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6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 Wounded Are hardcore fight fans excited for this? (Yahoo Sports)

6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 WoundedThree police departments are reeling from a violent night that has left two officers dead.


Are hardcore fight fans excited for Mayweather vs. McGregor?

Many intense fans of boxing and MMA are expressing disgust at the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor matchup. That doesn't mean they won't be watching.


Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree What to make of Barca's La Liga opener (Yahoo Sports)

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spreePolice shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku. Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square.


What to make of Barcelona's La Liga opener

Lionel Messi and Barcelona beat Real Betis. The question is, how much of the lineup and tactics are relevant moving forward?


Lost WWII USS Indianapolis Wreckage Finally Uncovered Sit back and marvel at LeBron's greatness (Yahoo Sports)

Lost WWII USS Indianapolis Wreckage Finally UncoveredIt was 18,000 feet under the water's surface.


LeBron James

Here's the best play LeBron James made in each game he played last season. You're welcome.


The storm around America's statues isn't about history. It's about whiteness | Eddie S Glaude, Jr Sources: Lakers subject of NBA tampering probe (Yahoo Sports)

The storm around America's statues isn't about history. It's about whiteness | Eddie S Glaude, JrConfederate statues are part of a politics that trades on white fears and cultural wars that scapegoat black and brown people. During his infamous press conference this Tuesday, as he vehemently defended his claim that both sides were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Donald Trump declared “many of these people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E Lee. “Not all of those people were white supremacists,” he said.


Paul George

The investigation centers around former Pacers star Paul George, and started at Indiana's request after the franchise traded George to Oklahoma City.


Flying dogs caught in action Mayweather: My legacy is on the line (Yahoo Sports)

Flying dogs caught in actionThese excited pooches are flying without wings in this series of hilarious images. Taken in July by photographer Peter Mueller, Each photo shows the canines’ exuberant facial expressions, as they appear to be leaping through the air.


Floyd Mayweather

"I truly believe I'm taking the bigger risk," Floyd Mayweather said about his fight with Conor McGregor.




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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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