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Republicans' First Big Post-Midterms Move: Keep U.S. In Yemen's Vicious Civil War Lakers cook up more than 'instant oatmeal' in win

Republicans' First Big Post-Midterms Move: Keep U.S. In Yemen's Vicious Civil WarWASHINGTON ― With less than two months left at the helm of the House of


Los Angeles has come a long way since its opening night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Official at center of Florida vote controversy says she may leave job after recount LeBron eclipses Wilt, now 5th all time in scoring

Official at center of Florida vote controversy says she may leave job after recountBrenda Snipes has been found at fault in a number of disputes over her handling of elections over the past few years, exasperating both Republicans and Democrats in the state.


Lakers star LeBron James passed Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list Thursday night. He now has 31,425 points for his career, with his childhood idol, Michael Jordan, next up at No. 4.
Retired Firefighter Sentenced For Shooting At Black Teen Who Sought Directions Butler's 76ers debut spoiled by late Magic rally

Retired Firefighter Sentenced For Shooting At Black Teen Who Sought DirectionsA retired white firefighter who fired a shotgun at a black teenager after the


Jimmy Butler finished with 14 points in his Sixers debut and showed some signs of chemistry with his new teammates, but Philadelphia coughed up a 16-point fourth-quarter lead and lost at Orlando 111-106.
10-year-old stops potential kidnapper by asking for family's secret 'code word' Ex-LSU asst. offered Zion football scholarship

10-year-old stops potential kidnapper by asking for family's secret 'code word'A 10-year-old Arizona girl says she was able to ward off a potential kidnapper


Former LSU assistant Eric Mateos said he made Zion Williamson a football scholarship offer after watching his viral hardwood feats a couple of years ago, but Mateos never heard back from the Duke hoops sensation.
Brexit protests outside Downing Street as UK ministers debate deal Stealers? Bell's locker raided by teammates

Brexit protests outside Downing Street as UK ministers debate dealBrexit supporters and opponents rallied near Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office on Wednesday as her cabinet debated the draft divorce deal inside. Pro-Brexit campaigners urged her to scrap the tentative agreement and make a clean break with European Union without paying a penny more into the EU budget. Around 100 demonstrators gathered opposite the Downing Street entrance gates, chanting "Theresa May, don't betray!" and "What do we want?


Less than 24 hours after Le'Veon Bell forfeited the rest of the 2018 season by not reporting to the Steelers, his teammates were picking through what was left in his locker.


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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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