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Phoenix police use pepper spray on Trump protesters Zach Britton's record save streak ends at 60 (Yahoo Sports)

Phoenix police use pepper spray on Trump protestersAt the conclusion Tuesday's campaign-style rally by Donald Trump, police used pepper spray to disperse crowds of protesters who had gathered to voice their displeasure with the president.


Zach Britton

The Orioles closer blew a save chance on Wednesday, snapping his streak American League record number of consecutive saves converted.


Obstruction Looms Over Trump McConnell Fight 2017 guide for zeroRB fantasy draft strategy (Yahoo Sports)

Obstruction Looms Over Trump McConnell FightBarbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Donald Trump's reported pressuring of Mitch McConnell on the Trump Russia investigation constitutes an obstruction of justice.


2017 guide for zeroRB fantasy draft strategy

Uncertainty at the running back position provides fertile ground for savvy drafters looking to find bargains.


Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, apologizes for nasty Instagram spat X-factor in blockbuster Cavaliers-Celtics trade (Yahoo Sports)

Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, apologizes for nasty Instagram spatLouise Linton, the 36-year-old Scottish actress newly wedded to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, sparked a national kerfuffle Monday when she got into a spat with one of her Instagram followers.


The health of Isaiah Thomas' hip may be the key to the Cavs-Celtics blockbuster

Isaiah Thomas is still not 100 percent after a significant hip injury. If Thomas is fully healthy, he should be devastating in Cleveland.


Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments McGregor win would be big loss for Las Vegas (Yahoo Sports)

Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monumentsA suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge on Tuesday that the jihadists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, said he knew of the plans two months ago, as he, and three other suspects, appeared in court for the first time since twin attacks killed 15 people and wounded more than 100. The four are the only surviving suspects from what was believed to be a 12-man terror cell that rammed a van into pedestrians on a tourist-packed boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday.


McGregor-Mayweather sports books

A KO by Conor McGregor over Floyd Mayweather in one of the first four rounds Saturday night could spell disaster for Nevada’s sports books.


Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong and southern China Billy Payne retiring as Augusta chairman (Yahoo Sports)

Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong and southern ChinaTyphoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong, Macau and China's Guangdong province. Thousands of residents along the Chinese coast were evacuated.


Billy Payne will step down as head of Augusta National

Billy Payne, who took over leadership at the home of the Masters in 2006, will be replaced by former USGA president Fred Ridley.




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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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