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As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity Can 2016 NBA rookie class redeem itself? (Yahoo Sports)

As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with claritySenior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

The 2016 NBA draft class had a historically awful debut, but it's not doomed

Last year's rookies had one of the worst debuts ever. But history shows us that a strong bounceback is possible.

Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary? Penguins may use depth to fill void at center (Yahoo Sports)

Could Trump's Comments Lead To a GOP Presidential Primary?Trump's media availability drew intense criticism from the right. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly says today may be the start of a primary movement to replace Trump. He joins O'Donnell and Jarvis DeBerry to discuss Trump's long pattern of bigoted behavior.

Jake Guentzel

When you subtract Nick Bonino and Matt Cullen from your bottom six, it has an impact.

KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison Guards Can Mitch Trubisky steal Bears' starting job? (Yahoo Sports)

KKK Members Convicted In Plot To Kill Black Inmate While Working As Prison GuardsTwo former Florida prison guards who were members of the Ku Klux Klan have been convicted of plotting to murder a black inmate after his release.

Can Mitch Trubisky steal the Bears starting job? (AP)

The rookie quarterback was impressive in his NFL preseason debut, and if he continues to shine, John Fox may not have any choice but to slot him higher than Mike Glennon.

The Latest: Report: Arrest made in Barcelona attack Fan's first pitch may be greatest one ... ever (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: Report: Arrest made in Barcelona attackBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the van that ran into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district (all times local):

Red Sox fan

A number of things went wrong when this Red Sox fan threw out the first pitch before Wednesday's game.

Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movement Buckeyes' J.T. Barrett eyes 'perfect' ending (Yahoo Sports)

Dizzying artwork video uses oil, paint, and soap to create otherworldly movementWhat’s even more stunning is the fact that the final work only used around two percent of the footage Thomas and his photographer partner, Oilhack, captured in four months.

J.T. Barrett

The Ohio State QB has won a national championship, gotten a DUI and been blown out in the College Football Playoff. What's left in his final college football season?

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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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