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Trump Says U.S. To Stand By Saudi Arabia Even If MBS Ordered Khashoggi Murder LeBron's return provides new memories, little clarity

Trump Says U.S. To Stand By Saudi Arabia Even If MBS Ordered Khashoggi MurderThe United States will continue to back Saudi Arabia even if Saudi Crown

Having left behind complicated legacies in Miami and Cleveland, is LeBron James destined to be liked by many but loved by few?
Mississippi Republican apologizes for 'hanging' remark in Senate runoff debate LeBron salutes Cavs fans after 'great' return

Mississippi Republican apologizes for 'hanging' remark in Senate runoff debateMississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith apologized Tuesday evening during a debate for a recent remark that evoked the South’s ugly past of racial terror against African-Americans.

LeBron James was greeted with a standing ovation in his return to Cleveland on Wednesday night, his first game facing the Cavaliers as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
White Man Accused Of Pulling Gun On Muslim Teens At Minnesota McDonald's Warriors lose 4th straight but not 'discouraged'

White Man Accused Of Pulling Gun On Muslim Teens At Minnesota McDonald'sPolice are investigating an incident at a Minnesota McDonald's in which a man

After a 123-95 loss to Oklahoma City on Wednesday, the Warriors have dropped four straight for the first time since Feb. 26-March 2, 2013.
Barack Obama 'Crashes' Chicago Food Bank To Help Out For Thanksgiving Stevens on slumping Celtics: 'Myriad of issues'

Barack Obama 'Crashes' Chicago Food Bank To Help Out For ThanksgivingFormer President Barack Obama lent a helping hand at a food bank in Chicago on

Trey Burke scored 29 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 and the New York Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 117-109 victory over the surprisingly inconsistent Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen OKC's Diallo leaves on stretcher with leg injury

Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in YemenCAIRO (AP) — A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015.

Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo left the floor on a stretcher in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's win over the Warriors but did not sustain a serious leg injury, the team 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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