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Donald Trump Declares The European Union A 'Foe' 5-on-5: The best, surprising and most disappointing NBA rookies

Donald Trump Declares The European Union A 'Foe'After a tumultuous NATO summit last week and massive protests against him in


Who were the standouts and disappointments at NBA summer league? Our experts answer the big questions. Watch the NBA summer league semifinals beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Chicago police release body cam footage after fatal officer-involved shooting sparks protests Making sense of the first Cavalier after LeBron

Chicago police release body cam footage after fatal officer-involved shooting sparks protestsChicago police have released footage of officers approaching 37-year-old Harith Augustus before he was fatally shot on Saturday.


Whether he wanted to be or not, Collin Sexton is the bridge to the post-LeBron Cavs. Check out what we saw from Day 10 of the Las Vegas Summer League.
Tragic Photos Of Sea Turtle Stuck In Beach Chair Are A Reminder To Pick Up Your Stuff Spieth struggles to give back Claret Jug

Tragic Photos Of Sea Turtle Stuck In Beach Chair Are A Reminder To Pick Up Your StuffA sea turtle conservation group shared a shocking photo on Saturday in an


Jordan Spieth, defending champion at The Open, had to give back the Claret Jug on Monday.
Indonesian villagers kill nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack LaVar's latest boast: In prime, I'd beat LeBron

Indonesian villagers kill nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attackIndonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, an official said. Photographs released by Antara news agency showed bloodied carcasses of the crocodiles in a large pile in the Sorong district of the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. The head of Indonesia's Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua said that the 48-year-old victim had entered the crocodile farm and was likely picking grass for animal feed when he was attacked.


In a recent interview with Fanatics View, LaVar Ball said in his playing prime, he would have been able to beat LeBron James because the four-time NBA MVP is "too weak."
Obama visits father's native Kenya to open youth center Fiat strike over Ronaldo move 'a resounding flop'

Obama visits father's native Kenya to open youth centerFormer US president Barack Obama paid a visit to his extended family in Kenya Monday, on his first trip to the country since 2015 during which he will open a youth center. Obama arrived in his father’s native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. On Monday he flew to the west of the country, where under extremely tight security he paid a visit to the home of his step-grandmother Sarah Obama in the village of Kogelo, an AFP reporter said.


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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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