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‘He’s My Kind Of Guy’: Trump Celebrates Congressman Who Body-Slammed Reporter Ranking the one-loss teams by playoff potential

‘He’s My Kind Of Guy’: Trump Celebrates Congressman Who Body-Slammed ReporterPresident Donald Trump celebrated Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte during a


One loss might not sink a team with CFP hopes, but it does mean that everything has to fall into place for a top-four spot in the committee's final rankings.
New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation Inside the weird, heated, one-sided Clemson-NC State rivalry

New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh ConfirmationLong Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested Friday and charged with


There have been tight games and drama, but NC State has been on the wrong end of the rivalry with Clemson. Will the Wolfpack change its fortunes Saturday?
Photos of the week: 10/12 - 10/19 Butler on Wolves fans' jeers: 'Makes me smile'

Photos of the week: 10/12 - 10/19Fallout over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi captured


Jimmy Butler received a mixture of boos and MVP chants during the Wolves' 131-123 win in their home opener Friday and said afterward, "I think people kind of love to hate me sometimes."
Facebook `Delighted’ by War Room Response to Brazil Election WSU's Leach sent fiery texts to Pac-12 officials

Facebook `Delighted’ by War Room Response to Brazil ElectionAs they monitored trends on the company’s sites -- like articles that were going viral and spikes in political-ad spending -- they noticed a suspicious surge in user reports of hate speech. The data scientists in the room told the policy experts that the malicious posts were targeting people in a certain area of Brazil, the poorer Northeast -- the only region carried by the leftist presidential candidate. The policy folks determined that what the posts were saying was against Facebook’s rules on inciting violence.


Washington State football coach Mike Leach questioned the Pac-12's commitment to player safety and accused the league of favoritism in a series of text messages he exchanged with officials last month, according to a Yahoo Sports report.
Beto O'Rourke On Running For President In 2020: 'It’s A Definitive No' Kawhi drops 31, says MVP chants 'a little early'

Beto O'Rourke On Running For President In 2020: 'It’s A Definitive No'Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) addressed rumors that he might be eyeing a


Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points to lead the Raptors past the Celtics on Friday night and while thankful for the chants of MVP from the home crowd, he said that was a little premature.


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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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