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Full Kelly Interview: ‘Every Single Day’ Terrorists Are Plotting Against U.S. Sato's late surge leads to epic Indy 500 win (Yahoo Sports)

Full Kelly Interview: ‘Every Single Day’ Terrorists Are Plotting Against U.S.Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly joins Meet the Press to talk about reports that White House Adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up a secret Russia backchannel, and why he believes intelligence leaks are “darn close to treason.”


Takuma Sato's late surge leads to epic Indy 500 win. (AP)

With just five laps to go, the Andretti Autosport driver made his move, passing three-time winner Helio Castroneves and capping off a thrilling race.


Egypt launches air raids in Libya after Christians killed HS softball player throws unreal perfect game (Yahoo Sports)

Egypt launches air raids in Libya after Christians killedBy Ahmed Aboulenein MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished. Egyptian military sources said six strikes took place near Derna in eastern Libya at around sundown, hours after masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in southern Egypt, killing 29 and wounding 24.


High school softball pitcher strikes out every batter in perfect game

Cedar Grove, N.J., high school pitcher Mia Faieta's perfect game was unlike anything ever before in either professional baseball or softball.


Palestinians end mass hunger strike in Israel jails Deep USMNT team called up for June matches (Yahoo Sports)

Palestinians end mass hunger strike in Israel jailsHundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their mass protest after Israel agreed a deal following weeks of refusing to negotiate, sources on both sides said on Saturday. Some 30 of the more than 800 hunger strikers had been hospitalised in recent days, raising fears of an escalation of clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank. Palestinians hailed the deal as a victory for the hunger strikers after Israeli authorities repeatedly vowed not to negotiate with convicted "terrorists".


United States men's national team

Bobby Wood and Fabian Johnson are among the returning veterans for next month's friendly and World Cup qualifiers.


Greg Allman, Founder of the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69 Stern: Don't blame me for failed CP3-to-Lakers trade (Yahoo Sports)

Greg Allman, Founder of the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69The legendary Southern rocker who composed countless hits as frontman for The Allman Brothers Band and battled a very public addiction with drugs died Saturday at his home. He was 69.


David Stern

Six years after he denied a trade to send the All-Star point guard to the Lakers, the former NBA commissioner casts some of the blame on Mitch Kupchak.


Cuomo won't march in Puerto Rican parade, doesn't say why Panthers say Benjamin's weight is not a big issue (Yahoo Sports)

Cuomo won't march in Puerto Rican parade, doesn't say whyNEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he is not marching in next month's Puerto Rican Day Parade but he did not directly address the controversy surrounding parade organizers' decision to honor a Puerto Rican nationalist.


Kelvin Benjamin's oft-discussed weight isn't an issue, Ron Rivera says

A photo of Carolina WR Kelvin Benjamin looking a little bigger than usual quickly got passed around the internet.




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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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