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Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assault Kanter to Turkish govt.: 'You can't catch me' (Yahoo Sports)

Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assaultRepublican Greg Gianforte claimed a narrow victory in Montana’s special election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, defeating Democrat Rob Quist one day after being charged with misdemeanor assault.


Report: Arrest warrant issued for Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter. (Getty Images)

Oklahoma City's Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is reportedly being sought by the Turkish government.


Lawsuit: Zillow ‘Zestimates’ Are Wrong, Preventing Homes from Selling Clippers take Paul-to-Spurs rumor 'seriously' (Yahoo Sports)

Lawsuit: Zillow ‘Zestimates’ Are Wrong, Preventing Homes from SellingZillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as “zestimates,” but many have questioned the company’s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can’t sell her home because of it.


Chris Paul

Not long ago, Los Angeles expected to re-sign star point guard Chris Paul. Now, who knows?


Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX train Despite loss, Tanaka may be regaining his form (Yahoo Sports)

Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX trainWitnesses who saw a triple stabbing on a train in Oregon say it may have been racially motivated, after a man who launched into a racist rant against two Muslim women then attacked passengers when they tried to intervene. The attacker slashed the throats of three people as the Metro Area Express (MAX) train was pulling into a station in the north east corner of Portland – leaving two dead and one injured. Before the stabbing, the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and then turned his focus on the women, Police Sergeant Pete Simpson said.


Masahiro Tanaka

The Yankees pitcher bounced back from two dreadful outings to post a career high 13 strikeouts.


A day of grief in a city of pain Stanley Cup Final: Who has the better forwards? (Yahoo Sports)

A day of grief in a city of painA native of south side Chicago, Spencer Leak Sr. has watched as his hometown and the neighborhoods where he grew up have been ripped apart by homicides in recent years, the results of an explosion of gun violence police have struggled to contain. Last year, according to the Chicago Tribune, 781 people were killed—a massive jump over 2015 when there were 492 recorded homicides. Leak has more insight into Chicago’s violence than most.


Forsberg, Crosby

The Predators have an emerging superstar in Filip Forsberg, but it's hard to bet against Sidney Crosby and Co.


Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 7th-grader One tough cookie: Ex-Bear is Mrs. Fields CEO (Yahoo Sports)

Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 7th-graderDuring an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Tex., a teacher gave Lizeth Villanueva an award for “most likely to become a terrorist.” The seventh-grade student’s mom is going great lengths to make sure the teacher gets fired.


This former Bears tight end is now CEO of some favorite mall restaurants

Former Bears tight end Dustin Lyman is now CEO of Famous Brands, parent company of Mrs. Fields cookies.




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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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