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Syria suicide bomb that killed four US citizens also reignites debate over US pulling troops Sources: Angels reach deal for Allen to be closer

Syria suicide bomb that killed four US citizens also reignites debate over US pulling troopsA suicide bomb reignited the debate over President Donald Trump's assertion that the Islamic State has been defeated and his decision to exit Syria.


The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with relief pitcher Cody Allen on a one-year deal to be their closer next season, league sources told ESPN.
Iran state TV presenter arrested by FBI and moved to Washington DC, say reports Wrong shorts briefly keeps Beasley out of game

Iran state TV presenter arrested by FBI and moved to Washington DC, say reportsAn American-born journalist working for Iran‘s state TV broadcaster has reportedly been arrested after flying into the US. Press TV interrupted its broadcast on Wednesday to report Marzieh Hashemi was arrested after she arrived at St Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday. The English-language Iranian broadcaster, citing family members, said its TV presenter and documentary film maker was taken into FBI custody and brought to Washington, DC.


With his team trailing big in the first quarter and looking for a spark, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton signaled for scoring savant Michael Beasley to come in off the bench, but Beasley had to make a detour before entering.
'Enough is Enough.' How European Media Responded to the Brexit Deal Defeat Sharapova ousts defending champ Wozniacki

'Enough is Enough.' How European Media Responded to the Brexit Deal Defeat"Enough is enough," the French daily Le Monde wrote in an editorial. "The time has come for them to make up their minds."


Defending women's champ Caroline Wozniacki is out of the Australian Open after losing to Maria Sharapova 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the third round Friday in Melbourne.
Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks Refs admit bad call at end of 4th in OKC-Lakers

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarksRep. Steve King’s base of support, including in his home state of Iowa, continues to erode after comments he made appearing to praise white supremacy were published in the New York Times. Des Moines is not located in King’s district.


The referees in Thursday's Lakers-Thunder game admitted they made a mistake by calling a foul on Lonzo Ball near the end of regulation.
'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec says Fans welcome ex-Buckeyes QB Martell to Miami

'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec saysFord F-150 and Super Duty surprises are in the works as Ford executives lay out plans for strengthening the company.


Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell is in the final stages of enrolling at Miami, arriving with four pieces of luggage on Thursday afternoon after flying in from Columbus to his new home.


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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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