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Trump Demands May Complicate Negotiations to Avoid Shutdown Why Westbrook, Thunder have been special (Yahoo Sports)

news The White House is preparing for the worst but hoping for the best as it plans for the possibility of a government shutdown next week.

In Game 3 duel with James Harden, Russell Westbrook refused to let Thunder's season die

Star guard Russell Westbrook and head coach Billy Donovan have forged a unique bond, and it showed in Oklahoma City's Game 3 victory over Houston on Friday.


March for Science Protesters Say They're the Real Patriots Grizzlies win thriller to get even with Spurs (Yahoo Sports)

news Lovers of science got their day in the rain Saturday as they cheered their passions.

Marc Gasol

A last-second shot in overtime gave Memphis the win it desperately needed to tie the series with San Antonio.


Erin Moran, Who Played Joanie on 'Happy Days', Dead at 56 David Freese reveals startling depression battle (Yahoo Sports)

news Erin Moran, who played Richie Cunningham's little sister in "Happy Days" was found dead Saturday, the Harrison County, Indiana, sheriff's office said.

David Freese

The former World Series hero is shedding light on his long battle with depression and anxiety.


U.S. Surgeon General Replaced Under Trump Administration Raptors turn the tide on the Bucks (Yahoo Sports)

news Murthy, 39, said his appointment under Obama to the post was a humbling experience. He is being replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.

Bucks-Raptors live box

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points and Kyle Lowry added 18 as Toronto took control down the stretch and knocked off Milwaukee.


Pioneering Journalist Cecilia Alvear Pushed for More Latinos in Newsrooms Unlikely duo helps score Blues' series winner (Yahoo Sports)

news Pioneering Journalist Cecilia Alvear died after a battle with breast cancer. She was 77.

Paajarvi

Vladimir Sobotka, who rejoined the Blues after nearly three years in the KHL, assisted on Magnus Paajarvi's first career playoff goal in overtime.




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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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