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Trump Rallies Conservatives With Promise Of More Abortion CurbsPresident Donald Trump urged attendees at a Tuesday night gala for a top anti-


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Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of death LeBron shrugs off talk he tired down stretch

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Cohen business partner's plea deal seen as likely falling domino Ovechkin on Cup Final: Waited long time for this

Cohen business partner's plea deal seen as likely falling dominoRachel Maddow reports on the plea deal by Michael Cohen's business partner, Evgeny Freidman, in a case involving his taxi business that makes it likely he'll help prosecutors in Cohen's case, making him, in turn, more likely to make a deal...


Alex Ovechkin admitted he was "emotional" after Washington's 4-0 Game 7 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday night, when the Capitals captain reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his 13-year career.
Florida Police Report 2 Dead After Standoff At Panama City Apartment Complex Video shows arrest, tasing of Bucks' Brown

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Milwaukee police apologized and said officers have been disciplined over an incident in which a stun gun was used on Bucks rookie Sterling Brown in January.
Up Close and Personal with the Hawaii Volcano Spewing Lava Carmelo rejects IG post claiming Korver is better

Up Close and Personal with the Hawaii Volcano Spewing LavaABC News' Matt Gutman is in Hawaii, where Kilauea, the volcano that began erupting almost three weeks ago, exploded again Monday evening.


Oklahoma City Thunder veteran Carmelo Anthony strongly disagreed with an Instagram post stating that Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooter Kyle Korver is better than him at this point in their NBA careers.


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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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