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The Latest: Democrats plan vote on resolution against Trump NBA Power Rankings: Who are the league's best teams now?

The Latest: Democrats plan vote on resolution against TrumpHouse Democrats plan for a vote this week on a resolution that "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments" that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy says Democrats are playing politics. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says President Donald Trump is not a racist.


Where do the league's contenders stand now? We're taking stock of all 30 teams as the dust settles on a wild offseason.
Louisiana officials warn of snakes and other creatures fighting to escape Hurricane Barry floodwaters Warriors GM: We didn't acquire Russell to flip him

Louisiana officials warn of snakes and other creatures fighting to escape Hurricane Barry floodwatersHurricane Barry made landfall Saturday morning in Louisiana. It has since weakened back to a tropical storm, but heavy rains will continue.


Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers said Monday that the organization still hasn't decided whether new guard D'Angelo Russell fits into the team's long-term plans.
Teen girl brutally killed before photos of her body posted on social media, New York police say Sources: Waived JR Smith not headed to Lakers

Teen girl brutally killed before photos of her body posted on social media, New York police sayThe brutal killing of 17-year-old Bianca Devins is drawing international attention after her alleged killer shared images of the slaying online.


JR Smith has been waived by the Cavaliers, but sources have told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that joining the Lakers and reuniting with LeBron James is unlikely.
South Korea calls Japan reports of North Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge' Sources: Cuban fined $50,000 for meeting leak

South Korea calls Japan reports of North Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge'South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday Japan's reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a "grave challenge" amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs. Japan has tightened restrictions on the export of three materials used in high-tech equipment, citing "inadequate management" of sensitive items exported to South Korea. Japanese officials have cited "inadequate management" of sensitive items exported to South Korea as a reason behind the curbs, as well as lack of information sharing on export controls.


Mavs owner Mark Cuban has been fined for leaking information about the vote to allow coaches' challenges during last week's Board of Governors meeting, sources said.
JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark Airport after suicide vest photo AirDropped to passenger iPhones Clarke stakes Grizzlies to summer league crown

JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark Airport after suicide vest photo AirDropped to passenger iPhonesA plane was evacuated after someone sent a photograph of a suicide vest to passengers and flight attendants on board.The unknown sender used Apple’s AirDrop feature, which allows users to easily and anonymously transfer files to other iOS devices using Bluetooth.Authorities say the Florida-bound plane was about to take off from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey when the image was widely shared on board.A member of the crew on JetBlue flight 573 alerted the captain, who informed authorities at about 7.45am on Saturday.The plane returned to the gate and the 150 people on board were asked to leave the aircraft, and their luggage was re-screened and examined by police bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs.“We pull up to the gate and then we pull away and the captain comes on and says there's been a security threat,” Thomas Desmond told NBC News.“It was nervous when you see Port Authority police officers coming onto your plane and you just have no idea what's going on.”The culprit was likely one of those on board, as AirDrop only works with those in close proximity to the sender. However, they were not traced.JetBlue said the additional security screening was carried out due to “an abundance of caution.”The flight eventually departed just before 11.30am, with no knock-on effects to other flights departing or arriving at Newark.


Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins has yet to lead an official NBA game, but he's bringing some hardware home to Beale Street.


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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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