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|Hillary Clinton posts parody Kennedy letter mocking Trump ||Score picks, bold predictions and fantasy tips for every Week 3 NFL game |
Hillary Clinton on Sunday posted a joke letter on Twitter supposedly sent by John F. Kennedy during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, written in the excitable style of US President Donald Trump's recent letter to Turkey. The parody letter, originally from ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" TV show, is written on mocked-up White House letterhead and addressed to Russia's then leader Nikita Khrushchev. Get your missiles out of Cuba," starts the letter pretending to be from president Kennedy.
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|Rioting migrants torch cars, injure policeman at Maltese holding centre ||Belichick cuts presser short after AB questions |
Rioting migrants in Malta set at least five staff cars on fire and injured a policeman in their holding centre as they demanded their freedom. The violence broke out Sunday night at a former British army barrack in Hal Far, close to Malta's airport. The migrants took control of part of the compound, but a police spokesman said the situation was brought back under control in the early hours of Monday.
| Patriots coach Bill Belichick's patience ran thin. He walked off after fielding seven questions about Antonio Brown's off-the-field issues. "I'm good," he said. "Thank you." |
|Detroit-area men who sent millions to Yemen spared prison ||Sources: Yanks' German won't pitch again in '19 |
A group of Detroit-area men opened bank accounts to move millions of dollars to Yemen, their war-torn native country. One by one, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn declined to send them to prison, despite guidelines that call for a few years or more behind bars. The Detroit area is believed to have the highest U.S. population of Yemenis, a demographic that has risen amid war in Yemen that has killed tens of thousands of people and left millions more with food and health care shortages.
| Right-hander Domingo German will miss both the rest of the regular season and the postseason following his placement on administrative leave, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. |
|Howling winds to threaten travel disruptions over north-central US ||Flame out: NFL field pyrotechnics get brief ban |
A strengthening storm responsible for severe weather and tornadoes in the South will produce an expanding area of strong winds from the northern and central Plains to the Midwest into Tuesday night. This image, taken on Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2019, over the north-central United States shows a classic comma shape in the cloud cover indicative of a powerful storm. (NOAA/GOES-East) The large storm - more typical of November - is unleashing drenching rain, thunderstorms, snow and cold air, and it will produce a high wind zone reaching 900 miles over the north-central United States.Stiff east to southeasterly breezes were already present over the central and western Great Lakes region on Monday.However, the strongest winds, blowing from the north and west, will charge across the Plains Monday night and Tuesday."Frequent gusts between 40 and 50 mph are in store with an AccuWeather Local StormMaxâ˘ of 60 mph," Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist, said. "Gusts that strong can break tree limbs, cause localized power outages and inhibit travel," Leister said.Airline passengers should expect flight delays and cancellations, especially from Nebraska and the Dakotas to Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. As the gusty winds affect the major airports of Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis, ripple-effect delays can occur elsewhere across the nation.Winds over this same zone can also be very troublesome for high-profile vehicles such as trucks, campers and buses. With no mountain ranges and only limited forests in the region, there is little to stop the winds blowing across the highways. Where winds blow across the Great Lakes, shoreline areas that face the wind can be subject to overwash and flooding.The storm producing the strong winds will also cause a batch of rain and embedded thunderstorms to spiral eastward.Thunderstorms over the Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes region will be locally heavy with strong wind gusts and bursts of torrential rain into Monday evening.Travel-slowing rain around Minneapolis, Chicago and Indianapolis from Monday will reach Detroit and Toledo and Columbus, Ohio, on Monday evening.As rain whips eastward, snow is in store in the storm's coldest sector over the Plains. Snow falling in central South Dakota and north-central Nebraska on Monday morning will slowly shift northeastward with the storm into Monday night.However, the amount of snow from this storm will be minuscule, when compared to a storm from earlier this month. Snowfall will be on the order of a trace of slush to at most a couple of inches on grassy areas in a few communities.Patches of accumulating snow can occur in eastern North Dakota, northeastern South Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.The storm produced up to 4 inches of snow in the Black Hills of South Dakota with 2-3 inches falling on Rapid City, South Dakota, during Sunday evening. Download the free AccuWeather appÂ to see the latest forecast and advisories for your region. Keep checking back for updates onÂ AccuWeather.comÂ and stay tuned to theÂ AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.
