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2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese Restaurant Is this the best postseason rookie class?

2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese RestaurantTwo deputies were killed when a man shot at them through a window while they


Kevin Pelton answers questions on rookies in the playoffs, how New Orleans is beating Portland and second-half surges like Utah's.
Ex-sanctions czar bashes Obama administration's 'weak' response to Russian interference How did Donovan Mitchell turn into Utah's go-to scorer? Check the tape

Ex-sanctions czar bashes Obama administration's 'weak' response to Russian interferenceDan Fried, the former State Department diplomat who oversaw sanctions policy, told the "Skullduggery" podcast that he was “extremely” frustrated when the Obama administration issued “weak” and “frankly inadequate” sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.


Take an exclusive look inside the film room with Mitchell and Jazz coach Quin Snyder as the duo breaks down the Rookie of the Year contender's rapid rise.
Photos of the week: 4/13 - 4/20 Popovich remains out; Messina to coach Spurs

Photos of the week: 4/13 - 4/20The matriarch of the Bush family Barbara Bush died this week at the age of 92.


Ettore Messina will continue to coach the Spurs against the Warriors as Gregg Popovich will miss another game after the death of his wife.
Comey: I don't believe that Loretta Lynch did anything improper Bogdanovic hits 30, gets raves for D on LeBron

Comey: I don't believe that Loretta Lynch did anything improperFormer FBI Director James Comey talks with Rachel Maddow about worries he cited in his book, "A Higher Loyalty," about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch with regard to the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation.


Bojan Bogdanovic caught fire with 30 points and earned kudos from his Pacers teammates for hounding Cavs star LeBron James on defense in Friday night's Game 3 victory.
At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes Rodgers purchases minority stake in Bucks

At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security ChangesFour young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent


Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was announced Friday as a limited partner in the Bucks' ownership group during the team's playoff game against the Celtics.


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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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