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Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands lead The Sterling Affairs: Listen to the 30 for 30 five-part podcast series

Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands leadA new poll finds Joe Biden has 29% support among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters. Kamala Harris saw a drop in support since June.


When an audio recording of a racist rant by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was leaked online in 2014, it caused an uproar that changed the NBA forever.
Detained Iranian tanker sets sail from Gibraltar as Tehran warns US not to seize ship The inside story of the moment that changed the NBA forever

Detained Iranian tanker sets sail from Gibraltar as Tehran warns US not to seize shipThe Iranian tanker seized by British royal marines near Gibraltar in July on suspicion of carrying oil to Syria has left port.Shipping data showed the Grace 1, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, leaving Gibraltar around 11pm on Sunday, and is believed to be heading to Kalamata in Greece.


For four days, the Donald Sterling tapes threatened to shut down the 2014 NBA playoffs. Five years later, it remains one of the great what-ifs in league history.
Mountain lion attacks Colorado hunter armed with just a pocket knife, officials say Mayfield: Giants' pick of Jones 'blows my mind'

Mountain lion attacks Colorado hunter armed with just a pocket knife, officials sayA Colorado man was scouting spots to hunt elk earlier this month when he became prey himself, according to state wildlife officials.


Baker Mayfield told GQ that the Giants' pick of Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall "blows my mind" because the former Duke quarterback finished 17-19 for the Blue Devils.
Nearly 100 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping, and the CDC Is Getting Involved Sources: Lakers set workouts for Noah, Howard

Nearly 100 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping, and the CDC Is Getting InvolvedThere are almost 100 cases so far this summer


The Lakers, trying to cobble together a center rotation in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury, will evaluate Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard and Mo Speights, sources told ESPN.
NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death MLS expands to St. Louis; team to start in 2022

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold deathAfter five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said he fired Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge. O'Neill said he thought Pantaleo's use of the banned chokehold as he wrestled with Garner was a mistake that could have been made by any officer in the heat of an arrest.


MLS announced on Tuesday that it has awarded an expansion team to the city of St. Louis, swelling the leagues ranks to 28 clubs.


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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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