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Trump promotes faulty White House math on health care The Bite Fight is still insane, even 20 years later (Yahoo Sports)

Trump promotes faulty White House math on health careIn addition to the elementary math error, the president's tweets attacked CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post and the New York Times as "fake news."


Tyson-Holyfield illo (Amber)

Everything from the pre-fight buildup to the aftermath was wild in the Tyson-Holyfield fight that ended in the most bizarre fashion imaginable.


Kushner Meeting With Russian Bank Is Weird Florida completes championship trifecta (Yahoo Sports)

Kushner Meeting With Russian Bank Is WeirdRachel Maddow relays a description of Russia's state-run VEB bank as not being a bank in the traditional way, making Jared Kushner's meeting with the chairman of that bank during the Trump transition all the weirder.


Florida

Florida is now one of six colleges to win the national championship in baseball, basketball and football.


Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’ Tigers' demise may prompt Verlander departure (Yahoo Sports)

Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’The Minnesota senator admits his party has a public perception problem — but not as big as the GOP’s when it comes to health care.


Justin Verlander

Multiple front-office sources told Yahoo Sports they expect Justin Verlander to hit the trade market sometime in the next two weeks.


Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school Four semifinalists look evenly matched (Yahoo Sports)

Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois schoolCHICAGO (AP) — Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able to help her parents financially.


Portugal-Mexico (AP)

Portugal, Mexico, Germany and Chile all advanced as expected in the Confederations Cup, but none emerged as a clear favorite.


'Good Samaritan' Trying to Help Lost Toddler Attacked by Child's Father: Cops Former Mayweather foe breaks down matchup (Yahoo Sports)

'Good Samaritan' Trying to Help Lost Toddler Attacked by Child's Father: CopsA Florida man was trying to find the parents of a lost toddler when the child's dad punched him repeatedly, authorities said.


Mayweather-McGregor

Robert Guerrero is a former boxing champ and an MMA fan, so he has a unique perspective regarding the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.




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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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