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DOJ Convinces Trump To Back Off Declassifying Secret Russia Probe Documents, For Now Follow live: Top-ranked Alabama hosts No. 22 Texas A&M

DOJ Convinces Trump To Back Off Declassifying Secret Russia Probe Documents, For NowWASHINGTON ― The Justice Department has succeeded, for the moment, in


Nick Saban faces off against former assistant Jimbo Fisher.
3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault Charge School head resigns over black QBs comment

3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault ChargeCody Wilson ― 3D-printed gun creator, neo-Nazi funder and sexual assault


Lynn Redden, a white Texas school superintendent, has resigned over comments he posted online saying "You can't count on a black quarterback" in relation to Texans QB Deshaun Watson.
Photos of the week: 9/14 - 9/21 Braves clinch first NL East crown since 2013

Photos of the week: 9/14 - 9/21Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm this week, but still caused


The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's Juncker Sources: Butler won't be at Wolves' media day

Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's JunckerRelations between the EU and Britain have always been a bit prickly, but EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that the Brexit negotiations are beginning to resemble the courtship of two hedgehogs. "We're not at war with Great Britain," Juncker told the Austrian daily Die Presse in an interview published a day after British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan was rejected as unworkable and unacceptable by the bloc's other 27 members at an informal summit in Salzburg. "We have to be careful, like two hedgehogs who love each other," Juncker said.


Jimmy Butler won't be at Timberwolves media day Monday and will not take part in the start of training camp, sources confirmed to ESPN, as the team continues to mull the forward's future in Minnesota.
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean Book it: Notre Dame swaps QBs, overruns Wake

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanThis photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week.


New starting quarterback Ian Book was 25-for-34 for 325 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for three scores during Notre Dame's 56-27 win over Wake Forest.


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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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