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At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes Follow live: LeBron, Cavs looking to avoid 3-1 deficit

At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security ChangesFour young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent


LeBron James has never trailed in a first-round series -- until now. Can The King and the Cavaliers avoid another double-digit collapse and pull level with the Pacers?
Barbara Bush remembered for values and impact at funeral service Giants' Belt sets MLB record with 21-pitch AB

Barbara Bush remembered for values and impact at funeral serviceFour former presidents attended the service for Barbara Bush, as her granddaughters paid tribute to her with prayer and her son Jeb Bush delivered an emotional eulogy.


Brandon Belt of the Giants saw 21 pitches in an epic plate appearance against Angels rookie right-hander Jaime Barria in the first inning Sunday, the most pitches seen in an at-bat in Major League Baseball history.
Suspect in Ocala, Florida school shooting: ‘I want to be put away’ Ex-Michigan LB sorry for threats at Harbaugh

Suspect in Ocala, Florida school shooting: ‘I want to be put away’As students around the country rallied against gun violence on Friday, one student was injured in a shooting at a Florida high school. The suspect spoke to local NBC reporter Matt Lupoli.


Former Michigan player Elysee Mbem-Bosse apologized Sunday for a string of threatening Twitter messages directed at coach Jim Harbaugh.
Democrats Look To Their Successful 2006 Messaging In Bid To Retake The House Spurs' victory historic for Ginobili; Parker, too

Democrats Look To Their Successful 2006 Messaging In Bid To Retake The HouseWASHINGTON ― Democrats are looking back to the last time they took control of


Manu Ginobili extended a benchmark he set this postseason, as the only player age 40 or older to score in double figures off the bench in the postseason. But his 132nd win with teammate Tony Parker was a first in NBA playoff history.
Korean Air boss apologises as hot-tempered daughters resign Liverpool's Salah wins PFA Player of Year award

Korean Air boss apologises as hot-tempered daughters resignKorean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho on Sunday apologised for the "immature" behaviour of his two daughters and said they would both immediately resign from their company posts following separate controversies. Cho Hyun-min, the younger daughter who is marketing executive at the South Korean flag carrier, is under police investigation for assault after she was accused of throwing water into a man's face at a business meeting. Four years ago her older sister Cho Hyun-ah made global headlines for angrily kicking a cabin crew member off a plane after being served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than a bowl -- an incident quickly dubbed "nut rage".


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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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