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GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Just Made A Joke About Public Hangings In Mississippi Losing $14.5M and a season? How we got here with Le'Veon Bell

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Two franchise tags, $855K lost per week and one likely lost season. The stalemate is nearing an end. But getting to this point is a complicated story.
The Camp Fire Is Now The Deadliest Wildfire In California's History Sources: Warriors confront Green in locker room

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An angry late-game exchange between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green carried into the Golden State Warriors locker room on Monday night in Los Angeles, sources told ESPN.
A Black Security Guard Was Killed By Police As He Tried To Stop A Shooting OSU: No evidence Zach Smith used racial slur

A Black Security Guard Was Killed By Police As He Tried To Stop A ShootingA black security guard was shot dead by a police officer as he held down a


Ohio State has denied an allegation that former coach Zach Smith used a racial slur in a confrontation with former player Trevon Grimes.
Yahoo News Explains: How a Democratic House can cause trouble for Trump LeVert has dislocated foot, won't need surgery

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Nets standout Caris LeVert, after a scary-looking injury Monday, got good news Tuesday: moderate ligament damage to his right foot, no surgery and he is expected to return this season.
eBay is releasing its Black Friday deals early Crews laying sod for Chiefs-Rams in Mexico City

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Significant discussions are underway to possibly move or postpone the Chiefs-Rams game in Mexico CIty on Monday due to field concerns, sources told ESPN.


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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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