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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightrope Girardi cleans plate for umps days after tirade (Yahoo Sports)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on a White House tightropeSanders’ meteoric rise within the Trump administration has, paradoxically, put her in one of the most precarious positions in a wildly unstable White House.


Joe Girardi gently cleans off plate for umps two days after tirade

Just days after his tantrum, Yankees manager Joe Girardi made peace with the umps before Monday's game.


The speech, the deal and the orb: Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia Warriors sweep their way to third straight Finals (Yahoo Sports)

The speech, the deal and the orb: Trump’s trip to Saudi ArabiaThe most celebrated image featured Trump, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi King Salman with their hands on a glowing white orb.


Warriors sweep their way to third straight Finals

Stephen Curry and Golden State were never seriously threatened by San Antonio after Game 1 and are headed back to the NBA Finals.


Manchester terror attack: What we know Predators advance to first Stanley Cup final (Yahoo Sports)

Manchester terror attack: What we knowAt least 22 people, including children, died in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with teens in the British city of Manchester late Monday. Here is what we know so far about the terror attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005. Police said they were called at 10:33pm (2133 GMT) to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena during a concert by pop star Ariana Grande, who is popular with teenagers and pre-teens.


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Colton Sissons tallied a hat trick as Nashville beat Anaheim 6-3 in Game 6, advancing to their first Stanley Cup Final.


Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Dragging Young Girl Into Water Woj sources: Magic hire Weltman as president (Yahoo Sports)

Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Dragging Young Girl Into WaterHer quick-thinking grandfather jumped into the water and got her out, bringing her back to safety.


Woj sources: Magic hire Weltman as president

Orlando finalized a five-year deal with Raptors general manager Jeff Weltman to take over as president of basketball operations.


Trump on sharing intelligence with Russians: I never said ‘Israel’ Fantasy: Does Marshall hurt OBJ's value? (Yahoo Sports)

Trump on sharing intelligence with Russians: I never said ‘Israel’President Trump seemed to confirm during an appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he had given some Israeli intelligence to top Russian diplomats.


Giants pressing fantasy questions: Will Beckham/Marshall be a dynamic or disastrous duo?

Odell Beckham is ranked among the top three wideouts on most boards, but should that be the case? Yahoo fanalysts Brad Evans and Liz Loza offer their takes.




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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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