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In Iowa, Cory Booker's early work sets him apart Patriots show championship mettle in wild win over Chiefs

In Iowa, Cory Booker's early work sets him apartCory Booker has begun laying extensive groundwork in the key presidential primary state ahead of many of the other high-profile potential 2020 hopefuls.


The Patriots prevailed with a last-second field goal in an impressive back-and-forth contest that had the atmosphere of a playoff game.
Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Shuttered Funeral Home's Ceiling Gold Rush: Gurley gets career-best 208 yards

Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Shuttered Funeral Home's CeilingLaw enforcement has recovered the remains of 11 infants hidden in a false


Todd Gurley had a day against the Broncos, as the Rams star set a career mark with 208 rushing yards en route to two touchdowns and a win.
Trump touts his dealmaking skills after meeting American pastor freed from Turkey Price earns first 'team win' as postseason starter

Trump touts his dealmaking skills after meeting American pastor freed from TurkeyPresident Trump, welcoming the Rev. Andrew Brunson on his return to the United States after a two-year imprisonment in Turkey, took credit for his release and blamed President Obama for not getting him out sooner.


Following a span in which his teams went 0-10 in his 10 career postseason starts, David Price pitched just well enough to keep the Red Sox in Sunday's ALCS Game 2 -- which they won -- and was given an ovation by the Fenway Park crowd.
More dead expected in destroyed Florida Panhandle towns after Michael Warriors want another Oakland title before move

More dead expected in destroyed Florida Panhandle towns after MichaelDozens of people remained missing on Sunday in Florida Panhandle communities reduced to ruins by Hurricane Michael as rescuers said they expected the death toll to rise and survivors grappled with power outages and shortages of food and water. Already at least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on the hurricane as rescue crews using cadaver dogs and heavy equipment searched through collapsed homes in small towns such as Mexico Beach and Panama City for more victims. "If we lose only one life, to me that's going to be a miracle," Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told local media.


Klay Thompson doesn't want the Golden State Warriors to move to San Francisco without winning one more title in Oakland.
This Manhattan Triplex is Filled With High Design Red Sox LHP Sale hospitalized for stomach illness

This Manhattan Triplex is Filled With High Design


Red Sox starter Chris Sale was admitted to a local hospital Sunday afternoon because of a stomach illness, the team said.


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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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