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Trump on Kim Jong Un: 'He's a Pretty Smart Cookie' Another showcase of would-be MVPs in West (Yahoo Sports)

news In a wide-ranging interview, Trump praised the North Korean despot, lauded China's efforts in the region, and claimed that he's had "tougher" jobs.

Rockets-Spurs

James Harden and Houston knocked off another MVP candidate in Russell Westbrook in Round 1, but Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio are a different challenge.


Nat'l Security Chief Tells S. Korea U.S. to Pay for Antimissile System: Official Spurs beat Arsenal, keep pressure on Chelsea (Yahoo Sports)

news A South Korean official says the national security adviser said South Korea won't be asked to pay more for an anti-missile system, as Trump suggested.

Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane and Dele Alli scored just three minutes apart to move Tottenham within four points of Premier League leader Chelsea in a 2-0 win.


Pence: Tax Plan Could Increase Deficit 'Maybe in The Short Term' Fantasy: A running back renaissance (Yahoo Sports)

news Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday morning acknowledged that the Trump administration's tax proposal could increase the deficit, at least at first. "Maybe in the short term," he said during an exclusive interview on NBC's "Meet The Press," while predicting that it would eventually be overcome by economic "growth."

Leonard Fournette

In his annual rookie breakdown, Yahoo fanalyst Brad Evans examines what first-year players will make the most noise in fantasy football.


First Latina Elected to Congress Announces Retirement Reeling Giants trying to weather the storm (Yahoo Sports)

news The first Latina elected to Congress, Republican Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, has announced that she will be retiring after more than three decades in elected office — potentially paving the way for Democrats to take her congressional seat in 2018.

Buster Posey

April can't be over soon enough for San Francisco, which lost Madison Bumgarner and enter play Sunday with a miserable 9-16 record.


U.S. Doctors Offer Hope and Healing to Syria's 'Lost Generation' Caps running out of answers, time vs. Pens (Yahoo Sports)

news At a camp near the Syria border, dozens of refugees huddle around the steps of a field clinic where they have been waiting since the early hours.

Braydon Holtby (AP)

The Capitals had a closed-door meeting after a brutal 6-2 loss against the Pittsburgh in Game 2 hoping to turn things around.




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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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