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Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief Tony Parker says he'll be back in 2018 (Yahoo Sports)

Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief“It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” the president tweeted early Sunday. “#FakeNews is the enemy!“


Tony Parker

The San Antonio Spurs legend, who ruptured his quadriceps in the postseason, turned 35 in May, but sees no reason he can't return.


Martial Law Declared in Philippines Over ISIS-Linked Group Pens overcome rotten effort, just keep winning (Yahoo Sports)

Martial Law Declared in Philippines Over ISIS-Linked GroupAt least 100 people are believed to have been killed so far as the Philippine military tries to fend off fighters who claim to have aligned themselves with ISIS.


Matt Murray

Despite getting outplayed for most of the game and taking a staggeringly low amount of shots on goal, Pittsburgh came out on top.


JFK’s family reflects on his 100th birthday Predators remain positive despite Game 1 loss (Yahoo Sports)

JFK’s family reflects on his 100th birthday“I’ve thought about him and miss him every day of my life,” Caroline Kennedy says in a video tribute.


Predators

The Nashville Predators lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, but feel good about their chances in Game 2 Wednesday night.


Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes Mike Trout to miss 6-8 weeks with thumb injury (Yahoo Sports)

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroesPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."


Mike Trout

The best player in baseball may be out for several weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb that may require surgery.


6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi Penguins prevail over Preds in strange Game 1 (Yahoo Sports)

6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's SulawesiA shallow, 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit inland on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi Monday, US seismologists said, causing people to panic but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Muhammad Guntur, who lives on the outskirts of the town, said it was felt strongly. A hotel worker in Poso also said that people panicked when the quake struck but that things had returned to normal there.


Predators

The Penguins coughed up a three-goal advantage to the Predators, but they quickly regained the lead and hung on to win the Stanley Cup Final opener.




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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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