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Garry Kasparov: I told you Putin would attack U.S. election — and he will again Follow live: Rockets look to even series following blowout loss

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After securing the largest postseason win in franchise history, the Warriors set sights on a commanding 3-1 Western Conference finals lead.
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The coach who helped revolutionize "pace-and-space" has adapted to suit his superstar guards. Even after three uneven games, don't expect many changes.
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Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of deathThe death of a CDC employee whose body was found in an Atlanta river last


NFL owners will resume discussions on the league's national anthem policy Wednesday, after no resolution emerged Tuesday despite hours of deliberation.
U.S. Citizens Say They Were Detained By Border Patrol Agent For ‘Speaking Spanish’ NFL approves new rules on kickoffs, ejections

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The NFL has approved new rules aimed at increasing player safety that will allow ejections to be reviewed and also provide new guidelines for kickoffs.
Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair Ellison Jets trade QB Hackenberg to Raiders for pick

Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair EllisonPredictions of the death of the Democratic Party after the 2016 election were premature. If the party can unite behind its candidates, it can take one or both houses of Congress, says deputy chair Keith Ellison.


Quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who has yet to take a regular-season NFL snap in two seasons, was traded by the Jets to the Raiders on Tuesday.


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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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