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Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote Attacks Biggest winners and losers of the NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)

Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote AttacksGovernment cybersecurity and intelligence officials say they haven't received directions from Trump about stopping Russian meddling in future elections, and that Russia targeted 21 election systems in 2016.


2017 NBA Draft winners and losers

The Timberwolves made the biggest splash with their draft night trade for Jimmy Butler, but the Hornets and Suns were also winners.


Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirms Timberwolves land Butler in a blockbuster (Yahoo Sports)

Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirmsOn James T. Hodgkinson, investigators found a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress. The FBI did not disclose the names of those lawmakers.


Jimmy Butler

Minnesota sends the No. 7 overall pick, Zach LaVine, and Kris Dunn to Chicago for the All-Star guard.


Democratic congressman: Our ‘toxic’ brand under Pelosi makes it hard to win Fashion statements aplenty at NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)

Democratic congressman: Our ‘toxic’ brand under Pelosi makes it hard to winRep. Tim Ryan says the party’s “toxic” brand under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making it difficult for Dems to connect with voters.


NBA Draft

The draft has become a platform for top basketball prospects to show off their fashion styles, and many of the big names didn't disappoint.


Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in Virginia Lonzo Ball gets his wish as Lakers draft him (Yahoo Sports)

Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in VirginiaAs many as 5,000 people attended the funeral to remember Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death early Sunday as she walked home after an all-night prayer session at a mosque.


Lonzo Ball

Ball and his outspoken father made it clear they wanted Lonzo to play for his hometown Lakers. Now that dream is a reality.


Comedy host Noah 'stopped eight-10 times' by US police As expected, Sixers take Fultz with No. 1 pick (Yahoo Sports)

Comedy host Noah 'stopped eight-10 times' by US policeNoah, who is South African and hosts "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, made the remarks after a Minnesota police officer was acquitted of all charges over the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile last July. The Minnesota officer was acquitted last Friday over the shooting of Castile, who was in the vehicle with his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter. Castile was initially singled out for a traffic stop because the officer thought he resembled a robbery suspect.


Markelle Fultz

The 76ers landed their point guard of the future, using the 2017 NBA draft's No. 1 pick on Washington star Markelle Fultz.




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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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