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Falwell Jr. defends Trump's response to Charlottesville Are hardcore fight fans excited for this? (Yahoo Sports)

Falwell Jr. defends Trump's response to Charlottesville“He doesn’t say what’s politically correct — he says what’s in his heart,” Falwell said. “He does not have a racist bone in his body. I know him well.”


Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor

Many intense fans of boxing and MMA are expressing disgust at the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor matchup. That doesn't mean they won't be watching.


6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 Wounded Hackenberg-led Jets passing game a disaster (Yahoo Sports)

6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 WoundedThree police departments are reeling from a violent night that has left two officers dead.


Christian Hackenberg

Christian Hackenberg was the Jets' surprising starter for Saturday's preseason game, and it did not go well for him.


Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree Examining the one-year Tavares in Toronto fantasy (Yahoo Sports)

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spreePolice shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square.


Tavares and the one-year Maple Leafs fantasy (AP)

Is the Islanders superstar donning the Blue and White that far-fetched?


American Among 14 Dead in Spanish Terror Attacks Meet the ‘MVP’ of football’s tackling revolution (Yahoo Sports)

American Among 14 Dead in Spanish Terror AttacksThe U.S. State Department has confirmed that another American citizen suffered minor injuries in the attack.


Are robots the answer to the NFL's concussion issue? (AP)

Engineered at Dartmouth, the Mobile Virtual Player is being used to teach proper tackling technique to the risk of injury.


Lost WWII USS Indianapolis Wreckage Finally Uncovered That time Jordan entered the House of Mutombo (Yahoo Sports)

Lost WWII USS Indianapolis Wreckage Finally UncoveredIt was 18,000 feet under the water's surface.


Dikembe Mutombo collected 3,289 blocks in his career, and he followed almost every one with his trademark finger wag. But the tables were turned after Michael Jordan dunked over the seven-foot Hall of Famer.




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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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