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GOP Rejects Two Resolutions Affirming Support For U.S. Intelligence Community Olney: As deadline nears, a few starting pitchers might find new homes

GOP Rejects Two Resolutions Affirming Support For U.S. Intelligence CommunityWASHINGTON ― Republicans on Thursday objected to doing the bare minimum in


The trade market for starting pitching is thin, but a couple of good outings could convince contenders to come calling.
Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors fatally shot during armed robbery The most common trade deadline mistake and MLB's next big thing

Father of 2 Parkland shooting survivors fatally shot during armed robberyThe father of two students who survived the Parkland high school shooting in


Why regression is the one word every baseball fan should know this time of year. Plus, weighing in on hot-button issues and the Dodgers lineup.
Kremlin Launches Twitter Flash Mob To Free Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina Trump criticizes NFL anthem policy on Twitter

Kremlin Launches Twitter Flash Mob To Free Alleged Russian Agent Maria ButinaRussia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a Twitter flash mob to free


One day after the NFL said it is halting its enforcement of anthem rules, President Donald Trump tweeted out criticism of the NFL and called for action from commissioner Roger Goodell.
Justice Department Will Tell Public About 'Persistent,' 'Pervasive' Attacks On Democracy 'Relieved' Machado wants to win ring with L.A.

Justice Department Will Tell Public About 'Persistent,' 'Pervasive' Attacks On DemocracyThe Department of Justice unveiled a new report detailing a campaign of


Now a member of the Dodgers, shortstop Manny Machado said he's only concerned about one thing: "I want to win a ring."
Russian warship ‘carrying £100 billion in gold’ discovered off South Korea Sources: Beasley, Lakers agree on 1-year deal

Russian warship ‘carrying £100 billion in gold’ discovered off South KoreaA South Korean salvage team has discovered the wreck of a Russian warship that was sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago and is believed to still contain a trove of gold bullion and coins worth 150 trillion won, or £100 billion. The Russian Imperial Navy cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi was discovered at a depth of more than 1,400 feet about one mile off the South Korean island of Ulleungdo. Shinil Group, the company behind the discovery, says it is aiming to raise the ship later this year Credit: Shinil Group A joint team made up of experts from South Korea, Britain and Canada discovered the wreck on Sunday and used two manned submersibles to capture footage of the vessel, with the company behind the discovery promising to use a percentage of the money to fund the construction of a railway line linking Russia and South Korea through North Korea. The video includes images of extensive damage to the vessel caused in an encounter with Japanese warships in May 1905, along with cannons and deck guns encrusted with marine growth, the anchor and the ship’s wheel.  The identity of the 5,800-ton warship was confirmed when the crew of one of the submersibles were able to read the name on the stern.  “The body of the ship was severely damaged by shelling, with its stern almost broken, and yet the ship’s deck and sides are well preserved”, the Seoul-based Shinil Group said in a statement.  Launched in St Petersburg in August 1883, the Dmitrii Donskoi was designed as a commerce raider and fitted with both a full set of sails and a coal-fired engine. The ship spent most of its career operating in the Mediterranean and the Far East and was deployed to Imperial Russia’s Second Pacific Squadron after the Japanese fleet destroyed the majority of Russia’s naval power in the Far East in the opening salvoes of the 1904 Russo-Japanese War.  The Dmitri Donskoii was sunk in 1905 during the Russo-Japanese war Credit: Shinil Group The squadron was intercepted by the Japanese fleet in May 1905 and decimated at the Battle of Tsushima. Assigned to protect the transport ships at the rear of the formation, the Dmitrii Donskoi managed to evade the attacking force, but was later intercepted steaming for the Russian port of Vladivostok.  Haul: the Imperial Navy Cruiser Dmitri Donskoii sank more than a century ago with - it is thought - 5,500 boxes of gold bars and coins still on board Credit: Shinil Group Around 60 of the 591 crew were killed and further 120 injured before Captain Ivan Lebedev anchored off the island of Ulleungdo and ordered his men ashore. The following morning, May 29, 1905, the ship was scuttled offshore and the crew were taken prisoner by Japanese landing parties. Captain Lebedev later died of his wounds.  There are reports that the Dmitrii Donskoi was carrying the fleet’s funds and went down with 5,500 boxes containing gold bars as well as a separate haul of 200 tons of gold coins. The gold was being stored in the ship's holds to stop the Japanese seizing it. Shinil Group estimates the gold would have a total value today of £101.3 billion.  Half of any treasure found on board will be handed over to the Russian government Credit: Donskoii The company says it is aiming to raise the ship in October or November. Half of any treasure found aboard the vessel would be handed over to the Russian government, the company said, while 10 percent of the remainder will be invested in tourism projects on Ulleungdo Island, including a museum dedicated to the vessel.  A portion of the rest of the treasure will be donated to joint projects to promote development in north-east Asia, the company said, such as a railway line from Russia to South Korea through North Korea. 


Michael Beasley has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Lakers, according to sources, joining a new-look squad in L.A. that features LeBron James, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo.


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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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