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Texas Border Patrol Chase Ends In Crash, Killing At Least 5 Immigrants The steps that led to Koepka winning the U.S. Open

Texas Border Patrol Chase Ends In Crash, Killing At Least 5 ImmigrantsAt least five people were killed and several others injured when an SUV


The U.S. Open ended with Brooks Koepka holding the trophy again. How did we get here? Take a look at all the big moments from Sunday's final round.
Trump blames Democrats as outrage grows over family separation Pats' Brady sees retirement getting closer

Trump blames Democrats as outrage grows over family separationThe president blamed Democrats for blocking passage of immigration and border security on Twitter, one day after he seemed to distance himself from the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.


Tom Brady says he can see retirement on the horizon, but he's still motivated to play in the NFL.
Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they say Chicharito in tears after Mexico beats Germany

Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they sayBy Rupam Jain and Qadir Sediqi KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days. Taliban fighters headed into cities across Afghanistan over the weekend as they celebrated their Eid cessation of hostilities with feasts, hugs and selfies, raising questions about what happens when their ceasefire ends at midnight (1930 GMT) on Sunday. "The announcement (of the ceasefire), implementation and the wide national support and welcome of the Mujahideen by the people proves that the demands of the Islamic Emirate and the nation are identical – all want the withdrawal of foreign invaders and establishment of an Islamic government," they said.


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Tesla bursts into flames on West Hollywood street Big Ben values record wins, not record contract

Tesla bursts into flames on West Hollywood streetFire investigators are looking into what caused a Tesla to burst into flames on a West Hollywood street.


Two years from free agency in a robust quarterback market, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger isn't concerned with landing a record-breaking contract, telling ESPN, "I care about record-breaking Super Bowl wins and things like that."
Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warns Brewers P Houser vomits twice, finishes inning

Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warnsA study in the journal Pediatrics links lack of sleep to higher odds for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. It found that less than a third of kids get the recommended amount of sleep.


Brewers reliever Adrian Houser, after being recalled earlier in the day, fell victim to what manager Craig Counsell said was too much heat, not enough food and probably a little nerves when he became sick on the mound.


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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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