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White House concedes Russia meddled in campaign, but denies it changed the result Dodgers rookie has no idea what Seinfeld does (Yahoo Sports)

White House concedes Russia meddled in campaign, but denies it changed the resultThe White House Thursday addressed the joint intelligence report that found Russia had attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, more than five months after the report’s conclusions were made public. First, on Twitter, President Trump dismissed the concerns about Russia as a “big Dem HOAX” and suggested that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, did little to confront the problem. White House aides then clarified Trump’s remarks and said he believes there was Russian meddling but is certain it did not affect the outcome of the race.


Bellinger, Seinfeld

Cody Bellinger was taken to task after admitting he wasn't familiar with Jerry Seinfeld.


Police Shooting Mistrial Ignites Nationwide Protests Retirement seems to agree with Peyton (Yahoo Sports)

Police Shooting Mistrial Ignites Nationwide ProtestsThe jury was deadlocked in the trial of the former Cincinnati police officer charged with killing an unarmed black driver during a traffic stop.


Peyton Manning

It turns out, after decades of grinding on the field, doing nothing suits Manning pretty well.


Hillary Clinton: ‘If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party’ Mexico slips past Russia, into Confed Cup semis (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton: ‘If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party’Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words Friday when it came to the Senate Republicans’ health care legislation unveiled the day before.


Mexico slips past Russia, into Confed Cup semis

El Tri is through to the knockout stages in Russia, but they needed a couple goalkeeping blunders from the hosts to get there.


JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in South Carolina It's a young man’s night, but a grown man’s game (Yahoo Sports)

JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in South CarolinaPassengers and crew noticed smoke halfway through the flight, leading to an emergency landing in Charleston.


Forde on NBA draft

Nobody who was selected in Thursday night's NBA draft will significantly impact the league right away, and probably not for years — and maybe not ever.


2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition Carr takes dig at infamous Seattle Super Bowl play (Yahoo Sports)

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good conditionCINCINNATI (AP) — A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway and overturned Friday during preparations for an Ohio air show, injuring the pilot and causing a performance to be canceled.


Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

The Oakland Raiders quarterback can't avoid making a joke about Seattle's ill-fated play call.




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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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