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North Korea Threatens Again To Call Off Trump Summit, Warns Of ‘Nuclear Showdown’ Permission for optimism: The Caps take on D.C.'s pain

North Korea Threatens Again To Call Off Trump Summit, Warns Of ‘Nuclear Showdown’North Korea has escalated its war of words with the U.S., repeating a threat


No Washington big four team has won a title since 1991. With the hockey gods seemingly on their side, can the Capitals end the streak of futility?
Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of death Pistons hire Stefanski, eye Casey as coach

Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of deathThe death of a CDC employee whose body was found in an Atlanta river last


The Pistons have hired Grizzlies executive Ed Stefanski as a senior adviser responsible for overhauling the franchise's basketball operations, he told ESPN.
Southern Baptist Leader Who Said Abused Women Should Just Pray Is Removed From Post Maye to return to Tar Heels for senior season

Southern Baptist Leader Who Said Abused Women Should Just Pray Is Removed From PostA prominent Southern Baptist Church leader who is known to have made


North Carolina forward Luke Maye announced Thursday that he plans to withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to the Tar Heels for his senior season.
Up Close and Personal with the Hawaii Volcano Spewing Lava Trump: NFL 'doing the right thing' with anthem

Up Close and Personal with the Hawaii Volcano Spewing LavaABC News' Matt Gutman is in Hawaii, where Kilauea, the volcano that began erupting almost three weeks ago, exploded again Monday evening.


President Donald Trump says the NFL is "doing the right thing" with a policy banning kneeling during the national anthem. The policy forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the anthem but allows them to stay in the locker room.
In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus ChiSox C Castillo gets 80-game ban for PEDs

In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campusA congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.


White Sox catcher Welington Castillo has been suspended 80 games for violating the league's joint drug agreement, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.


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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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