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‘Obliteration’ could still come to Iran, Trump warns Trail Blazers trade Turner to Hawks for Bazemore

‘Obliteration’ could still come to Iran, Trump warnsDespite calling off a military strike against Iran, the U.S. is still poised to hit Iran hard after weeks of mounting tensions between the two countries, President Trump said on Sunday.


Evan Turner is heading to Atlanta. The Blazers have traded the forward to the Hawks in exchange for Kent Bazemore.
White supremacist who killed woman after driving car into Charlottesville protesters begs judge to show him ‘mercy’ Mets' Callaway calls media back in to apologize

White supremacist who killed woman after driving car into Charlottesville protesters begs judge to show him ‘mercy’The self-avowed white supremacist who ploughed his car into protesters opposing a far-right rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison.James Alex Fields Jr’s legal team has argued in a new sentencing memo that the 22-year-old defendant should not spend his entire life in prison because of his age, a traumatic childhood and a history of mental illness.Fields has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes in relation to the Charlottesville attack and is set to be sentenced on 28 June.“No amount of punishment imposed on James can repair the damage he caused to dozens of innocent people. But this Court should find that retribution has limits,” his attorneys wrote in a court document submitted on Friday.Fields’ attorneys said that giving him something less than a life sentence would be akin to an “expression of mercy” and a “conviction that no individual is wholly defined by their worst moments”.The attorneys highlighted his difficult upbringing and history of mental illness, but many of the details were redacted. The document did reveal he was raised by a paraplegic single mother and suffered “trauma” by growing up knowing his Jewish grandfather had murdered his grandmother before committing suicide.In their own sentencing memo, prosecutors said Fields had shown no remorse since he drove the car into the counter-demonstrators on 12 August, 2017, killing anti-racism activist Heather Heyer and injuring others protesting against the white nationalists.They argued that Fields deserves a life sentence, adding that would help deter others from committing “similar acts of domestic terrorism”.Prosecutors focused on years of documented racist and antisemitic behaviour by Fields, which they said included keeping a picture of Adolf Hitler on his bedside table. They also said that he was recorded on a jail phone call making disparaging remarks about Ms Heyer’s mother as recently as last month.They also argued that while Fields has a history of mental illness issues, it did not excuse his behaviour in a way that would demand a lenient sentence. “Any mental health concerns raised by the defendant do not overcome the defendant’s demonstrated lack of remorse and his prior history of substantial racial animus,” prosecutors wrote.Under a plea deal, federal prosecutors agreed not to pursue the death penalty against Fields after he pleaded in March to federal hate crime charges and admitted that he intentionally drove his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters.The charges he pleaded guilty to call for life in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.In December last year he was convicted in a Virginia court of first-degree murder and other state charges for killing Ms Heyer and injuring others who were protesting. Sentencing on the state charges is scheduled for next month.The 2017 rally drew hundreds of white nationalists to Charlottesville to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Hundreds of counter-protesters demonstrated against the white nationalists.Donald Trump infamously said there were “very fine people on both sides” of the clashes in the Virginia city.Additional reporting by AP


Mets manager Mickey Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas have been fined an undisclosed amount following a confrontation with a reporter in the clubhouse Sunday.
One Dead, 10 Injured in South Bend Pub Shooting Dodgers to extend netting after another fan hit

One Dead, 10 Injured in South Bend Pub ShootingSergio Flores/ReutersOne person has died and at least 10 people have been injured after a gunman opened fire at local pub in South Bend, Indiana, police said Sunday morning. Local police and the Metro Homicide squad were called to a reported mass shooting at 2 a.m. at Kelly’s Pub in South Bend, Indiana. Local news ABC 57 reports that several victims were taken to area hospitals with gunshot wounds. There is no information on the shooter or motive for the crime. South Bend Mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to give a town hall meeting on Sunday to address concerns after a police shooting last week. This story is developing. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


The netting at Dodger Stadium will likely be extended at some point during this season after another fan was hit Sunday by a foul ball.
UPDATE 4-Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one, wounding 21 - Saudi-led coalition Tiger Woods dropped from wrongful death suit

UPDATE 4-Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one, wounding 21 - Saudi-led coalitionYemen's Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday that killed one person and wounded 21 others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen said. Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV earlier said that the Iran-aligned movement had targeted Abha and Jizan airports in the south of the kingdom with drones attacks. "A terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted Abha airport, killing a Syrian resident and wounding 21 civilians," the coalition said in a statement carried on Saudi state television.


Tiger Woods' attorneys announced Monday that the estate of a bartender who crashed his car and died after leaving the restaurant in December had voluntarily dismissed Woods as a defendant.
1967 Ford Mustang Keeps Things Authentic Chiefs' Hill to meet with NFL investigators Wed.

1967 Ford Mustang Keeps Things AuthenticIn a sea of restomods, this pony keeps things original throughout. It’s always refreshing to see people go to great lengths to bring an old classic back to its original form. That’s what this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback S-Code is all about. Actually, the full-rotisserie restoration process didn’t just match the pony’s original specs, the craftsmanship rises to a higher level. This absolutely stunning machine comes to market via Vanguard Motor Sales.Thanks to the professional restoration, this fastback is bathed in the original Brittney Blue paint, which is absolutely silky smooth. All the body panels are straight, the trim and badges are all in top shape, there’s zero sign of pitting or curb rash on the wheels, and the black interior is of at least showroom quality if not better, just like the rest of the car. In fact, the radio and speaker have been rebuilt, showing just how painstaking the restoration process was.  More American Cars Is It Time To Buy Your Dream DeLorean DMC-12? Live Like A Rocker Driving A Customized 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Somebody Needs To Preserve This 1984 Pontiac Fiero Indy Pace Car Edition Own This Exceptional Low Mileage 2005 Ford GT The mechanicals are all original and correct. A Ford 390ci FE V8 is mated up to a Toploader 4-speed manual transmission. Both the air cleaner and carburetor are original, so you get an authentic experience. Power is sent to a Ford 9-inch rear. With a heavy-duty suspension upgrade, handling is excellent. The factory Extra Cooling Package makes this ride that much nicer, especially if you live in an especially hot climate. Power disk brakes provide consistent stopping power.Plenty of upgrades originally included in the car make the interior a little nice. There’s the Deluxe Steering Wheel, plus the Sport Deck Rear Seat, the Interior Décor Group, tinted windows, Deluxe Seat Belts, and an AM radio.With only two owners who know each other, this Ford Mustang has been exceptionally cared for throughout its lifetime. All work was completed in 2017 by Desert Classic Mustangs, which is located in Tempe, Arizona. While there are others like this around, finding one in this kind of condition is a rarity, to say the least. Classic Mustangs will only continue to appreciate in value, thanks to their broad appeal and legendary reputation worldwide.


Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will meet with NFL investigators Wednesday. Hill has been banned by the team amid a child abuse investigation.


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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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