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Protesters Outside Kirstjen Nielsen’s House Play Audio Of Detained Migrant Children Kroos stunner keeps Germany's round-of-16 hopes alive

Protesters Outside Kirstjen Nielsen’s House Play Audio Of Detained Migrant ChildrenALEXANDRIA, Va. ― Protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary


Germany was on the brink of elimination against Sweden, but a late Toni Kroos goal has the defending champions back in the mix.
No Narcotics In Anthony Bourdain's System When He Died: Report Islanders OK with Tavares fielding options

No Narcotics In Anthony Bourdain's System When He Died: ReportAnthony Bourdain had no narcotics in his system when he killed himself this


Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello isn't disappointed that star John Tavares is talking with other teams, and says that the team can "hope in the end he's an Islander."
Michael Cohen Sends Mixed Signals as Case Reaches Turning Point Report: US Open to factor pregnancy in seeding

Michael Cohen Sends Mixed Signals as Case Reaches Turning PointEmily Jane Fox, senior reporter for Vanity Fair, talks about the pressures facing Donald Trump confidant Michael Cohen as his case enters a new phase with a new lawyer and a new feeling of betrayal about Trump.


Amid criticism of its handling of Serena Williams' seeding at the French Open, the USTA has announced that the U.S. Open will consider a player's pregnancy when seeding at the upcoming major, according to the New York Times.
Antwon Rose Police Shooting Sparks Second Night Of Pittsburgh Protests Canes get Hamilton in 5-player deal with Flames

Antwon Rose Police Shooting Sparks Second Night Of Pittsburgh ProtestsHundreds of protesters enraged over an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal


The Flames acquired Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm from the Hurricanes in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Michael Ferland and Adam Fox.
Koreas to hold reunions for war-separated families in August Belgium hero Lukaku optimistic on ankle injury

Koreas to hold reunions for war-separated families in AugustNorth and South Korea agreed Friday to resume reunions for families separated by the Korean War in August -- the first such meetings since 2015 and the latest step in a remarkable diplomatic thaw on the peninsula. The resumption of the reunions was among the agreements reached between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in at their landmark summit in April. Officials from both sides met at the North's scenic Mount Kumgang resort on Friday and set a date for late August.


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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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