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Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School Shooting Lowe: Game 4 might tell all in this Cavs-Celtics series

Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School ShootingThe Texas community rocked by Friday's mass school shooting that killed eight


Here are the key matchups, adjustments and plays that will shape the action as Boston-Cleveland hits a momentous Game 4.
Roger Stone: 'I'm don't even believe the Democratic National Committee was hacked' If you don’t know these stories, you don’t know LeBron James

Roger Stone: 'I'm don't even believe the Democratic National Committee was hacked'In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Trump adviser Roger Stone denies early knowledge about Wikileaks releases during 2016 campaign.


A look back at 13 amazing tales -- some you might not know, and some you might've forgotten -- as LeBron plays on during his 13th postseason.
Oliver North Blames School Shootings On Ritalin Warriors list Iguodala as doubtful for Game 4

Oliver North Blames School Shootings On RitalinJust two days after a young man opened fire on his classmates and teachers at


Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala banged knees with the Rockets' James Harden in Game 3, and the knee worsened overnight. He did not practice Monday and is listed as doubtful for Game 4.
The Latest: Professor says Blankenship bid could muddle race Sources: Arsenal to hire Emery as manager

The Latest: Professor says Blankenship bid could muddle raceCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship's announcement that he'll run for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate (all times local):


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New Fissures Send River of Molten Rock Across Hawaii Highway and Into Pacific Ocean Serena will be unseeded in French Open return

New Fissures Send River of Molten Rock Across Hawaii Highway and Into Pacific OceanThe lava keeps coming.


Serena Williams, who was ranked No. 1 when she left to give birth, is currently ranked No. 453 and won't be seeded when she returns to Grand Slam tennis at the French Open.


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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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