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White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation Party like it's 2007? Barnwell's case for 16-0 -- again -- in New England

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operationThe White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President Donald Trump's name gave no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or how the United States had confirmed his death. Administration officials would provide no more information beyond the three-sentence statement from the White House.


The Patriots are off to one of the most dominant starts in NFL history and face an easy schedule. Could this be 2007 all over again?
UPDATE 1-Scope, precision of Saudi oil attacks show Iran to blame -U.S. officials Let's overreact to Week 2: Bench Eli for the rookie now

UPDATE 1-Scope, precision of Saudi oil attacks show Iran to blame -U.S. officialsThe scope and precision of drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities show they were launched from a west-northwest direction rather than from Yemen to the south, where Houthi rebels claimed responsibility, senior U.S. administration officials said on Sunday. The attacks on Saturday risk disruptions to the world's oil supplies, and oil prices were expected to jump on Monday. The officials said they had additional evidence they would reveal in the days to come that would show that Houthi claims of responsibility for the attacks were not credible.


The Giants are going nowhere, so it's time to start first-round pick Daniel Jones ... right?
Virginia Attorney General Concludes Race Information Is Not Necessary for Marriage Licenses Sources: Big Ben surgery call expected Monday

Virginia Attorney General Concludes Race Information Is Not Necessary for Marriage LicensesThe state has new forms, which let applicants “Declined to Answer” about race


A decision is expected to be made Monday on whether Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will need elbow surgery, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
B-2 Spirit: The Stealth Bomber Trump Could Send to Strike Iran Brees 'concerned' about injury, to see specialist

B-2 Spirit: The Stealth Bomber Trump Could Send to Strike IranOr North Korea, Russia, China--anyone.


Saints quarterback Drew Brees left Sunday's loss to the Rams in the first quarter after injuring his thumb.
VIDEO: Would-be burglars kick in front door of Bay Area house, scared off by homeowner QB Carr blasts offensive PI call: 'Blows my mind'

VIDEO: Would-be burglars kick in front door of Bay Area house, scared off by homeownerTwo masked-man kicked in the front door of a Pleasanton home in an attempted home-invasion -- and it was all caught on surveillance video.


Derek Carr's second interception on the day was accompanied by a flag for offensive pass interference -- a penalty the Raiders quarterback said "will blow my mind forever."


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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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