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Death of troubled officer whose gun wasn't taken away marks record number of suicides in NYPD Matthew Berry's Love/Hate for Week 3: A little perspective

Death of troubled officer whose gun wasn't taken away marks record number of suicides in NYPDA police officer's recent death has disturbingly highlighted the record number of suicides among members of the New York Police Department this year.


"Patience or panic" is a common theme after two weeks in fantasy football. Matthew Berry offers worthwhile perspective along with his usual lineup advice.
New Kavanaugh claims: What’s the impact? Yankees' German put on leave under DV policy

New Kavanaugh claims: What’s the impact?Will new allegations about Brett Kavanaugh's behavior from the New York Times have a political impact or will they just lead to a repeat of the same partisan argument?


Yankees pitcher Domingo German, who is 18-4 with a 4.03 ERA and 153 strikeouts for the AL East leaders this season, has been placed on administrative leave under the MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy.
South Korea serial killer suspect identified after 33 years Rivera walks out on reporters over Cam queries

South Korea serial killer suspect identified after 33 yearsSouth Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country's most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of the 10 killings, they said Thursday. Between 1986 and 1991 a record number of police officers for a single case were mobilised to try to find the person who raped and murdered women in rural parts of Hwaseong, south of Seoul.


Panthers coach Ron Rivera ended his news conference early Thursday after reporters kept asking him questions about quarterback Cam Newton's status.
The F-35 Is About to Enter Beast Mode Ex-staffer: Dantonio ignored warnings on recruit

The F-35 Is About to Enter Beast ModeHere's the missile that will seriously boost the fighter jet's firepower.


Former Michigan State recruiting director Curtis Blackwell said under oath that Mark Dantonio ignored his assistants' warnings while recruiting a player who subsequently was convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow student on campus.
Intel IG testifies on whistleblower complaint of Trump making 'promise' to foreign leader Braves' Acuna third 21-year-old with 40 homers

Intel IG testifies on whistleblower complaint of Trump making 'promise' to foreign leaderIntelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson is scheduled to appear before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed session on a whistleblower complaint about the president's communications with a foreign leader; Griff Jenkins reports.


Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers while 21 years old or younger.


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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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