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New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis? Nebraska fires AD who gave Riley an extension (Yahoo Sports)

New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police and the black community exist well beyond St. Louis and nearby Ferguson. But this week’s clashes suggest that racial problems run deep here.


Nebraska

Shawn Eichorst signed football coach Mike Riley to a contract extension through 2020 earlier in the season. Nebraska is 1-2 after losing to Northern Illinois.


Puerto Rico Powerless, Flooded After Storm Barkley calls NBA players 'babies' over schedule (Yahoo Sports)

Puerto Rico Powerless, Flooded After StormLuis Rivera Marin, secretary of state of Puerto Rico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ravaged condition of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the efforts to rescue and help the storm's victims.


Charles Barkley

Training camp hasn't even opened yet, but Charles Barkley is already in midseason "get off my lawn" form.


The Sponsors Of Obamacare Repeal Are Trying To Fool America -- And Fellow Republicans Remember touchdowns? Those were fun (Yahoo Sports)

The Sponsors Of Obamacare Repeal Are Trying To Fool America -- And Fellow RepublicansThe co-sponsors of new Senate legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act are misleading America about the effects of their proposal.


What's the reason behind the NFL's big scoring problem? (AP)

It's a small sample size, but scoring is down quite a bit so far this season. Defenses deserve some of the credit, but is something else to blame?


Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack Citing dwindling desire, Ward calls it a career (Yahoo Sports)

Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged AttackLess than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.


Andre Ward

Rather than fighting Tony Bellew or Anthony Joshua, Andre Ward has made the surprise decision to call time on his glittering boxing career.


Obama blasts 'aggravating' GOP plans to repeal Obamacare MLB's ageless wonder running out of time (Yahoo Sports)

Obama blasts 'aggravating' GOP plans to repeal ObamacareFormer President Barack Obama mocked Republicans in a speech on Wednesday for repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law also known as Obamacare.


Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon. (AP)

Could 44-year-old pitching marvel Bartolo Colon finally be losing his battle against Father Time?




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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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