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Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea Trump backs NFL into a corner with comments (Yahoo Sports)

Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea"I'm happy you used the world 'deplorable,’” Trump told South Korean President Moon Jae-in. “That's been a very lucky word for me and many millions of people."


Donald Trump, anthem protesters

President Trump criticized national anthem protesters and derided the league for its enforcement of hard hits. Now, the league must respond.


Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks Report: Jeter orders firing of Marlins legends (Yahoo Sports)

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam CracksAbout 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing.


Derek Jeter

The soon-to-be owner of the Marlins isn't wasting any time making some bold moves in the organization.


Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack Week 3 fantasy guide: In the Hunt for greatness (Yahoo Sports)

Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged AttackLess than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.


Week 3 fantasy viewer's guide: 10 things to watch for

Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt could be a once-in-a-generation fantasy rookie.


Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive Once overshadowed tailback now leads nation (Yahoo Sports)

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death diveCassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."


Rashaad Penny

San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny is the driving force behind the Aztecs' 3-0 start that includes wins over Stanford and Arizona State.


Is the U.S. Overdue for a Catastrophic Earthquake? These Cities Are Most at Risk NBA cracking down on Zaza-esque closeouts (Yahoo Sports)

Is the U.S. Overdue for a Catastrophic Earthquake? These Cities Are Most at RiskThe likelihood of a massive earthquake in the United States within our lifetimes is high. And it's not just the West Coast that's at risk


The NBA is cracking down on Zaza-esque closeouts

A new NBA rule will allow referees to penalize reckless closeouts, such as Zaza Pachulia's on Kawhi Leonard, with technical or flagrant fouls.




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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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