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Trump fumes after NYT report suggests he didn’t know ‘basic elements’ of Senate health care bill Why Pacquiao's next fight is free to watch (Yahoo Sports)

Trump fumes after NYT report suggests he didn’t know ‘basic elements’ of Senate health care billThe president is tweeting to dispute a New York Times report suggesting he doesn't understand some key points of the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.


Why Pacquiao's next fight is free to watch

For the first time in a decade, a Manny Pacquiao bout won't be on pay-per-view. So what does that say about his opponent?


Sen Warner: A Lot of Facts We Need to Get Out Luck may not be on Lions' side this season (Yahoo Sports)

Sen Warner: A Lot of Facts We Need to Get OutSenator Mark Warner, vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about progress in the Trump Russia investigation and the path forward, including processing 2000 pages of financial evidence with more on the way.


Lions preview

The Detroit Lions were exciting last season. That made the Lions fun to watch. It didn’t make them good, though.


Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugees Cubs' backup catcher commits cardinal sin (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugeesFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading “Harry Potter” helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.


Cubs catcher Miguel Montero and pitcher Jake Arrieta. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Miguel Montero pointed to Chicago's pitching philosophy after allowing seven stolen bases on Tuesday night. Now, Montero is out of a job.


7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud So, how is Harden-Paul combo gonna work? (Yahoo Sports)

7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraudLAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.


Chris Paul might be James Harden's Kevin Durant

To be the super-team, you've got to beat the super-team. By pairing Chris Paul with James Harden, the Rockets are thinking big.


Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation NBA stars react to league-altering CP3 trade (Yahoo Sports)

Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacationBy Jessica Damiana JAKARTA (Reuters) - From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four years as a child. Obama was six when he moved to Jakarta after his American mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man following the end of her marriage to Obama's Kenyan father. "I feel proud that my friend became a president," said Sonni Gondokusumo, 56, a former classmate of Obama at the Menteng 01 state elementary school in Jakarta.


Chris Paul (Ryan Kang/AP)

The news that the Clippers agreed to trade the All-Star point guard to the Rockets sent shock waves throughout the NBA.




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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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