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Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world' Follow live: England and Tunisia kick off Group G play

Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world'Sunday morning, President Trump repeatedly defended the North Korea summit and accused the press of not giving him the credit he deserves for trying to bring more stability to the Korean peninsula.


Tunisia will have to slow down England's Harry Kane and Dele Alli in the teams' first meeting.
Texas Border Patrol Chase Ends In Crash, Killing At Least 5 Immigrants FIFA opens anti-gay case for Mexican chants

Texas Border Patrol Chase Ends In Crash, Killing At Least 5 ImmigrantsAt least five people were killed and several others injured when an SUV


FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after alleged anti-gay chants by fans during their World Cup win over Germany on Sunday.
Protesters demand an end to Trump policy separating migrant children from their parents Sources: Gay opting out of deal with Spurs

Protesters demand an end to Trump policy separating migrant children from their parentsMSNBC’s Mariana Atencio reports from the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in McAllen, Texas where a protest was held in support of all the children held inside without their parents.


Forward Rudy Gay is declining his option with the Spurs and becoming a free agent, ESPN has learned.
Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out Projected No. 1 pick Ayton signs with Puma

Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang outTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured.


Deandre Ayton, the projected No. 1 pick in this week's NBA draft, signed a four-year, multimillion-dollar footwear and apparel endorsement deal with Puma, the company announced Monday.
Fans Cheering World Cup Goal May Have Caused 'Artificial Earthquake' In Mexico City Croatia drop Kalinic after refusal to enter as sub

Fans Cheering World Cup Goal May Have Caused 'Artificial Earthquake' In Mexico CityMexico shocked the soccer world Sunday when it defeated defending champions


Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic has been sent home from the World Cup because of an injury, coach Zlatko Dalic said on Monday.


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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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