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The Nevada Senate Race Was Supposed To Be Easier For Democrats. It's Still Up For Grabs. Mahomes throws record 22 TDs in first 8 games

The Nevada Senate Race Was Supposed To Be Easier For Democrats. It's Still Up For Grabs.LAS VEGAS ― It seemed like there was every indication Dean Heller was toast


Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw four TD passes Sunday night, giving him 22 in eight career games and eclipsing Kurt Warner's mark of 21.
Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: Report Ingram, Rondo, Paul get suspended for melee

Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: ReportThe Saudi government apparently groomed a mole inside Twitter to keep tabs on


Brandon Ingram was suspended four games, Rajon Rondo three and Chris Paul two for their parts in a brawl between the Lakers and Rockets on Saturday.
Lawyer: Man accused of threats to kill senators has dementia Tucker misses first career PAT; Ravens lose by 1

Lawyer: Man accused of threats to kill senators has dementiaCENTRAL ISLIP, New York (AP) — A man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senators over Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation has dementia and isn't dangerous, his lawyer said as the 74-year-old was ordered held without bail.


Justin Tucker's first career missed extra point led to the Ravens' losing to the New Orleans Saints 24-23 on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
Matt Gutman: Caravan is a 'mass of humanity' heading toward U.S. border Mizzou's Jontay Porter injures knee, out for year

Matt Gutman: Caravan is a 'mass of humanity' heading toward U.S. borderABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman reports from the Mexico-Guatemala border where hundreds of migrants are trying to move toward the United States.


Missouri forward Jontay Porter will miss the upcoming season after suffering a knee injury in a scrimmage on Sunday.
Train derails in Taiwan Hawks rookie Young scores 35 in rout of Cavs

Train derails in TaiwanAt least 22 people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan’s newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks at 4:50 p.m., the Taiwan central government said in a statement. The National Fire Agency cited the Cabinet spokesman’s office as saying 22 people were killed and 171 injured in the disaster.


Trae Young had 35 points and 11 assists -- the best line by an NBA rookie in eight years -- and Kent Bazemore scored 23 as the Atlanta Hawks rolled to an easy win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.


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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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