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White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to Charlottesville Rich get richer: Dodgers acquire Granderson (Yahoo Sports)

White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to CharlottesvillePresident Trump’s comments about violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend have been condemned by Democrats, Republicans, business leaders and even athletes. “I think he’s speaking to the fact that a nation should respect its heritage, its identity, its heroes, and we shouldn’t engage in antiwhite multicultural political correctness,” Matthew Heimbach told Yahoo News on Thursday. Heimbach was scheduled to speak at the event, which attracted supporters from white supremacist, “alt-right” and neo-Nazi groups.


Dodgers keep adding on with trade for Curtis Granderson

Los Angeles made another notable trade Friday, acquiring Curtis Granderson from the Mets.


Hundreds Line Up, Dozens Ask To Be Arrested For Destroying Confederate Statue North Carolina LLWS team completes perfect game (Yahoo Sports)

Hundreds Line Up, Dozens Ask To Be Arrested For Destroying Confederate StatueFour people turned themselves in to authorities in Durham, North Carolina, on Thursday to face charges for their role in toppling a Confederate monument during a protest on Monday.


North Carolina LLWS

Greenville N.C. pitchers Chase Anderson, Matthew Matthijs and Carson Hardee combined for the first LLWS perfect game since 2008.


American Among 14 Dead in Spanish Terror Attacks Watch live: Angels at Orioles (Yahoo Sports)

American Among 14 Dead in Spanish Terror AttacksThe U.S. State Department has confirmed that another American citizen suffered minor injuries in the attack.


Los Angeles and Baltimore meet in a key AL wild-card matchup at Camden Yards.
Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate Bell vetoed deal agreed to by his agent, Steelers (Yahoo Sports)

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debateCHULAFINNEE, Ala. (AP) — White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.


Steelers and Le'Veon Bell's agent thought they had a deal, until Bell nixed it

Le'Veon Bell's agent reportedly agreed to a long-term contract in July and the Steelers thought they had a deal, but Bell nixed it.


South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity: source Pujols ties Sosa's prestigious homer record (Yahoo Sports)

South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity: sourceBy Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday. South African police had put border posts on "red alert" to prevent Mugabe fleeing and indicated she would receive no special treatment in the case involving Gabriella Engels, who says Mugabe whipped her with an electric extension cable. A security source, however, said immunity had been granted.


Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols' 609th career home run tied with him Sammy Sosa for the most among foreign-born players.




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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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