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Trump, in angry Twitter spree, declares ‘the complete power to pardon’ Draymond, McGregor in a social media spat (Yahoo Sports)

Trump, in angry Twitter spree, declares ‘the complete power to pardon’Those who hope for a Twitter tirade from the president every Saturday morning were amply rewarded, as he lashed out at multiple targets.


Draymond Green, Conor McGregor

It was only a matter of time before Draymond Green wound up embroiled the sports world's loudest, brashest spectacle.


Eight Massive Wildfires Rage Across California Eberle’s wedding doubled as an Oilers reunion (Yahoo Sports)

Eight Massive Wildfires Rage Across CaliforniaAmong the fires is the most destructive wildfire in the U.S. this year, which crept within a mile of the historic tourist town of Mariposa.


The wedding of Jordan Eberle and Lauren Rodych saw old Edmonton Oilers reconnect, sing terribly and play hockey on the dancefloor.

The wedding of Jordan Eberle and Lauren Rodych saw Edmonton Oilers past and present reconnect, sing terribly and play hockey on the dance floor.


Minnesota police shooting isn't only death of 911 caller Beckham Jr. grants 'Wish' for cancer-stricken fan (Yahoo Sports)

Minnesota police shooting isn't only death of 911 callerWASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn't by any means the first-time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help or to report a crime.


Odell Beckham Jr. drops what he's doing to visit cancer-stricken young fan in Texas

Odell Beckham Jr. made an ailing young fan smile when he flew to Texas for a visit.


Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years Two-a-days: Browns QB battle is wide-open (Yahoo Sports)

Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for yearsBy Luke Baker and Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem's holiest site. Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel's installation of metal detectors at entry points to the Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem's walled Old City. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed the metal detectors.


DeShone Kizer, Brock Osweiler (Getty Images)

The Browns have high-priced Brock Osweiler, rookie DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler in camp.


Woman Shares Touching Photo of Walmart Employee Helping Blind Man Shop Sherman: $#@& yeah I cussed out Russell Wilson (Yahoo Sports)

Woman Shares Touching Photo of Walmart Employee Helping Blind Man ShopShe said the heartwarming moment caught her eye.


Richard Sherman

A report this spring included an anecdote about the cornerback getting in the face of the franchise quarterback, spewing four-letter words at him.




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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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