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Trump message chief warns leakers: ‘I’m going to fire everybody’ Countdown: Summer NHL talking points (Yahoo Sports)

Trump message chief warns leakers: ‘I’m going to fire everybody’Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci warned suspected leakers on Tuesday that they must stop spilling Trump administration secrets or risk being fired.


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What's up with the Olympic rosters? How come Jagr hasn't been signed?


Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural vote Watch live: Braves vs. Diamondbacks (Yahoo Sports)

Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural voteOver the sound of protesters crying “kill the bill,” 50 Republican senators cast their votes to begin to debate repealing Obamacare on a razor-thin margin Tuesday afternoon. John McCain cast a decisive vote.


It's an (NL) East-vs-West showdown in Yahoo's Free Game of the Day as Arizona and Atlanta play the rubber match of their three-game series.
Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota Woman Gold Cup final: What a win would mean for U.S. (Yahoo Sports)

Fake Street Signs Warning of 'Easily Startled Police" Appear After Cop Shoots Minnesota WomanFake street signs appear after Minnesota cop fatally shot woman who reported hearing screams.


Gold Cup final

The Americans have a chance at Gold Cup redemption against Jamaica, but something bigger is at stake for the program.


Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution Stats to guide you to QB bargains and busts (Yahoo Sports)

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of executionCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Stats to guide you to QB bargains and busts

This column helped peg Matt Ryan as a draft value last year. Who are the numbers pointing to this time around?


Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations Rebel with a cause: Luke lands his dream job (Yahoo Sports)

Wildfires force French Riviera evacuationsFrench authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Cote d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.


Closing Time: Lewis Brinson gets the call, Eduardo Nunez gets shipped

Matt Luke played at Ole Miss, just like his brother and his father. It's the job he's always wanted, and he's getting it under the most difficult of circumstances.




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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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