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CBO: Senate health bill leads to 22 million fewer insured Americans by 2026 Pacquiao not pulling punches on May-Gregor (Yahoo Sports)

CBO: Senate health bill leads to 22 million fewer insured Americans by 2026The Senate health care bill would cause 22 million more people to be uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office announced Monday.


Manny Pacquiao during a training session in Brisbane, Australia. (Getty Images)

Two years ago, Manny Pacquiao was across the ring from Floyd Mayweather in the record-breaking fight. But he won't be dropping $100 to watch Mayweather this summer.


Trump complains about Democrats’ rallying cry to ‘resist’ Serena asks McEnroe to keep it to himself (Yahoo Sports)

Trump complains about Democrats’ rallying cry to ‘resist’President Trump admitted that he likes divisive rhetoric as a campaign tactic, but now finds it frustrating when it is used by Democrats to counter his agenda.


Serena Williams shuts down John McEnroe in two perfect tweets

After John McEnroe said she would "be like 700 in the world" if she played in the men's circuit, Serena Williams responded on Twitter.


Air Asia Pilots Asks Passengers ‘To Pray’ During Wild Flight Harper robbed by Baez's fantastic diving catch (Yahoo Sports)

Air Asia Pilots Asks Passengers ‘To Pray’ During Wild FlightThe pilot twice asked passengers to pray on Air Asia flight D7237 from Australia to Malaysia as the plane shook like a "washing machine" for two hours, according to passengers.


Harper robbed by Baez's fantastic diving catch

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper thought he had a sure single, but Cubs shortstop Javier Baez had other plans.


UK: 6 hurt as car strikes people at Muslim celebration Westbrook named NBA Most Valuable Player (Yahoo Sports)

UK: 6 hurt as car strikes people at Muslim celebrationLONDON (AP) — Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle. Police said there was no information suggesting the incident was terror-related.


Westbrook named NBA Most Valuable Player

Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook beat out James Harden and Kawhi Leonard after averaging triple-double this past season.


Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi Watch: LaVar's ridiculous WWE appearance (Yahoo Sports)

Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in MississippiJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955.


Watch: LaVar Ball's ridiculous WWE appearance

LaVar Ball and two of his sons, including Lonzo, went on WWE's Monday Night Raw for a segment, and it went exactly as you'd expect.




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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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