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Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings Watch live: Dodgers host Rockies in key series (Yahoo Sports)

Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetingsAfter threatening to release tapes of conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, President Trump said Thursday he does not have such recordings.


Cody Bellinger and Los Angeles can make a big statement in the tight NL West race with a win against Colorado, and you can see it for free.
Pres. Trump Finally Admits He Did Not Record Comey Conversations Team-by-team grades for 2017 NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)

Pres. Trump Finally Admits He Did Not Record Comey ConversationsMore than a month after a tweet about “tapes” of his conversations with former FBI Director Comey, the president admitted via tweet that he did not make or have any such recordings.


NBA draft team-by-team grades

Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum and Frank Ntilikina helped the Lakers, Celtics and Knicks receive the highest marks. Here's who else did well — and who didn't.


Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’ Drafter beware: No. 1 picks don't always pay off (Yahoo Sports)

Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’Sen. Tim Kaine sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces as “completely illegal.” He says President Trump needs a new AUMF.


The 76ers traded up and got their guy, point guard Markelle Fultz, with the No. 1 pick. But recent history has shown the top pick isn't a sure thing.


Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared Staying in school costs Rabb millions (Yahoo Sports)

Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop clearedMILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city's north side.


Once a projected lottery pick, Cal's Ivan Rabb plummets into the second round

Ivan Rabb was a projected lottery pick last year. After deciding to remain at Cal for his sophomore season, he fell to the second round Thursday.


FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls Jimmy Butler's trainer rips Bulls GM in tweet (Yahoo Sports)

FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for RobocallsA Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.


Jimmy Butler's trainer rips Chicago Bulls GM in tweet

Travelle Gaines said he's "met drug dealers with better morals than" Gar Forman.




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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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