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'Fluke, Not a Conspiracy': Tweet Wasn't Dissing Ryan, Aides Say Playing in WBC costs pitcher a roster spot (Yahoo Sports)

news Despite what it might have looked like, President Donald Trump was not throwing shade at House Speaker Paul Ryan in conspicuous tweet promoting a Fox News show, reps for both Trump and Ryan' said Sunday.

Jose Berrios

Jose Berrios didn't get much work during the World Baseball Classic, so the Twins want him to start the season in Triple-A to get some innings.


OMB Dir Mulvaney: Is the GOP Capable of Governing? Former LSU QB says he'll transfer to UNC (Yahoo Sports)

news The unpopular health care proposal supported by President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan could not get enough Republican votes to pass through the House this week, but Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget on Sunday chalked it up to Washington being 'broken' -- and questioned the GOP's capability to lead. 'Is the Republican Party capable of governing?' he asked. 'I know the man in the White House is capable of governing. I saw it this week.'

Brandon Harris

Brandon Harris was coveted by Texas but instead will play one season as a graduate student for the Tar Heels.


'More Than One' Attacker Shoots 15, Kills One, in Ohio Nightclub Shooting: Cops So. Carolina tops Florida for Final Four berth (Yahoo Sports)

news One person was killed and at least fifteen others were wounded after 'several' people got into an altercation and at least one of them opened fire at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, police said.

NCAA tournament (AP)

The seventh-seeded Gamecocks completed their surprising run through the East Region with a comeback win over Florida.


Hundreds Detained in Moscow Protest, Including Opposition Leader Two-Man Game: Maturation of the T-Wolves (Yahoo Sports)

news A Reuters reporter saw police detain Navalny on Moscow's Tverskaya Street and put him in a police truck.

The Vertical’s Chris Mannix and Bobby Marks discuss how perhaps Minnesota's playoff expectations came about too quickly.


Sen. Lindsey Graham Fights Back at Rowdy Town Hall Indians GM's son, 6, leaks Lindor negotiations (Yahoo Sports)

news The three-term senator told constituents Saturday that their boos and anger were not persuading him to change his positions.

Did young son of Indians GM leak Francisco Lindor contract extension?

During the Cleveland Indians radio broadcast, six-year-old Brody Chernoff said his father, Mike, is trying to work out an extension with Francisco Lindor.




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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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