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Republicans Tell White House To Reject Russia's 'Absurd' Request To Question Americans How a Houston boxing trainer faked his death to avoid murder-for-hire

Republicans Tell White House To Reject Russia's 'Absurd' Request To Question AmericansRepublican lawmakers are slamming the White House for considering Russian


Ramon Sosa was marked for death by his wife. This is the story of how he survived, thanks to a surprising savior. Watch E:60 on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN.
Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors fatally shot during armed robbery Raptors president Ujiri apologizes to DeRozan

Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors fatally shot during armed robberyThe father of two students who survived the Parkland high school shooting in


Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologized for "miscommunication" with DeMar DeRozan leading up to the four-time All-Star's trade to the Spurs on Wednesday.
Kremlin Launches Twitter Flash Mob To Free Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina Sources: Beasley, Lakers agree on 1-year deal

Kremlin Launches Twitter Flash Mob To Free Alleged Russian Agent Maria ButinaRussia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a Twitter flash mob to free


Michael Beasley has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Lakers, according to sources, joining a new-look squad in L.A. that features LeBron James, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo.
Shark Attacks On 2 Children At Long Island Beaches Draw Investigation Carpenter ties MLB record with 3 HR, 2 doubles

Shark Attacks On 2 Children At Long Island Beaches Draw InvestigationA state investigation has been launched into separate shark attacks on two


Cardinals star Matt Carpenter had a historic game on Friday, crushing three home runs and two doubles against the Cubs. He's just the second player in the modern era with three home runs and two doubles in the same game.
Tornadoes rip through Iowa NFL suspends Jags' Fowler 1 game over conduct

Tornadoes rip through IowaThousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities. The storms even surprised weather forecasters when they hit the region Thursday afternoon, causing extensive damage to a manufacturing plant and prompting the evacuation of a hospital. In Marshalltown, where 10 people were injured, brick walls collapsed into the streets, roofs were blown off buildings and the cupola of the historic courthouse tumbled to the ground.


The NFL has suspended Jags DE Dante Fowler Jr. one game for a violation of the league's conduct policy.


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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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