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Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects It Playoff Predictor says there is still a chance for 10 teams to claim the top four spots

Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects ItVolunteers in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold in Florida, recounted


The top 10 teams in the CFP rankings all have at least a 1 percent chance to make it. Here's how it could happen for each.
Death Toll Rises To 63 In Northern California Camp Fire, 631 Now Unaccounted For KD on Green incident: 'Don't ask me that again'

Death Toll Rises To 63 In Northern California Camp Fire, 631 Now Unaccounted ForThe death toll in Northern California's Camp fire rose once again on Thursday


While Kevin Durant was quick to shut down a reporter's question about his incident with Draymond Green, Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged the team is "banged up spiritually" after a tumultuous week.
Yahoo News Explains: Is North Korea breaking the missile agreement with Trump? Source: Colts' Nelson fined for hit that went viral

Yahoo News Explains: Is North Korea breaking the missile agreement with Trump?North Korea is reportedly continuing to develop its ballistic missile program. Following a summit with the U.S., North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to dismantle his country’s main nuclear site. North Korea reportedly continues to make improvements to more than a dozen other sites that could launch conventional and nuclear missiles.


Colts rookie Quenton Nelson will appeal a $26,739 fine for leading with his helmet on a block against Jaguars safety Barry Church that went viral this week, a source told ESPN.
Trevor Noah Provides 'Presidential Harassment' Training For House Democrats Houston coach, star Oliver's quarrel gets heated

Trevor Noah Provides 'Presidential Harassment' Training For House DemocratsWith Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, Trevor Noah


All-American defensive tackle Ed Oliver got into a heated discussion with Houston coach Major Applewhite just before halftime of the Cougars' game against Tulane on Thursday night.
Best Bites: Crispy prosciutto cups with goat cheese and figs UCLA's Bruin Bear statue sprayed in USC colors

Best Bites: Crispy prosciutto cups with goat cheese and figsWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


Vandals broke into a wooden box intended to protect the Bruin Bear and spray-painted USC colors on the body and foundation of the statue ahead of this week's rivalry game.


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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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