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The Latest: Barr prepares for Senate confirmation hearing Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

The Latest: Barr prepares for Senate confirmation hearingWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general (all times local):


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Suspect shot by police dies after standoff at New Jersey UPS facility Sources: ChiSox make $175M pitch to Machado

Suspect shot by police dies after standoff at New Jersey UPS facilityA 39-year-old gunman opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc facility in New Jersey and held two employees hostage for hours on Monday before police fatally shot him, officials said. William Owens barricaded himself and two women inside the sorting facility in Logan Township and police sent a heavily armed SWAT team to the location, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of downtown Philadelphia, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office said in a statement. The gunman apparently had known at least one of the women, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore told reporters.


Star shortstop Manny Machado has at least one pitch from the Chicago White Sox, who made a seven-year, $175 million offer, multiple sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
Say it ain't snow: 2 winter storms, then an Arctic blast from the 'fractured' polar vortex Bitter cold doesn't worry Belichick: We'll be there

Say it ain't snow: 2 winter storms, then an Arctic blast from the 'fractured' polar vortexAny hopes we had for a mild end to January appear over. A pair of winter storms will dump snow and ice across the central and eastern U.S. over the next several days.


Coach Bill Belichick is stressing to his team that the Patriots must defeat the Chiefs on Sunday and not worry about the freezing temps, which are slated to feel like minus-1 at kickoff.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign Tee time: Tiger making '19 debut at Torrey Pines

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaignThe New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.


Tiger Woods, ranked 12th after a successful 2018 season that saw him post seven top-10 finishes in 18 starts, will make his first start of 2019 at Torrey Pines, where he has won eight times.
Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talks Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks' Kanter

Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talksSome 30,000 Los Angeles teachers on strike for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff walked picket lines in the rain for a second day on Tuesday as Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced their cause while trying to nudge the two sides back to the bargaining table. The walkout, with teachers garbed mostly in red braving two days of rainy weather to stage mass rallies downtown, has shattered 30 years of labor peace by Los Angeles teachers but has not completely idled schools.


Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.


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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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