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Police Focus Search for Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts on 5 Areas in Iowa Town Inside Derek Jeter's plan to build a winner in Miami

Police Focus Search for Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts on 5 Areas in Iowa TownPolice also want information on anyone who has unexplained injuries


A champion in New York, Jeter didn't come to Miami to lose. Here's a look at how he plans to put a winning team on the field while learning on the job in South Beach.
The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not set Maryland accepts responsibility in McNair death

The Latest: Rival Koreas to meet in Pyongyang; date not setSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on talks between officials from North and South Korea (all times local):


The University of Maryland has parted ways with assistant AD for sports performance Rick Court in the wake of "mistakes" that led to the death of Jordan McNair.
Illinois Man With Parrot on His Shoulder Rescued From Mud Hole by Firefighters Kuzma: Critics 'underestimating' new-look Lakers

Illinois Man With Parrot on His Shoulder Rescued From Mud Hole by FirefightersThe bird got stuck in the mud, then its owner got stuck in the mud trying to rescue it.


Despite now having LeBron James with the team, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma said the squad is being underestimated by critics.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Sedan Marks the Return of a Classic Benz Badge Braves' Acuna blasts 2 homers; 8 HRs in past 8

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 4Matic Sedan Marks the Return of a Classic Benz BadgeEchoes of the big Benz from days past.


With two more homers Tuesday night against the Marlins, Braves rookie Ronald Acuna continued his tear at the plate and now has eight home runs in his past eight games.
70 Healthy Snacks That Are Way Better Than Anything in a Vending Machine Eagles' Johnson expects fan backlash facing Pats

70 Healthy Snacks That Are Way Better Than Anything in a Vending Machine


Lane Johnson hasn't shied away from sharing his thoughts on the New England Patriots, and the Philadelphia Eagles right tackle expects to hear it from the fans Thursday when last season's Super Bowl teams meet in a preseason game.


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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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