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Senators Cancel Confirmation Hearings For Trump's VA Pick 32 NFL draft predictions: First-round picks, trades, more

Senators Cancel Confirmation Hearings For Trump's VA Pick### TOP STORIES


Will the Browns deal the No. 1 pick? Which teams will move up for a QB? NFL Nation reporters make one prediction for every team.
As chemical weapons inspectors reach Douma, Syria claims suspected attack was fake Source: Browns considering Mayfield at No. 1

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.


Baker Mayfield "definitely" has been a part of the Cleveland Browns' considerations with the No. 1 draft pick, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and the former Oklahoma QB cannot be ruled out as a possibility for the top overall selection.
Police Arrest Waffle House Shooting Suspect, Ending Manhunt Sparks fly despite hefty Jazz lead vs. Thunder

Police Arrest Waffle House Shooting Suspect, Ending ManhuntTravis Reinking, the 29-year-old suspected of killing four people Sunday in a


The tension didn't let up for the Thunder and Jazz in Game 4 -- even down the stretch, when the outcome had been all but decided. "It's the playoffs," Jazz forward Derrick Favors said after a game that featured seven technicals. "Guys get physical."
Rural districts are the new frontier for women running for office WR Jones deletes Falcons pics from Instagram

Rural districts are the new frontier for women running for officeEsther Roberts stands in her friend’s field in Somers, Wis., which sits directly across the road from the massive Foxconn development site in Pleasant Prarie, WIs. At the moment when Esther Roberts decided to run for elected office, she was standing far from her home in Somers, Wisc., amid a sea of pink hats at the March for Women in Washington, D.C., in January 2017. Roberts is typical of the thousands of women who have entered the political arena in the past 18 months in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.


Julio Jones' deletion of Falcons photos from his Instagram page was rooted in him wanting a "fresh start" on social media and nothing more, the team said.
Cevallos: Cohen is under ‘all the pressure that could possibly be’ Andujar joins DiMaggio, Mantle in Yankees lore

Cevallos: Cohen is under ‘all the pressure that could possibly be’The case against President Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, is one of many legal battles the White House is facing. The panel talks with MSNBC Anchor Ayman Mohyeldin about the strategies being utilized for Cohen’s problems.


Miguel Andujar made Yankees history and Gleyber Torres got his first hit as the surging squad squashed the Twins.


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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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