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Trump slams Sessions as he reportedly considers firing his own AG Cavs owner on Irving: 'We expect him' in camp (Yahoo Sports)

Trump slams Sessions as he reportedly considers firing his own AGThe president continued to attack his attorney general early Tuesday, railing against the nation’s top law enforcement officer in a series of tweets.


Cavs owner on Irving: 'We expect him' in camp

Dan Gilbert and new Cavs GM Koby Altman were mostly non-committal on Kyrie Irving's trade request in a news conference Wednesday.


Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman Dak needs to take the wheel, but drive carefully (Yahoo Sports)

Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian WomanIn the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the Minneapolis Police Department announced new bodycam policies for officers.


Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott went from unknown draft pick to superstar in a year's time. But it will be up to him, not Ezekiel Elliott, to take charge of the franchise


Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group Seahawks' core not getting any younger (Yahoo Sports)

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger groupSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday.


Russell Wilson (Associated Press)

This run of success in Seattle has an expiration date, and it might be coming sooner than we expect. Maybe we saw the first signs of a small decline last season.


Israeli removal of holy site metal detectors not enough: Erdogan Power Rankings: Crashes shake up top spots (Yahoo Sports)

Israeli removal of holy site metal detectors not enough: ErdoganTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday welcomed Israel's removal of metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site but said it was "not enough". Israel installed metal detectors at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, after an attack on July 14 that killed two policemen. "Israel took the right step to remove the metal detectors to help lower tension," Erdogan said.


Martin Truex Jr. (AP)

The wreck between Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. changed the complexion of the Brickyard 400 and the way we view the drivers.


Ohio executes man after delays over lethal injection drugs 10 players poised for superstar seasons (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio executes man after delays over lethal injection drugsRonald Phillips was pronounced dead at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville at 10:43 a.m. EDT (1443 GMT), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement. The execution had been delayed multiple times as a court fight played out over the state's use of a drug mixture for lethal injections. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals from Phillips late on Tuesday.


Hunter Henry, Jalen Ramsey, John Brown (Getty Images)

Before NFL players become household names, we try and predict who will be the league's next breakout star.




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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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