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From Barcelona to Charlottesville: How Trump's responses differed Derek Jeter, wife welcome their first child (Yahoo Sports)

From Barcelona to Charlottesville: How Trump's responses differedIn the aftermath of the attacks in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday and Charlottesville, Va., five days earlier, President Trump offered very different reactions.


Derek Jeter, wife Hannah welcome first child. (AP)

The Yankees legend and his supermodel wife announce the birth of their daughter, Bella Raine, on Twitter.


Two People in Custody in Connection With Barcelona Attack Urban Meyer: Penn State deserved to be in playoff (Yahoo Sports)

Two People in Custody in Connection With Barcelona AttackAuthorities say neither of them was the driver in the vehicle attack, which killed more than a dozen people in the famous Las Ramblas area.


Urban Meyer

But did he say the Nittany Lions should have made the College Football Playoff over his Ohio State team?


Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates Fantasy: Head over heels for these seven players (Yahoo Sports)

Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalatesBy Erik De Castro and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs. Television channels aired CCTV footage that showed Kian Loyd Delos Santos being carried by two men to the place where his body was later found, raising doubt about an official report that said he was shot because he fired at police officers first. Witnesses told the ABS-CBN channel that the teenager did not have a firearm and police officers at the scene handed him a gun, asked him to fire the weapon and run.


2017 Fantasy Football All-Man Crush team

Yahoo fanalyst Brad Evans, who is never afraid of bold predictions, unveils seven players he's head over heels for this season.


10 Surprising States That Have Confederate Statues What made 'Larry Legend' truly legendary (Yahoo Sports)

10 Surprising States That Have Confederate StatuesEven some of the most liberal states have Confederate memorabilia.


'Better at everything': What made Larry Bird special, and why he still would be 25 years later

Twenty-five years after his retirement, Larry Bird's teammates remember him as a basketball giant and genius.


Woman Turns Confederate Monument Into Second-Place Trophy Giants SS sends writer his jock after bad BP throw (Yahoo Sports)

Woman Turns Confederate Monument Into Second-Place TrophyThe Arizona activist and mother was left reeling, like many Americans, after President Donald Trump gave a shocking press conference to defend people who attended a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead on Saturday.


Brandon Crawford gives beat writer his jockstrap after BP throwing accident

Phillies beat writer Jim Salisbury got a special gift after Brandon Crawford accidentally threw a baseball that landed squarely on his crotch.




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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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