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Trump: Sessions is ‘beleaguered’ Urban Meyer: No gap between Big Ten, SEC (Yahoo Sports)

Trump: Sessions is ‘beleaguered’President Trump described Attorney General Jeff Sessions as “beleaguered” Monday, days after suggesting he regretted appointing Sessions to the post.


Urban Meyer (Getty Images)

When Urban Meyer arrived at Ohio State in 2012, he was asked how the Big Ten could close the gap between it and the SEC.


Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota Woman Giannis leaves door open for exit from Bucks (Yahoo Sports)

Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota WomanFake street signs appear after Minnesota cop fatally shot woman who reported hearing screams.


Giannis Antetokounmpo lays out a potential caveat to his Bucks loyalty

Giannis Antetokounmpo's latest comments allow for some wiggle room between remaining loyal to a franchise and chasing a championship.


Timeline of Justine Damond shooting Saints fantasy questions: Peterson or Ingram? (Yahoo Sports)

Timeline of Justine Damond shootingMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of the July 15 fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman, by a Minneapolis police officer, and ensuing events:


Saints fantasy questions: Peterson or Ingram?

Arguably THE biggest perplexity facing fantasy owners is what to do with the New Orleans backfield. Brad Evans and Liz Loza attempt to see through the mud.


Three killed in northeast Nigeria suicide attacks Elway gets lucrative deal to remain Broncos GM (Yahoo Sports)

Three killed in northeast Nigeria suicide attacksThree people were killed in suicide bomb attacks at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict in northeast Nigeria, the emergency services said on Monday. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, from the National Emergency Management Agency, said the blasts happened at about 11:20 pm (2220 GMT) on Sunday, just outside the Borno state capital of Maiduguri. "Two suicide bombers (a male and a female) detonated their improvised explosive devices at Dalori 1 IDP (internally displaced persons) camp, leading to the death of three IDPs, while 17 others were injured," he said in a statement.


John Elway gets his new (enormous) deal to remain Broncos GM

The Denver Broncos never really had a choice. Whatever John Elway wanted to remain with the team, that's what they had to pay.


China opens movie theater on disputed South China Sea island Sources: Former MVP Rose to join Cavaliers (Yahoo Sports)

China opens movie theater on disputed South China Sea islandBEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:


Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose met with the Cavaliers on Monday and finalized his decision after the visit.




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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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