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Mitt Romney Fails To Secure Utah Senate GOP Nomination, Will Face Primary Power Rankings: AL East dominates the top 10

Mitt Romney Fails To Secure Utah Senate GOP Nomination, Will Face PrimaryMitt Romney failed to secure the Utah Senate Republican nomination outright at


The Red Sox held onto our No. 1 spot, but they aren't the only team in the division off to a strong start.
As chemical weapons inspectors reach Douma, Syria claims suspected attack was fake Agent expects Brady to play for Pats in 2018

As chemical weapons inspectors reach Douma, Syria claims suspected attack was fakeThe chemical weapons inspectors reached the city of Douma, now under Russian and Syrian control, two weeks after the suspected attack took place.


Agent Don Yee responded to speculation that his client Tom Brady won't return for the 2018 season, telling ESPN that he expects the quarterback to play for the Patriots this season.
Every Time Meghan Markle Spoke Out Against Gender Inequality Wall: Drake told me Raptors would sweep Wiz

Every Time Meghan Markle Spoke Out Against Gender InequalityShe's marrying royalty but Meghan Markle is already a feminist queen.


John Wall is looking forward to seeing Drake in Toronto after the Wizards star said the rapper told him that the Raptors would sweep Washington in their playoff series.
Comey memos revive focus on Steele dossier allegations TV anchor's alleged jacket theft irks Warriors

Comey memos revive focus on Steele dossier allegationsAs President Trump's personal attorney faces challenges in court, former FBI Director James Comey's memos are released.


A Bay Area reporter who covers the Golden State Warriors has been caught on tape taking a security staffer's jacket after a team practice last week in San Antonio, The Athletic reported.
Century-old sunken ship preserved in perfect condition beneath Lake Superior Raiders sign recently arrested corner Worley

Century-old sunken ship preserved in perfect condition beneath Lake SuperiorThese stunning images reveal the remains of a more than century-old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as it did the day it sunk beneath waves all those years ago.


The Raiders signed cornerback Daryl Worley, who was released by the Eagles earlier this month after he was arrested near the team facility.


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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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