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Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening Crisis College football's surprising current capital (Yahoo Sports)

Photo Of Rohingya Woman Mourning Her Dead Infant Underscores Worsening CrisisThe bloodshed overtaking Myanmar’s Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week.


College football's surprising current capital

Florida, Texas, California. None of them are having the kind of season so far as the state of Oklahoma is, between its top two programs.


Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Caribbean Rousey's coach wants her to fight Cyborg (Yahoo Sports)

Hurricanes Jose Could Lash East Coast as Hurricane Maria Heads Toward CaribbeanHurricane Jose is whipping 90-mile-per hour winds, creating dangerous currents as it barrels up the East Coast while Hurricane Maria, just behind it, strengthens as it heads straight for the Virgin Islands, St. Martin and Barbuda.


Rousey's coach wants her to fight Cyborg

Ronda Rousey's coach is certain his star fighter can beat Cris "Cyborg" Justino and wants to see it happen.


Fatal Baton Rouge Shootings Investigated As Racially Motivated: Police Agent: Bogut agrees to deal with Lakers (Yahoo Sports)

Fatal Baton Rouge Shootings Investigated As Racially Motivated: PoliceA 23-year-old Louisiana man is reportedly being held as a person of interest in the separate slayings of two black men who police say were gunned down last week in potentially racially motivated attacks.


Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut, 32, chose the Lakers over several other interested teams.


Kevin Hart publicly apologizes to wife and children after woman threatens to release 'sexually suggestive' video Giants offense sputters again in MNF loss (Yahoo Sports)

Kevin Hart publicly apologizes to wife and children after woman threatens to release 'sexually suggestive' videoKevin Hart issued a very public apology on Saturday to his pregnant wife and kids after news broke that the actor is involved in a multimillion-dollar extortion attempt.


Giants might have made a mistake hiring Ben McAdoo as head coach

New York is now 0-2 after falling to Detroit on Monday Night Football, and head coach Ben McAdoo deserves much of the blame.


Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure. Let the debate begin about NFL TV ratings (Yahoo Sports)

Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.Days after President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “rocket man” and members of his administration made it clear military options against Pyongyang remained on the table, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to calm growing fears of American intervention on the Korean Peninsula by arguing that the United States had military options at its disposal that wouldn’t necessarily spell disaster for allies in the region.


Diagnosing the NFL's spotty television ratings. (AP)

From hurricanes to player protests, fans across the country are floating theories as to why viewership has been hit-and-miss this season.




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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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