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CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations Sports store jumps the gun on Cavs' title gear (Yahoo Sports)

CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiationsThe Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.


Sports store makes glaring error after Cavs' win. (AP)

After Cleveland took a 3-1 series lead over Boston in the Eastern Conference finals, Dicks Sporting Goods' website accidentally jumped the gun.


Ex-CIA Director Reveals Russian Contacts With Trump Campaign Debate between Shaq, Barkley takes ugly turn (Yahoo Sports)

Ex-CIA Director Reveals Russian Contacts With Trump CampaignFmr. CIA Director John Brennan reveals there were "contacts and interactions" between Russia & the Trump campaign and that he briefed Paul Ryan & others in Congress on Russian interference last summer.


Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson chat before Game 2 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

As the "Inside the NBA" cast discussed NBA Finals trips, the banter between Shaq and Charles Barkley quickly turned to bickering over who was a "bum" and "fat."


12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger' All rise: Judge could be new face of Yankees (Yahoo Sports)

12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'McKenzie Wilson went missing from her upstate New York home early in the morning.


Here's why people believe Aaron Judge can be the next Derek Jeter for the Yankees

The obsession with 25-year-old rookie slugger Aaron Judge may just seem like hype, but if you talk to his teammates, it's clear there's something special about him.


Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England Manchester victims honored before UEL final (Yahoo Sports)

Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, EnglandPhotos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.


Europa League final

Manchester United and Ajax players stood for a moment of silence before kickoff at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden.


Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway Sorry, Mike Glennon, 2017 won’t be your year (Yahoo Sports)

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highwayA massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.


Why Glennon is probably wrong about his Bears future. (AP)

It's clear the veteran QB thinks he'll be the starter this season, but recent history suggests that Mitchell Trubisky will take his job sooner rather than later.




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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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