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Mueller report: How we got here and where we're going Russ gets better of Lillard in chippy Game 3 win

Mueller report: How we got here and where we're goingBefore the redacted Mueller report is released, following Attorney General William Barr’s Thursday-morning press conference, here are the moments that brought us to it.


With OKC backed into a virtual must-win, Russell Westbrook cranked up his intensity Friday night, scoring 33 points and aiming plenty of trash talk at Blazers star Damian Lillard as the Thunder took Game 3.
Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killer Jags' Ramsey responds to Coughlin's criticism

Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killerIsraeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said. Some clashes broke out between Palestinian residents and Israeli forces during the operation, AFP journalists reported.


Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey said that the team knows why he hasn't attended voluntary workouts and that he'll be with the team when it's time.
10 Things to Know for Today Sources: Lakers want 2nd Lue, Williams meetings

10 Things to Know for TodayYour daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Ty Lue met with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka for about 90 minutes Friday, a prelude to what the Lakers hope will be more detailed discussions with top candidates Lue and Monty Williams as soon as next week, sources told ESPN.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I invited Barr to the Bronx to talk climate change. He said no. Top-seed Flames join Lightning as 1st-round flops

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I invited Barr to the Bronx to talk climate change. He said no.Ocasio-Cortez continued to tease a Kentucky Republican lawmaker for backpedaling on his invitation for her to visit the Bluegrass State.


The Flames were ousted by the Avs in Game 5 on Friday, marking the first time in NHL history that the No. 1 seeds in each conference have both been eliminated in the opening round.
Madeira, Portugal's tourist pearl in the Atlantic Sources: Anderson ban is for epithet, not bat flip

Madeira, Portugal's tourist pearl in the AtlanticPortugal's Madeira islands, where 29 Germans were killed in a bus crash Wednesday, are a favourite European holiday spot and famously the birthplace of soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo. The archipelago is particularly prized among German tourists who made up more than 28 percent of the 1.3 million visitors in 2017, just behind the nearly 29 percent from Britain, according to official statistics. Closer to Africa than Europe, Madeira lies 500 kilometres (300 miles) off the coast of Morocco and is about 1,000 km southwest of Lisbon.


White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson's one-game suspension following a benches-clearing incident was for his use of the N-word during the on-field confrontation, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.


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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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