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Trump exalts ‘great win’ for candidate charged with assault A-Rod lines up TV deal ... with ABC News (Yahoo Sports)

Trump exalts ‘great win’ for candidate charged with assaultNo other leader at the G-7 meeting mentioned Thursday’s GOP victory in Montana, so President Trump praised it himself.


Alex Rodriguez

Get ready to see Alex Rodriguez on "Good Morning America," as he reportedly lands another television gig. Remember when people hated A-Rod?


Fitbit Unravels Man’s Story About Wife’s Murder Stanley Cup Final: Who has the better defense? (Yahoo Sports)

Fitbit Unravels Man’s Story About Wife’s MurderRichard Dabate appeared in court Friday, pleading not guilty to the charge that he murdered his wife Connie in 2015. He told police that an intruder shot her, but her Fitbit tells a different story.


P.K. Subban and Ryan Ellis

Nashville's top-four is arguably the best in the NHL, giving them a big edge over the Penguins on the blueline.


Senate Widens Scope of Trump-Russia Probe Gronk looking good during offseason OTAs (Yahoo Sports)

Senate Widens Scope of Trump-Russia ProbeCongressman Jim Himes discusses another night of blockbuster news on the Trump-Russia investigation and the scope of the investigation into the Donald Trump campaign.


Gronk

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, fresh from signing a new deal that gives him the chance to make up to $5.5 million in extra cash for 2017, was “full-go” during a workout.


Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX train Barcelona ends rough season on a high note (Yahoo Sports)

Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX trainWitnesses who saw a triple stabbing on a train in Oregon say it may have been racially motivated, after a man who launched into a racist rant against two Muslim women then attacked passengers when they tried to intervene. The attacker slashed the throats of three people as the Metro Area Express (MAX) train was pulling into a station in the north east corner of Portland – leaving two dead and one injured. Before the stabbing, the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and then turned his focus on the women, Police Sergeant Pete Simpson said.


Barcelona

Lionel Messi and Barcelona sent Luis Enrique out a winner with a 3-1 victory over Alaves in the Copa del Rey final.


Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home MLB Stock Watch: Bargains and ripoffs (Yahoo Sports)

Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought homeSAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War.


Devon Travis

Toronto's Devon Travis is swinging a hot bat lately, and it may be due to the fact that he's finally healthy.




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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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