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Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United Nations KD's ex-teammates not thrilled with his tweets (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In ‘America First’ Speech At United NationsPresident Donald Trump forcefully defended the United States and condemned North Korea and Iran in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, while trying to strike a cordial tone on the international alliances he had previously criticized.


Russell Westbrook 'likes' those Thunder cats Kevin Durant dubbed 'not that good'

Naturally, Durant's ex-teammates didn't take too kindly to being called "not that good" and, in fact, "bad."


Harrowing Videos Show The Moments An Earthquake Struck Mexico Separation Saturday: Contenders vs. pretenders (Yahoo Sports)

Harrowing Videos Show The Moments An Earthquake Struck MexicoPeople in neighborhoods across central Mexico watched as homes, businesses, and schools fell apart before their eyes during Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquake.


TCU's Gary Patterson and Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy have a major matchup on Saturday. (Getty Images)

A critical weekend is approaching, with nine matchups between undefeated teams to help determine who's legit.


New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis? The unforgettable MLB career history forgot (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.


Larry Corcoran

Larry Corcoran was the first pitcher to throw three no-hitters, but a falling-out with an owner all but erased him from baseball history.


Millions Threatened by Hurricane Maria Week 3 fantasy rankings: Who should you start? (Yahoo Sports)

Millions Threatened by Hurricane MariaBill Karins, NBC News meteorologist, talks with Rachel Maddow about the intense strength of Hurricane Maria and the threat it poses to millions of people in Puerto Rico and its neighboring islands.


Week 3 fantasy rankings: Who should you start?

Now you don't need us to tell you to trust Aaron Rodgers, but if you're debating a lineup decision, our gurus are here to help.


Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason Why can't Kevin Durant just let it go? (Yahoo Sports)

Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reasonA mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.


What in the world is Kevin Durant doing? (AP)

The 28-year-old Warriors superstar is coming off an NBA title and arguably the most successful season of his career, so why does he continue to live in the past?




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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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