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European Politicians Alarmed By Trump's 'Ridiculous' Russia Stance Sources: Raptors, Spurs finalizing Kawhi trade

European Politicians Alarmed By Trump's 'Ridiculous' Russia StanceWASHINGTON ― European lawmakers say President Donald Trump's stunning news


The Raptors are finalizing a deal to acquire Spurs All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard in a trade package that includes All-Star DeMar DeRozan, league sources told ESPN.
Ohio death row inmate Robert Van Hook scheduled to be executed on Wednesday Report: Dodgers on verge of trade for Machado

Ohio death row inmate Robert Van Hook scheduled to be executed on WednesdayDeath row inmate Robert Van Hook is set to be executed on Wednesday for the


The Dodgers are on the cusp of securing Orioles star Manny Machado in a package that includes prospect Yusniel Diaz, according to a report from The Athletic.
Deadly Ferguson Fire Threatens Yosemite National Park Communities Brewers' Hader 'deeply sorry' for old tweets

Deadly Ferguson Fire Threatens Yosemite National Park CommunitiesA wildfire near Yosemite National Park is expected to grow worse in the coming


Racist and anti-gay tweets from Brewers pitcher Josh Hader's Twitter account surfaced during Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Hader apologized for the tweets, which he said were sent when he was a teenager.
Israel hits Hamas posts in response to arson kites Go-ahead HR nabs Bregman All-Star Game MVP

Israel hits Hamas posts in response to arson kitesAn Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip on Monday in response to balloons carrying firebombs over the border fence to burn Israeli farmland, the army said. The strikes signalled a tougher Israeli response to the hundreds of balloons and kites carrying firebombs that have been launched from the blockaded Gaza Strip since April. Gazan security sources and residents said the strikes occurred in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip and caused no injuries.


First-time All-Star Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros was named MVP of Tuesday's All-Star Game after his go-ahead homer in the 10th inning sent the American League to an 8-6 victory.
Papa John's Founder Accuses Media Agency Of Extorting Him Over Racial Slur Manfred: Can't market Trout without his help

Papa John's Founder Accuses Media Agency Of Extorting Him Over Racial SlurBetter ingredients, better pizza and now better scapegoats?


Commissioner Rob Manfred said that the only reason Mike Trout isn't more popular is because Trout doesn't market himself: "If he wants to engage and be more active in that area, I think we could help him make his brand really, really big."


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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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