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HUD Secretary Ben Carson stumped during congressional hearing Passan: How a 19-year-old prospect is turning the MLB draft upside down

HUD Secretary Ben Carson stumped during congressional hearingThe HUD secretary faced a tough hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday.


By agreeing to a deal to play in Japan and shunning the draft, Carter Stewart will make himself millions of dollars and might be changing the way baseball does business.
The Latest: Top officials say US doesn't want war with Iran Chiefs' Mathieu victim of $5M extortion plot

The Latest: Top officials say US doesn't want war with IranWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's Iran policy (all times local):


Chiefs defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was the victim of a $5 million extortion plot by a family member, court records show.
Ukraine's New Leader Sets Snap Parliamentary Election for July McGregor on Khabib melee: 'This war is not over'

Ukraine's New Leader Sets Snap Parliamentary Election for July(Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s new leader started a two-month countdown to snap parliamentary elections as the TV comedian-turned-politician tries to consolidate power after his rapid rise to power.


Conor McGregor, in a recently released interview with self-help guru Tony Robbins, opened up about his postfight melee with Khabib Nurmagomedov's team at UFC 229 in October and said "it's on them" if a rematch doesn't happen.
Iraq caught in the middle of US-Iran face-off Sources: Pitcher skips MLB draft for Japan deal

Iraq caught in the middle of US-Iran face-offScarred by two decades of conflict, Iraq finds itself caught in the middle of a US-Iranian tug-of-war, fearing it could pay the price of any confrontation between its two main allies. Analysts say third parties may seek to exploit the latest spike in tensions between Tehran and Washington to spark a showdown that serves their own interests. Iraq "pays a disproportionate tax on Iranian-American tensions and (has) an unenviable front-line position in any future conflict between the two," said Fanar Haddad, an Iraq expert at the National University of Singapore.


Carter Stewart is in agreement with a Japanese team on a deal that could set a precedent for young prospects looking to make more money early in their careers.
Hospital that treated baby cut from womb investigated VanVleet's shot reborn after birth of 2nd child

Hospital that treated baby cut from womb investigatedCHICAGO (AP) — The agency that licenses and inspects health care facilities in Illinois has started an investigation of a suburban Chicago hospital where doctors treated a baby brought in by a woman claiming to be his mother, a spokeswoman for the agency said Tuesday. The woman was charged weeks later with killing the actual mother and cutting the child from her womb.


A day after the birth of his second child, Fred VanVleet broke out of his shooting slump and had his best game of the playoffs, scoring 13 points off the bench to help the Raptors rout the Bucks 120-102 in Game 4.


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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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