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Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief Tiger explains reason for his DUI arrest (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!“


Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has issued a statement indicating alcohol was not involved in his DUI arrest.


Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi Shooting Bryce Harper charges mound in baseball brawl (Yahoo Sports)

Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi ShootingThe victims were discovered in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County overnight, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.


Bryce Harper

Harper and Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland ignited a furious brawl between the Nationals and Giants that featured thrown helmets and fists.


Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes Pitcher uses baseball as weapon during brawl (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."


Minor league brawl

Eduardo Jimenez threw a baseball at another player during a benches-clearing brawl between the Dayton Dragons and West Michigan Whitecaps.


Full Clapper: 'My Dashboard Warning Light Was Clearly On' Over Trump Campaign's Russia Communications Watch live: Blue Jays vs. Reds (Yahoo Sports)

Full Clapper: 'My Dashboard Warning Light Was Clearly On' Over Trump Campaign's Russia CommunicationsFormer Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells Chuck Todd that he was "very concerned about the nature" of approaches between the Trump campaign and Russian agents during the 2016 elections


A pair of struggling clubs, Toronto and Cincinnati, look to break out of their early-season funks in Monday's free game of the day on Yahoo.
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi Sano's prank scares the daylights out of coach (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.


Miguel Sano freaks out Twins pitching coach with a rubber snake prank

Miguel Sano and his rubber reptile made Twins pitching coach Neil Allen jump a mile.




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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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