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Shutdown Showdown: Congress, Trump on Collision Course None-and-done? UK's Diallo enters draft (Yahoo Sports)

news Congress' return runs up against the threat of a government shutdown and a president eagerly looking for victories by his 100th day in office.

Kentucky player may become first 'none-and-done'. (AP)

Hamidou Diallo enrolled at the start of the spring semester, but after playing zero games for the Wildcats he is eyeing the NBA.


'Aberration': New Orleans Starts Tearing Down Confederate Monuments Could this finally be the Capitals' year? (Yahoo Sports)

news Workers removed one monument that commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans.

Capitals

Marcus Johansson has experienced the embarrassment of the Capitals’ playoff losses, and he made sure a first-round upset this year wasn't one of them.


Revolution: Outsiders Smash Through French Politics George should be careful what he wishes for (Yahoo Sports)

news Voters face the starkest choice: Macron's vision of a tolerant France in the EU against far-right Le Pen's "French-first" anti-immigration stance.

Paul George (Getty)

After a first-round sweep by the Cavs, Pacers star Paul George may be fantasizing about a homecoming with the Lakers. That could be a big mistake.


Nikki Haley to N. Korea: 'Don't Give Us a Reason' to Fight Thomas gets unlikely help in Celtics' win (Yahoo Sports)

Jim Mattis made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan three days after a Taliban attack on an army base there that killed at least 100 people.

Celtics' Thomas joined by unlikely hero against Bulls. (AP)

While Isaiah Thomas poured in a game-high 33 points, it was Gerald Green's "unbelievable" surprise performance that helped Boston even the series.


London Marathon Runner Helps Exhausted Man Cross Finish Line Rory get married in lavish ceremony in Ireland (Yahoo Sports)

news A London marathon runner is being praised for embodying the spirit of sportsmanship after he offered a helping hand to another exhausted athlete struggling to cross the finish line.

Rory McIlroy marries Erica Stoll, with reports telling of various guests, musical acts

Rory McIlroy officially became a married man on Saturday, wedding Erica Stoll, with many celebrities in attendance.




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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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