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California Moves To Let Schools, Co-workers 'Red Flag' Dangerous Gun Owners Facing elimination, LeBron finds comfort in a book

California Moves To Let Schools, Co-workers 'Red Flag' Dangerous Gun OwnersLawmakers in the California Assembly voted Monday to advance a bill that would


Up against elimination for the second time this postseason, the three-time NBA champion told ESPN about the lessons he has learned from reading "The Alchemist."
Cohen business partner's plea deal seen as likely falling domino Pistons hire Stefanski, eye Casey as coach

Cohen business partner's plea deal seen as likely falling dominoRachel Maddow reports on the plea deal by Michael Cohen's business partner, Evgeny Freidman, in a case involving his taxi business that makes it likely he'll help prosecutors in Cohen's case, making him, in turn, more likely to make a deal...


The Pistons have hired Grizzlies executive Ed Stefanski as a senior adviser responsible for overhauling the franchise's basketball operations, he told ESPN.
Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair Ellison Maye to return to Tar Heels for senior season

Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair EllisonPredictions of the death of the Democratic Party after the 2016 election were premature. If the party can unite behind its candidates, it can take one or both houses of Congress, says deputy chair Keith Ellison.


North Carolina forward Luke Maye announced Thursday he plans to withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to the Tar Heels for his senior season.
Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of death Trump: NFL 'doing the right thing' with anthem

Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of deathThe death of a CDC employee whose body was found in an Atlanta river last


President Donald Trump says the NFL is "doing the right thing" with a policy banning kneeling during the national anthem. The policy forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the anthem but allows them to stay in the locker room.
ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since January LeBron shrugs off talk he tired down stretch

ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since JanuaryThe American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to end the monthslong detention


While LeBron James dismissed talk that he grew fatigued during Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Celtics, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue admitted, "He looked a little tired to me."


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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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