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James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather Heyer Marshall, close to ending drought, cut by Saints

James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather HeyerNeo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for


Brandon Marshall, who did not appear in a game after he was signed by the Saints following Dez Bryant's season-ending injury, was released by New Orleans.
Obama Photographer Taunts Trump With Doggone Funny Suggestion For Chief Of Staff Kentucky sophomore guard Green transferring

Obama Photographer Taunts Trump With Doggone Funny Suggestion For Chief Of StaffFormer White House photographer Pete Souza used an adorable old snap of Bo,


Sophomore guard Quade Green is transferring from Kentucky, the school said.
French police hunt gunman after Christmas market attack Curry: Comments on moon a joke, will visit NASA

French police hunt gunman after Christmas market attackHundreds of French anti-terror police are hunting for a fugitive gunman who attacked Christmas shoppers at a market in the eastern city of Strasbourg while shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest), officials said Wednesday. The attack in the heart of the medieval city as the annual Christmas market was closing on Tuesday night left two dead, 13 injured and crowds of traumatised witnesses. The suspect, a 29-year-old Strasbourg native identified as Cherif Chekatt, opened fire with a handgun and stabbed passers-by during his rampage, France's anti-terror prosecutor Remy Heitz said Wednesday.


Comments questioning whether astronauts ever landed on the moon were a joke, Stephen Curry told ESPN's Nick Friedell on Wednesday. Curry also said he'll accept an offer to visit NASA's Johnson Space Center.
Detailed Photos of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L Reports: RHP Lynn to Rangers for 3 years, $30M

Detailed Photos of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L


The Texas Rangers gave their starting rotation a boost on Wednesday, reaching agreement on a three-year, $30 million deal with right-hander Lance Lynn, according to multiple reports.
US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash La Russa: Baines' HOF detractors are weak

US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crashThe US military said Tuesday five Marines who had been missing since two planes crashed off Japan a week ago were dead. The announcement brings the final toll in the December 6 crash to six, with a seventh crew member rescued after the incident. It prompted a massive search and rescue operation, which the US military said had now been called off.


Tony La Russa vehemently defended Harold Baines against those who say he doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame.


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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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