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Obama: 'Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms?' Six big winners from the NBA draft's first round

Obama: 'Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms?'Former President Barack Obama weighed in Wednesday on the Trump administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S. southern border.


Which teams made the best moves in the first round of the draft?
Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For Fraud How this draft sets up future trades and free agency

Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For FraudSara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was on


Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.
ABC News Apologizes After Huge Mistake On Chyron About Paul Manafort GM Altman: Cavs, LeBron have 'a good dialogue'

ABC News Apologizes After Huge Mistake On Chyron About Paul ManafortABC News apologized on Wednesday for briefly airing an erroneous graphic


Cavs GM Koby Altman said he and LeBron James' camp "continue to have good dialogue" with about a week to go before James has to inform the Cavs whether he intends to pick up the option on his contract.
Trump Says North Korea Sent Remains Of 200 Soldiers Back Spurs' Buford: Keeping Kawhi our first option

Trump Says North Korea Sent Remains Of 200 Soldiers BackTrump Says North Korea Sent Remains Of 200 Soldiers Back


Spurs general manager R.C. Buford expressed San Antonio's willingness to bridge the gap with disgruntled All-Star Kawhi Leonard but refuted the notion that time might be working against the team.
Giuliani says that after probe, things might get cleaned up with presidential pardons Ainge unaware he revealed C's pick on webcast

Giuliani says that after probe, things might get cleaned up with presidential pardonsAfter a judge sends Fmr. Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to jail over witness tampering allegations, Giuliani tells the NY Daily News that once the Mueller probe has ended, things might get cleaned up with presidential pardons.


Celtics president Danny Ainge unknowingly tipped the team's first-round selection of Texas A&M big man Robert Williams when point guard Terry Rozier called him during a live webcast.


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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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