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Trump says he expects answers on Saudi reporter’s disappearance by ‘end of the week’ 'If Boston wins, Joe West is the MVP': Fans at center of controversial call tell all

Trump says he expects answers on Saudi reporter’s disappearance by ‘end of the week’The president also rejected the notion he's covering for Saudi Arabia.


When umpire Joe West called Astros DH Jose Altuve out in Game 4 of the ALCS, the fans closest to the near-home run were aghast. Here's how they say it went down.
Chief Justice John Roberts Stresses Court's Independence After Kavanaugh Confirmation Six biggest moments in Red Sox's amazing Game 4 win

Chief Justice John Roberts Stresses Court's Independence After Kavanaugh ConfirmationAddressing the bitter, partisan battle over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court


From Andrew Benintendi's game-saving catch to another big homer by Jackie Bradley Jr., there were plenty of heroes in Boston's Game 4 thriller.
Yahoo News Explains: What Canada's cannabis legalization will look like G League to offer $125K option to 1-and-done

Yahoo News Explains: What Canada's cannabis legalization will look likeHere's what you need to know about Canada's recent legalization of cannabis.


The G League will offer $125,000 Select Contracts to elite prospects who aren't yet eligible for the NBA but do not want to go the one-and-done route in college.
Police officer lectures boys playing with BB gun: 'Do you think I want to shoot an 11-year-old?' Brewers pull Miley after 5 pitches, fall to Dodgers

Police officer lectures boys playing with BB gun: 'Do you think I want to shoot an 11-year-old?'An Ohio police officer is being praised online after turning a call that could


Brewers starter Wade Miley was replaced by Brandon Woodruff after just five pitches -- a walk to Cody Bellinger -- in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Dodgers. The strategy didn't pan out, as Los Angeles cruised to a 5-2 win.
New York Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping Female Passenger Kawhi nets 24, salutes fans after Raptors' victory

New York Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping Female PassengerA driver for Uber was charged Tuesday with kidnapping a 24-year-old New York


Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and 12 rebounds in his Toronto debut, Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-104 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.


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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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