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Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotest Goodell reportedly close to five-year extension (Yahoo Sports)

Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotestYahoo News went into the crowd in Boston Saturday and talked to mostly right-wing marchers for “free speech” and to mostly progressive counterprotesters.


NFL, Roger Goodell nearing five-year extension. (AP)

While plenty of people have called for the NFL commissioner to be fired, none of them are team owners, whose pockets have fattened during his tenure.


Watts: When Leaders are Silent, They Are Agreeing With KKK Judge: Shoulder issue isn't reason for slump (Yahoo Sports)

Watts: When Leaders are Silent, They Are Agreeing With KKKFormer Congressman J.C. Watts (R-Okla) tells Chuck Todd that now "is not a time for us to be afraid to be tweeted" by the president.


Aaron Judge

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has been receiving treatment for a shoulder injury since the All-Star break.


An Oregon Wildfire is Blazing in the Eclipse's Path of Totality Boldin retires: 'Purpose is bigger than football' (Yahoo Sports)

An Oregon Wildfire is Blazing in the Eclipse's Path of TotalityAbout 600 residents in the area were already evacuated


Anquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin is retiring after 14 seasons in the NFL, and he did so with a heartfelt statement.


Couple Who Engaged In Sexual Act Aboard Southwest Airlines Flight Questioned Sumlin 'proud' of A&M's response to racist rally (Yahoo Sports)

Couple Who Engaged In Sexual Act Aboard Southwest Airlines Flight QuestionedThe airline said the incident occurred on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas and apologized to other passengers aboard the flight.


Sumlin glad white supremacy rally was canned

Texas A&M said a planned rally was a no-go because it didn't have a university group sponsor, and Kevin Sumlin didn't hide his delight.


Ten sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker near Singapore Bucks star's withdrawal stirs NBA-FIBA drama (Yahoo Sports)

Ten sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker near SingaporeTen sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said.


NBA star at center of international conspiracy theory. (AP)

After Giannis Antetokounmpo withdrew from the Greek national team due to knee soreness, his country's basketball federation accused the Bucks of shady dealings.




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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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