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Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereignty Follow live: Wofford looks to make noise against Kentucky

Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereigntyThe fertile hillsides of the Israeli-occupied Golan are scattered with villages inhabited by 22,000 Druze, an Arab minority who practice an offshoot of Islam. Many still have relatives on the Syrian side of the fortified boundary. In Majdal Shams, older residents remember being part of Syria before Israel captured most of the heights in the 1967 Middle East war, occupying and later annexing it in 1981.


The No. 2-seeded Wildcats are off to the Sweet 16.
The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects process Source: Astros, Verlander reach $66M extension

The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects processPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):


Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, who was due to be a free agent after the 2019 season, has agreed to a $66 million extension through the 2021 season, sources told ESPN.
Trump Jr. Escapes Mueller Probe Despite the Trump Tower Meeting Kraft releases statement, says he is 'truly sorry'

Trump Jr. Escapes Mueller Probe Despite the Trump Tower MeetingA key episode in Mueller’s 22-month probe into Russian election meddling was a secret meeting that the president’s eldest son took at Trump Tower in Manhattan in 2016 with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin on the promise of being given dirt on Democrat Hillary Clinton. Now, one of the inquiry’s most intriguing unanswered questions is why Trump Jr. remained largely untouched by Mueller despite his participation in the meeting and questions about whether he tried to cover it up. Also left unscathed was Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement Saturday, saying he is "truly sorry" a month after authorities announced he was videotaped twice paying for a sex act at a massage parlor.
School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own life Lonzo axes pal over allegations $1.5M is missing

School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own lifeA teenager who survived the Parkland school shooting in Florida has killed herself while struggling with survivors' guilt, local media reported Friday. Sydney Aiello, 19, was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas last February 14 when a former student opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon, killing 14 students and three staff members. Among the dead were two of Aiello's best friends, Meadow Pollack and Joaquin Oliver.


Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has severed ties with a co-founder of Big Baller Brand over concerns that the family friend has a criminal past and also has not adequately accounted for the whereabouts of roughly $1.5 million from Ball's accounts.
JetBlue lawsuit claims pilots drugged three crew members and raped two Sources: Spurs nearing deal for vet Motiejunas

JetBlue lawsuit claims pilots drugged three crew members and raped twoA lawsuit claims that two JetBlue pilots drugged three crew members during a Puerto Rico layover, with one pilot allegedly raping two crew members.


The Spurs are nearing a deal with Donatas Motiejunas, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The 28-year-old forward/center has spent the past two seasons playing in China.


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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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