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Kellyanne Conway explains what she meant by ‘alternative facts’ Urban Meyer: No gap between Big Ten, SEC (Yahoo Sports)

Kellyanne Conway explains what she meant by ‘alternative facts’Six months after launching that infamous phrase into the cultural and political lexicon, President Trump’s counselor attempted on Sunday to define what she meant.


Big Ten Media Days: Urban Meyer says 'there's no gap at all' between Big Ten, SEC

When Urban Meyer arrived at Ohio State in 2012, he was asked how the Big Ten could close the gap between it and the SEC.


Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truck Giannis leaves door open for exit from Bucks (Yahoo Sports)

Driver in Texas denies he knew immigrants were in stifling truckBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was unaware of the human cargo he was hauling until he took a rest stop in Texas, court papers showed on Monday. James Bradley Jr., 60, was arrested on Sunday after police said they discovered dozens of undocumented Mexican and Guatemalan nationals, some unconscious in the back of the truck, others staggering around the vehicle in the parking lot of a Walmart store in San Antonio. Authorities called to the scene found the bodies of eight illegal immigrants, along with 30 to 40 others who survived the ordeal but were suffering from dehydration and heat stroke, some of them as young as 15.


Giannis Antetokounmpo lays out a potential caveat to his Bucks loyalty

Giannis Antetokounmpo's latest comments allow for some wiggle room between remaining loyal to a franchise and chasing a championship.


Timeline of Justine Damond shooting Saints fantasy questions: Peterson or Ingram? (Yahoo Sports)

Timeline of Justine Damond shootingMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of the July 15 fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman, by a Minneapolis police officer, and ensuing events:


Saints pressing fantasy questions: Picking sides in the heated AP-Ingram debate

Arguably THE biggest perplexity facing fantasy owners is what to do with the New Orleans backfield. Brad Evans and Liz Loza attempt to see through the mud.


Woman who live streamed deadly car crash arrested: 'I f**king killed my sister, I know I'm going to jail for life' Elway gets lucrative deal to remain Broncos GM (Yahoo Sports)

Woman who live streamed deadly car crash arrested: 'I f**king killed my sister, I know I'm going to jail for life'An 18-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing a deadly crash which she live streamed on Instagram. The California Highway Patrol said Sanchez was driving the car when it veered onto the right shoulder of a road about 120 miles southeast of San Francisco. Sanchez was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after the crash killed her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, and badly injured another 14-year-old girl.


John Elway gets his new (enormous) deal to remain Broncos GM

The Denver Broncos never really had a choice. Whatever John Elway wanted to remain with the team, that's what they had to pay.


Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck's bank accounts Sources: Former MVP Rose to join Cavaliers (Yahoo Sports)

Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck's bank accountsThai authorities have frozen seven bank accounts belonging to ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra over a $1 billion fine she faces for her administration's controversial rice subsidy scheme, her lawyer said Tuesday. Thailand's first female prime minister, whose government was toppled in a 2014 coup, is already facing up to a decade in jail for allegedly failing to stop graft in the subsidy programme that targeted her party's rural farming base. Yingluck's lawyer confirmed Tuesday that at least seven accounts had now been locked.


Derrick Rose met with the Cavaliers on Monday and finalized his decision after the visit.




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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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