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Footage shows massive colonies of fire ants floating in Hurricane Florence floodwaters Rice, Warner: We weren't briefed on HOF letter

Footage shows massive colonies of fire ants floating in Hurricane Florence floodwatersIn wake of Hurricane Florence, victims in the storm's path are being warned of


Many high-profile Pro Football Hall of Famers said in a letter that they would not attend the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony until Hall of Famers receive health insurance and an annual salary that includes a share of league revenue.
Trump breaks silence on Kavanaugh allegations 'Bama family': Kiffin lets Ingram train at FAU

Trump breaks silence on Kavanaugh allegationsPresident Trump on Monday responded to allegations by a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by his Supreme Court nominee.


Former Alabama Heisman Trophy running back Mark Ingram, who is currently suspended, worked out at Florida Atlantic on Tuesday with Lane Kiffin and other members of the FAU coaching staff.
Sen. Ted Cruz Calls Rival Beto O'Rourke 'Quick' To Blame Dallas Cop Who Killed Botham Jean Bolts' Liuget sues trainer after positive PED test

Sen. Ted Cruz Calls Rival Beto O'Rourke 'Quick' To Blame Dallas Cop Who Killed Botham JeanRep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who are facing off


Chargers DT Corey Liuget, currently serving a four-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, is suing his former trainer for $15 million, according to a document filed in U.S. District Court in California on Tuesday.
Sweet Pup Can't Stop Licking Rescuers After Being Saved From Florence Flooding Source: Bird was being treated before incident

Sweet Pup Can't Stop Licking Rescuers After Being Saved From Florence FloodingThanks to a couple of brave animal lovers, one lucky North Carolina dog was


The Boston Celtics were working with guard Jabari Bird on getting mental health treatment leading up to his arrest on domestic violence charges, a source confirmed to ESPN's Marc J. Spears on Tuesday.
George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11 Agent: Brown doesn't want trade from Steelers

George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11Peter Baker, author of “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House" spoke to Yahoo News about the younger Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: standing up to anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination after the attacks on Sept. 11. 2001.


Antonio Brown does not want to be traded by the Steelers and was not with the team Monday because he was dealing with a personal matter, his agent said Tuesday.


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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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