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Trump Attacked McConnell on Russia Probe: NYT Bad romance: Infamous sports breakups (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Attacked McConnell on Russia Probe: NYTRachel Maddow shares a new report from the New York Times about the strained relationship between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell and notes that the intensifying Trump Russia investigation may be wearing on Trump.


The end of the Kyrie Irving-LeBron James partnership was shocking, but it wasn't unprecedented in the world of sports.


Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, apologizes for nasty Instagram spat Breakout players for college football in 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, apologizes for nasty Instagram spatLouise Linton, the 36-year-old Scottish actress newly wedded to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, sparked a national kerfuffle Monday when she got into a spat with one of her Instagram followers.


Breakout players for college football in 2017

Dr. Saturday brings you a list of players poised to become stars this season, including Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary.


U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailor Report: Browns may trade struggling Osweiler (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailorThe U.S. Navy said on Thursday human remains found by Malaysia were not one of its 10 sailors missing after a collision between one of its guided-missile destroyers and a merchant vessel east of Singapore this week. Medical examination of the remains, which the Malaysian navy discovered about eight nautical miles northwest of where the USS John S. McCain and a merchant vessel collided on Monday, confirmed it was not one of the 10 sailors, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement.


Brock Osweiler

After naming rookie DeShone Kizer as the starter for the third preseason game, the Browns are once again trying to trade Brock Osweiler.


Workers Shroud Charlottesville Robert E. Lee Statue in Black as City Mourns Unlikely closer has Texas in playoff picture (Yahoo Sports)

Workers Shroud Charlottesville Robert E. Lee Statue in Black as City MournsThe city council voted to shroud the Lee statue


Alex Claudio

Alex Claudio hasn’t thrown a four-seam fastball since 2015. Instead he teases the strike zone with sinkers, sliders, changeups and various articles of funk.


New ISIS Video Shows American Child For The First Time This movement is about more than Kaepernick (Yahoo Sports)

New ISIS Video Shows American Child For The First TimeThe child says his father was a U.S. soldier who fought against jihadists in Iraq.


Colin Kaepernick

The “United We Stand” rally on Wednesday was intended to support Colin Kaepernick, but his fight for racial equality has taken on a life of its own.




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The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

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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