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Gil Cisneros Wins House Seat, Capping Democratic Rout In California Redskins QB Smith out with severe ankle injury

Gil Cisneros Wins House Seat, Capping Democratic Rout In CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S.


Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a right ankle injury and was carted off the field in the third quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Houston Texans.
Trump explains his no-show at Arlington: 'I was extremely busy on calls' Source: Browns eye Condi Rice for HC interview

Trump explains his no-show at Arlington: 'I was extremely busy on calls'The president makes a rare public admission on not attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the holiday.


The Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head-coaching job, a league source told ESPN. If they follow through, it would make her the first woman in NFL history to interview for such a position.
CIA Determines Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s Assassination Kansas announces hiring of Miles as head coach

CIA Determines Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s AssassinationCIA officials are certain that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered


Les Miles has been hired as Kansas' next head football coach, the school announced Sunday.
Argentina Finds Missing Sub One Year Later But Lacks Resources To Surface It Sources: Bell, Steelers made late pushes for deal

Argentina Finds Missing Sub One Year Later But Lacks Resources To Surface ItBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The Argentine government acknowledged on


The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell both made closing pushes at the deadline to iron out a deal that would have brought him back to Pittsburgh. Now, his situation could impact the Steelers' salary cap next year and may set a league precedent on tagged players.
78-year-old man in California claims he killed at least 90 people over four decades Sources: Jags likely to consider Ramsey trade

78-year-old man in California claims he killed at least 90 people over four decadesA man now thought to be one of the most prolific serial killers in the US claims he killed as many as 90 people over four decades. Investigators have been able to close four unsolved murder cases because of the confessions of Samuel Little. The 78-year-old, also known as Samuel McDowell, was already serving a life sentence in California for three murders when he confessed to a Texas investigator.


The Jacksonville Jaguars likely will consider trading star cornerback Jalen Ramsey in the offseason, sources tell ESPN.


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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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