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Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporter Several NHL jerseys will get makeovers (Yahoo Sports)

Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporterOn the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist.


NHL jerseys makeovers

Adidas officially takes over the manufacturing of NHL jerseys next season, and about a dozen teams are expected to get changes next season.


Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur The real reason behind LeBron's dud (Yahoo Sports)

Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big SurPart of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.


Richard Jefferson: LeBron James had 'a little bug' and 'was so lethargic' in Cavaliers' only playoff loss

If you were wondering what was up with LeBron James during the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics, Richard Jefferson has an explanation.


Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims Remembered Why goal post dunks are still against the rules (Yahoo Sports)

Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims RememberedAn 8-year-old and a college student are among the 22 people who were killed in the terror attack at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.


Goalpost dunking still forbidden even under relaxed celebration rules

Even though celebrations are now legal in the NFL, you still can't dunk over a goal post.


CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations Finding Tebow's minor-league card won't be easy (Yahoo Sports)

CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiationsThe Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.


Tim Tebow's first minor-league baseball card is out, but tough to find

Topps released the first baseball card of Tim Tebow in a minor-league uniform, but good luck getting your hands on one.


Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England Watch live: Pirates at Braves (Yahoo Sports)

Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, EnglandPhotos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.


Atlanta will send Bartolo Colon to the mound against Pittsburgh to try and complete the Braves' first winning homestand 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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