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Health Care Loss Caps Bad Week For Trump, With One Silver Lining Talent, and trouble, on the table with Mixon (Yahoo Sports)

news The president was rebuffed by the FBI director on wire tapping claims and lost a big health care fight but his SCOTUS nominee fared well in the Senate.

Joe Mixon (AP)

The Oklahoma running back has first-round ability but comes with a bundle of additional questions stemming from his assault of a female student.


Arkansas Is Racing to Execute 8 Men — but It Needs This Oregon turns away Kansas en route to Final Four (Yahoo Sports)

news Arkansas state code says at least six 'respectable citizens' must view the executions to confirm it was 'conducted in the manner required by law.'

Oregon stuns Kansas to reach first Final Four in 78 years

The Ducks blocked shots and hit threes all night long and knocked out a Kansas team that looked like it was on a roll.


Sen. Lindsey Graham Fights Back at Rowdy Town Hall 'Cyborg' to go after featherweight belt (Yahoo Sports)

news The three-term senator told constituents Saturday that their boos and anger were not persuading him to change his positions.

'Cyborg'

Cris “Cyborg” Justino reportedly vacated her Invicta title, paving the way for her to pursue the featherweight title in July.


China Plans a Megacity the Size of New England Gonzaga sees no reason why to stop now (Yahoo Sports)

news China's rulers are planning for the world's biggest megacity with an estimated population of 130 million and the size of New England.

Gonzaga

After finally getting over the hump and advancing to its first Final Four, Zags coach Mark Few thinks his team could win a title.


Scientists Can Now Store Information on Single Atoms A-Rod on steroid denials: I was being a jerk (Yahoo Sports)

news A team of physicists have taken data storage to ultimate extreme: storing information on a single atom. It's a development that will have major implications for quantum computing.

A-Rod

The Alex Rodriguez redemption tour continues with more openness and honesty about his past mistakes.




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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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