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Footage shows massive colonies of fire ants floating in Hurricane Florence floodwaters 'I'm also struggling every day': An NFL player on the loss of his sister

Footage shows massive colonies of fire ants floating in Hurricane Florence floodwatersIn wake of Hurricane Florence, victims in the storm's path are being warned of


Devastated by the suicide of his older sister earlier this year, 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas opens up about his loss -- and shares his newfound dedication to fighting America's mental health crisis.
Wall Street Journal Goes All Out To Defend Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Assault Allegation NBA finishes Mavs probe; Cuban to donate $10M

Wall Street Journal Goes All Out To Defend Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Assault AllegationPresident Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee is facing an allegation of


The NBA said Mark Cuban didn't pay enough attention to the "disturbing and heartbreaking" culture within the Mavericks' organization, but he won't be punished for allegations from an SI report in February.
Yahoo News explains: Why is the U.S. in a trade war with China? Sources: Butler seeks move to Nets, NYK, Clips

Yahoo News explains: Why is the U.S. in a trade war with China?On Monday, President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. This comes on top of the $50 billion to $60 billion in Chinese import tariffs announced this March. China responded Tuesday, threatening to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods.


Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has three preferred destinations for a trade, league sources told ESPN: the Nets, Clippers and Knicks.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economy Rodgers concerned knee will worsen with play

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economyPulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "Leadership in Turbulent Times" spoke to Yahoo News about FDR’s defining moment of presidential leadership: the “bank holiday” he declared almost immediately upon taking office in 1933, in the hope that doing so would stem the run on the banks and help stabilize the financial system.


While the hope is the injured left knee will improve, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he is concerned it will worsen the more he plays on it. "Hopefully it goes the other way, though," he said.
Photographer travels the globe to capture the world's most beautiful libraries Mason to Kelly on blocking gripe: 'Come see me'

Photographer travels the globe to capture the world's most beautiful librariesThis photographer has an incredible body of work after traveling the globe in to capture images of some of the world’s most beautiful of libraries. The photographer, from Florence, Italy, said that everything about these grand venues attracts him — from the simple smell of dust, leather and wood, to the pleasure of opening an aged book.


Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason apparently doesn't think much of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly's comment that tight end Alize Mack "was getting cut [blocked] maliciously" during Saturday's game.


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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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