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Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief Joe Gibbs Racing still winless in 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief“It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” the president tweeted early Sunday. “#FakeNews is the enemy!“


Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch had the fastest car in Charlotte but had to settle for another top-five finish.


Post Report On Kushner Overshadows Trump’s End of First Foreign Trip Busch behaves like a brat after 2nd place finish (Yahoo Sports)

Post Report On Kushner Overshadows Trump’s End of First Foreign TripThe Washington Post report that Jared Kushner asked for a secret communications channel with Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin last December added to the growing controversy surrounding Trump’s son-in-law


Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch wasn't interested in engaging after finishing second to Austin Dillon Sunday, tossing the microphone to the table and issuing a short, unconvincing reply.


Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes How the Penguins and Predators were built (Yahoo Sports)

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroesPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."


What We Learned: How Pens, Preds were built

The question a lot of front offices are now asking themselves is, “How do you build a team like the Predators or Penguins?”


Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fall Agassi-Djokovic a winning combo in debut (Yahoo Sports)

Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fallThousands of Muscovites protested in the south-west of the Russian capital on Sunday against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from shoddy Soviet-era apartment blocks, but numbers had fallen compared to earlier rallies. A Reuters witness said around 5,000 people attended the latest rally, compared to organizers' estimates of 60,000 at a protest on May 14. Moscow residents are also concerned about the location and quality of the planned new accommodation, a lack of services and infrastructure and about threats the redevelopment may pose to the historic face of the Russian capital.


Novak Djokovic

Defending champion Novak Djokovic cruised past Spain's Marcel Granollers  in the first round.


Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89 17 ways to pass the time before the NBA Finals (Yahoo Sports)

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish Polish-born Cold War strategist and former top aide to US president Jimmy Carter, has died, his family said. He was 89.


LeBron, Curry

The NBA Finals are still a long way off. And you're bored, here are some (perhaps not so serious) suggestions for how to kill time.




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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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