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Americans' message to Washington on the looming shutdown: Don't The '4-point line' is just the beginning of the NBA's latest trend

Americans' message to Washington on the looming shutdown: Don'tPoll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose a government shutdown, and they're inclined to blame President Trump and the GOP.


In an effort to maximize the unique skills of players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid and Trae Young, teams have begun reimagining the court itself.
Dogs Thrown From Vehicle On New York Highway, Police Say Mourinho sacked as Man United manager

Dogs Thrown From Vehicle On New York Highway, Police SayTwo beagle mixes are recovering after authorities said they were tossed from a


Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho after Sunday's defeat at Liverpool left the club 11 points adrift of the Premier League top four.
Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treaty Rice 'done with football,' sees Hunt similarities

Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treatyPresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia could easily make and deploy land-based intermediate-range missiles if the United States made good on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms control treaty. The United States has accused Russia of flouting the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Washington and Moscow during the Cold War and has said it will quit it unless Russia comes back into compliance.


Former Ravens RB Ray Rice said he's "done with football" and got his "second chance" when his then-fiancee married him after a domestic violence incident in 2014.
French city honors victims of Christmas market attack Redskins' Nicholson arrested on assault charge

French city honors victims of Christmas market attackPARIS (AP) — People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five.


Redskins defensive back Montae Nicholson was arrested after he and a female companion allegedly fought with another couple.
1000mph Bloodhound SSC record car saved Marshall, director of 'A League of Their Own,' dies

1000mph Bloodhound SSC record car savedBritish entrepreneur Ian Warhurst has saved the Bloodhound SSC land speed record project after no other investors came forward


Penny Marshall, one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood who produced "A League of Their Own" and was a passionate sports fan, has died at age 75.


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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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