicion according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and in bureaucratic limbo until late this week. As of Friday night, they have been able to return to Canada . Bessma Momani of the University of Waterloo politics department tells the Toronto Star that Loubani and Greyson are now in a typically Egyptian nightmare that is what most Egyptians have to face on a daily basis. Things never move smoothly, and theres no real due process. 2. Attacks on Churches and Christian Institutions In the past few months, mass attacks on churches and Christian property that have left at least four dead have occurred across Egypt. The Egyptian government needs to investigate why security forces have appeared to be absent during these attacks, in which mobs have looted and set fire to churches and other Christian insitutions, according to Human Rights Watch . 3. Attacks On and Arrests of Journalists Since the military came into power, journalists have been paying a considerable toll, writes Sherif Mansour of the Committee to Protect Journalists . At least five have been killed, 30 have been assaulted, 11 news outlets have been raided and 44 have been detained; at least five journalists are still imprisoned. Many worked for independent organizations, outlets that criticized the ouster of Morsi or foreign outlets such as Al-Jazeera or Turkish channels.

United States 2, Jamaica 0

Colorado Colorado is the eighth most affected state. It has heavy exposure to federal contracting dollars and Small Business Administration loans. 7. New Mexico New Mexico is the seventh most affected state. It ranks sixth in states with the most federal employees per capita, and fourth in states with the most federal contractors. 6. Maryland Maryland is the sixth most affected state. It has the second highest amount of federal employees per capita, and the fourth most federal contract dollars per capita. Furthermore, Maryland is the third state most heavily exposed to the real estate market. 5. Maine Maine is the fifth most affected state. It has heavy exposure to SBA loans, social security funding, and real estate. Maine is also the fifth state with the most veterans per capita. MORE: Your Cheat Sheet to the debt ceiling debacle 4.

Soccer Federation) Video from the U.S. national teams 2-0 victory over Jamaica in the Americans penultimate World Cup qualifier at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.: Graham Zusis goal USA: Zusi (Bedoya), 77th minute. USA: Altidore (Castillo), 81st minute. USA LINEUP Howard; Evans, Cameron, Besler, Beasley (Castillo 66th); Bedoya, Diskerud, Jones, Donovan (Zusi 46th); Johannsson (Kljestan 72nd), Altidore. Subs: Guzan,Castillo, Orozco, Boyd, Kljestan, Zusi, Beckerman. Not in uniform: Rimando, Goodson, Wondolowski, Davis. CONCACAF STANDINGS United States 6-2-1, 19 points +6 Costa Rica 4-2-3, 15 points +5 Honduras 4-3-2, 14 points +1 Mexico 2-2-5, 11 points -1 Panama 1-3-5, 8 points -3 Jamaica 0-5-4, 4 points -8 *USA and Costa Rica have clinched. Honduras is on the verge. Mexico appears headed for next months two-leg playoff against Oceania champion New Zealand. Tuesdays finales Mexico at Costa Rica, 8 p.m. ET (Telemundo) Honduras at Jamaica, 9:30 p.m. (beIN Sport Spanish) USA at Panama, 9:30 p.m. (beIN Sport) Looking ahead: The USSF confirmed a Nov. 19 friendly against Austria in Vienna four days after a meeting with Scotland in Glasgow.

Why Does United States Excel at Presidents Cups but Struggle at Ryder Cups?

Recent struggles certainly aren’t limited to Woods and Mickelson, but when the top Yanks tank it only intensifies the pressure on the rest of the lineup. More often than not, that has proved too much to overcome against the Europeans. Additionally, the Ryder Cup format often works against the United States strong depth, which has been a major advantage against the Internationals in the past several Presidents Cups. Andy Lyons/Getty Images Only eight of the 12 golfers play in each foursomes and four-ball Ryder Cup session, allowing the European captain to strategically sit multiple players who might be struggling or lack success in one particular format or another. Its much tougher, however, for the International captain to hide players in the Presidents Cup as all 12 golfers compete in the first two sessions and only two from each side sit in both the third and fourth. Not only does that format expose the Internationals’ lack of depth, it forces golfers to play more matches under intense pressure, which can take a toll as the competition wears on. Following the first two days at Muirfield, the United States led by only one point . Yet by the time the fourth session was complete early Sunday morning, the Internationals trailed by six and the competition was essentially over even before the singles began. If Nick Price could’ve sat Sterne and Grace, how different would #PresCup have been? They went 0-8. Overhaul needed. Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) October 7, 2013 While no Ryder Cup format change is forthcoming, there is reason to be optimistic for the 2014 competition and beyond.