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How Saudi-Friendly Middle East Dictators Are Handling The Jamal Khashoggi Scandal Lakers put on a show, but can't come up with Hollywood ending

How Saudi-Friendly Middle East Dictators Are Handling The Jamal Khashoggi ScandalWASHINGTON ― Some of the most prominent U.S. foreign policy figures urging a


LeBron James was the hero in regulation, but came up short in OT as the Lakers fell to 0-3.
Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanently McGregor ready to face 'next in line' if not Khabib

Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanentlyThe once-beloved American retailer Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy earlier


In an Instagram post Monday night, Conor McGregor wrote that he was beaten "fair and square" by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 and would welcome another opponent if an immediate rematch is not possible.
Trump's Planned Nuclear Pact Withdrawal 'Not The Work Of A Great Mind,' Says Gorbachev Cowboys trade 1st-round pick for Raiders' Cooper

Trump's Planned Nuclear Pact Withdrawal 'Not The Work Of A Great Mind,' Says GorbachevFormer Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev slammed U.S. President Donald


The Dallas Cowboys made a move to benefit quarterback Dak Prescott by acquiring wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 first-round draft pick.
Woman filmed harassing family for speaking Spanish at Virginia restaurant Roman Reigns reveals 11-year leukemia battle

Woman filmed harassing family for speaking Spanish at Virginia restaurantA woman has been filmed verbally abusing a family of Guatemalan tourists during a meal at a Virginia restaurant after hearing them speaking Spanish. The unidentified white woman was caught on camera unleashing a racially charged and profanity-laden verbal attack at the family at Andy’s Restaurant in Lovettsville. The victim, who asked to remain anonymous, said the woman approached the family and asked to see their passports.


Roman Reigns revealed on "Monday Night Raw" he has had leukemia for 11 years, and that the cancer's return means he will step away from WWE.
World’s Longest Sea Bridge Brings China Closer to Hong Kong Kyrie, Hayward miss at end as rally falls short

World’s Longest Sea Bridge Brings China Closer to Hong KongThe $15 billion, 55-kilometer (34-mile) bridge, which Xinhua says is the world’s longest sea link, will open for traffic at 9 a.m. Wednesday and is tipped to carry some 29,000 cars and trucks daily between Zhuhai on the mainland and Hong Kong, a former British colony. The project is part of President Xi Jinping’s sweeping plan to knit the so-called Greater Bay Area in southern Guangdong province into a high-tech megalopolis to rival California’s Silicon Valley. It also envisions a better marriage between China’s industrial might and its one-party state and the liberal, capitalist bastions of Hong Kong and Macau, which have their own passports, currencies, trade policies, courts and civil rights.


Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic survived two 3-point attempts by Boston in the closing seconds to beat the Celtics 93-90 on Monday night.


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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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