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Nikki Haley: I had a 'personal conversation' with Trump about Charlottesville Unlikely closer has Texas in playoff picture (Yahoo Sports)

Nikki Haley: I had a 'personal conversation' with Trump about CharlottesvilleOn CNN Tuesday morning, Haley declared, “There is no room for hate in this country” and said she had shared her views on Charlottesville with the president.


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.


Powerball Jackpot Soars to $700M This movement is about more than Kaepernick (Yahoo Sports)

Powerball Jackpot Soars to $700MThe drawing for the second largest Powerball jackpot in history is approaching, and thousands of people are lining up to purchase last-minute tickets.


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.


Some anchors throw shade at eclipse Five people impacted by blockbuster trade (Yahoo Sports)

Some anchors throw shade at eclipseMonday’s total solar eclipse captivated the nation and dominated news coverage, but not every anchor was as delighted, or even interested, as their audience.


Five people – besides LeBron – who will be impacted by the Kyrie Irving trade

Yes, the players in the deal and LeBron James are obviously affected. But what about others on the Celtics and Cavaliers?


'My Skin Crawled': Hillary Clinton Opens Up on Debate Moment in New Book Mayweather not taking McGregor's bait (Yahoo Sports)

'My Skin Crawled': Hillary Clinton Opens Up on Debate Moment in New BookIn an excerpt from her new book, Hillary Clinton reveals what she was thinking during the second presidential debate.


Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor clearly wanted to throw Floyd Mayweather off his game Wednesday, but the all-time boxing great just wouldn't bite.


Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona Zach Britton's record save streak ends at 60 (Yahoo Sports)

Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in BarcelonaMADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official.


Zach Britton

The Orioles closer blew a save chance on Wednesday, snapping his streak American League record number of consecutive saves converted.




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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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