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Maria Butina Admits Conspiring as Kremlin Agent Targeting GOP, NRA Steelers star JuJu Smith-Schuster's double life as a streamer

Maria Butina Admits Conspiring as Kremlin Agent Targeting GOP, NRAThe 30-year-old gun enthusiast operated as a Kremlin agent as she befriended National Rifle Association leaders and influential U.S. conservatives, she admitted Thursday in federal court in Washington. “Butina sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics,” prosecutor Erik Kenerson said at the hearing, reading from the government’s statement of facts.


JuJu Smith-Schuster wants to play football all day and video games all night. Who says the Steelers wide receiver can't have it all?
AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Flynn didn't lie to FBI 'Best job in the world': The life of a Madden NFL ratings adjuster

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Flynn didn't lie to FBIWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying in the Russia investigation.


While doing their jobs scouting NFL players for EA Sports, Madden ratings adjusters have surprisingly become rock stars of sorts themselves.
Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrested Harden scores 50, Rockets bury Lakers in fourth

Chinese tech workers told not to travel to US 'unless it's essential' after Huawei exec arrestedTechnology researchers in China have been ordered to not travel to the US unless it is absolutely necessary, amid rising tensions between the two countries. Staff working in sensitive tech sectors were given the warning following the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada, a source told the South China Morning Post. The warning comes after a similar order from US tech giant Cisco to some of its employees, which asked them the to any non-essential travel to China.


James Harden had 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists -- the record fourth 50-point triple-double of his career -- to help the Rockets beat the Lakers 126-111 Thursday night.
Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace: TV Lakers frustrated at refs, resort to hands-free D

Iran says U.N.-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step toward peace:  TVIran welcomed on Friday initial agreements reached at talks in Sweden by the opposing sides in Yemen's war, which include the Iran-aligned Houthi group, were a step toward a final peace accord, Iranian state TV reported on Friday. The war in Yemen is seen as a proxy war between Iran and its key regional rival Saudi Arabia. U.N.-backed talks in Sweden ended on Thursday with an agreement between the Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to cease fighting for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and withdraw their troops.


Several Lakers players purposely held their hands behind their backs on a series of defensive possessions to make a point to the refs in Thursday's 126-111 loss to the Rockets.
Canada Goose shares slide amid Beijing-Ottawa row over Huawei CFO arrest Ridley 'fired up' to face Pats after bitter '14 exit

Canada Goose shares slide amid Beijing-Ottawa row over Huawei CFO arrestThe company’s slide in the stock market comes amid reports that former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig has been detained in China. Growing tensions between Beijing and Ottawa over the arrest of a senior Huawei executive have inflicted damage on the luxury clothing retailer Canada Goose, as Chinese consumers call for a boycott of the brand. Shares in the company have plunged nearly 20% since the arrest last week of Huawei’s chief financial officers Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver.


Stevan Ridley didn't shy away from his remark that the Pats "trashed" him after a 2014 injury and said he has had Sunday's game "circled on the schedule a long time."


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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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