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Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors: Reports Follow live: No. 17 Villanova takes on Penn

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The Wildcats attempt to secure their 26th consecutive Big 5 victory when they battle the Quakers at the Palestra.
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The Phillies have agreed to a contract with outfielder Andrew McCutchen, sources confirmed to ESPN.
'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staff Tulowitzki released by Jays, owed $38 million

'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staffFormer Obama chief of staff William Daley thinks Trump could easily end up not filling the role after John Kelly steps down.


Veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who hasn't played in the majors since July 2017, is a free agent after being released by the Blue Jays.
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The city of Oakland has filed a federal lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL, seeking to recover damages resulting from the team's "illegal" move to Las Vegas.
2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School Chargers RB Gordon game-time decision vs. KC

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Chargers running back Melvin Gordon doesn't expect to know until game time on Thursday whether he'll be cleared to face the Kansas City Chiefs. Gordon has missed the past two games with a sprained right knee.


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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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