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Trump Warns 'Madman' Kim Jong Un 'Will Be Tested Like Never Before' Hernandez CTE revelation 'scary — very scary' (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Warns 'Madman' Kim Jong Un 'Will Be Tested Like Never Before'President Donald Trump called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a “madman” who would be “tested like never before” on Friday morning, hours after the rogue nation threatened to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific.


Hernandez CTE revelation reaction

The Jaguars' Calais Campbell says players are dealing with the news that stage-3 CTE was found in ex-Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez's brain.


Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot Vikings QB Sam Bradford ruled out vs. Bucs (Yahoo Sports)

Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the potAt issue is a wave of Catalan nationalism culminating in a referendum on secession, scheduled for Oct. 1.


Sam Bradford ruled out for Vikings this week vs. Buccaneers

For the second-straight week, Minnesota will have to start Case Keenum at quarterback.


George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House' Astros got Verlander ... with 2 seconds to spare (Yahoo Sports)

George W. Bush's Ethics Chief: This 'May Be What Puts An End To This White House'If it turns out it was to block the Russia investigation, that would be obstruction, Painter said on MSNBC on Wednesday. “The president once again has the right to fire the FBI director,” Painter said on MSNBC.


Astros and Tigers completed Justin Verlander trade with just two seconds to spare

The trade that sent Justin Verlander from Detroit to Houston was crazier than we all thought.


Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City school Week 3 starts/sits: One player from every team (Yahoo Sports)

Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City schoolRescue workers search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City.


Fantasy sit-start: Lineup advice on every Week 3 game

We give you a sit or start from every NFL game on Sunday or Monday.


Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive Watch live: Week 3 Fantasy Football advice (Yahoo Sports)

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death diveCassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."


Get advice on who you should sit, start and so much more prior to the kickoff of Week 3 action.




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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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