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Rudy Giuliani says he is '100% certain' Trump did not tell Cohen to lie to Congress 2019 Hall of Fame ballot: Who did our voters pick?

Rudy Giuliani says he is '100% certain' Trump did not tell Cohen to lie to CongressThe president's attorney also said the Trump may have discussed a Trump Tower Moscow project with Cohen up until the 2016 election.


Roy Halladay and Mariano Rivera are both on their way to Cooperstown, according to our voters. Could Edgar Martinez be joining them in his last year on the ballot?
Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror Eagles defend Wentz after report on 'selfish' QB

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horrorForensic experts filled body bags with charred human remains in the field where the explosion occurred on Friday evening by the town of Tlahuelilpan in the state of Hidalgo, in one of the deadliest incidents to hit Mexico's troubled oil infrastructure in years. A number of people at the scene told Reuters that local shortages in gasoline supply since Lopez Obrador launched a drive to stamp out fuel theft had encouraged the rush to the gushing pipeline. "Everyone came to see if they could get a bit of gasoline for their car, there isn't any in the gas stations," said farmer Isaias Garcia, 50.


The Eagles' Zach Ertz, Fletcher Cox and Lane Johnson defended Carson Wentz after a Philly Voice report cited sources calling the quarterback "selfish," "uncompromising" and "egotistical."
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea Tennessee jumps Duke to take No. 1 in AP poll

Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaBEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:


Tennessee is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, climbing two spots to earn their first top ranking since the 2007-08 season.
One person dies in a crash as winter snowstorm slams Midwest before sweeping East Pacquiao gets eye injury, then gets burglarized

One person dies in a crash as winter snowstorm slams Midwest before sweeping EastForecasters warn of near-blizzard conditions in some areas, with up to 6 inches of snow in New York City.


Manny Pacquiao came out of his win over Adrien Broner with a scratched cornea in his left eye, but his team says the injury is minor. Then he went home to find that his Los Angeles residence had been burglarized.
New video sheds light on viral confrontation between Kentucky Catholic high school student and Native American Celtics' Smart fined $35K for going after Bembry

New video sheds light on viral confrontation between Kentucky Catholic high school student and Native AmericanInitial footage of the encounter during rallies in Washington appeared to show white teenager Nick Sandmann taunting Nathan Philips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial; Garrett Tenney reports.


The Celtics' Marcus Smart was fined $35,000 by the NBA for charging toward the Hawks' DeAndre' Bembry after being ejected Saturday night.


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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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