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Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirms Puig hit a moonshot and the Mets had a cow (Yahoo Sports)

Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirmsOn James T. Hodgkinson, investigators found a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress. The FBI did not disclose the names of those lawmakers.


Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig, the polarizing Dodgers outfielder, hit a mammoth three-run homer and had words with Wilmer Flores of the Mets as he rounded the bases.


Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in Virginia Did Jackson fall asleep during draft workout? (Yahoo Sports)

Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in VirginiaAs many as 5,000 people attended the funeral to remember Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death early Sunday as she walked home after an all-night prayer session at a mosque.


Report: Phil Jackson fell asleep during prospect workout. (AP)

According to ESPN's Jay Williams, the Knicks president was falling in and out of sleep during a potential lottery pick's pre-draft session with the team.


Bloomberg says Trump should ‘stop tweeting’ and let Russia probe run its course Meet Aaron Pico, who might be MMA's LeBron (Yahoo Sports)

Bloomberg says Trump should ‘stop tweeting’ and let Russia probe run its course“When there’s an allegation, you have to have a competent, independent investigation that will find something wrong or remove the cloud,” Bloomberg said.


Aaron Pico

The 20-year-old could've been an Olympic wrestler, or a champion boxer. What he is, Bellator president Scott Coker says, is a superstar in the making.


"Textalyzer" Device Allows Police to Determine if Drivers Were Texting and Driving Berman breaks his silence following wife's death (Yahoo Sports)

"Textalyzer" Device Allows Police to Determine if Drivers Were Texting and DrivingThe “Textalyzer” device allows police to plug in and determine if a driver was using a cell phone to text while driving. Jeff Rossen shows how it works.


Chris Berman speaks publicly about wife's death for first time

Chris Berman has some fond yet painful recollections of his wife, who died in a car accident in May.


6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS Cubs send slumping Schwarber to minors (Yahoo Sports)

6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGSA powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country. The quake struck at 6:31 am (1231 GMT) with its epicenter in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 46.8 kilometers, about 23 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of Puerto San Jose, the US Geological Survey said. The Guatemalan Seismological Institute measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.7.


Kyle Schwarber

The legend of Kyle Schwarber is taking a detour to Iowa. In a move that was a long time coming, Chicago demoted its left fielder on Thursday morning.




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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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