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2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese Restaurant Here are 2018 win-loss predictions (and schedules) for all 32 NFL teams

2 Florida Deputies Shot Dead While Eating At Chinese RestaurantTwo deputies were killed when a man shot at them through a window while they


The full schedule is out, and Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will meet in Week 9, just the second time they've faced off. We've got predictions for every game.
Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheer NFL schedule winners and losers: Why Steelers should be happy

Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheerTrump’s trade policies may be helping some steel companies — and steelworkers — but China is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American agricultural exports. Farmers in this Illinois town are worried about losing their market.


The Steelers could have the AFC North wrapped up by midseason. Plus: How Ed Sheeran influenced eight different games and more.
South Korea Working To Formally End The Korean War. Yes, That Korean War. Hurricanes' Peters resigns after four seasons

South Korea Working To Formally End The Korean War. Yes, That Korean War.South Korean officials have discussed ways to formally end the Korean War with


Bill Peters, who went 137-138-53 in his four seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, has resigned as head coach, the team announced.
Alleged leader of MS-13 East Coast extradited to, arraigned on Long Island Karolyis 'no way' knew of abuses by Nassar

Alleged leader of MS-13 East Coast extradited to, arraigned on Long IslandThe alleged leader of MS-13 operations on the East Coast was extradited Wednesday from a Maryland jail to Nassau County, where he will answer to murder and drug trafficking charges related to the gang's activities on Long Island.


Gymnastics coaches Martha and Bela Karolyi said there was "no way" they suspected Larry Nassar was sexually abusing women and young girls.
Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claim 76ers, Heat feud over garbage-time layups

Britain spy case: Watchdog rejects Russia nerve agent claimTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency on Wednesday rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.


Sixers center Joel Embiid said he was "pissed" about Goran Dragic's layup at the end of Game 2, and the bad blood over garbage-time hoops continued Thursday, when Dario Saric attempted a layup with four seconds left and Philly up by 19.


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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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