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After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’ Here's what happened overnight at The Open (Yahoo Sports)

After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dodged questions about their future with the Department of Justice following criticisms from President Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday evening, Trump said that he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “We in the Department of Justice will continue every single day to work hard, to serve the national interest, and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities of President Trump,” said Sessions when asked if he had considered resignation.


Matt Kuchar

Here's what happened in the early holes of the 2017 Open Championship before sunrise in the United States.


Lawrence: Session Will Be a Witness Against Trump Sue Bird reveals she's gay, dating Megan Rapinoe (Yahoo Sports)

Lawrence: Session Will Be a Witness Against TrumpIn an astonishing interview with the New York Times, Trump said if knew Sessions would recuse himself in the Russia probe, he'd have picked a different Attorney General.


WNBA legend Sue Bird: 'I'm gay,' and U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe is my girlfriend

"These aren’t secrets to people who know me," the WNBA star told espnW. "I don’t feel like I’ve not lived my life."


Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigators Dodgers too good to worry about jinxes (Yahoo Sports)

Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigatorsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four days after a Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape, the officer has yet to talk with investigators, and his attorney has given no indication he ever will.


Dodgers

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has tempted the baseball gods by bragging about his team. And why shouldn't he be confident about the best team in baseball?


News of John McCain’s illness broke during meeting to save GOP health care plan Cardinals suffer third walk-off loss in a week (Yahoo Sports)

News of John McCain’s illness broke during meeting to save GOP health care planRepublican senators attempting to save their stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in a late-night meeting Wednesday were interrupted with news of Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told reporters that the senators learned of McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis during the meeting and asked Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., to say a prayer for McCain. “It was very emotional, almost kind of stunned disbelief for a minute, then we asked James Lankford to lead us in prayer,” Hoeven said.


Cardinals suffer third walk-off loss in a week

St. Louis should have sent Thursday's game against the Mets into extras, but a supremely silly mistake led to a loss.


Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners - July 24-28 Mexico scores early, pushes past Honduras (Yahoo Sports)

Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners - July 24-28


Mexico

Rodolfo Pizarro and El Tri made sure Honduras would leave the 2017 Gold Cup without having scored a single time on the pitch.




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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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