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Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotest Harden, Paul combine for alley-oop and butt-bump (Yahoo Sports)

Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotestYahoo News went into the crowd in Boston Saturday and talked to mostly right-wing marchers for “free speech” and to mostly progressive counterprotesters.


Video: James Harden, Chris Paul combine for an alley-oop and a butt-bump

The new Houston Rockets backcourt of James Harden and Chris Paul again showed glimpses of their chemistry to come.


Couple Who Engaged In Sexual Act Aboard Southwest Airlines Flight Questioned Bell texting teammates, nearing Steelers return (Yahoo Sports)

Couple Who Engaged In Sexual Act Aboard Southwest Airlines Flight QuestionedThe airline said the incident occurred on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas and apologized to other passengers aboard the flight.


Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh's franchise running back has been keeping in touch with teammates during his time away from training camp.


Spain attacks: The imam who 'ate up the brains' of youths Siemian holds off Lynch for Broncos QB job (Yahoo Sports)

Spain attacks: The imam who 'ate up the brains' of youthsA dead Moroccan imam has become a key target of the probe into Spain's twin terror attacks, suspected of having created the cell in a picturesque town near the Spanish Pyrenees that allegedly launched the deadly assaults last week. The blast likely changed the plans of the attackers, who instead used vehicles to smash into pedestrians on Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas boulevard and in the seaside resort town of Cambrils. "On Tuesday morning, he left saying he was going on vacation to Morocco," said fruit-seller Nordeen El Haji, 45, who four months ago moved into the apartment that Satty occupied in Ripoll.


Trevor Siemian

The Broncos should once again have a great defense, but they still need to put points on the board to win games. Right now, Siemian offers the better chance to do that.


How to watch a livestream of the solar eclipse What happens if McGregor wins? (Yahoo Sports)

How to watch a livestream of the solar eclipseIf cloud cover, work or geography stand in the way of witnessing Monday's solar eclipse, don't despair. There are plenty of other ways to bear witness to the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent in 99 years.


What happens if Conor McGregor upsets Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

It's unthinkable, but a Conor McGregor win over Floyd Mayweather could transform MMA.


Van Driver in Barcelona Terror Attack Shot Dead, May Have Been Wearing Suicide Belt: Police Panthers' preseason anything but typical (Yahoo Sports)

Van Driver in Barcelona Terror Attack Shot Dead, May Have Been Wearing Suicide Belt: PoliceTerror suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub was considered armed and dangerous, Spanish police said.


Why Carolina's GM is in one of the NFL's unique scenarios. (AP)

The Panthers' offseason had as many twists as a daytime soap opera.




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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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