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Wisconsin flipped for Trump. Minnesota nearly did. What do their primaries predict for the midterms? Preseason Week 2 takeaways: Darnold's first INT, Brady's big night

Wisconsin flipped for Trump. Minnesota nearly did. What do their primaries predict for the midterms?The results of Tuesday’s primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin were the latest in a series of revealing soundings from the region — tremors on the electoral Richter scale that help delineate the underlying forces shaping American politics.


Week 2 of the preseason is underway. Here are the biggest things we learned for every team.
Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Sues Colorado After Refusing To Bake Trans Woman's Cake Elway: Kap had chance to be Bronco, 'passed'

Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Sues Colorado After Refusing To Bake Trans Woman's CakeMonths after winning a Supreme Court case over his refusal to make a wedding


If the Broncos decide to sign a veteran backup to quarterback Case Keenum, it won't be Colin Kaepernick. "He's had his chance to be here. He passed it," John Elway said Thursday.
Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide Spreads Brady stout for Patriots in first preseason action

Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Red Tide SpreadsFlorida Gov. Rick Scott (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday as a


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led six drives in his preseason debut on Thursday night, going 19-for-26 for 172 yards and two touchdowns without an interception against the Eagles.
10 pieces to pack if you're planning a trip within your trip under $50 Serena: Learned sister's killer out before match

10 pieces to pack if you're planning a trip within your trip under $50From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of


Serena Williams revealed to Time that she learned about 10 minutes before her July match against Johanna Konta, which ended in the most lopsided defeat of her career, that the man who killed her sister Yetunde Price had been paroled.
Fears over twin of collapsed Genoa bridge in Venezuela Bowles: Jets' QB competition remains 'cloudy'

Fears over twin of collapsed Genoa bridge in VenezuelaVenezuelans are concerned over the safety of a "twin" viaduct of the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, after a fire on the concrete structure caused a major blackout. Designed by Italian structural engineer Riccardo Morandi, it predates by five years his 1967 bridge in Genoa that collapsed this week causing the death of 39 people.


As expected, Sam Darnold got the start and played the entire first half before yielding to Teddy Bridgewater in a 15-13 preseason loss to the Redskins.


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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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