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Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote Attacks As expected, Sixers take Fultz with No. 1 pick (Yahoo Sports)

Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote AttacksGovernment cybersecurity and intelligence officials say they haven't received directions from Trump about stopping Russian meddling in future elections, and that Russia targeted 21 election systems in 2016.


Markelle Fultz

The 76ers landed their point guard of the future, using the 2017 NBA draft's No. 1 pick on Washington star Markelle Fultz.


Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirms Sanchez shines in Chile's draw with Germany (Yahoo Sports)

Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirmsOn James T. Hodgkinson, investigators found a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress. The FBI did not disclose the names of those lawmakers.


Sanchez shines in Chile's draw with Germany

For some reason, Arsenal doesn't seem intent on keeping Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean star spent Thursday reminding everyone why that's silly.


Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in Virginia Warriors invited to D.C., but not by Trump (Yahoo Sports)

Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in VirginiaAs many as 5,000 people attended the funeral to remember Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death early Sunday as she walked home after an all-night prayer session at a mosque.


Bay Area Congresswomen offer the Warriors a D.C. visit without Trump

The Warriors have not committed to a visit with President Trump, but they now have another way to visit with members of the federal government.


Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’ Puig irked the Mets after long home run trot (Yahoo Sports)

Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’Sen. Tim Kaine sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces as “completely illegal.” He says President Trump needs a new AUMF.


Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig, the polarizing Dodgers outfielder, hit a mammoth three-run homer and had words with Wilmer Flores of the Mets as he rounded the bases.


Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict Did Jackson fall asleep during draft workout? (Yahoo Sports)

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflictWASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.


Report: Phil Jackson fell asleep during prospect workout. (AP)

According to ESPN's Jay Williams, the Knicks president was falling in and out of sleep during a potential lottery pick's pre-draft session with the team.




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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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