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In the marquee Texas Senate race, Cruz and O'Rourke take to the debate stage Sources: KAT, Wolves agree to super-max deal

In the marquee Texas Senate race, Cruz and O'Rourke take to the debate stageAfter months of back and forth, Republican Ted Cruz will meet Democrat Beto O’Rourke in a debate on domestic issues.


All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a 5-year, $190 million super-max extension with the Timberwolves, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Joe Biden: Christine Blasey Ford 'Shouldn't Have To Go Through What Anita Hill Went Through' ODU shocks No. 13 Virginia Tech with backup QB

Joe Biden: Christine Blasey Ford 'Shouldn't Have To Go Through What Anita Hill Went Through'Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday defended his handling of Anita


Blake LaRussa came off the bench to throw for 495 yards and four TDs as Old Dominion stunned Virginia Tech for its first win over a Power 5 program.
Brett Kavanaugh Controversy Rocks Yale Law School Hot start carries Tiger to 3-shot lead at East Lake

Brett Kavanaugh Controversy Rocks Yale Law SchoolThe sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is rocking the world of


Tiger Woods shot a 5-under 65 on Saturday at the Tour Championship to take his first 54-hole lead in a tournament since 2013. He holds a three-stroke advantage over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose heading into Sunday's final round.
Girl, 4 others shot during memorial service expected to live Frost: Huskers (0-3) hit bottom, can only go up

Girl, 4 others shot during memorial service expected to liveSYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police searched Friday for suspects who witnesses said opened fire on dozens of people gathered for a memorial service outside a Syracuse home, wounding an 8-year-old girl and four other people.


After Nebraska (0-3) lost to Michigan for the school's worst start since 1945, Scott Frost told his team that he believes "this is going to be the bottom right here."
Rod Rosenstein Suggested Recording Trump And Invoking 25th Amendment: Reports Saban asks media to write on Alabama's flaws

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Recording Trump And Invoking 25th Amendment: ReportsDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he covertly


Alabama coach Nick Saban closed his postgame news conference on Saturday by asking the media to write about what his team is not doing well for a change.


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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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