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Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi Shooting Sano's prank scares the daylights out of coach (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.

Miguel Sano freaks out Twins pitching coach with a rubber snake prank

Miguel Sano and his rubber reptile made Twins pitching coach Neil Allen jump a mile.

JFK’s family reflects on his 100th birthday Can Nashville's D stop Crosby and the Pens? (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.


This year's Stanley Cup is a matchup of contrasting skill sets: Can Nashville's dynamic defense contain Crosby, Malkin, and the Pens?

US will step up air strikes to 'annihilate' Isis and citizen casualties are inevitable, warns Defence Secretary At long last, Love finds his footing in Cleveland (Yahoo Sports)

US will step up air strikes to 'annihilate' Isis and citizen casualties are inevitable, warns Defence SecretaryPentagon chief James Mattis has said that the US is “accelerating the tempo” of the fight against Isis, and that civilian deaths should be anticipated as a “fact of life”. While US forces operating in Syria and Iraq do “do everything humanly possible” to prevent the loss of innocent life, “Civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation,“ General Mattis told CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday. The interview comes after new figures from war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights found that the last four-week period was the deadliest for Syrian civilians on record since the US-led coalition bombing campaign began in 2014.

Kevin Love is finally at easy in Cleveland, and that should make the Warriors uncomfortable

Kevin Love, after feeling like a third wheel with the Cavs, has found comfort in his role and is flourishing for the Eastern Conference champs.

Corker: 'As I Understand It, Kushner Is Willing to Talk' Tiger's physical health is no longer the concern (Yahoo Sports)

Corker: 'As I Understand It, Kushner Is Willing to Talk'Sen. Bob Corker (R. Tenn.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, appears on Meet the Press to talk about reports that Jared Kushner tried to establish private communication channels with Russia.

Tiger Woods

At best, Woods' DUI is a bad decision after having a few too many. At worst it's a cry for help for a guy who's too young to be washed up, too old to be coping like this.

After talks, France's Macron hits out at Russian media, Putin denies hacking Cup could be Fleury's Final ride with Penguins (Yahoo Sports)

After talks, France's Macron hits out at Russian media, Putin denies hackingBy Michel Rose and Denis Dyomkin VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron rolled out the red carpet for Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday, but past suspicions of Russian meddling in the French election resurfaced with Macron denouncing Russian media and Putin denying hacking allegations. The newly elected Macron hosted Putin at the sumptuous 17th century palace of Versailles outside Paris for his first meeting with the Kremlin leader which he had earlier said would be marked by some straight talking.

Marc-Andre Fleury

Replaced as starting goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury is entering his final days with the only NHL organization's he's ever known.

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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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