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Twitter Critics Mercilessly Mock Trump For Canceling Summit With Kim Cavs force Game 7 behind LeBron's best elimination game yet

Twitter Critics Mercilessly Mock Trump For Canceling Summit With KimIf you thought President Donald Trump's decision to cancel his planned summit


LeBron James finished with 46 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists to cancel Boston's trophy plans and extend the Cavaliers' season.
2 People Injured In Indiana School Shooting Family connection: Lakers to work out LiAngelo

2 People Injured In Indiana School ShootingAt least two people have been injured in a school shooting in Indiana.


LiAngelo Ball, the second of the Ball brothers, will get a look from the Lakers in a pre-draft workout on Tuesday. He hopes to show the team that he would be a good fit alongside his brother Lonzo.
Virginia congressional primary will be a test for an establishment Democrat, as party seeks to flip the House Yanks' Torres homers again, makes AL history

Virginia congressional primary will be a test for an establishment Democrat, as party seeks to flip the HouseBefore Virginia Democrats can pop the victory champagne, they first need to decide what kind of candidate, and race, they want to run.


Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres homered to right in the seventh, providing the winning run over the Angels and giving Torres a place in American League history. He's the youngest AL player ever to homer in four consecutive games.
Hawaii Evacuation Helicopters on Standby as Third Lava Flow Reaches the Ocean Former SIU DE intervened in school shooting

Hawaii Evacuation Helicopters on Standby as Third Lava Flow Reaches the OceanThe U.S. Marine Corps has sent two helicopters if more evacuations become necessary


Former SIU defensive end Jason Seaman, a middle school science teacher, was shot three times after a student armed with two handguns opened fire Friday.
Immigrant Children Accuse Border Patrol Of Abuse And Neglect, Report Shows 'Overwhelming likelihood' Suns keep top pick

Immigrant Children Accuse Border Patrol Of Abuse And Neglect, Report ShowsU.S. Border Patrol agents have resorted to troubling tactics toward


Phoenix GM Ryan McDonough says there's an 'overwhelming likelihood' the Suns keep the No. 1 pick in June's NBA draft.


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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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