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Seth Rich’s parents speak out against ‘unspeakably cruel’ conspiracy theories Kobe encourages UFC fighters to unionize (Yahoo Sports)

Seth Rich’s parents speak out against ‘unspeakably cruel’ conspiracy theoriesA slew of recent, unfounded stories about the death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich has led his parents to write an op-ed condemning the commentary.


Kobe Bryant (Getty)

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant gave advice and support for a fighters union when asked by Leslie Smith at the UFC athlete retreat.


Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims Remembered This could be the new face of American boxing (Yahoo Sports)

Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims RememberedAn 8-year-old and a college student are among the 22 people who were killed in the terror attack at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.


Errol Spence Jr. (Getty)

Errol Spence Jr. isn't well-known right now. But if he beats Kell Brook on Saturday for the IBF welterweight title, that will change.


The Latest: Reporter alleges attack by Montana GOP hopeful Man United beats Ajax in Europa League final (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: Reporter alleges attack by Montana GOP hopefulHELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local):


Ajax vs. Manchester United in Europa League final

Jose Mourinho's master plan worked as the Red Devils won 2-0 in Stockholm to qualify for next season's Champions League.


Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur Special delivery: Cards have MLB's best rotation (Yahoo Sports)

Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big SurPart of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.


Mike Leake

Everybody has been healthy, everybody has been good. That's a big reason why St. Louis — which started the season 3-9 — is in the hunt in the NL Central.


'Terrorism Is Aimed at the People Watching' Seven months later, nothing but regrets in Rio (Yahoo Sports)

'Terrorism Is Aimed at the People Watching'When an explosion killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, England, late Monday, media organizations across the English speaking world rushed to break the news.


Maracana Stadium (AP)

The entirely predictable mess left behind in Brazil shows why no city should bid to host the Olympic Games.




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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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