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Facing doubts from women voters, Tennessee’s Phil Bredesen opens up about his wife's kidnapping Follow live: Celtics, Sixers tip-off NBA season

Facing doubts from women voters, Tennessee’s Phil Bredesen opens up about his wife's kidnappingThe centrist Democrat speaks out about his wife's kidnapping, explaining that protecting women is very personal to him.


The NBA is back and begins with a playoff rematch between two budding rivals in Boston.
Yahoo News Explains: Does Trump owe Sen. Warren $1 million? Transcript: LSU's Wade talked funds for recruit

Yahoo News Explains: Does Trump owe Sen. Warren $1 million?Under pressure from President Trump, Elizabeth Warren finally released her DNA results, which show distant Native American ancestry. The Massachusetts senator first faced criticism over her assertions about her heritage during her 2012 Senate race, with many questioning her statements. “I’ve got more Indian blood in me than Pocahontas, and I have none,” he said during an October rally.


According to transcripts of calls read in court on Tuesday, LSU coach Will Wade and Kansas assistant Kurtis Townsend were prepared to offer improper benefits to high-profile recruits and their families.
Maryland Police Officer Charged With Raping Woman During Traffic Stop Bono resigns from USA Gymnastics after 4 days

Maryland Police Officer Charged With Raping Woman During Traffic StopA Maryland police officer was arrested and charged with rape Monday after he


Former congresswoman Mary Bono announced Tuesday that she has resigned as interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics after a tenure of four days.
Proud Boys Street Gang Had A Weekend Of Coast-To-Coast Violence NFL had concussion 'intervention' with 7 teams

Proud Boys Street Gang Had A Weekend Of Coast-To-Coast ViolenceFor one weekend, a violent misogynistic and homophobic street gang of proto-


Seven NFL teams with a higher incidence of preseason concussions than the others were targeted for an "intervention" by the league that involved wide-ranging discussions with the staffs of the teams.
Student reportedly fed classmates cookies made with grandmother's ashes OSU's Bosa leaving school, looking to draft

Student reportedly fed classmates cookies made with grandmother's ashesAuthorities are investigating after a high school student allegedly fed her


Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, an All-American in 2017 and the Big Ten's reigning Defensive Lineman of the Year, will withdraw from school and concentrate on rehabbing an injury before the NFL draft.


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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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