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3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault Charge Tiger leads Tour Championship by 3 after 65

3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault ChargeCody Wilson ― 3D-printed gun creator, neo-Nazi funder and sexual assault


Tiger Woods shot a 5-under 65 Saturday at the Tour Championship to take his first 54-hole lead in a tournament since 2013. He holds a three-stroke advantage over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose heading into Sunday's final round.
Whatever happens to Kavanaugh, Trump has already made 2018 the Year of the Woman Frost: Huskers (0-3) hit bottom, can only go up

Whatever happens to Kavanaugh, Trump has already made 2018 the Year of the WomanWomen have contributed to a rise in activism that has also been mirrored by a surge in candidate recruitment.


After Nebraska (0-3) lost to Michigan for the school's worst start since 1945, Scott Frost told his team that he believes "this is going to be the bottom right here."
Yes, Yandy Really Made A 'Sexy' 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween Costume Joshua knocks out Povetkin in 7th to retain titles

Yes, Yandy Really Made A 'Sexy' 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween CostumeWelp: If you ever wanted to know what a "sexy" "Handmaid's Tale" costume looks


Anthony Joshua has retained his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium.
New details: Man accused of trying to steal plane School head resigns over black QBs comment

New details: Man accused of trying to steal planeAuthorities say a man who is being accused of attempting to steal an American Airlines jet had a commercial pilots license and was in the U.S. with a Canadian passport.


Lynn Redden, a white Texas school superintendent, has resigned over comments he posted online saying "You can't count on a black quarterback" in relation to Texans QB Deshaun Watson.
Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's Juncker Despite win, Smart critical of Georgia's discipline

Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's JunckerRelations between the EU and Britain have always been a bit prickly, but EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that the Brexit negotiations are beginning to resemble the courtship of two hedgehogs. "We're not at war with Great Britain," Juncker told the Austrian daily Die Presse in an interview published a day after British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan was rejected as unworkable and unacceptable by the bloc's other 27 members at an informal summit in Salzburg. "We have to be careful, like two hedgehogs who love each other," Juncker said.


Georgia coach Kirby Smart took responsibility for his team's miscues in a 43-29 win against Mizzou. "We didn't play with the discipline we need to play with, and I'm responsible for that."


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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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