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Obama approved ‘cyber weapons’ in response to Russian attacks: report How Alonso went from a guy to THE guy for A's (Yahoo Sports)

Obama approved ‘cyber weapons’ in response to Russian attacks: reportPresident Barack Obama’s team reportedly debated dozens of options for making Moscow pay for attempting to influence and discredit last year’s presidential election.


Yonder Alonso transformation from being just ‘a guy’ to the guy in Oakland

A couple friends of Yonder Alonso's, including one of the best players in all of baseball, believed he could be better. Here's what happened next.


Police Shooting Mistrial Ignites Nationwide Protests Not a game: Osuna feeling ‘a little bit lost’ (Yahoo Sports)

Police Shooting Mistrial Ignites Nationwide ProtestsThe jury was deadlocked in the trial of the former Cincinnati police officer charged with killing an unarmed black driver during a traffic stop.


Roberto Osuna

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna, 22, opens up about his anxiety and reminds us that life’s struggles affect us all, even professional baseball players.


Russian Visa Requests Spiked Before Election Winners and losers of 2017 NHL draft (Yahoo Sports)

Russian Visa Requests Spiked Before ElectionNed Price, former NSC spokesman and senior director, shares with Rachel Maddow insights on the reporting by the Washington Post of an uptick in visa applications from Russia ahead of the 2016 election.


Winners and losers NHL draft

There were some stunning trades and interesting picks in a tricky draft. There were winners and there were losers.


Grandmother, 81, Sparks Police Chase After Driving Wrong Way While on Coffee Run Buehrle gets best gifts as White Sox retire No. 56 (Yahoo Sports)

Grandmother, 81, Sparks Police Chase After Driving Wrong Way While on Coffee RunNancy Strader was arrested and spent 14 hours in jail.


Mark Buehrle

The White Sox presented Mark Buehrle with an ATV, a Toyota Tundra and the baseball from his most famous defensive play while retiring his No. 56.


Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest Dodgers rookie has no idea what Seinfeld does (Yahoo Sports)

Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrestAn emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.


Bellinger, Seinfeld

Cody Bellinger was taken to task after admitting he wasn't familiar with Jerry Seinfeld.




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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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