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Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting (debunked) anti-Muslim war crime tale Bell vetoed deal agreed to by his agent, Steelers (Yahoo Sports)

Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting (debunked) anti-Muslim war crime talePresident Trump responded to the news of a terrorist attack in Spain by peddling a debunked legend about a general’s harsh tactics more than a century ago.


Steelers and Le'Veon Bell's agent thought they had a deal, until Bell nixed it

Le'Veon Bell's agent reportedly agreed to a long-term contract in July and the Steelers thought they had a deal, but Bell nixed it.


Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree Pujols ties Sosa's prestigious homer record (Yahoo Sports)

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spreePolice shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square.


Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols' 609th career home run tied with him Sammy Sosa for the most among foreign-born players.


Stonewall Jackson's Descendants Want His Monuments Taken Down Erik Jones gets first career pole in Cup series (Yahoo Sports)

Stonewall Jackson's Descendants Want His Monuments Taken DownWhile attendees at last Saturday’s violent “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, may want to keep monuments to generals like Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson standing, some relatives of the Confederate leaders do not. On Monday, the Rev. Robert Wright Lee, IV, the former general’s great-great-great-great-nephew, said that he believed it was time to take down the statues of his ancestor. Now, William Jackson Christian and Warren Edmund Christian, the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson, also want statues honoring the Confederate general removed from public display in their home town of Richmond, Virginia, and other cities as well.


Erik Jones

Jones, who needs a win over the next three races to make the playoffs, will start first at Bristol.


USS Fitzgerald's Leadership Removed Over Poor Seamanship Rosy outlook: Penn State has great expectations (Yahoo Sports)

USS Fitzgerald's Leadership Removed Over Poor SeamanshipThis is not the first time U.S. Navy took a strict action against the leadership for acting inappropriately in a particular situation.


Penn State

With Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley back, the Nittany Lions could be even more explosive on offense in 2017.


Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug Mayweather Sr. threatens to sue for cheating (Yahoo Sports)

Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drugLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A death penalty expert says Arkansas' recent purchase of a lethal injection drug — in a small amount and at a cheap price — suggests the state has found a reliable supplier to help it move 30 inmates from death row to the execution chamber.


Floyd Mayweather Sr.

The father of one of the greatest boxers of all-time said that he has plans to file a lawsuit if the Conor McGregor doesn't play by the rules.




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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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