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Russia's Military Buildup in Arctic Has U.S. Watching Closely Rendon now 13th player with 10 RBIs in game (Yahoo Sports)

news Russia isn't alone in its Arctic ambition. The United States, Russia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Iceland all lay claim to the area and its abundant natural resources.

Rendon now 13th player with 10 RBIs in game

Anthony Rendon record 10 runs batted in against the Mets, and it didn't even account for half the Nationals' total on Sunday.

Trump on Kim Jong Un: 'He's a Pretty Smart Cookie' How is Isaiah Thomas doing this? (Yahoo Sports)

news In a wide-ranging interview, Trump praised the North Korean despot, lauded China's efforts in the region, and claimed that he's had "tougher" jobs.

How is Isaiah Thomas doing this?

Playoff pressure is crushing enough, to say nothing of the tragedy of losing a family member. But the Celtics star continues to stand tall amid all of it.

Tens of Thousands Expected in May Day Protests Across U.S. Watch: Preds take 2-1 series lead over Blues (Yahoo Sports)

news Protesters and marchers are expected to hit the streets Monday in what organizers describe as a surge in energy against President Donald Trump.

Ryan Ellis, Cody McLeod and Roman Josi scored as Pekka Rinne made 22 saves, helping the Predators defeat the Blues and take a 2-1 series lead.

First Latina Elected to Congress Announces Retirement Jazz deal Clippers another disappointing exit (Yahoo Sports)

news The first Latina elected to Congress, Republican Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, has announced that she will be retiring after more than three decades in elected office — potentially paving the way for Democrats to take her congressional seat in 2018.

Jazz deal Clippers another disappointing exit

Utah controlled Game 7 at Staples Center to advance, and now Los Angeles faces some serious summer questions over its future.

U.S. Doctors Offer Hope and Healing to Syria's 'Lost Generation' Late pit stop propels Logano to Richmond win (Yahoo Sports)

news At a camp near the Syria border, dozens of refugees huddle around the steps of a field clinic where they have been waiting since the early hours.

Late pit stop propels Logano to Richmond win

Joey Logano pitted on the race's final caution for fresh tires and passed Kyle Larson, who had stayed out on track.

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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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