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Trump Open to Backing Down on Border Wall in Shutdown Standoff Role players come up big for Raptors in Game 5 (Yahoo Sports)

news Congressional negotiators are working to maneuver around demands by the Trump administration that few on Capitol Hill support.

Norman Powell, Toronto supporting cast propel Raptors to 3-2 lead over Bucks

Toronto didn't need great performances from its stars Monday night,  thanks to Norman Powell, Serge Ibaka and others.

Rewriting the Rulebook: Trump's Chaotic First 100 Days Diego Sanchez's MMA career should be over (Yahoo Sports)

news As President Trump approaches 100 days, NBC News takes an in-depth look at his successes and failures so far.

Diego Sanchez

For the last decade, Diego Sanchez has been one of the most compelling figures in MMA. But after two bad losses, it's time for him to consider retirement.

State Department 'Regrets' Website Post on Mar-a-Lago Pac-12 spring summaries: Who stood out? (Yahoo Sports)

news Watchdogs say the items about President Trump's private club may violate federal regulations.

Pac-12 spring summaries: Who stood out?

Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold figure to be two of the best quarterbacks in the country this season. How did their teams look?

Obama Reveals the 'Most Important Thing I Can Do' Why anti-fascism emerged in American soccer (Yahoo Sports)

news Former President Barack Obama said Monday that his post-White House work will focus heavily on encouraging young people to become politically involved

Anti-facist movement in American soccer

MLS fans are starting to get more political, much like soccer fans across the world have been for a long time.

Trump Adviser Gorka Abruptly Leaves 'Fake News' Panel Calipari facing toughest Kentucky rebuild yet (Yahoo Sports)

news Gorka left a panel on so-called fake news at Georgetown University on Monday after he was questioned about his a far-right group with Nazi ties.

Calipari facing toughest Kentucky rebuild yet

The Wildcats have one of the nation's best recruiting classes on the way. They'll need it, because most of the top scorers are headed for the NBA.

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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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