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Republicans hire sex-crimes prosecutor to question Ford, schedule Friday vote on Kavanaugh Walton sets tone as LeBron, Lakers hit the court

Republicans hire sex-crimes prosecutor to question Ford, schedule Friday vote on KavanaughSenate Republicans have hired a sex-crimes prosecutor to question Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, but they won't say who it is.


LeBron James had "a great first practice" under coach Luke Walton and the Lakers, using the session to focus entirely on the defensive side of the ball.
11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The Worst Vikings ordered mental health check for Griffen

11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The WorstFlorence exited the U.S. last week after wreaking havoc across swathes of the


The Vikings informed Everson Griffen and his agent last week that the star defensive end would not be allowed back to the team until he underwent a mental health evaluation, according to a police incident report obtained by ESPN.
The UN General Assembly Turns Into A Fight Between Trump And Iran Kerr: 2018-19 Warriors not like 1997-98 Bulls

The UN General Assembly Turns Into A Fight Between Trump And IranPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Iran in a heated speech at the


When asked whether his team is entering a "last dance" like the 1997-98 Bulls, Warriors coach Steve Kerr laughed and said his team will "enjoy what we have this year."
Trump greeted with laughter while touting his administration's accomplishments at UN Bucs know who will start at QB, but won't say

Trump greeted with laughter while touting his administration's accomplishments at UN"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished almost more than any other administration in the history of our country," Trump said which prompted audible laughter in the hall.


Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter won't say whether Ryan Fitzpatrick or Jameis Winston will start, though the quarterbacks know his game plan for Sunday against the Bears.
Yellowstone grizzlies safe from hunting as judge returns them to protected list Angels' Ohtani opts to get Tommy John surgery

Yellowstone grizzlies safe from hunting as judge returns them to protected listA US judge ordered that grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone be returned to the endangered species list. In a ruling hailed as historic for wildlife conservation in America, a US judge on Monday ordered that the world-famous grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone national park be returned to the endangered species list. The move means that a controversial sport hunt of grizzlies in Wyoming and Idaho – outside the boundaries of the park – will be canceled indefinitely, extending protections against hunting that have lasted 44 years.


Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will undergo Tommy John surgery when the offseason starts, the team announced Tuesday.


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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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