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Man Removed Ahead Of Trump, Putin Press Conference For Holding Sign Bryce brings down the house with epic Home Run Derby comeback

Man Removed Ahead Of Trump, Putin Press Conference For Holding SignA man was forcibly removed before the start of a Monday press conference with


His time in Washington might be nearing its end, but on this night, Bryce Harper made Nationals fans forget their frustrations.
Chicago police release body cam footage after fatal officer-involved shooting sparks protests LSU's Orgeron: Shouldn't have hired Canada

Chicago police release body cam footage after fatal officer-involved shooting sparks protestsChicago police have released footage of officers approaching 37-year-old Harith Augustus before he was fatally shot on Saturday.


LSU coach Ed Orgeron said that he made a mistake in hiring Matt Canada as offensive coordinator.
California Democratic Party Snubs Dianne Feinstein Walton sits down with winning-focused LeBron

California Democratic Party Snubs Dianne FeinsteinIn a stunning rebuke, the California Democratic Party declined to endorse Sen.


Lakers coach Luke Walton said he is encouraged by the early communication he has had with free-agent acquisition LeBron James following a meeting with the four-time MVP.
US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border Agent: 2018 likely Bell's last season as a Steeler

US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at borderSAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders.


After the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension before Monday's 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline, Bell's agent told ESPN, "This now likely will be Le'Veon's last season as a Steeler."
A Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Has Killed Three People and Injured Dozens Thomas seeks extension or trade from Seahawks

A Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Has Killed Three People and Injured DozensSome of the injured are in critical condition


Safety Earl Thomas posted a message to the Seahawks on Instagram that suggested the team should trade him if it won't offer an extension.


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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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