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Gingrich disproves the whole Trump-Russia thing, based on an unsolved murder on a Washington street What's the point of shortening NFL overtime? (Yahoo Sports)

Gingrich disproves the whole Trump-Russia thing, based on an unsolved murder on a Washington streetThe District of Columbia police say Rich, who was shot in the back at 4 a.m. near his home in northwest Washington, was the victim of a botched robbery.

NFL overtime

The NFL made several rules changes at the owners meeting on Tuesday in Chicago, including shortening overtime in the regular season.

At Least 19 Dead at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, England Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dies at age 48 (Yahoo Sports)

At Least 19 Dead at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester, EnglandA reported explosion at the Manchester Arena soon after the concert was over sent people in the crowd running for the doors.

NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy

Seattle Seahawks legend Cortez Kennedy, who made eight Pro Bowls during his career, was confirmed dead by Orlando police with no cause yet known.

Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital Murder No Fun League will allow some fun after TDs (Yahoo Sports)

Teenagers Who Stole Car And Killed 6-Year-Old Boy Charged With Capital MurderProsecutors could seek the death penalty in the case.

Rejoice! NFL reportedly set to allow group celebrations after TDs

The NFL reportedly might allow group touchdown celebrations this season after long banning them.

'So amazing': Trump accused of writing 'outrageous' Holocaust memorial note Golf tournament is Romo's first CBS gig (Yahoo Sports)

'So amazing': Trump accused of writing 'outrageous' Holocaust memorial notePresident Donald Trump has left a guest book entry at the Israeli memorial for the Holocaust that some have observed looks a lot like what you might expect a teenager to write in a yearbook at the end of a school year. In typical Trump fashion, the message he left at Yad Vashem was full of enthusiastic adjectives, and was, at least compared to his predecessor’s message, pretty short. It clocked in at less than 140 characters — so it could have easily been written on a Twitter app at 3 a.m. It also did not mention the Holocaust.

Tony Romo

Tony Romo will be on the 18th hole for the under-the-radar Dean & Deluca Invitational this weekend.

Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Dragging Young Girl Into Water Dubs owner gives Cavs bulletin board material (Yahoo Sports)

Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Dragging Young Girl Into WaterHer quick-thinking grandfather jumped into the water and got her out, bringing her back to safety.

Warriors owner Joe Lacob

Following his team's sweep of the San Antonio Spurs, Lacob made clear his preference to face the Cavs in a Finals three-match.

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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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