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Here's a Place in Trump's America Where Refugees Are Welcomed Shockers shrink in clutch against Kentucky (Yahoo Sports)

news Over dinner of chicken, yogurt and bread, the Al Salibi family described why they came to Erie, Pennsylvania, and their life in America.

How Wichita State choked away shot at emotional win. (AP)

After 39 minutes of gritty play, Wichita State blew its chance for a program-defining upset of the Wildcats.

Schiff: 'Circumstantial Evidence of Collusion' Between Trump Camp, Russia Dorsey's 3 caps dramatic Oregon comeback (Yahoo Sports)

news Rep. Adam Schiff in an exclusive interview on 'Meet the Press' on Sunday defended the House Intelligence Committee continuing to look into the matter.

Tyler Dorsey caps dramatic Oregon comeback with game-winning three

Tyler Dorsey showed once again he too isn’t afraid to take a big shot with his team’s season on the line.

Germany Rejects Trump Claim That It Owes Money to NATO, U.S. 49ers legend Dwight Clark says he has ALS (Yahoo Sports)

news Germany's defense minister on Sunday pushed back against President Trump's claims that the European nation 'owes vast sums of money to NATO' and the U.S.

49ers legend Dwight Clark says he has ALS

Clark, 60, announced Sunday night that he has Lou Gehrig’s disease and suspects that playing football caused it.

Concern Grows for Girl, 15, Who Vanished With Teacher, 50 Beilein, Michigan soaking it all in (Yahoo Sports)

news Tennessee investigators said they were deeply concerned about Tad Cummins' 'intentions' for Elizabeth Thomas, 15, who vanished with him a week ago.

John Beilein

The Wolverines celebrated their improbable Sweet 16 run with a joyful war of water with their coach.

Curriculum of Kindness: Dancing Is Glue That Binds in Montana School Newman wins after Logano wreck costs Busch (Yahoo Sports)

Every morning, the children dance to melodies and rhythms that maybe only their grandparents remember.

Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman stayed out on a late caution caused by Joey Logano, which took a victory away from Kyle Busch in the Camping World 500.

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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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