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Trump Says 'Fake News' Won't Show Crowd Size As CNN Shows Crowd Size Sources: Anthony headed to Oklahoma City (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Says 'Fake News' Won't Show Crowd Size As CNN Shows Crowd SizePresident Donald Trump did what he usually does and attacked the so-called “fake news” during his speech at a campaign rally for Republican Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama on Friday night.


Sources: Anthony headed to Oklahoma City

The Knicks will ship Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick.


Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks Premier League roundup: City, United stay top (Yahoo Sports)

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam CracksAbout 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing.


Premier League roundup: City, United stay top

The Manchester clubs remained atop the table with convincing wins, while Alvaro Morata starred in Chelsea's rout.


Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive Trump confronts NFL with fight it doesn't want (Yahoo Sports)

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death diveCassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."


Trump confronts NFL with fight it doesn't want

Roger Goodell and the NFL responded to President Donald Trump's comments on protests and player safety, but it's far from over.


Jeff Sessions' New Chief Of Staff: Mueller's Russia Probe Could Be A 'Witch Hunt' Free Game of the Day: Indians-Mariners (Yahoo Sports)

Jeff Sessions' New Chief Of Staff: Mueller's Russia Probe Could Be A 'Witch Hunt'WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appointed as his chief of staff a former federal prosecutor who has written that the special counsel investigation into the Trump administration could be turning into a “witch hunt.”


Carlos Carrasco looks to help the Indians rebound from a walk-off loss to Seattle on Friday night.
The Latest: Death toll reaches 305 in central Mexico quake Trump: Curry's White House invite withdrawn (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: Death toll reaches 305 in central Mexico quakeMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local):


Trump: Curry's White House invite withdrawn

Stephen Curry made it clear he doesn't want to go to the White House, so Donald Trump, before he can be turned down, said Curry isn't invited.




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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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