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Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural vote Cavs' Gilbert criticizes Pacers for George trade (Yahoo Sports)

Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural voteOver the sound of protesters crying “kill the bill,” 50 Republican senators cast their votes to begin to debate repealing Obamacare on a razor-thin margin Tuesday afternoon. John McCain cast a decisive vote.


Cavs' Gilbert criticizes Pacers for George trade

Owner Dan Gilbert was at the podium to introduce new GM Koby Altman on Wednesday, but he also offered thoughts on Indiana's deal.


Trump's Trans Military Ban Walks Back Promises to LGBTQ Community Pedro Martinez honors Hall class his own way (Yahoo Sports)

Trump's Trans Military Ban Walks Back Promises to LGBTQ CommunityDonald Trump announced that he is banning transgender citizens from serving in the military, despite his promises to the LGBTQ community on the campaign trail.


Pedro Martinez

Martinez will be glad to call Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Iván Rodríguez "teammates" when they enter the MLB Hall of Fame on Sunday.


Pakistani council orders "revenge rape" of 16-year-old girl Ledecky's loss proves she's human after all (Yahoo Sports)

Pakistani council orders "revenge rape" of 16-year-old girlBy Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody," Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus told Reuters by telephone on Thursday.


Katie Ledecky

For Katie Ledecky, a silver medal at World Championships comes as a major shock. That’s how high she has set the bar.


Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution College players undeterred by CTE study (Yahoo Sports)

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of executionCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.


College players undeterred by grim CTE study

As evidence mounts linking football and brain injuries, most college players are still willing to accept the risks.


Two People Injured In Korean War-Era Plane Crash Near Texas Airport U.S. captures Gold Cup on Morris' late winner (Yahoo Sports)

Two People Injured In Korean War-Era Plane Crash Near Texas AirportFederal authorities say the fuselage of the vintage plane came apart as it crash-landed, but fortunately the pilot and passenger survived.


USMNT lifts Gold Cup after late victory over Jamaica

Jordan Morris rocketed home an 88th-minute goal to beat Jamaica and hand the Americans the 2017 Gold Cup.




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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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