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What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Threat To Detonate An H-Bomb In The Pacific Red Sox, Yankees back in playoffs together (Yahoo Sports)

What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Threat To Detonate An H-Bomb In The PacificThe international community has watched in dismay as U.S. President Donald “Dotard” Trump and North Korean leader “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un trade escalating taunts and insults.


Red Sox and Yankees

Believe it or not, it's the first time since 2009 both teams have made the postseason in the same year.


Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks TCU halts Oklahoma State in its tracks (Yahoo Sports)

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam CracksAbout 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing.


Mason Rudolph

TCU made things uncomfortable for Heisman hopeful Mason Rudolph all game and controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.


DHS Begins Notifying States of Russian Hacks Sources: Anthony headed to Oklahoma City (Yahoo Sports)

DHS Begins Notifying States of Russian HacksRachel Maddow reports that even though the election was months ago, the Department of Homeland Security is only now calling every state individually to let them know if they were targetted by Russian hacking efforts.


Sources: Carmelo Anthony traded to Oklahoma City Thunder

The Knicks will ship Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick.


The Latest: Death toll reaches 305 in central Mexico quake Why Great Britain streaker won't strike on Sunday (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: Death toll reaches 305 in central Mexico quakeMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local):


Great Britain's most famous streaker explains why he's streaked at 561 events

Mark Roberts, who has streaked at 561 events, has a good reason for not running on the field for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Jaguars.


Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6 Florida State starts 0-2 for first time since 1989 (Yahoo Sports)

Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 were wounded in an overnight attack by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Friday, adding that hundreds of villagers were forced to move to safer places.


Florida State starts 0-2 for first time since 1989

In their first game since the opener, the Seminoles tried to rally late against North Carolina State but ultimately fell.




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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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