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Julián Castro says he's 'likely' to run for president in 2020 Bradley's clutch hits big part of Red Sox's success

Julián Castro says he's 'likely' to run for president in 2020Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and U.S. secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, was unusually open about his political ambitions in an interview with Yahoo Finance.


From MVP Jackie Bradley Jr.'s two-out thunder to Alex Cora's best birthday gift, here are some numbers and notes from the ALCS.
Washington Post Publishes Jamal Khashoggi's Final Column Before Disappearance LeBron scores 26, but Blazers spoil Lakers debut

Washington Post Publishes Jamal Khashoggi's Final Column Before DisappearanceThe Washington Post on Wednesday published the final column written by Jamal


In his much-anticipated debut with the Lakers, LeBron James scored his first two baskets on thunderous jams and finished with 26 points, but the Blazers spoiled his night with a 128-119 win at the Moda Center.
Yahoo News Explains: What Canada's cannabis legalization will look like Cards QB Rosen says toe 'fine,' awaits evaluation

Yahoo News Explains: What Canada's cannabis legalization will look likeHere's what you need to know about Canada's recent legalization of cannabis.


Cardinals coach Steve Wilks acknowledged that rookie quarterback Josh Rosen probably shouldn't have been in the game late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's blowout loss to the Broncos, when he suffered a left toe injury.
Police officer lectures boys playing with BB gun: 'Do you think I want to shoot an 11-year-old?' Sixers' Fultz says first NBA 3-pointer 'felt good'

Police officer lectures boys playing with BB gun: 'Do you think I want to shoot an 11-year-old?'An Ohio police officer is being praised online after turning a call that could


Second-year guard Markelle Fultz gave 76ers fans something to cheer about Thursday night when he made his first career 3-pointer in a win against the Bulls.
Ben Sasse Reacts To Trump's 'Horseface' Comment: 'That's Not The Way Men Act' Allen, 'ultimate trail blazer,' celebrated at opener

Ben Sasse Reacts To Trump's 'Horseface' Comment: 'That's Not The Way Men Act'Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump should not


The Portland Trail Blazers paid tribute to owner Paul Allen, who died earlier this week, before playing their season opener on Thursday night.


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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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