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Obama approved ‘cyber weapons’ in response to Russian attacks: report Fedor Emelianenko KO'd in wild Bellator event (Yahoo Sports)

Obama approved ‘cyber weapons’ in response to Russian attacks: reportPresident Barack Obama’s team reportedly debated dozens of options for making Moscow pay for attempting to influence and discredit last year’s presidential election.


Fedor Emelianenko

Two titles changed hands and Emelianenko, an MMA heavyweight great, was finished in 74 seconds by former NFL lineman Matt Mitrione.


Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio Shooting Kevin Durant's new hat directed at his haters (Yahoo Sports)

Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio ShootingA mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who was accused of murder and manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black motorist.


Kevin Durant

Add the 2017 Finals MVP to the list of NBA stars shouting out the haters via articles of clothing.


Trump vs. Medicaid Celtics' Thomas bares all in ESPN's Body Issue (Yahoo Sports)

Trump vs. MedicaidDespite repeated campaign promises not to cut Medcaid, Trump supports the Senate health care bill, which one GOP senator said cuts health care for "tens of millions."


Isaiah Thomas gets buck naked for the cover of ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue

Isaiah Thomas is a small but mighty point guard who has nothing to hide, and on this magazine cover, he's not hiding anything.


How Trump's GOP Health Cuts Affect Preexisting Conditions Kraft has theory on next big thing in the NFL (Yahoo Sports)

How Trump's GOP Health Cuts Affect Preexisting ConditionsBuilt into the Affordable Care Act replacement bill are loopholes for states to bypass those protections and erode coverage for preexisting conditions.


Kraft: Live-streaming games is future of NFL

In an interview with the New York Post, Patriots owner Robert Kraft threw his weight behind a cutting-edge way of showcasing pro football.


Protesters to target Gay Pride marches How Alonso went from a guy to THE guy for A's (Yahoo Sports)

Protesters to target Gay Pride marchesProtesters plan to demonstrate at Gay Pride marches this weekend in order to shine a light on minority groups in the LQBT community.


Yonder Alonso transformation from being just ‘a guy’ to the guy in Oakland

A couple friends of Yonder Alonso's, including one of the best players in all of baseball, believed he could be better. Here's what happened next.




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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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