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Michael Avenatti Warns Trump, Kavanaugh: 'Be Very, Very Careful' About What You Do Next Walton sets tone as LeBron, Lakers hit the court

Michael Avenatti Warns Trump, Kavanaugh: 'Be Very, Very Careful' About What You Do NextAttorney Michael Avenatti has issued a stark warning to those attempting to


LeBron James had "a great first practice" under coach Luke Walton and the Lakers, using the session to focus entirely on the defensive side of the ball.
11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The Worst Astros reach 100 wins, close out AL West title

11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The WorstFlorence exited the U.S. last week after wreaking havoc across swathes of the


The Astros reached 100 wins for the second straight season, beating the Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer. Houston was assured of its second straight AL West title hours later when Oakland lost at Seattle.
Pompeo to meet Russia's Lavrov amid U.S. concern on missile sale to Syria Demoted Clemson QB Bryant misses practice

Pompeo to meet Russia's Lavrov amid U.S. concern on  missile sale to SyriaU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York as Washington expressed concern at Moscow's plans to supply the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria. "I'm sure Sergei and I will have our time together," Pompeo said of plans to meet Lavrov on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. "We are trying to find every place we can where there is common ground, where we can work with the Russians," adding that there were many areas where Moscow was working against the United States and "we will hold them accountable." Russia announced on Monday it will supply a S-300 missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.


Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant did not attend practice Tuesday. It's his second missed practice, as coach Dabo Swinney excused him from Monday's practice to process his demotion from starter to backup.
Michelle Obama calls out 'nastiness of our politics' during voting rally White: Diaz-Poirier 165-pound title not happening

Michelle Obama calls out 'nastiness of our politics' during voting rallyMichelle Obama said she hoped to get Nevada residents "fired up" to vote.


While Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier took to social media to announce they'd be fighting for an inaugural 165-pound championship at UFC 230, Dana White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto that there is "absolutely no truth" to their tweets.
Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: Cops Scherzer joins elite company with 300th strikeout

Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: CopsWilliam Winters Leverett, a registered sex offender, told Simsbury police he fatally stabbed insurance executive Melissa Millan.


Nationals ace Max Scherzer recorded his 300th strikeout of the season Tuesday night, becoming the 17th pitcher since 1900 and the fifth since 2000 to reach the milestone.


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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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