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In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the president West Ham to reward homeless man's heroism (Yahoo Sports)

In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the presidentIn a nod to the first lady’s native country, the pope asked Melania Trump if she gives the president a food called potica.


Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones came to the aid of victims immediately after terrorist's bombs exploded at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.


Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur Winners and losers of the NBA draft deadline (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.


Winners and losers

A look at which programs were hardest hit by draft declarations and which will begin next season in better-than-expected shape.


Reporter Releases Recording of Alleged Assault by GOP Candidate For Tiger, it's now about patience and hope (Yahoo Sports)

Reporter Releases Recording of Alleged Assault by GOP CandidateOn the eve of Montana's special election, Greg Gianforte allegedly "body slams" Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. Ari Melber talks to local NPR reporter Sally Mauk.


Tiger Woods (AP)

Tiger Woods will likely miss all four majors in 2017 after fusion surgery on his back, but the operation also may have saved his career.


World reaction to the deadly attack in Manchester, England Kobe encourages UFC fighters to unionize (Yahoo Sports)

World reaction to the deadly attack in Manchester, EnglandAt least 22 people have died and more than 100 injured after what Theresa May described as an “appalling terror attack” at the Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande pop concert. World reaction grows as ISIS claims responsibility.


Kobe Bryant (Getty)

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant gave advice and support for a fighters union when asked by Leslie Smith at the UFC athlete retreat.


Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’ This could be the new face of American boxing (Yahoo Sports)

Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.


Errol Spence Jr. (Getty)

Errol Spence Jr. isn't well-known right now. But if he beats Kell Brook on Saturday for the IBF welterweight title, that will change.




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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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