| The NFL has placed a temporary ban on all flame effects and pyrotechnics used on its playing fields as it investigates a fire at the Tennessee Titans' Nissan Stadium in Week 2. |
|Three people hospitalised by chemical leak on board American Airlines plane ||DC floats Lamar-Mahomes as next Peyton-Brady |
Three people have been hospitalised after a cleaning product leaked on an American Airlines flightÂ forcing it to make an emergency landing in Dublin. The plane was less than an hourÂ into its flight from London Heathrow to Philadelphia when two crew members fell unconscious due to the powerful smell. Several passengers complained of burning eyes and skin irritation and one traveller was also taken to hospital in Ireland. 287 passengers and 12 Philadelphia-based crew members were on board flightÂ AA729, which had been cleared for take off despite concerns over the leaked liquid. Reports suggestÂ the product was left behind in one of the bathrooms. In audio from the cockpit, the pilot explained that although the product is believed to be non-toxic, the crew required immediate assistance.Â He said: "Weâve actually covered the container of the substance. It was a cleaning product that was used at London Heathrow, if you wait a moment I actually have a picture of the container that I have in a plastic bag.Â "It was spilled and for some reason the container itself was left behind in the aircraft in one of the lavatories and continued to seep into the carpeting and produce what Iâm told is not, it is not a toxic substance. "We require paramedics to come on board the airplane and render immediate assistance. Weâve had two of our flight crew staff made, excuse me, the cabin staff have actually lost consciousness, but I think theyâre back to a state of consciousness just now and there are general complaints about burning eyes and skin problems." The pilot added that the leaking product was an aircraft interior cleaner made by Callington, a leading specialty chemicals manufacturer.Â One passengerÂ told The TelegraphÂ the plane had been delayed at Heathrow whilst reports of an "unusual smell" were investigated.Â He said: "Before take off the captain came on the loudspeaker saying the flight attendants had reported an unusual smell, and the flight was delayed while they investigated. They must've judged it safe because we flew out after, only to be rerouted to Dublin a short time later." @AmericanAir There aren't even chairs, we're not allowed to leave this area where we're penned in like cattle, and we've not been fed by the likes of you since boarding four plus hours ago. You're the worst. pic.twitter.com/PqnelJ2P2uâ Philip Ott (@Blasphevism) October 21, 2019 He added that the flight's 287 passengers were "penned in like cattle" at Dublin airportÂ beforeÂ been taken by bus to stay overnight in a hotel. They have not been told when they can expect onward travel.Â Another passenger expressed concern for others onboard, calling the incident a "sickness outbreak".Â Ok, so this hasnât quite gone to plan. Chemical spillage has led to sickness outbreak and an emergency landing in Dublin. firecrewparamedicspoliceâ Katie Phillips (@KatieHJP) October 21, 2019 A statement released by American Airlines said: "American Airlines flight 729 from London Heathrow to Philadelphia diverted to Dublin due to an odor caused by a spilled cleaning solution in the galley." "The flight landed safely in Dublin at 1:15 p.m. local time, and taxied to the gate." "Medical personnel have met the aircraft to evaluate any crew members or passengers who may need additional assistance." The Telegraph has contacted Callington for comment.Â Want the best ofÂ The TelegraphÂ direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-dailyÂ Front Page newsletterÂ and newÂ audio briefings.
| Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale is looking forward to Sunday's showdown between Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes, saying it could be sports' next great rivalry, a la Tom Brady and Peyton Manning or Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. |
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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 â€œcriticize the government and other organizations.â€ So why would that be relevant in a democracy?
Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?
â€œCongress 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.â€ -- 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 nationâ€™s military, the mindâ€™s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagonâ€™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.
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.