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U.S. government watchdog to probe child's death after border arrest The Trevor Ariza trade that never really happened

U.S. government watchdog to probe child's death after border arrestThe Trump administration defended the treatment of the child, identified as Jakelin Caal by a Guatemalan official, and said there was no indication that she had any medical problems until several hours after she and her father were taken into U.S. custody on Dec. 6. The Guatemalan government had earlier identified the girl as Jackeline Caal. Initial news reports said Caal died of dehydration and exhaustion.


Brooks was here. Then he wasn't. How a three-team deal involving Trevor Ariza and two like-named players fell through in a very public way.
Homeland Security Secretary says family are to blame for child’s death under Border Patrol custody Ten big NBA trades we'd like to see

Homeland Security Secretary says family are to blame for child’s death under Border Patrol custodyDays after a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died after complications from a septic shock she experienced while in Border Patrol custody, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the child’s family was to blame for her death. “This is just a very sad example of the dangers of this journey,” Ms Nielsen said on Fox News. FOX & FRIENDS: What do you know about the 7-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody?@SecNielsen: "This is just a very sad example of the dangers of this journey.


What deals do our experts think should happen before the deadline?
Man rescued in coal mine: Four-day ordeal was 'terrible' Sources: Wiz, Suns working on new Ariza trade

Man rescued in coal mine: Four-day ordeal was 'terrible'CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Their faces covered in black soot, three adults safely rescued after several days in an inactive West Virginia coal mine were mobbed by loved ones in a teary reunion, then they thanked the crews that got them out.


The Wizards and Suns were still seeking a pathway to a trade centered on Trevor Ariza late Friday night after a three-team deal fell apart earlier in the day, sources told ESPN.
Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of emailed bomb threats Kings troll Warriors' Curry over moon comments

Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of emailed bomb threatsAlthough no explosive devices were found, New York, San Francisco, Oklahoma City are among the cities forced to check out the threats.


Stephen Curry's comments questioning whether man ever landed on the moon, which he's since said were joking in nature, were enough to get him trolled by the host Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body' Raiders' Bryant, on IR, again suspended by NFL

In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'In their farewell addresses on the Senate floor, senators call out the hyperpartisan atmosphere that has taken hold of the U.S. Capitol.


Raiders WR Martavis Bryant, who was placed on IR earlier this month, has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.


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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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