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Jogger Detained For 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing Into U.S. From Canada Edelman to mount vigorous appeal, sources say

Jogger Detained For 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing Into U.S. From CanadaU.S. immigration officials arrested and detained for two weeks a 19-year-old


Julian Edelman plans to mount a vigorous defense in his appeal of a four-game drug suspension that will be heard Monday, sources say.
Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Woman Miscarriage Drug Over Personal Morals Carlson re-ups with Caps, inks 8-year, $64M deal

Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Woman Miscarriage Drug Over Personal MoralsAfter receiving word that her unborn baby no longer had a heartbeat, it was


The Capitals and John Carlson agreed Sunday to a new eight-year contract that will pay the veteran defenseman an average value of $8 million per year.
How Russia grapples with monuments from Soviet past Dodgers hit 7 solo homers in win, tie MLB mark

How Russia grapples with monuments from Soviet pastAs Americans debate the proper placement of Confederate statues, Russians have found a unique solution to a similar issue.


Justin Turner hit the Dodgers' seventh home run of the game, a go-ahead drive in the 11th inning that led Los Angeles over the New York Mets 8-7 Sunday.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Proclaimed Winner of Turkey's Presidential Election Yankees believe Sanchez (groin) is likely to DL

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Proclaimed Winner of Turkey's Presidential ElectionTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was proclaimed the winner early Monday of a landmark election that ushers in a government system granting the president sweeping new powers and which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule.


After injuring his groin in Sunday's loss to the Rays, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is likely a candidate for the DL, though he will undergo an MRI on Monday.
Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties Cubs swept by Reds as bullpen falters again

Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan tiesAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Sunday praised "historic ties and friendship" with Jordan and the kingdom's commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories.


Reliever Pedro Strop called the Cubs' fourth straight loss to the last-place Reds "a tough one to swallow" after a move to the bullpen once again backfired. Cincinnati's four-game sweep was its first against the Cubs since 1983.


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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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