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JFK’s family reflects on his 100th birthday Penguins prevail over Preds in strange Game 1 (Yahoo Sports)

JFK’s family reflects on his 100th birthday“I’ve thought about him and miss him every day of my life,” Caroline Kennedy says in a video tribute.


Penguins win Game 1 after going 37 minutes without shot

The Penguins coughed up a three-goal to the Predators, but they quickly regained the lead and hung on to win the Stanley Cup Final opener.


Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi Shooting Steve Kerr likely to miss Game 1 of Finals (Yahoo Sports)

Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi ShootingThe victims were discovered in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County overnight, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.


Steve Kerr

The Warriors coach, still in pain despite sitting out most of the playoffs, didn't entirely rule himself out.


Full Clapper: 'My Dashboard Warning Light Was Clearly On' Over Trump Campaign's Russia Communications Tiger explains reason for his DUI arrest (Yahoo Sports)

Full Clapper: 'My Dashboard Warning Light Was Clearly On' Over Trump Campaign's Russia CommunicationsFormer Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells Chuck Todd that he was "very concerned about the nature" of approaches between the Trump campaign and Russian agents during the 2016 elections


Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has issued a statement indicating alcohol was not involved in his DUI arrest.


Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes Bryce Harper charges mound in baseball brawl (Yahoo Sports)

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroesPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."


Bryce Harper

Harper and Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland ignited a furious brawl between the Nationals and Giants that featured thrown helmets and fists.


Ivanka Trump's blog tweets something dumber than her father on Memorial Day Pitcher uses baseball as weapon during brawl (Yahoo Sports)

Ivanka Trump's blog tweets something dumber than her father on Memorial DayMemorial day is supposed to be the day Americans come together to pay respect to the people who've died while serving the country—or, if you're Ivanka Trump, make popsicles. On Sunday, the Ivanka Trump brand posted a painfully tone deaf tweet just in time for the holiday.  SEE ALSO: 8th graders refuse to take a photo with Paul Ryan because they don't "want to be associated with him" What a better way to honor fallen soldiers than with a nostalgic childhood treat and a little "adult beverage?" (Commence: gentle teeheehees). Make champagne popsicles this #MemorialDay: https://t.co/1m6ceESqnS — Ivanka Trump HQ (@IvankaTrumpHQ) May 28, 2017 Of course, Memorial Day also doubles as the start of summer for many in the United States, so it's not exactly surprising—or wrong even—that the brand came up with a recipe. But c'mon, champagne popsicles? What exactly are you celebrating @IvankaTrumpHQ? @IvankaTrump #memorialday https://t.co/InGkqd8yH9 — VoteVets (@votevets) May 29, 2017 Presidents and their senior advisors are typically expected to post something not horrible on the day. And it felt particularly hypocritical for some that Ivanka, who is a champagne popsicle of a human, posted about drinking such an expensive beverage when her family is proposing massive social service cuts to low income families. Even Trump appears to have let a real adult craft his tweet today. Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving. Thank you, God bless your families & God bless the USA! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017 Is this the moment he became president? Since joining the White House, Ivanka Trump has chosen to put her company in a trust. Ivanka remains the sole beneficiary of the trust and continues to wield power over the brand. Lawmakers have expressed concern that, given the nature of the trust, it'll be difficult to enforce monitoring.  Concerned about corruption? Oh well. Just grab some of your best girlfriends and champagne popsicle the pain away. WATCH: Take the party wherever you go with this portable beer pong table


Minor league brawl

Eduardo Jimenez threw a baseball at another player during a benches-clearing brawl between the Dayton Dragons and West Michigan Whitecaps.




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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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