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White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attack Lengthy careers shouldn't be a knock on HOF case (Yahoo Sports)

White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attackThe White House warned strongman Bashar Assad that his regime would pay heavily for the slaughter of civilians.


Dave Andreychuk

The Hockey Hall of Fame has room for many forms of greatness, it isn't just reserved for the elite of the elite.


Without Evidence, Pres. Trump Accuses Pres. Obama 'Colluded or Obstructed' Woj: Celtics working to land Hayward and George (Yahoo Sports)

Without Evidence, Pres. Trump Accuses Pres. Obama 'Colluded or Obstructed'In recent tweets, the president appears to acknowledge that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election, but he's pointing blame at his predecessors' actions.


Gordon Hayward, Paul George (Getty Images)

Signing Gordon Hayward and trading for Paul George would be Boston's most dynamic free-agent coup in franchise history.


California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son is Ledecky somehow is getting even better (Yahoo Sports)

California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son isLAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.


Ledecky somehow is getting even better

The Olympic hangover is a real thing for swimmers, but so far, it hasn't had any effect on Katie Ledecky.


Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’ Reminder: Beltre hates having his head touched (Yahoo Sports)

Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’The Minnesota senator admits his party has a public perception problem — but not as big as the GOP’s when it comes to health care.


Adrian Beltre

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hates it when anyone touches his head, especially shortstop Elvis Andrus.


Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sources Speed thrills: Taking the mask off The Freeze (Yahoo Sports)

Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sourcesBy Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and unity, in the Hausa language spoken widely in that part of the country. The presidency did not release video footage or photographs of Buhari making the recording heard by Reuters in which the president's voice sounds weak.


Meet the Freeze, the Braves' new star attraction

It was supposed to be a short-term promotion. Now, a member of Atlanta's  gound crew has become the fastest man and hottest show in baseball.




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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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