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The Latest: Police chief calls 14-year-old's death 'tragic' Pelicans' Davis injures finger, to miss 1-2 weeks

The Latest: Police chief calls 14-year-old's death 'tragic'TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a 14-year-old burglary suspect in Arizona (all times local):


The Pelicans' Anthony Davis suffered a sprained left index finger in Friday's game vs. Portland and is expected to miss one to two weeks, the team said.
Trump says to meet families of Americans killed in Syria Cousins on debut: 'Felt like a kid on Christmas'

Trump says to meet families of Americans killed in SyriaUS President Donald Trump made a suprise announcement Saturday he would be traveling to meet the families of four US personnel killed in northern Syria. Dover refers to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Nineteen people including the four Americans were killed in a suicide bombing on a small restaurant in the flashpoint northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday.


DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points, including a thunderous dunk in the first quarter, in Friday's win over the Clippers. Afterward, he called it "one of the best days of my life."
Aeromexico ad campaign trolls anti-Mexican sentiment in US with DNA discounts Bryant, Longoria irked Harper, Machado still free

Aeromexico ad campaign trolls anti-Mexican sentiment in US with DNA discountsMexican airline Aeromexico is offering DNA discounts to U.S. travelers based on their percentage of Mexican heritage.


Kris Bryant and Evan Longoria expressed frustration that several free agents, including stars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, are still looking for jobs as February nears.
Tulsi Gabbard apologizes, again, for past antigay views Source: Saints' Watson to sit out NFC title game

Tulsi Gabbard apologizes, again, for past antigay viewsA week after announcing her presidential candidacy, the representative from Hawaii releases a video apology.


Ben Watson has been dealing with appendicitis in what he says will be his final season.
Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast Sources: Faried reaches buyout, will join Rockets

Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, NortheastA major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said. The storm system will dump 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow in the Plains and Midwest on Friday night and Saturday and as it moves east at least a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in several advisories. The system was expected to also bring freezing rain, wind gusts of 35 miles (56 km) per hour and quickly dropping temperatures that will to dip into the teens and even below zero Fahrenheit in several areas, the service said.


Kenneth Faried has agreed to a contract buyout with the Brooklyn Nets, clearing the way for him to sign a free-agent deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources told ESPN.


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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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