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Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: Report Did Canada play it too safe with Olympic roster?

Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: ReportThe man suspected of murdering Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old college student from Orange County, California, told police he believed the victim had been hitting on him, according to a court document obtained by a local newspaper.


Hockey Canada opted to go with a serviceable squad of plug-and-play players over flash to defend their Olympic crown.
Trump’s Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The U.S. Gonzaga looks to stay perfect in WCC

Trump’s Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The U.S.President Donald Trump’s comments last week that the United States should try to attract immigrants from places like Norway instead of “shithole countries” like Haiti or El Salvador weren’t just racist.


Critical for Gonzaga in the last two months of the regular season is the production of Gonzaga senior guard Silas Melson, who is an asset on both sides of the court for the 15th-ranked Bulldogs. Melson is expected to be the primary defender against the Dons' leading scorer, guard Souley Boum, one
Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile Alert Clemons' 3 at buzzer sends Campbell past High Point 65-64

Japanese News Outlet Mistakenly Sends North Korean Missile AlertA Japanese broadcaster on Tuesday erroneously sent a mobile app alert announcing that North Korea had launched a missile.


BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- Chris Clemons scored 25 and buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Campbell to a 65-64 victory over High Point on Friday night.
Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane) Kansas State tries again to win at Kansas

Stealth and Speed: America's SR-71 Blackbird Might Be Old (But Still the World's Fastest Plane)The Blackbird’s design reflected the fact that it was pushing the limits. The SR-71’s J58 engines could only start through use of two vehicle-mounted V8 starter engines, and the triethylborane used in the fuel would belch green flames during ignition. The J58s would switch to a partial ramjet mode at high speeds, such that the SR-71 actually became more fuel efficient when it went faster.


The decisive play from last season is certain to be remembered, particularly by the opponent that almost pulled off an upset of Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse. With the game clock down to the final seconds, guard Svi Mykhailiuk took off for the rim. Although Mykhailiuk, now a senior, obviously traveled
Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom says Gardner-Webb holds off Radford for 59-54 win

Teen fatally shot over iPhone was reportedly killed by a friend, mom saysA New York woman claims her 15-year-old son was fatally shot over an iPhone by one of his own friends.


BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- Liam O'Reilly scored 17 points, David Efianayi added 12 more and Gardner-Webb hung on Friday night for a 59-54 win over Radford to move into a tie for first place in the Big South Conference.


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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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