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Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors: Reports The Clippers' bold plan to land Kawhi and KD in free agency

Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors: ReportsMaria Butina, a Russian gun-rights activist accused of working as an agent for


It might be the NBA's worst-kept secret: The Clippers' big free-agency ambitions feature Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant.
Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video Raiders owner on suit: 'Meritless and malicious'

Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new videoA public service announcement released by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.


Raiders owner Mark Davis was critical of the federal lawsuit filed by the city of Oakland against the team and the NFL.
Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating Trump Source: O's pick Cubs coach Hyde as manager

Kevin McCarthy Says Democrats Shouldn't Spend A Lot Of Time Investigating TrumpHouse Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) urged Democrats not to dwell


Brandon Hyde, who has been Joe Maddon's bench coach with the Cubs, will be named the Orioles' new manager, ESPN has confirmed. The Athletic first reported that Hyde was the team's choice to replace Buck Showalter.
Gilets Jaunes Come to Brexit Britain’s Rescue Popovich passes Riley for 4th on all-time wins list

Gilets Jaunes Come to Brexit Britain’s RescueThe gilets jaunes’ protests in France have caused a pretty stunning volte face from President Emmanuel Macron, with more than 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) of minimum wage and pension tax changes proposed this week. Alongside France’s already-announced reversal of a fuel tax rise, this could increase France’s deficit by as much as 0.6 percentage points to about 3.4 percent of gross domestic product. “Le spread” of 10-year French government bonds to German bunds has widened by 10 basis points in December, creating the biggest gap since Macron was elected in May 2017.


With San Antonio's win over Phoenix on Tuesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich moved past Pat Riley for fourth on the NBA's all-time wins list. His reaction? "You guys have a good evening."
Man who killed newlywed during robbery executed in Texas Yanks GM: Sanchez our catcher 'moving forward'

Man who killed newlywed during robbery executed in TexasHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a newlywed during a robbery more than 25 years ago.


Gary Sanchez batted only .186 last season, but Yankees GM Brian Cashman expressed firm support of the catcher.


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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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