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Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporter Erik Karlsson nearly pulled off the impossible (Yahoo Sports)

Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporterOn the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist.


Karlsson

There’s going to be a time when doubting the greatness of Karlsson is going to be as pointless doubting the necessity of the telephone.


Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur Bad call helps Red Sox tie strikeout record (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.


Red Sox

Boston needed a four-strikeout inning to set the record, plus a little help from the umpires.


In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the president Braves security guard is ultra-serious about job (Yahoo Sports)

In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the presidentIn a nod to the first lady’s native country, the pope asked Melania Trump if she gives the president a food called potica.


Braves security guard

A fan fielded a fair ball at the Braves game and gave it to a kid, then security ejected the fan and took the ball back.


Sessions Failed to Disclose Russian Meetings Pens eliminate Senators in Game 7 classic (Yahoo Sports)

Sessions Failed to Disclose Russian MeetingsRachel Maddow reports the latest in a string of failures by Donald Trump staffers failing to disclose meetings with Russians, in this case Jeff Sessions leaving off his meetings from his security clearance form.


Penguins Game 7

The Penguins needed two overtimes to beat the Senators in a wild deciding game in the Eastern Conference Finals.


Fear and disbelief at Manchester bomber's mosque Josh Norman trashes OBJ, Dez Bryant (Yahoo Sports)

Fear and disbelief at Manchester bomber's mosqueWorshippers at the mosque that the Manchester suicide bomber is believed to have frequented reacted with disbelief on Wednesday and pointed the finger at online radicalisation. Elders at the Didsbury mosque, a Victorian former Methodist chapel, also voiced concern about reports of Islamophobic attacks since the bombing at a pop concert which killed 22 people. "The horrific atrocity that occurred in Manchester on Monday night shocked us all.


Josh Norman

The outspoken Redskins cornerback took on two of his favorite enemies, ripping NFC East rivals Odell Beckham and Dez Bryant.




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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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