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Trump to NRA: 'Eight-Year Assault' on Gun Rights Is Over Angels visit Rangers in Free Game of the Day (Yahoo Sports)

news President Donald Trump promised the NRA gathering in Atlanta that he'd come through for them as they did for him during the 2016 campaign.

Lefty Tyler Skaggs takes the mound as Los Angeles looks to continue its winning streak vs. AL West-rival Texas.
Trump Again Calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' Hawks don't regret betting on Schroder (Yahoo Sports)

news Speaking to a cheering crowd of NRA members, Trump said "it may be Pocahontas" who seeks the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

Dennis Schroder (AP)

Atlanta made a bold decision in entrusting the 23-year-old point guard with the starting job, but so far the move is paying off.

Tracking President Trump's Flip-Flops Marijuana's 'addictive nature' worries Goodell (Yahoo Sports)

news NBC News is tracking Trump's new policy pronouncements from Election Day forward. Here are the issues that he's flip-flopped on.

Roger Goodell (Getty Images)

While states across the country have started to sanction pot use, the NFL won't be following suit anytime soon.

Congress Votes to Keep Government Open One More Week Sources: Bird stepping down as Pacers president (Yahoo Sports)

news The House and Senate passed a short-term extension to keep the government operating for one more week, one step in averting a government shutdown.

Larry Bird

General manager Kevin Pritchard will take over Indiana's basketball operations. Larry Bird is expected to continue as a consultant.

Data Dive: What Spicer's Briefing Habits Reveal MLB power rankings: Yanks surge behind Judge (Yahoo Sports)

NBC News analyzed all of Sean Spicer's formal press briefings in the first 100 days. Here's what we found.

MLB power rankings: Yankees surge behind Aaron Judge. (AP)

New York had the biggest jump of any team in part thanks to the massive slugger, who has proved to be a powerful force in the American League East.

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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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