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Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural vote Cavs owner on Irving: 'We expect him' in camp (Yahoo Sports)

Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural voteOver the sound of protesters crying “kill the bill,” 50 Republican senators cast their votes to begin to debate repealing Obamacare on a razor-thin margin Tuesday afternoon. John McCain cast a decisive vote.


Cavs owner on Irving: 'We expect him' in camp

Dan Gilbert and new Cavs GM Koby Altman were mostly non-committal on Kyrie Irving's trade request in a news conference Wednesday.


Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender people Dak needs to take the wheel, but drive carefully (Yahoo Sports)

Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender peopleAfter President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the military, the Canadian Armed Forces took a different tack. In an apparent jab at its southern neighbor, the Canadian military invited individuals “of all sexual orientations and gender identities” to join the ranks.


Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott went from unknown draft pick to superstar in a year's time. But it will be up to him, not Ezekiel Elliott, to take charge of the franchise


Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group Does Seahawks core have one great run left? (Yahoo Sports)

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger groupSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday.


Russell Wilson (Associated Press)

This run of success in Seattle has an expiration date, and it might be coming sooner than we expect. Maybe we saw the first signs of a small decline last season.


Sen. Collins caught on hot mic swiping back at ‘unattractive’ congressman’s duel challenge Power Rankings: Crashes shake up top spots (Yahoo Sports)

Sen. Collins caught on hot mic swiping back at ‘unattractive’ congressman’s duel challengeA hot mic captured a conversation between Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and a male senator Tuesday, in which the two discuss Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas.


Martin Truex Jr. (AP)

The wreck between Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. changed the complexion of the Brickyard 400 and the way we view the drivers.


California Man Arrested For Smuggling King Cobra Into US In Potato Chip Cans 10 players poised for superstar seasons (Yahoo Sports)

California Man Arrested For Smuggling King Cobra Into US In Potato Chip CansFederal agents arrested a California man for smuggling king cobras into the U.S. in potato chip cans. They also found tanks with a live baby Morelet’s crocodile, alligator snapping turtles, and other reptiles protected under law.


Hunter Henry, Jalen Ramsey, John Brown (Getty Images)

Before NFL players become household names, we try and predict who will be the league's next breakout star.




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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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