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Rod Rosenstein Offers 'Forceful Defense' Of 'Appropriate' Russia Probe: WSJ Follow live: Brewers turn to Miley to force Game 7

Rod Rosenstein Offers 'Forceful Defense' Of 'Appropriate' Russia Probe: WSJDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has offered what The Wall Street


After giving up a solo homer to David Freese, Milwaukee answered in the bottom half of the first inning with four straight hits, scoring four runs.
Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on Obamacare Wolves fans rain boos on Butler early in opener

Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on ObamacareSome GOP candidates running this cycle who have or are trying to gut Obamacare are still running on the importance of protecting people with pre-existing conditions.


Jimmy Butler dared Timberwolves fans to boo him amid his demands to be traded, and the Target Center crowd obliged Friday night when he was introduced before the season opener.
New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation Browns deal RB Hyde to Jaguars for 5th-rounder

New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh ConfirmationLong Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested Friday and charged with


The Browns have traded running back Carlos Hyde to the Jaguars, who remain without Leonard Fournette (hamstring). Cleveland is expected to turn to rookie Nick Chubb as its starter.
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Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss an extended period of time with a groin injury, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Cory Booker says the U.S. needs to ‘reexamine’ its ‘entire relationship’ with Saudi Arabia Kendrick Lamar hits on positive topics with Lakers

Cory Booker says the U.S. needs to ‘reexamine’ its ‘entire relationship’ with Saudi ArabiaThe Democratic New Jersey senator said the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi is just one of many concerns he has about Saudi Arabia and America's close ties to the Gulf country.


Rap star Kendrick Lamar visited the Lakers on Friday as part of their "Genius Series," something GM Rob Pelinka started last year by hosting some of the most successful people in different industries.


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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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