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Ted Cruz Says He's Leaning No On The New Obamacare Repeal Bill Sources: Mirotic agrees to return to Bulls (Yahoo Sports)

Ted Cruz Says He's Leaning No On The New Obamacare Repeal BillSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says that he and a fellow conservative senator are inclined to oppose a new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, making it even less likely that Senate Republican leaders will find the votes to get the proposal through the chamber.


Nikola MIrotic

Restricted free-agent power forward Nikola Mirotic agreed to a two-year, $27 million deal.


Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster' Judge belts two HRs, one away from rookie record (Yahoo Sports)

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3x5” cheat sheet to use during the test. Beatty, however, failed to specify the unit of measurement he was referring to.


Aaron Judge now one homer away from Mark McGwire's rookie record

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is one homer away from tying Mark McGwire’s record after he crushed two more homers Sunday.


Trump Withdraws Invitation to Stephen Curry, NFL Players Speak Out Against Remarks Petty has harsh words for anthem protesters (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Withdraws Invitation to Stephen Curry, NFL Players Speak Out Against RemarksThe Golden State Warriors said Saturday the team would not go to the White House after President Trump tweeted, "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"


Richard Petty

"Anybody that don’t stand up for that ought to be out of the country. Period." But just 20 years ago, drivers spent the pre-race anthem sitting in their cars.


'Hallelujah': Slain nursing student's family praises verdict Warriors say they won't attend White House (Yahoo Sports)

'Hallelujah': Slain nursing student's family praises verdictSAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — It was a prayer circle 6 ½ years in the making.


Warriors will not visit White House after Trump tweets that Steph Curry's 'invitation is withdrawn'

President Donald Trump tweeted that Steph Curry's invitation was rescinded, so the NBA champions won't attend, either.


These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election The Bears showboated a no-doubt TD away (Yahoo Sports)

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 ElectionThe Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.


Showboating costs Bears 4 points; Steelers boneheaded play costs them 3 points

Chicago proves yet again why you never celebrate before the ball reaches the end zone.




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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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