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Local Fisherman And Tourist Killed In Kenya Hippo Attacks NFL Power Rankings: 32 surprise players to watch this preseason

Local Fisherman And Tourist Killed In Kenya Hippo AttacksA local fisherman and a Chinese tourist were killed in a single day by hippo


As the regular season nears, our NFL experts stack up every team and choose some unexpected players you need to watch.
Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite' Wentz: It will be close call to play Week 1

Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite'Stephen Miller, the architect of some of Trump’s most controversial anti-immigration policies, has been assailed by critics who are quick to point out that Miller himself is a grandchild of refugees. Now Miller’s own uncle is joining the outcry.


Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz hasn't been cleared for contact yet and says the decision on whether he'll play Week 1 against the Falcons is "going to be close."
Parkland students bring the March for Our Lives summer tour to an end in Newtown Dolphins cut DL for cheap shot on RB Drake

Parkland students bring the March for Our Lives summer tour to an end in NewtownThe organizers of the Road to Change tour have visited over 50 cities in an effort to register and mobilize voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — and to build a coalition of youth in communities affected by gun violence.


The Dolphins waived defensive lineman Gabe Wright on Tuesday, a day after he blindsided starting running back Kenyan Drake during a fight in practice.
Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires UConn, Lady Vols to renew rivalry in 2020

Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California WildfiresA sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,


The UConn and Tennessee women's basketball programs, participants in a storied 22-game rivalry that has been dormant since 2007, will meet again in 2020 and 2021.
Killer Whale Finally Lets Go of Her Dead Calf After Carrying it For 17 Days Redskins release free-agent addition Scandrick

Killer Whale Finally Lets Go of Her Dead Calf After Carrying it For 17 DaysThe orca drew international attention for carrying her dead calf for 17 days


Cornerback Orlando Scandrick, who signed with the Redskins as a free agent in March and had worked as a starter in training camp, was released by the team Tuesday.


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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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