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Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations Max extension for Wiggins all but done, owner says (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.


Andrew Wiggings

It was only a matter of time before Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves made a deal, and it appears that time is near.


Dylann Roof Calls His Attorneys 'Biological Enemies,' Petitions To Replace Them Trump crony floats Brady-Ivanka-Gisele love triangle (Yahoo Sports)

Dylann Roof Calls His Attorneys 'Biological Enemies,' Petitions To Replace ThemWhite supremacist and convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof has petitioned to remove two lawyers from his defense team.


Tom Brady, Gisele, Ivanka Trump (Getty Images)

Anthony Scaramucci, the 10-day White House communications director, suggests Brady didn't visit because Gisele didn't want to see his ex – Ivanka Trump.


'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's book Fantasy pickups: Last call on Carson, Nelson (Yahoo Sports)

'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's bookThe former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.


Chris Carson

Chris Carson was a preseason star, and he's since emerged as Seattle's featured runner and a priority add.


The 9 Worst Travel Trends of All Time Small town wrestles with athletes' punishment (Yahoo Sports)

The 9 Worst Travel Trends of All Time


Small town wrestles with student's punishment. (AP)

Five Iowa high school students stage a cross burning and are kicked off their football team, sparking debate in the town.


'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines spark backlash over new Target line NFL Power Rankings: Crowded at the top (Yahoo Sports)

'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines spark backlash over new Target lineChip and Joanna Gaines have found themselves embroiled in scandal over their new Target line.


Martavis Bryant, Kareem Hunt, Matt Ryan (Getty Images, AP)

The Chiefs, Steelers and Falcons are all 2-0, but some squads have been more impressive than others in opening the season unbeaten.




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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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