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Phoenix police use pepper spray on Trump protesters Payne retiring as chairman at Augusta National (Yahoo Sports)

Phoenix police use pepper spray on Trump protestersAt the conclusion Tuesday's campaign-style rally by Donald Trump, police used pepper spray to disperse crowds of protesters who had gathered to voice their displeasure with the president.


Billy Payne will step down as head of Augusta National

Billy Payne, who took over leadership at the home of the Masters in 2006, will be replaced by former USGA president Fred Ridley.


Venezuela's ousted prosecutor accuses Maduro of corruption Watch live: A's-Orioles in Free Game of Day (Yahoo Sports)

Venezuela's ousted prosecutor accuses Maduro of corruptionRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Venezuela's recently ousted chief prosecutor on Wednesday accused President Nicolas Maduro of participating in acts of corruption, saying she would turn over proof that would help other countries prosecute.


The A's and Orioles play the rubber game of their three-game series from Camden Yards on Wednesday.
Duo Charged With Killing 2 Victims Whose Bodies Were Found in Tubs of Chemicals Aaron says Kaepernick is getting raw deal (Yahoo Sports)

Duo Charged With Killing 2 Victims Whose Bodies Were Found in Tubs of ChemicalsTiffanie Pierce, 23, and Augustus Standingrock, 26, were arrested last week after bodies were found in plastic tubs in her basement, cops say.


Hank Aaron

Braves legend Hank Aaron believes Colin Kaepernick should have a job in the NFL right now.


Some anchors throw shade at eclipse Report: Freeze made a dozen calls to escort service (Yahoo Sports)

Some anchors throw shade at eclipseMonday’s total solar eclipse captivated the nation and dominated news coverage, but not every anchor was as delighted, or even interested, as their audience.


Report: Ole Miss, Freeze escort scandal goes deeper. (AP)

The former Rebels coach resigned after it was discovered he made a call to a Tampa-area escort service, but it turns out it was part of Hugh Freeze's "pattern of misconduct."


Iran back to high enrichment 'in 5 days' if US quits nuclear deal Colin Kaepernick issue about to hit home for NFL (Yahoo Sports)

Iran back to high enrichment 'in 5 days' if US quits nuclear dealIran can resume high-level uranium enrichment within five days if the United States tears up the nuclear deal, the head of its Atomic Energy Organisation said Tuesday. "If we make a determination, at most in five days we can start 20 percent enrichment in Fordo (nuclear plant)," Ali Akbar Salehi said in an interview with state broadcaster IRIB. "Of course we would not like such a thing to happen as we made a lot of effort to achieve the JCPOA (nuclear deal)," he added.


Kaepernick's message is getting harder for the NFL to ignore. (AP)

Following a demonstration by police officers last weekend, a planned rally for the unemployed QB at NFL headquarters puts the issue right on Roger Goodell's doorstep.




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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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