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GOP Candidate Don Blankenship Rips Mitch McConnell's 'Chinaperson' Family Release of H.S. tweets put QB Allen 'in a panic'

GOP Candidate Don Blankenship Rips Mitch McConnell's 'Chinaperson' FamilyDon Blankenship, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in West Virginia,


Potential No. 1 draft pick Josh Allen says he is taking responsibility for some tweets -- made public Wednesday night -- that he wrote as a high schooler.
Macron predicts U.S. will return to Paris Agreement on climate change No charges for WR Davis over LAX bomb joke

Macron predicts U.S. will return to Paris Agreement on climate changeFrench President Emmanuel Macron said during a joint meeting of Congress that he’s certain the United States will ultimately reverse U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to remove America from the Paris Agreement on climate change.


Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis will not face charges for his April 8 arrest at Los Angeles International Airport after he joked about having a bomb.
Manhunt Underway for Man Who Allegedly Killed a Deputy in Maine Cowboys stars to flank Goodell onto draft stage

Manhunt Underway for Man Who Allegedly Killed a Deputy in MaineA man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said.


To perhaps help combat potential boos, commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to be flanked by Cowboys greats when he takes the stage for the NFL draft Thursday night at AT&T Stadium.
Florida High School Resource Officer Under Investigation Yawkey Way change OK'd due to racist past

Florida High School Resource Officer Under InvestigationPasco Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident in which a Sunlake High school resource officer slammed a student during an arrest.


Boston has approved a plan to change the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park named in honor of a former Red Sox owner some have said was racist.
Dallas Officer Shot At Home Depot Dies. 2 Others Still In Hospital. Sources: Teams believe Browns pick Mayfield

Dallas Officer Shot At Home Depot Dies. 2 Others Still In Hospital.A Dallas police officer has died and another remains in critical condition


NFL coaches and GMs believe quarterback Baker Mayfield will be selected by the Browns with the No. 1 pick in the draft, sources told ESPN.


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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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