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European Politicians Alarmed By Trump's 'Ridiculous' Russia Stance Sources: Raptors agree to Kawhi deal

European Politicians Alarmed By Trump's 'Ridiculous' Russia StanceWASHINGTON ― European lawmakers say President Donald Trump's stunning news


The Toronto Raptors have agreed to a deal to acquire All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard in a larger trade package that includes All-Star forward DeMar DeRozan, league sources told ESPN.
Ohio death row inmate Robert Van Hook scheduled to be executed on Wednesday How Kawhi went from Spurs superstar to the Raptors

Ohio death row inmate Robert Van Hook scheduled to be executed on WednesdayDeath row inmate Robert Van Hook is set to be executed on Wednesday for the


Here's the timeline of events between the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard that led to a trade with Toronto.
Judge Orders Government To Temporarily Stop Deporting Reunited Families Report: Dodgers on verge of trade for Machado

Judge Orders Government To Temporarily Stop Deporting Reunited FamiliesA federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Monday to temporarily stop


The Dodgers are on the cusp of securing Orioles star Manny Machado in a package that includes prospect Yusniel Diaz, according to a report from The Athletic.
Papa John's Founder Accuses Media Agency Of Extorting Him Over Racial Slur Brewers' Hader 'deeply sorry' for old tweets

Papa John's Founder Accuses Media Agency Of Extorting Him Over Racial SlurBetter ingredients, better pizza and now better scapegoats?


Racist and anti-gay tweets from Brewers pitcher Josh Hader's Twitter account surfaced during Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Hader apologized for the tweets, which he said were sent when he was a teenager.
Senate reaction pours in to Trump's meeting with Putin Go-ahead HR nabs Bregman All-Star Game MVP

Senate reaction pours in to Trump's meeting with PutinABC's Ali Rogin talks about some of the most negative reactions from the president's own party


First-time All-Star Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros was named MVP of Tuesday's All-Star Game after his go-ahead homer in the 10th inning sent the American League to an 8-6 victory.


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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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