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Lindsey Graham: Blasey's Testimony Won't Sway My Vote 'Unless There's Something More' It’s official: After ups and downs, Tiger is back

Lindsey Graham: Blasey's Testimony Won't Sway My Vote 'Unless There's Something More'Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday continued to voice skepticism about


Five years removed from his last win, Woods summoned his greatness one more time Sunday at the Tour Championship.
Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship's managers detained Tiger caps comeback with 1st win in 5 years

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship's managers detainedTanzanian authorities said on Sunday the number of people who died in a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria had risen to 224 and the vessel's managers had been detained for questioning. The ferry, MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday evening just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake's biggest island. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe told state broadcaster TBC the death toll had risen to 224 as of Sunday afternoon.


Tiger Woods birdied the first hole at East Lake Golf Club, then never let anyone get closer than two shots as he captured the Tour Championship, his first victory in more than five years.
Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link 49ers fear Garoppolo tore ACL in loss to Chiefs

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail linkA new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing. Chinese security have been stationed in semi-autonomous Hong Kong for the first time at the harbourfront West Kowloon rail terminus, as part of a new "special port area" that is subject to mainland law. Despite critics' fears over passenger safety in the mainland zones, hundreds gathered at the terminus, with the first train leaving for the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen at 7:00 am (2300 GMT Saturday).


The San Francisco 49ers fear quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee late in Sunday's game, coach Kyle Shanahan said after his team's 38-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
FCC Hiding Evidence Of Suspected Russian Role In Ending Net Neutrality: Lawsuit Rosen replaces Bradford but can't rescue Cards

FCC Hiding Evidence Of Suspected Russian Role In Ending Net Neutrality: LawsuitThe Federal Communications Commission has obstinately hidden information


Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen replaced starter Sam Bradford in the fourth quarter Sunday with the Cardinals trailing by two, but the former UCLA star couldn't get the job done as Arizona dropped to 0-3.
Dead fish cover North Carolina roads as flood waters recede after Hurricane Florence Seattle's Thomas expects fine for 2 no-shows

Dead fish cover North Carolina roads as flood waters recede after Hurricane FlorenceFire crews dealing with the clean-up operation after Hurricane Florence are having to move thousands of dead fish from roadways after storm surges and flooded rivers brought shoals far inland. A team was deployed to interstate 40 where a large number of fish were hosed off the highway after the hurricane dropped eight trillion gallons of water on North Carolina.


Two no-shows at practice. Two interceptions vs. Dallas. It was a bizarre week for Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who said he expects a fine for missing practice. "I'm invested in myself. If they was invested in me, I would be out there practicing," he said.


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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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