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European Politicians Alarmed By Trump's 'Ridiculous' Russia Stance Can NBA summer league predict surprise stars and busts?

European Politicians Alarmed By Trump's 'Ridiculous' Russia StanceWASHINGTON ― European lawmakers say President Donald Trump's stunning news


Is it possible to find the next Kyle Kuzma in July? Kevin Pelton takes a close look at what summer league really means.
Mandalay Bay Owner Sues Las Vegas Shooting Victims Summer league title game stars to watch when the real season tips

Mandalay Bay Owner Sues Las Vegas Shooting VictimsAn attorney representing some of the victims of the Oct. 1 shooting massacre


Who are the players to watch in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game, and what kind of impact could they have when the real season begins?
Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains Sources: O's have deal in place for Machado

Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remainsSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and North Korean officials held "productive" talks Sunday to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.


The Baltimore Orioles have the structure of a deal in place for Manny Machado and are working through specific aspects of a trade, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney.
Amazon Prime Day 2018: 25 best deals for under $25 Sources: Leonard considers USA hoops camp

Amazon Prime Day 2018: 25 best deals for under $25Amazon Prime Day 2018 is finally here -- and from the looks of it, the sales


If Kawhi Leonard attends the USA Basketball national team minicamp, it will give Spurs coach Gregg Popovich another chance to talk with the two-time All-Star -- and other teams can evaluate his return from injury.
Chicago police release video of shooting that sparked violent protests Sources: Kings' Temple to Grizz for McLemore

Chicago police release video of shooting that sparked violent protestsChicago police on Sunday released body camera footage of officers shooting dead a black man as he reached for his concealed handgun, hoping to quell two days of violent and peaceful protests that had branded the incident a case of police brutality. The shooting on Saturday triggered violent clashes that night and more peaceful protests on Sunday in the latest in a string of U.S. police killings that have at times sparked nationwide demonstrations. Chicago had its own high-profile case leading to unrest in the 2014 police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was holding a knife and shot dead as he walked away from police.


The Kings are trading Garrett Temple to the Grizzlies for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis, cash and a draft pick, sources told ESPN.


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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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