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New Trump communications chief Scaramucci apologizes ‘for the 50th time’ for past insults Ann'y of Maddux's 76-pitch complete game (Yahoo Sports)

New Trump communications chief Scaramucci apologizes ‘for the 50th time’ for past insultsThe White House’s newly appointed director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci, apologized for his past harsh statements about President Trump during a surprise appearance at Friday’s press briefing.


Ann'y of Maddux's 76-pitch complete game

We look back at Greg Maddux's oddly spectacular win over the Cubs, in which he threw only 13 balls.


Trump Finances Part of Russia Investigation Season of reckoning for Cam Newton and Co. (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Finances Part of Russia InvestigationGreg Farrell, investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, talks with Rachel Maddow about Special Counsel Robert Mueller including Donald Trump's personal business and finances as part of the Trump Russia investigation.


Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers

The QB's health saves or kills this season for Carolina. In turn, this season makes or breaks the foreseeable future of the franchise.


Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’ Grace shoots lowest score ever in a major (Yahoo Sports)

Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA and CIA, called Russia’s interference in the 2016 election the “most successful covert influence operation in history.”


Grace shoots lowest score ever in a major

Branden Grace made history Saturday at The Open Championship by firing a 62 at Royal Birkdale.


Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping pleads not guilty Two-a-days: How will Cousins drama factor in? (Yahoo Sports)

Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping pleads not guiltyAn Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month pleaded not guilty during an appearance in a U.S. court on Thursday. Brendt Christensen, 28, is accused of abducting Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar at the University of Illinois from southeastern China, who disappeared on June 9. Zhang, who had been studying photosynthesis and crop productivity, was last seen when a security camera recorded her getting into a black car that authorities linked to Christensen, according to court records.


Washington Redskins training camp: Three questions facing the team

The Washington Redskins' offseason certainly hasn't lacked drama, and that's not a good thing.


USS Fitzgerald crash that killed seven American sailors 'was navy's own fault' 'Pacman' Jones suspended 1 game (Yahoo Sports)

USS Fitzgerald crash that killed seven American sailors 'was navy's own fault'A deadly crash between a US warship and a Philippine cargo vessel is believed to have been the fault of the US navy, according to CNN citing preliminary investigations into the incident which claimed the lives of seven American sailors. The network said that two officials from the Department of Defence said that there were multiple errors by the crew of the USS Fitzgerald that led to the collision in June. The crash between the Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the ACX Crystal on 17 June claimed the lives of seven US sailors.


Bengals Adam 'Pacman' Jones receives one-game suspension for violating personal conduct policy

The NFL is suspending Jones for an incident last January.




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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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