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NYPD union: Cops are victims of 'blue racism' 25 non-quarterbacks to watch this season (Yahoo Sports)

NYPD union: Cops are victims of 'blue racism'Though it hopes to reduce tensions by pointing out that police are sometimes a target as well, the union is drawing fire from some quarters.


Bo Scarbrough, Scott Frantz, Nick Bosa (AP)

Sure, the QBs are the big men on campus – and this is the Year of the Quarterback – but these players deserve some love, too.


Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan Mayweather's biggest bet keeps paying off (Yahoo Sports)

Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan"My instinct was to pull out," Trump said as he spoke of his frustration with a war that has killed thousands of US troops and cost US taxpayers trillions of dollars. While Trump refused to offer detailed troop numbers, senior White House officials said he had already authorized his defense secretary to deploy up to 3,900 more troops to Afghanistan.


Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather gambled on his future in 2006 by spending $750K to get out of his Top Rank contract. He's been reaping the rewards ever since.


U.S. Navy to launch fleet-wide probe as search for 10 missing sailors goes on Was the hit that took out Beckham dirty? (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Navy to launch fleet-wide probe as search for 10 missing sailors goes onBy Karishma Singh and Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ships, aircraft and divers from an international search-and-rescue operation were still looking for 10 missing U.S. sailors on Tuesday after a collision between a U.S. warship and a merchant vessel in waters near Singapore and Malaysia. The USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided early on Monday while the guided-missile destroyer was nearing Singapore for a routine port call. The collision tore a hole in the warship's port side at the waterline, flooding compartments that included a crew sleeping area.


Was the hit that took out Beckham dirty?

Plenty of players watched the hit that took out Odell Beckham Jr. and thought it was dirty. Are they right?


Northwestern Professor Murdered Boyfriend In Sex-Fantasy Gone Wrong, Prosecutor Says Report: NBA investigating Magic Johnson (Yahoo Sports)

Northwestern Professor Murdered Boyfriend In Sex-Fantasy Gone Wrong, Prosecutor SaysWyndham Lathem hatched his plan with a former Oxford University employee in an online chat room.


Report: NBA looking at Magic Johnson in Lakers/Paul George tampering investigation

The NBA's investigation into the Lakers' alleged tampering with Paul George is reportedly focusing on Magic Johnson.


How to watch a livestream of the solar eclipse Rooney makes history as Everton draws City (Yahoo Sports)

How to watch a livestream of the solar eclipseIf cloud cover, work or geography stand in the way of witnessing Monday's solar eclipse, don't despair. There are plenty of other ways to bear witness to the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent in 99 years.


Rooney makes history as Everton draws City

Wayne Rooney became just the second player to score 200 goals in the Premier League as the Toffees earned a huge point at Manchester City.




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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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