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Trump and Cruz make the best of their forced embrace 5-on-5: What's up with LeBron and the Lakers?

Trump and Cruz make the best of their forced embraceIn a move that would have seemed unthinkable two years ago, President Trump offered a full embrace, literally and figuratively, of Ted Cruz in a massive rally here Monday night, imploring a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters to turn out for his former political rival in a closely watched Senate race in Texas.


Our NBA experts answer the big questions after the first week of basketball.
How Saudi-Friendly Middle East Dictators Are Handling The Jamal Khashoggi Scandal Power Rankings: A new top 10 and a few big risers

How Saudi-Friendly Middle East Dictators Are Handling The Jamal Khashoggi ScandalWASHINGTON ― Some of the most prominent U.S. foreign policy figures urging a


Who are the biggest risers and fallers after the first week of real NBA basketball?
Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanently Rondo denies spitting, says Paul is no 'good guy'

Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanentlyThe once-beloved American retailer Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy earlier


Rajon Rondo said a mouthguard would impact his ability to intentionally spit on someone, and that the NBA catered to Chris Paul's "good guy" image when determining bans.
Ellis Island: From 'sad side' to restored 'south side' Giants trade CB Apple to Saints for draft picks

Ellis Island: From 'sad side' to restored 'south side'Some knew it as the “sad side” of Ellis Island. A century ago, the hospital complex at the historic Ellis Island immigration inspection station was the place where approximately 1 out of every 10 arrivals who were too sick to be allowed into the country were sent to recover, or to die.


CB Eli Apple, who was drafted with the 10th pick in 2016 and has one interception in three NFL seasons, was traded from the Giants to the Saints on Tuesday.
5 Bible Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed As Fakes Broncos QB Kelly arrested for trespassing

5 Bible Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed As FakesFive fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of the Museum of the Bible's most


Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly has been arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass.


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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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