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DNI Dan Coats Has 3 Words After Learning Trump Invited Vladimir Putin To White House LIVE: The Open - Kisner and Johnson lead as Round 3 gets underway

DNI Dan Coats Has 3 Words After Learning Trump Invited Vladimir Putin To White HouseDirector of National Intelligence Dan Coats seemed stunned to learn during a

Round 3 is underway at Carnoustie, with a tight leaderboard looking for ways to separate.
Months after giant immigration raid, the wounds are still raw in one Tennessee town Trump criticizes NFL anthem policy on Twitter

Months after giant immigration raid, the wounds are still raw in one Tennessee townThings have not returned to normal for many in Morristown, Tenn., months after ICE raided a meatpacking plant, detaining 97 workers. After interviewing him inside an ICE detention center in Louisiana, Yahoo News revisits Luis Bautista-Martinez, 23, who has been released while his case makes its way through a backlogged immigration court system.

One day after the NFL said it is halting its enforcement of anthem rules, President Donald Trump tweeted out criticism of the NFL and called for action from commissioner Roger Goodell.
Egyptian Officials Open Black Sarcophagus, Find 3 Skeletons Inside Title-focused Machado shines in Dodgers debut

Egyptian Officials Open Black Sarcophagus, Find 3 Skeletons InsideAfter approximately 2,000 years sitting untouched, a black sarcophagus

Now a member of the Dodgers, shortstop Manny Machado said he's only concerned about one thing: "I want to win a ring."
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Michael Beasley has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Lakers, according to sources, joining a new-look squad in L.A. that features LeBron James, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo.
Kremlin Launches Twitter Flash Mob To Free Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina Strasburg, Scherzer get testy in Nats' dugout

Kremlin Launches Twitter Flash Mob To Free Alleged Russian Agent Maria ButinaRussia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a Twitter flash mob to free

After exiting in the fifth inning following a less than stellar return to the mound, Stephen Strasburg argued with fellow pitcher Max Scherzer in the Nationals' dugout, with the pair ending up having a talk with manager Davey Martinez.

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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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