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Israel launches West Bank crackdown after Palestinian attack Barnwell's rookie QB report cards: All the good, bad and ugly

Israel launches West Bank crackdown after Palestinian attackRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military launched a West Bank manhunt Thursday, setting up checkpoints and blocking roads, after a Palestinian gunman killed two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement and sped away.


All five first-round signal-callers are now starters, but their results have been hit-and-miss so far. Here's what you need to know.
Former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape is banned from graduation, University of Texas campus Sources: Eagles' Wentz has fractured vertebra

Former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape is banned from graduation, University of Texas campusJacob Anderson, accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student, has been banned from University of Texas at Dallas, but will receive a degree.


Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra that won't need surgery but might keep him out for the rest of the season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Ex-Trump aide Flynn does not deserve jail, lawyers say Jordan: Tapping Monk on head was out of 'love'

Ex-Trump aide Flynn does not deserve jail, lawyers sayUS President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn does not deserve jail for lying about his contacts with Russians after Trump's 2016 election win, his lawyers argued in a memorandum on Tuesday. In a court filing before his December 18 sentencing in Washington, the lawyers asked that he be sentenced to a maximum of one year on probation, with minimal supervision conditions along with 200 hours of community service. The request is in line with a recommendation last week from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


Hornets owner Michael Jordan says lightly smacking the back of second-year guard Malik Monk's head in the closing seconds of Wednesday night's win against the Pistons was a "tap of endearment."
5 Democrats Bail Out Paul Ryan And Protect Saudi Arabia Encarnacion, Santana on move in 3-team trade

5 Democrats Bail Out Paul Ryan And Protect Saudi ArabiaWASHINGTON ― Five Democrats saved House Republicans from an embarrassing floor


The Indians have reacquired slugger Carlos Santana in a three-team deal with the Mariners and Rays that sends Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle and Yandy Diaz to Tampa Bay.
Exclusive: Trump says he is looking at 10 or 12 candidates for chief of staff job Newton: 'Disrespectful' broom a boost vs. Saints

Exclusive: Trump says he is looking at 10 or 12 candidates for chief of staff jobTrump's current chief of staff, retired General John Kelly, is leaving at the beginning of the new year. Smiling broadly, Kelly trailed Trump into the Oval Office briefly as the president began a half-hour interview with Reuters. While some potential candidates like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have offered polite no-thank-yous, Trump said he was having no trouble recruiting people for one of the most powerful jobs in Washington.


Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said the broom hanging in his locker, something that was "gifted'' to him last season after the Saints swept three games against their NFC South rival, is motivation for Monday's night's game against New Orleans.


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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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