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Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations Meet the other American teen in the Bundesliga (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.


Weston McKennie

Christian Pulisic isn't the only one anymore. Weston McKennie, 19, made his  Schalke debut against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.


Manafort Given 'shock-and-awe' Treatment: NYT 45 'Magnum P.I.'s booted from Tigers game (Yahoo Sports)

Manafort Given 'shock-and-awe' Treatment: NYTMatt Apuzzo, reporter for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about the aggressive way Special Counsel Robert Mueller is pursuing his investigation of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.


45 guys dressed up as 'Magnum P.I.' got booted out of the Tigers game

Magnum P.I. cosplayers on a bachelor party got ejected from the Tigers stadium for smoking and catcalling, one of them says.


Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus Leader Watch live: White Sox at Astros (Yahoo Sports)

Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus LeaderFamily members of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz say they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit after the 21-year-old was fatally shot by campus police on Saturday night.


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'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines spark backlash over new Target line KD: I went a little too far with mean OKC tweets (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.


Kevin Durant

The Golden State Warriors star apologized for throwing his former Oklahoma City Thunder coach and teammates under the bus.


Missing Man’s Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family Searched Shanahan's firing sparks delayed RG3-Moss feud (Yahoo Sports)

Missing Man’s Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family SearchedA missing Kansas man’s body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.


Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan

Here's something nobody would have predicted in mid-September of 2017: Robert Griffin and Santana Moss beefing over the firing of Mike Shanahan four years ago.




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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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