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Who is Greg Gianforte, the Montana House candidate who allegedly attacked a reporter? Pens eliminate Senators in Game 7 classic (Yahoo Sports)

Who is Greg Gianforte, the Montana House candidate who allegedly attacked a reporter?The GOP candidate in Montana’s special congressional election is facing a new challenge: a misdemeanor assault charge issued Wednesday night.


Penguins Game 7

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


Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur Josh Norman is back to talking trash (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.


Josh Norman

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


Trump budget chief faces sharp questions during House hearing Cavs finish off Celtics with authority to win East (Yahoo Sports)

Trump budget chief faces sharp questions during House hearingIn testimony before the House Budget Committee Wednesday, the president’s budget director faced pointed questions from members of both parties.


LeBron James eviscerates the Celtics to reach his seventh straight NBA Finals

Cleveland opened up a big lead early and never looked back in Game 5, winning the series to set up another NBA Finals meeting with the Warriors.


Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out Cavs finish off Celtics with authority to win East (Yahoo Sports)

Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks OutThe father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.


Kyrie

Cleveland opened up a big lead early and never looked back in Game 5, winning the series to set up another NBA Finals meeting with the Warriors.


Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed Former coach tells about ugly Lakers stint (Yahoo Sports)

Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceedMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled late Thursday that Alabama can proceed with the execution of Tommy Arthur, an inmate once nicknamed the "Houdini" of death row after having seven prior execution dates postponed.


Scott felt 'lied to and betrayed' by Lakers

Former Lakers coach Byron Scott, who oversaw the two worst seasons in franchise history, saved more criticism for D'Angelo Russell.




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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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