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‘Answer the question’: Bernie Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief during hearing What will Clippers do with star free agents? (Yahoo Sports)

‘Answer the question’: Bernie Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief during hearingFireworks erupted Thursday when President Trump’s budget chief sparred with a Senate panel over the administration's proposed 2018 budget, most notably trading barbs with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over potential cuts to entitlement programs.


What will Clippers do with star free agents?

With J.J. Redick, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin likely headed for free agency, the Clippers will have some tough decisions to make.


Pres. Trump Criticizes NATO Allies on Defense Spending in Brussels Speech Five drivers to watch in Indianapolis 500 (Yahoo Sports)

Pres. Trump Criticizes NATO Allies on Defense Spending in Brussels SpeechIn a speech at NATO headquarters Thursday, the president threatened ties between the US and its European allies, saying fellow NATO countries were not meeting financial obligations.


Drivers to watch in the Indianapolis 500

Helio Castroneves is the big name, but a first-time Indy 500 participant and a part-time driver may have a better chance at winning.


Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire 'Same old' AP off and running with Saints (Yahoo Sports)

Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hireATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate once called the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row for escaping seven past execution dates through legal challenges was put to death early Friday for a 1982 murder-for-hire shooting.


Adrian Peterson looking like his old self, Saints teammates say

Adrian Peterson is working out well so far in New Orleans.


Obama 'heartbroken' by Manchester attack Pens vs. Preds: First look at Stanley Cup Final (Yahoo Sports)

Obama 'heartbroken' by Manchester attackFormer United States President Barack Obama said at a Berlin reunion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday he was "heartbroken" by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Manchester. "We can see the terrible violence that took place just recently in Manchester... it's a reminder that there is great danger of terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just because they're different," Obama told a crowd at the German capital's Brandenburg Gate. "We had a chance backstage to send a message to the people of Manchester about how heartbroken we are by the loss of life," Obama said.


Phil Kessel

From Pittsburgh's resiliency to the party in Smashville, here are five intriguing things about the Stanley Cup Final.


Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out Chip Kelly returns to college football ... on TV (Yahoo Sports)

Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks OutThe father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.


Chip Kelly

The former Oregon coach — who was fired by the NFL's 49ers after a 2-14 season in 2016 — has been hired by ESPN as an analyst.




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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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