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Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work? Errol Spence's rise continues with title victory (Yahoo Sports)

Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?After his victory, Gianforte apologized to Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs by name and vowed to never embarrass fellow Montanans again.


Errol Spence

Spence stopped Kell Brook Saturday in the 11th round to win the IBF welterweight championship and remain undefeated.


Fitbit Unravels Man’s Story About Wife’s Murder Indianapolis 500 keys and predictions (Yahoo Sports)

Fitbit Unravels Man’s Story About Wife’s MurderRichard Dabate appeared in court Friday, pleading not guilty to the charge that he murdered his wife Connie in 2015. He told police that an intruder shot her, but her Fitbit tells a different story.


Yahoo Sports' Nick Bromberg looks ahead to "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," including how Fernando Alonso will fare in his first Indy 500.


Kusher Sought Kremlin Back Channel: Report Authorities identify seven who threatened referee (Yahoo Sports)

Kusher Sought Kremlin Back Channel: ReportAdam Entous, national security reporter for The Washington Post, discusses the new revelation that Donald Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner asked the Russian ambassador to set up a back channel to the Kremlin using Russian facilities.


Authorities identify seven people who threatened referee after Kentucky's NCAA tourney loss

A two-month investigation by a Nebraska prosecutor has identified seven people who threatened referee John Higgins after Kentucky’s 75-73 NCAA tourney loss to UNC.


Hillary Clinton repeatedly tweaks Trump during a college commencement address Arsenal beats Chelsea for record 13th FA Cup (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton repeatedly tweaks Trump during a college commencement addressHillary Clinton delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College, Friday, 48 years after she was the school’s first-ever student commencement speaker when she graduated in 1969. In one of her most high-profile appearances since losing the presidential election, Clinton doled out biting criticism of President Trump’s tumultuous administration, albeit without mentioning him by name. Pointedly, she referenced the political climate at the time of her 1969 speech, when “we were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would end with disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice, after he fired the man running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice.” This reference to Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal was an apparent connection to Trump, who sparked a firestorm by suddenly firing James Comey as FBI director earlier this month (although Nixon resigned before he was actually impeached).


Arsenal vs. Chelsea in FA Cup final

The Gunners salvaged their season by shocking the Premier League champion Blues in a well-deserved 2-1 win at Wembley.


The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmate NBA Finals: GM hopes 'everybody' doubts Cavs (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmateATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alabama's execution of inmate Tommy Arthur (all times local):


2017 NBA Finals: Cavaliers GM hopes 'everybody says we have no chance'

It's not often that LeBron James' team gets to play the underdog role, so David Griffin is going to milk it for all it's worth.




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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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