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Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Shooting Jerry Jones comes to Elliott's defense (Yahoo Sports)

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal ShootingMinneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned on Friday, nearly a week after a police officer fatally Justine Damond.


Jerry Jones: 'Not one thing' points to Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott committing domestic violence

If Dallas owner/GM Jerry Jones has any sway, Ezekiel Elliott won't be suspended for a 2015 incident.


Trump Claims ‘Complete Power to Pardon’ in Tweetstorm LeBron's 'Heavy Heart' after Kyrie's trade request (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Claims ‘Complete Power to Pardon’ in TweetstormThe president launched a Twitter blitz Saturday — 10 tweets in all — claiming his power to pardon, demanding action on health care to attacking Hillary Clinton.


LeBron had a 'Heavy Heart' after Kyrie Irving's trade request shocked the NBA

Maybe LeBron just wanted us to know he likes Meek Mill's new record. Or maybe the King's sending social media messages again.


Gen. Dunford On North Korea: We Can Protect the American People Today U.S. to face Jamaica, not Mexico, in Gold Cup final (Yahoo Sports)

Gen. Dunford On North Korea: We Can Protect the American People TodayJoint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford explains how North Korea is progressing toward a nuclear weapon but stresses the U.S. is more than capable of handling that threat.


Jamaica shocks Mexico, reaches Gold Cup final

The Reggae Boyz are in the final for the second consecutive edition thanks to a late free kick that knocked out the defending champion.


US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute Fantasy: Ajayi is the Dolphins' stud (Yahoo Sports)

US student freed after week held in China over taxi disputeBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers.


Juggernaut Index: Ajayi is the Dolphins' stud

Jay Ajayi is a first-round running back and Miami has respectable receivers, but the fantasy community might want to pause because of the QB.


Eight bodies found in overheated truck in a Walmart in Texas The five nastiest NFL defenses in 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

Eight bodies found in overheated truck in a Walmart in TexasEight suspected migrants were found dead early Sunday inside an overheated truck in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and nearly 30 others were hospitalized, in what police said appeared to be a “horrific” human trafficking crime.


NFL writer Frank Schwab counts down the stingiest defenses heading into the 2017 season.




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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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