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Chuck Schumer Calls On Rick Scott To Recuse Himself From Florida's Recounts Barnwell: Nine teams, four spots, one jumbled NFC playoff mess

Chuck Schumer Calls On Rick Scott To Recuse Himself From Florida's RecountsSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday urged Gov. Rick Scott


The defending champs are in trouble. Two South teams might be locks. The NFC playoff race is shaping up to be pandemonium.
An injured Yemeni child's image went viral. Then she disappeared to Saudi Arabia. Duke jumps Kansas for No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll

An injured Yemeni child's image went viral. Then she disappeared to Saudi Arabia.Over a year after an airstrike killed Buthaina's immediate family, remaining relatives are accusing Saudi authorities of kidnapping the girl in a bid to hide a powerful symbol of the war in Yemen.


Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1.
World Leaders Gather In Paris For The 100-Year Anniversary Of WWI Ending Source: Jets unlikely to fire Bowles during season

World Leaders Gather In Paris For The 100-Year Anniversary Of WWI EndingDozens of world leaders gathered on Sunday at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to


Jets coach Todd Bowles, under heavy scrutiny after an embarrassing 41-10 loss to the Bills, won't be a bye-week casualty. Ownership is expected to stick with Bowles through the end of the season.
Best Bites: Traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie cupcakes Saints sign six-time Pro Bowl receiver Marshall

Best Bites: Traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie cupcakesWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


After the season-ending injury to Dez Bryant, the Saints signed receiver Brandon Marshall, making New Orleans the seventh team he'll play for.
Cat mummies, animal statues discovered in Egypt sarcophagi Sources: Carmelo's teammates believe he's gone

Cat mummies, animal statues discovered in Egypt sarcophagiSeven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, have been discovered at a site on the edge of the pyramid complex in Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital, archaeology officials announced Saturday. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany said the discovery was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission during excavation work started in April. Three of the tombs had been used for cats, he said, while one of four other sarcophagi discovered at the site belonged to Khufu-Imhat, overseer of the buildings in the royal palace.


Houston Rockets players and coaches believe Carmelo Anthony has played his final game for the franchise, 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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