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President Trump's 'Fake News' Claims Slammed at WHCD Celtics vs. Wizards: Fun point guard matchup (Yahoo Sports)

news On his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he attacked the media on the same day as the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Isaiah Thomas, John Wall

The players to watch on the Celtics vs. Wizards second-round playoff matchup are Boston's Isaiah Thomas and Washington's John Wall.


Special Report: President Trump's First 100 Days Did lie detector test help Conley get drafted? (Yahoo Sports)

news It's the start of a presidency like no other. We talked to historians, activists and White House veterans to evaluate Trump's progress at his first major benchmark.

Gareon Conley

The Raiders selected Gareon Conley after he was reportedly asked to take a polygraph test, which may open the door for that in the future.


25 Years Since Riots, Ghosts of Old L.A. Linger Penguins humble Capitals in Game 2 (Yahoo Sports)

news South Los Angeles is the site of one of the most destructive civil disturbances in modern U.S. history, an emblem of the country's racial divide, and a place where generations of immigrants have pursued the American dream. Now, after decades of despair, it stands at a new crossroads. In a special report, NBC News explores what has changed since 1992, when a jury decided not to convict four L.A. cops who assaulted Rodney King, setting off a firestorm of violence.

Penguins humble Capitals

The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-0 series lead in their second-round showdown with the Washington Capitals with a 6-2 victory on Saturday night.


Trump Knocks the Media, Obamacare and Sen. Schumer Bayern Munich clinches another Bundesliga title (Yahoo Sports)

news President Trump celebrates his first 100 days in office with rally and speech to supporters in Pennsylvania.

Bayern Munich clinches Bundesliga title

The German giants thrashed Wolfsburg 6-0 on Saturday to keep their championship streak rolling.


'Overweight' Ryan Lochte Races in First Meet Since Olympics Randy Gregory's failed test could end his career (Yahoo Sports)

news Ryan Lochte, suspended from USA Swimming and international meets through June, won a 200-yard individual medley at the U.S. Masters nationals.

Randy Gregory

TMZ reported that Randy Gregory has failed another NFL drug test, which would put his NFL future in serious jeopardy.




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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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