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75 Former U.S. Attorneys To Jeff Sessions: End Inhumane Family Separation Policy Now Inside Mo Bamba's quest to be the NBA's next great big man

75 Former U.S. Attorneys To Jeff Sessions: End Inhumane Family Separation Policy NowA bipartisan group of former U.S. attorneys has penned an open letter to


This is the behind-the-scenes story of how Bamba is training to join the ranks of the league's top big men.
Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy Sources: Cavs want Love with or without LeBron

Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policyPresident Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.


The Cavaliers have not made Kevin Love available for trades entering Thursday's draft, and regardless of what decision LeBron James makes about his future, they have interest in keeping Love, sources said.
Trump escalates trade war with China following first round of tariffs Lakers warn staff about tampering, sources say

Trump escalates trade war with China following first round of tariffsThe Trump administration now says it’s ready to impose tariffs on up to $450 billion dollars worth of goods from China —which could increase the price you pay on everything from electronics to clothing.


Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss and team president Magic Johnson held a meeting warning employees about tampering ahead of the free-agency period.
'Wolf-Like' Animal That Baffled Officials Turns Out To Be A Regular Wolf Phanatic-launched hot dog strikes, injures fan

'Wolf-Like' Animal That Baffled Officials Turns Out To Be A Regular WolfThe mystery of a seemingly bizarre "wolf-like" creature that was shot and


A hot dog launched into the stands at Citizens Bank Park by the Phillie Phanatic injured a fan who was struck in the face. The hot dog was wrapped in duct tape so it wouldn't disintegrate upon launch.
In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stake Hall wins MVP in tight race; Rinne takes Vezina

In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stakeIt’s a week before an election, and the firebrand candidate takes the podium to speak to a small, private crowd of loyal supporters. Turkey is holding snap elections on June 24, and in the run-up, Erdoğan’s stump speeches have grown more and more Trumpian. Like the American president, Erdoğan fashions himself as populist representative of the common man facing down an array of corrupt elites.


Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils barely edged Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon for the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night, winning the NHL MVP race by less than 100 points in the voting.


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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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