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Trump Says Russia No Longer Targeting U.S., Rejects U.S. Intelligence Again Follow live: Rory, Dustin look to climb the leaderboard

Trump Says Russia No Longer Targeting U.S., Rejects U.S. Intelligence AgainA day after publicly reaffirming his confidence in U.S. intelligence agencies,


Rory McIlroy will try to get his driver back on track and Dustin Johnson looks to overcome a shaky opening round in Round 2 of The Open.
CEO Gives Own Car To Young Employee Who Set Out On Foot For Job 20 Miles Away Tiger shows he still has 'it' at The Open

CEO Gives Own Car To Young Employee Who Set Out On Foot For Job 20 Miles AwayWalter Carr of Birmingham, Alabama, found himself in quite the predicament


Tiger Woods' opening round at The Open was nothing special. But that didn't stop him from intimidating those around him.
Best Bites Summer Entertaining: Pina colada cookie cups NFL, NFLPA agree to freeze anthem rules for now

Best Bites Summer Entertaining: Pina colada cookie cupsWhat screams tropical vacation getaway more than a pina colada? Pina colada


The league and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement Thursday that said "no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks" while both sides hold discussions to figure out how to move forward.
'Treasure ship' claim raises eyebrows in South Korea Sources: Melo headed to Hawks, will be waived

'Treasure ship' claim raises eyebrows in South KoreaBy Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - A company claiming to have found the wreck of a Russian warship with $130 billion in gold "treasure" off the coast of South Korea has drawn scepticism from researchers and regulators in Seoul. Shinil Group, which lists a Singapore address on its website, said on Tuesday it had discovered the wreck of the Dmitrii Donskoi, a Russian armored cruiser built in the 1880s and sunk in 1905 after battling Japanese warships. Shinil Group representatives did not respond to requests for comment, but its news release said the company was the "only entity in the world" to have discovered the ship.


OKC will deal Carmelo Anthony to the Hawks for a package that includes Dennis Schroder. Anthony will be waived, and the Rockets are front-runners for him.
Anonymous Donor Pays Tuition For Medical School's Entire Inaugural Class Source: Musburger Raiders' new radio voice

Anonymous Donor Pays Tuition For Medical School's Entire Inaugural ClassAn anonymous $3 million gift will pay for the full tuition of every member of


The soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders say Greg Papa will not return this season as their radio play-by-play voice and have hired Brent Musburger to replace him.


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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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