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Donald Trump is on track to break his promises on Medicaid. It may not be a ‘read my lips’ moment. Indiana paying Miller to stay away from cupcakes (Yahoo Sports)

Donald Trump is on track to break his promises on Medicaid. It may not be a ‘read my lips’ moment.Bush went against his party in raising taxes, spurring outrage among conservatives -- especially an ambitious House member from Georgia's Sixth District named Newt Gingrich -- while Trump's position finally puts him in sync with his own party.


Archie Miller (AP)

The Hoosiers, at the behest of ticket holders, will pay Miller a bonus for each year he schedules a tougher non-conference home schedule.


Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’ The Vertical's top 20 free agents (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.


Gordon Hayward, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul (Getty Images)

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant aren't likely to go anywhere, but other elite free agents may be tempted to change teams.


Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in death Lawsuit aims to create girls' prep football teams (Yahoo Sports)

Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in deathMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.


Sam Gordon – remember her? – files lawsuit to make girls high school football a reality

Sam Gordon, the barrier-busting Utah girl who played tackle football against the boys and went viral, has a new challenge: Trying to get her school district to offer football for girls.


Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sources Tack another win onto Tom Brady's resume (Yahoo Sports)

Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sourcesBy Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and unity, in the Hausa language spoken widely in that part of the country. The presidency did not release video footage or photographs of Buhari making the recording heard by Reuters in which the president's voice sounds weak.


Tom Brady

The NFL Network's Top 100 list is topped by a familiar name.


Chelsea Manning attends first LGBT Pride event as a free woman Wall: I want Paul George in Washington (Yahoo Sports)

Chelsea Manning attends first LGBT Pride event as a free womanChelsea Manning has attended her first LGBTQ Pride event in New York City as a free woman. The network security expert who leaked nearly three-quarters of a million classified and not-classified military documents to WikiLeaks was seen during the massive march on the streets of Manhattan riding in a red convertible and waving a flag. Ms Manning was released from prison last month after having her 35-year sentence commuted by former President Barack Obama.


Paul George, John Wall (Getty images)

The problem for the Wizards is they have no cap space the next couple of years.




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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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