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Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' reference Trae Young: ‘I want to do something that’s never been done’

Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' referenceIt was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy R-La., had to engage in a subtle act of censorship.


The projected NBA lottery pick went from prodigy to bust in only a matter of weeks. Will he rise again?
Children Separated From Parents At The Border Heard In Heartbreaking New Audio Six best NBA draft trades we'd like to see

Children Separated From Parents At The Border Heard In Heartbreaking New AudioProPublica, a nonprofit news organization, published audio on Monday of


Plenty of picks, like the rights to Luka Doncic, throughout the lottery could be in play for draft-night trades. So which moves should teams make?
'Wolf-Like' Animal That Baffled Officials Turns Out To Be A Regular Wolf Sources: Title-winning Doncic will attend draft

'Wolf-Like' Animal That Baffled Officials Turns Out To Be A Regular WolfThe mystery of a seemingly bizarre "wolf-like" creature that was shot and


Luka Doncic will leave for New York on Wednesday, and he will be one of 20 players sitting in the Green Room come draft night at Barclays Center on Thursday.
Dunkin' Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English Brady hints at 45 on retirement speculation

Dunkin' Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking EnglishA Dunkin Donuts in Baltimore is under fire for posting a sign offering


Tom Brady commented with a few See-No-Evil monkey emojis and "Cuarenta y Cinco" in response to an ESPN Instagram post speculating about when he may retire.
Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: study Sources: Congress to discuss sports betting

Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: studyAmericans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world's firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 percent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement and the military, according to the Small Arms Survey. The survey, produced by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, says it bases its estimates based on multiple sources, including civilian firearms registration data from 133 countries and territories and survey results in 56 countries.


A congressional hearing on sports betting is being scheduled for next week in Washington, D.C., with the NFL among those invited to testify, 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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