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White House tries to clean up another Trump statement on Russia ESPYS honor Nassar survivors with Ashe award

White House tries to clean up another Trump statement on RussiaPresident Trump said on Wednesday that Russia is not currently targeting the United States or its elections, contradicting his own director of national intelligence’s warning that the Kremlin is doing precisely that.


The "sister survivors" of disgraced doctor Larry Nassar were honored at the 2018 ESPYS with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
Girl With Disability Gang-Raped By 22 Men For 7 Months In India, Police Say Jimmy V winner Kelly: 'Make a difference today'

Girl With Disability Gang-Raped By 22 Men For 7 Months In India, Police SayA young girl with a hearing disability was drugged and gang-raped by at least


Pro Football HOFer and cancer survivor Jim Kelly accepted the Jimmy V Award, and he urged people to "make a difference today for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow."
Deadly Ferguson Fire Threatens Yosemite National Park Communities Dodgers land Machado, send 5 prospects to O's

Deadly Ferguson Fire Threatens Yosemite National Park CommunitiesA wildfire near Yosemite National Park is expected to grow worse in the coming


Orioles All-Star shortstop Manny Machado was traded to the Dodgers on Wednesday for prospects Yusniel Diaz, Dean Kremer, Rylan Bannon, Zach Pop and Breyvic Valera.
Ohio death row inmate Robert Van Hook scheduled to be executed on Wednesday Pop on end of Kawhi saga: 'Time to move on'

Ohio death row inmate Robert Van Hook scheduled to be executed on WednesdayDeath row inmate Robert Van Hook is set to be executed on Wednesday for the


With the Spurs sending Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says it's "time to move on."
Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media Trout says 'everything is cool' with Manfred

Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to mediaTwelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand are preparing to leave hospital and speak to the media for the first time. The "Wild Boars" football team are being discharged a day earlier than announced, with authorities hoping a question and answer session will satisfy -- at least temporarily -- the intense media speculation that has accompanied their epic underground ordeal, before they head home later Wednesday. "The reason to hold this evening press conference is so media can ask them questions and after that they can go back to live their normal lives without media bothering them," Thailand's chief government spokesman Sunsern Kaewkumnerd told AFP.


A day after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Mike Trout would be an even bigger star if he spent more time marketing himself, the Angels came to his defense. Trout, for his part, said in a statement he would "encourage everyone to just move forward."


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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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