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‘I did not collude’: Kushner releases 3,700-word statement detailing 4 Russia contacts Report: Kershaw to miss 4-6 week with back injury (Yahoo Sports)

‘I did not collude’: Kushner releases 3,700-word statement detailing 4 Russia contactsIn a lengthy statement to the congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Trump's son-in-law says that he has “nothing to hide.”


Clayton Kershaw

The Dodgers will once again be without Clayton Kershaw for an extended period.


US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute Two-a-days: Can Cooks catch on with Patriots? (Yahoo Sports)

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi disputeBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American university student is free after being detained for a week in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who manhandled his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that brought U.S. lawmakers to the student's defense.


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The Patriots gave up a first-round pick to acquire WR Brandin Cooks - can he quickly pick up the offense and develop chemistry with Tom Brady?


San Antonio: Nine people found dead in lorry outside Walmart were victims of 'horrific human trafficking crime' Hali paints picture of discontent in Kansas City (Yahoo Sports)

San Antonio: Nine people found dead in lorry outside Walmart were victims of 'horrific human trafficking crime'Eight suspected illegal immigrants have been found dead inside a truck parked behind a Walmart store in Texas, authorities say. Many were suffering from heat stroke and exhaustion in the trailer, which lacked air conditioning or a water supply, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. Twenty people were airlifted to seven hospitals and their conditions were "critical to very critical", Mr Hood said.


Tamba Hali

The usually quiet Tamba Hali vented his frustration with Kansas City after starting just two games last season and playing just seven snaps in a playoff loss to Pittsburgh.


Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy Two-a-days:  When will Vikings see Bridgewater? (Yahoo Sports)

Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassyIsrael faced mounting pressure Monday over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns following a weekend of deadly unrest. It was not immediately clear whether the incident in Amman on Sunday -- in which two Jordanian men were killed and an Israeli seriously injured -- was linked to the dispute over the Jerusalem compound. Israel and Jordan are bound by a 1994 peace treaty, but tensions have been high over the new security measures at the site in annexed east Jerusalem.


Minnesota Vikings training camp: Three questions facing the team

Questions at quarterback, running back and wide receiver will have to be answered by the Minnesota Vikings during training camp.


Hopes for future HIV cure revived as South African child becomes third in remission Kyrie kickstarted the Cavs' deconstruction (Yahoo Sports)

Hopes for future HIV cure revived as South African child becomes third in remissionA nine-year-old South African child with HIV has surprised experts by showing no symptoms of the virus having had just one year of treatment followed by eight and a half years with no drugs. This has given hope to the 37 million people worldwide infected with the virus that causes AIDS. However, the case is extremely rare and does not suggest a simple path to a cure, experts say. HIV patients typically have to keep taking antiretroviral (ART) drugs permanently to stop the virus from developing into AIDS. However, this child has no signs of the disease. Prince Harry and Rihanna get tested for HIV 00:52 The child was part of a clinical trial in which researchers were investigating the effect of treating HIV-positive babies in the first few weeks of life, and then stopping and starting the ART medicines while checking whether their HIV was being controlled. The case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris. "It's a case that raises more questions than it necessarily answers," said Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International AIDS Society, which is holding the conference in Paris this week. "It does raise the interesting notion that maybe treatment isn't for life," she said, adding that "it's clearly a rare phenomenon." Researchers believe that intensive treatment soon after infection could enable long-term remission of the disease.  Treatment with ART started when the child was almost nine weeks old but was interrupted at 40 weeks when the virus had been suppressed, and the child was monitored regularly for any signs of relapse. Naomi Campbell 'stands in solidarity' with millions of women on World AIDS day 00:27 The South African child, who contracted the virus from its mother, is the third who achieved a long remission using this approach.  Other similar cases include a French woman aged roughly 20 who was born with HIV and has her infection under control despite no HIV medicines since she was around six, and a Mississippi baby born with HIV in 2010 suppressed her infection for 27 months after stopping treatment before it reappeared in her blood. She was able to get the virus under control again after treatment resumed. However, researchers believe the South African case is the first instance of sustained virological control from a randomised trial of ART interruption following early treatment of infants. "At age 9.5 years, the child was clinically asymptomatic," the researchers said. UNAIDS, the United Nations HIV/AIDs agency, said last week that 19.5 million people worldwide are now receiving treatment. The vast majority of patients with HIV find that the virus increases in the body if they stop treatment, but this child was different, according to researchers. Sharon Lewin, an HIV expert at the University of Melbourne and co-chair of the IAS's HIV Cure and Cancer forum, said the case threw up possible insights into how the human immune system can controls HIV replication when treatment is interrupted. Yet in terms of the scientific search for a cure for HIV and AIDS, she said, it appeared only to confirm previous reports of similarly rare cases. "We know that very rarely, people who have had treatment and stopped it are then able to control the virus." The HIV/AIDs pandemic has killed around 35 million people worldwide since the 1980s.


Kyrie Irving, LeBron James

The price to acquire the All-Star guard will be high, but whatever the outcome, his demands have changed the franchise forever.




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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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