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Afghan suicide bomber hits family, kills one, injures four Follow live: Auburn, Kansas battling for spot in Sweet 16

Afghan suicide bomber hits family, kills one, injures fourA suicide bomber on Friday killed one person and injured four, all members of the same family, in an attack in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, police said. The explosion in the village of Chinar took place during celebrations of the new year festival, Nowruz, with media saying the family were on their way to a party. Friday's attack comes after six people were killed and 23 wounded in several explosions the previous day during Nowruz celebrations in Kabul, the capital.


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Antwon Rose trial: White police officer acquitted of murder in fatal shooting of teenager Morant mum on NBA decision after tourney loss

Antwon Rose trial: White police officer acquitted of murder in fatal shooting of teenagerThe mother of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer as he fled a traffic stop has expressed her anger and devastation over a jury’s decision to acquit the officer. Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for shooting Antwon Rose II last June in one of the many high-profile killings of black people by white police officers. The deadly confrontation, captured on video, led to weeks of unrest and angry protests in the Pittsburgh last year, including a late-night march that shut down a major motorway.


Ja Morant brushed off questions about whether he plans to declare for the NBA draft after Murray State was eliminated from the NCAA tournament Saturday, saying: "That time will come. My focus is not on that right now."
The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training Pettis stuns Thompson with Superman-punch KO

The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' trainingNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local):


Anthony Pettis connected with a right-handed Superman punch to the chin of Stephen Thompson to score a second-round KO in the UFC Nashville main event Saturday night.
Tour the 2019 AD Apartment Mizzou's Porter re-tears ACL after missing '18-19

Tour the 2019 AD Apartment


Missouri forward Jontay Porter, who suffered a season-ending torn right ACL and MCL in October, tore the ACL again this week in Denver, a school spokesman confirmed.
Mueller report: House Democrats will continue separate investigations into Trump, Russia Magee: 'I let everyone down' with 0-for-12 day

Mueller report: House Democrats will continue separate investigations into Trump, RussiaRegardless of what the Mueller report reveals, key House committees led by Democrats vow to continue their own related investigations.


Wofford's Fletcher Magee, who set the Division I record for career 3-pointers in the first round of the NCAA tournament, set another mark in Round 2 by going 0-for-12 from beyond the arc.


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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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