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Trump Tries to Deflect Flynn Vetting Questions on Obama Talbot carries Oilers to 2-0 series lead over Ducks (Yahoo Sports)

news Trump, asked about questions surrounding his ex -national security adviser, Michael Flynn, said "he was already approved by the Obama administration."

Talbot (CP)

With 39 saves, Cam Talbot was the difference for the Oilers, who will take a surprise 2-0 series lead back home in their second-round clash with the Ducks.

North Korea Test-Fires Another Ballistic Missile, Fails Again MadBum ruled out until late July at best (Yahoo Sports)

news The test comes a day after Trump told Reuters in an interview that the U.S. and North Korea could be headed toward a "major, major conflict."

Madison Bumgarner

The Giants confirmed Madison Bumgarner sustained a Grade 2 sprain of his throwing shoulder in his April 20 dirt-bike accident.

Abandon Religious 'Fanaticism': Pope Pleads for Peace in Violence-Hit Egypt John Wall carries Wizards into round 2 (Yahoo Sports)

news Francis' visit comes as the region grapples with a spiral of extreme violence, and Egypt itself struggles with both Islamic extremism and authoritarianism.

John Wall

John Wall dominated the fourth quarter to fend off a Hawks run and move the Wizards into the next round.

'Overweight' Ryan Lochte Races in First Meet Since Olympics Bulls on clock: Time for retooling or rebuilding? (Yahoo Sports)

news Ryan Lochte, suspended from USA Swimming and international meets through June, won a 200-yard individual medley at the U.S. Masters nationals.

Bulls on clock: Time for retooling or rebuilding?

Chicago needs to decide if it's worth keeping Jimmy Butler — with or without Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo — or time for a new direction.

Pentagon: Friendly Fire May Have Led to Army Ranger Deaths Ex-Cowboy Pearson hilariously trolls Philly fans (Yahoo Sports)

news The U.S. forces were working with Afghan fighters and targeting an ISIS compound and tunnel complex when a firefight broke out Wednesday.

Ex-Cowboy Pearson hilariously trolls Philly fans

The second day of the NFL draft received an injection of energy when Drew Pearson took the stage to announce a Dallas pick.

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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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