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North Korea Test-Fires Another Ballistic Missile, Fails Again Bulls on clock: Time for retooling or rebuilding? (Yahoo Sports)

news The test comes a day after Trump told Reuters in an interview that the U.S. and North Korea could be headed toward a "major, major conflict."

Bulls on clock: Time for retooling or rebuilding?

Chicago needs to decide if it's worth keeping Jimmy Butler — with or without Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo — or time for a new direction.


Trump to NRA: 'Eight-Year Assault' on Gun Rights Is Over Ex-Cowboy Pearson hilariously trolls Philly fans (Yahoo Sports)

news President Donald Trump promised the NRA gathering in Atlanta that he'd come through for them as they did for him during the 2016 campaign.

Ex-Cowboy Pearson hilariously trolls Philly fans

The second day of the NFL draft received an injection of energy when Drew Pearson took the stage to announce a Dallas pick.


Much-Hyped Music Festival Descends Into Total 'Chaos' Watch live: Day 3 of 2017 NFL draft (Yahoo Sports)

news "It's every man for himself," one 21-year-old attendee told NBC News.

Follow the last day of picks as teams try to improve their rosters during the final four rounds.


Infowars Founder Alex Jones Discusses Custody Battle Have Browns finally found their QB in Kizer? (Yahoo Sports)

news Jones said media reports claiming he lost custody of his children are "grossly inaccurate."

DeShone Kizer

After a disappointing slide down the draft board, Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer might have found a kindred spirit in Cleveland.


Pentagon: Friendly Fire May Have Led to Army Ranger Deaths Tarasenko helps Blues get even with Predators (Yahoo Sports)

news The U.S. forces were working with Afghan fighters and targeting an ISIS compound and tunnel complex when a firefight broke out Wednesday.

Vladimir Tarasenko's two goals help Blues even series vs. Predators

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice as the St. Louis Blues even their second-round series with the Nashville Predators




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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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