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GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris Agreement Jacob deGrom ends two ugly streaks for Mets (Yahoo Sports)

GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris AgreementA group high-profile Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are calling on President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change.


Jacob deGrom

deGrom became the first Mets starting pitcher to make it into the ninth inning since last August.


Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out McIlroy pulls out of Memorial with rib injury (Yahoo Sports)

Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks OutThe father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.


Rory McIlroy

Former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy said Friday he's continuing to recover from a rib injury, prompting him to skip another tournament.


‘Answer the question’: Bernie Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief during hearing Bogaerts celebrates first homer of '17 by himself (Yahoo Sports)

‘Answer the question’: Bernie Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief during hearingFireworks erupted Thursday when President Trump’s budget chief sparred with a Senate panel over the administration's proposed 2018 budget, most notably trading barbs with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over potential cuts to entitlement programs.


Xander Bogaerts celebrates all by himself after smashing first homer of the year

Xander Bogaerts finally hit his first home run of the year, but his Red Sox teammates weren't interested in celebrating with him.


Watergate Prosecutor: Jared Kushner Should Be Concerned Fenway fan takes scary tumble chasing foul ball (Yahoo Sports)

Watergate Prosecutor: Jared Kushner Should Be ConcernedAs NBC News first reported, Jared Kushner is "under scrutiny" in the FBI's Russia investigation, meaning the probe is now in the Trump White House and in the Trump family.


Fenway fan takes scary tumble chasing foul ball

A fan escaped injury despite taking a scary fall in the upper deck at Fenway Park on Friday.


San Bernardino attack suspects shot up to 27 times Sherman: No rift between Seattle defense, Wilson (Yahoo Sports)

San Bernardino attack suspects shot up to 27 timesLOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino attack in December 2015.


Richard Sherman

A couple of prominent Seahawks, including Richard Sherman, deny that there's an issue between some defensive players and Russell Wilson.




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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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