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Trump Warns of Possible 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea Philadelphia changed the draft-hosting game (Yahoo Sports)

news President Donald Trump told Reuters that America could be headed for a "major, major conflict" with North Korea over that country's nuclear program.

Philadelphia changed the draft-hosting game

With an raucous crowd reported at 70,000 people turning out for first round on Thursday, a new standard has been set for how to host the NFL draft.

Mike Flynn's RT Headache Won't Go Away Raptors clinch series win after nearly blowing it (Yahoo Sports)

news At the center of Mike Flynn's troubles with Congress and now the Pentagon is the money he got from a Kremlin-backed television channel.

DeMar DeRozan

Toronto squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a narrow victory Thursday night over the Bucks.

President Trump's Tax Plan Is Going to Be a Long Slog First-round NFL draft grades for every pick (Yahoo Sports)

news The White House is thinking big on tax reform, but don't expect any action soon.

First-round draft grades for every NFL team

The first round featured some bold moves to snag quarterbacks and curious picks galore. How did your team grade out?

Senate Confirms Alex Acosta as Trump's Secretary of Labor Reuben Foster tumbles due to off-field issues (Yahoo Sports)

news The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as labor secretary, filling out President Trump's Cabinet as the only Latino.

Reuben Foster

The former Alabama linebacker was seen as the best inside linebacker in the draft, but off-field issues nearly dropped him out of the first round.

Richard Engel on Trump's 100 Days as Seen From Abroad Raiders take Conley despite rape investigation (Yahoo Sports)

news The reviews from around the world of President Trump's first 100 days in office are in, and they're not good.

Raiders take Conley despite rape investigation

Oakland clearly believes Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley is innocent because the team gambled on him late in the first round.

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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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