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Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporter Teams set to cash in on mega free agent class (Yahoo Sports)

Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporterOn the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist.


Bryce Harper

Major League Baseball teams could spend more than $4 billion on the star-studded 2018-19 free agent class. But who's in the best position to spend?


Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out Ex-49ers RB: Harbaugh 'had no idea' what to do (Yahoo Sports)

Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks OutThe father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.


Jim Harbaugh has had success everywhere he’s coached, but one of his former players was not impressed with their time together. Brandon Jacobs, the retired running back who spent time playing for Harbaugh’s 49ers in 2012, left San Francisco not thinking highly of Harbaugh. “Jim, I had a lot of respect for Jim when I… <img alt=" align="left" border="0">

Jim Harbaugh has had success everywhere he’s coached, but one of his former players, Brandon Jacobs, was not impressed with their time together.


GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris Agreement What will Clippers do with star free agents? (Yahoo Sports)

GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris AgreementA group high-profile Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are calling on President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change.


What will Clippers do with star free agents?

With J.J. Redick, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin likely headed for free agency, the Clippers will have some tough decisions to make.


The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attack Five drivers to watch in Indianapolis 500 (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attackSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass assault on guards at a California state prison (all times local):


Drivers to watch in the Indianapolis 500

Helio Castroneves is the big name, but a first-time Indy 500 participant and a part-time driver may have a better chance at winning.


Attack on Egypt Christians kills 26 'Same old' AP off and running with Saints (Yahoo Sports)

Attack on Egypt Christians kills 26Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, officials said. The assailants sprayed the bus headed for Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province with gunfire before fleeing, provincial governor Essam el-Bedawi told state television. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that 26 people were killed and another 25 wounded.


Adrian Peterson looking like his old self, Saints teammates say

Adrian Peterson is working out well so far in New Orleans.




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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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