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Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letter Kanter 'country-less' after Turkey cancels passport (Yahoo Sports)

Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letterAt an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.


Enes Kanter: Turkish government sent police, army after me in Indonesia

Thunder center Enes Kanter is back in the U.S. after a harrowing ordeal that included being detained in Romania.


Pres. Trump Tells Muslim Nations to ‘Drive Out’ the Terrorists in Saudi Arabia Speech OKC has heard KD's pledge to Warriors before (Yahoo Sports)

Pres. Trump Tells Muslim Nations to ‘Drive Out’ the Terrorists in Saudi Arabia SpeechIn the speech, Trump tried to strike a message of unity to the Muslim world — a stark contrast to his previous comments on Islam. As a candidate, Trump frequently criticized the religion.


Kevin Durant

Two years after telling the people of Oklahoma City he's not planning on going anywhere, Kevin Durant tells the people of Oakland the same thing.


A Look at the Texas Border Town at Center of Nation’s Debate Farm Report: Torres just one step from Yanks (Yahoo Sports)

A Look at the Texas Border Town at Center of Nation’s DebateOf the 3,800 residents of El Cenizo, about 20 percent are undocumented. The town made national headlines this month when its mayor filed a lawsuit against the state to block a new law that bans so-called “sanctuary cities.”


Farm Report: Gleyber Torres is on the move

Yankees phenom Gleyber Torres hasn't stopped hitting since he dominated the Arizona Fall League. He's getting closer to making a fantasy impact.


The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured NFL lineman suing UCF over use of likeness (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injuredLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a plane and airport utility truck in Los Angeles (all times local):


Jah Reid

Jah Reid, who played for George O'Leary at UCF, says the school's current football coach is using his image without his consent to promote a camp.


Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insults Don't have a cow, but Harbaugh delivered a calf (Yahoo Sports)

Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insultsPolice rescued the Russian, identified as Aleksei Makeev, after the crowd stormed his apartment on Friday night, said Guillermo Brahms, secretary general of Benito Juarez municipality, which encompasses Cancun. The Russian embassy had no immediate comment.


Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh (AP)

The Michigan football coach, who filmed some milk commercials last year, returns to the Fair Oak Farms just in time for a little excitement.




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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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