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Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural vote College players undeterred by grim CTE study (Yahoo Sports)

Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural voteOver the sound of protesters crying “kill the bill,” 50 Republican senators cast their votes to begin to debate repealing Obamacare on a razor-thin margin Tuesday afternoon. John McCain cast a decisive vote.


College players undeterred by grim CTE study

As evidence mounts linking football and brain injuries, most college players are still willing to accept the risks.


Trump's Trans Military Ban Walks Back Promises to LGBTQ Community U.S. captures Gold Cup on Morris' late winner (Yahoo Sports)

Trump's Trans Military Ban Walks Back Promises to LGBTQ CommunityDonald Trump announced that he is banning transgender citizens from serving in the military, despite his promises to the LGBTQ community on the campaign trail.


USMNT lifts Gold Cup after late victory over Jamaica

Jordan Morris rocketed home an 88th-minute goal to beat Jamaica and hand the Americans the 2017 Gold Cup.


California Man Arrested For Smuggling King Cobra Into US In Potato Chip Cans Rockies add needed bullpen arm in Pat Neshek (Yahoo Sports)

California Man Arrested For Smuggling King Cobra Into US In Potato Chip CansFederal agents arrested a California man for smuggling king cobras into the U.S. in potato chip cans. They also found tanks with a live baby Morelet’s crocodile, alligator snapping turtles, and other reptiles protected under law.


Pat Neshek

Veteran reliever Pat Neshek has been traded to the Colorado Rockies.


The Latest: Plane crash kills 2 couples leaving on vacation They all wanted to be Pudge Rodriguez (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: Plane crash kills 2 couples leaving on vacationSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a plane that crashed on a Utah highway and killed four aboard (all times local):


Pudge Rodriguez

When Pudge raises his Hall of Fame plaque, there will be young men in major league clubhouses and boys and girls on the fields in Puerto Rico sharing in the moment.


Ohio executes child killer, first lethal injection since 2014 Cavs owner addresses Kyrie Irving's status (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio executes child killer, first lethal injection since 2014The US state of Ohio ended its three-year moratorium on the death penalty Wednesday, using a new drug cocktail that included a controversial sedative to execute a convicted child murderer and rapist. Ronald Phillips, 43, was put to death by lethal injection, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said. Phillips was 19 years old in 1993 when he was convicted of raping and killing three-year-old Sheila Marie Evans, his then-girlfriend's daughter.


Cavs owner on Irving: 'We expect him' in camp

Dan Gilbert and new Cavs GM Koby Altman were mostly non-committal on Kyrie Irving's trade request in a news conference Wednesday.




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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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