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Trump Leaves a Lot Unanswered on Afghanistan Mayo seeks redemption once drug ban ends (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Leaves a Lot Unanswered on AfghanistanColonel Jack Jacobs, recipient of the Medal of Honor, talks with Rachel Maddow about what Donald Trump's Afghanistan speech means about how the U.S. will conduct itself there going forward, and whether that represents any actual change.


O.J. Mayo (Getty Images)

Once one of the world's highest-profile young basketball players, O.J. Mayo hit rock bottom. Now, he's trying to come back.


Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: police Imperfect Angels in thick of AL wild card race (Yahoo Sports)

Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: policeBy Angus Berwick BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city's famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.


Mike Trout

It doesn't matter how Mike Trout and the Angels got here. They're here, and they just have to be less imperfect than the other wild card challengers.


The Latest: US Pacific commander lauds work to right warship What if ... the Penguins drafted Bobby Clarke? (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: US Pacific commander lauds work to right warshipSINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local):


Bobby Clarke

What if the Flyers and Penguins' franchise destinies, and thus their personalities, were switched?


Vehicle rams into bus shelters in Marseille kills one Contract loophole may lead to Zetterberg's exit (Yahoo Sports)

Vehicle rams into bus shelters in Marseille kills oneA man who rammed a car into two bus shelters in southern France on Monday, killing at least one person, was known to police for minor crimes and had psychological issues, a police source said.


Henrik Zetterberg (AP)

Henrik Zetterberg is scheduled to make $7 million in base salary in 2017-18,  after that, it’s a slippery slope for his 12-year, $73-million contract.


Young Mother Crushed to Death Hours After Giving Birth When Hospital Elevator Malfunctions: Reports 25 non-quarterbacks to watch this season (Yahoo Sports)

Young Mother Crushed to Death Hours After Giving Birth When Hospital Elevator Malfunctions: ReportsRocio Cortes Nunez, 25, had just given birth to her third child when she was killed in a freak hospital accident.


Bo Scarbrough, Scott Frantz, Nick Bosa (AP)

Sure, the QBs are the big men on campus – this is the Year of the Quarterback, after all – but these players deserve some love, too.




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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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