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Mueller report not coming next week: senior U.S. Justice official 'That was a statement': George's confidence is becoming unconditional

Mueller report not coming next week: senior U.S. Justice official"Any reports that the Special Counsel's report will be delivered to the DOJ (Department of Justice) during the week of Feb. 28 are incorrect," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The 21-month Mueller investigation, also focused on possible obstruction of justice, has been a dark cloud over Donald Trump's presidency, with reports of its conclusion being imminent appearing frequently in recent weeks. CNN reported on Wednesday that the Justice Department may announce as early as next week that Mueller had given his report to Attorney General William Barr and that Barr would review the findings and submit a summary to Congress.


A comeback, a windmill and a game winner: Paul George gave the Jazz fits in winning time.
Brazil moves Venezuela aid to border despite closure What charges could mean for Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Brazil moves Venezuela aid to border despite closureRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities on Friday began moving humanitarian aid to its northern border with Venezuela even though the international crossing has been closed.


Kraft is facing charges of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. What will the consequences be for him and the NFL?
Southwest Airlines flights temporarily grounded due to computer outage Pats' Kraft facing charges of soliciting prostitute

Southwest Airlines flights temporarily grounded due to computer outageSouthwest temporarily grounded flights early Friday due to a computer glitch. The airline has been plagued by flight cancellations this week.


Police in Florida say they have videotape of Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor in Florida.
Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kids Westbrook's record streak ends in OKC's 2OT win

Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kidsCanada is looking to quickly bring over siblings of a Syrian refugee distraught over the loss of her seven children in a Halifax house fire, the prime minister said Thursday. "The immigration minister is seized with this particular case," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked if Ottawa would fast-track the immigration or asylum process to bring the woman's brothers to Canada in order to provide her with family support. The family was among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees welcomed by Canada over the past four years.


Russell Westbrook finished with 43 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists in 43 minutes in the Thunder's double-overtime victory over the Jazz on Friday, ending his triple-double streak at 11 straight games.
The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them. DeRozan 'humbled' by reception in Toronto return

The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them.KGB officers “wanted to learn about the American political system, and what people were thinking at the time,” notes a longtime former agent. “Just like what [the Russians] are doing now with Trump.”


DeMar DeRozan received two standing ovations from a grateful Toronto crowd Friday, when the former Raptor returned to Scotiabank Arena for the first time since he was traded to the Spurs in a deal for Kawhi Leonard.


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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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