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White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to Charlottesville MLB commish opposed to automated strike zone (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.


Rob Manfred doesn't want automated strike zone now or maybe ever

Some players want an automated strike zone to replace umpires, but commissioner Rob Manfred doesn't.


High-Speed Police Chases Under Scrutiny in Florida Crawford wins to become undisputed champion (Yahoo Sports)

High-Speed Police Chases Under Scrutiny in FloridaNewly released dash camera footage from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office recorded an officer driving 104 mph after being told not to chase a suspect.


Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford's third-round knockout victory of Julius Indongo Saturday in made him the undisputed super lightweight champion.


Girl found 'brutally murdered' at home after texting mother about someone knocking at door Kyle Busch completes 3-race sweep at Bristol (Yahoo Sports)

Girl found 'brutally murdered' at home after texting mother about someone knocking at doorYhoana Arteaga was found bludgeoned to death in her family's mobile home with her clothing "in disarray", police said. There was no evidence of forced entry to the trailer in Nashville, Tennessee. The girl had suffered blunt force trauma to her body, police spokesman Don Aaron told a press conference.


Kyle Busch

Busch first did the triple sweep of the Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Cup Series at Bristol in 2010 as well.


Weather Channel Founder Says Climate Change Isn't Real Hackenberg-led Jets passing game a disaster (Yahoo Sports)

Weather Channel Founder Says Climate Change Isn't Real"I'm just a dumb old skeptic. A denier, as they call me. But you know something? I'm right. So I don't care."


Christian Hackenberg

Christian Hackenberg was the Jets' surprising starter for Saturday's preseason game, and it did not go well for him.


Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku Team deals with fallout from Virginia violence (Yahoo Sports)

Several people stabbed in Finnish city of TurkuSeveral people were stabbed in an knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday but it was not immediately clear if this was a militant action or had some other motive. The Turun Sanomat newspaper reported that at least one person was killed in the attack. Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said eight people had been taken to hospital following the stabbings, some of them are in critical condition.


A day after their soccer match was canceled because of violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., the University of Virginia men’s soccer team came together for a group photo. (University of Virginia Athletics)

With 17 countries represented on the University of Virginia men’s soccer team, making sense of the tragic events in Charlottesville is a difficult task.




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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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