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Scooter Libby prosecutor says Trump's pardon was a loyalty message to Cohen Follow live: Cavs return home

Scooter Libby prosecutor says Trump's pardon was a loyalty message to CohenOne of the prosecutors who brought the case against Scooter Libby says President Trump's pardon of the ex-top aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney sends a not-so-subtle message to potential witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.


LeBron and the Cavs need to find a way to shut down Victor Oladipo in order to avoid giving the Pacers a chance to clinch at home on Friday.
Scott Pruitt Is Either A Liar Or Grossly Incompetent Panel to NCAA: End 1-and-done, ban cheaters

Scott Pruitt Is Either A Liar Or Grossly IncompetentEarlier this month, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt


The Commission on College Basketball, wanting to "be bold in our recommendations," wants the NCAA to minimize one-and-dones and ban cheating coaches for life.
Husband of Southwest incident victim speaks out Bamba: Would have coveted NBA 'head start'

Husband of Southwest incident victim speaks outThe husband of the passenger killed in the mid-air engine explosion aboard a Southwest Airlines plane tells NBC News that his late wife was constantly sending inspirational text messages to friends, spreading love and kindness.


Mohamed Bamba, a projected top-five pick in June's draft, says that had the opportunity been in place, he would have jumped straight from high school to the NBA.
Dallas Officer Shot At Home Depot Dies. 2 Others Still In Hospital. Sources: Bryant rejects Ravens' multiyear offer

Dallas Officer Shot At Home Depot Dies. 2 Others Still In Hospital.A Dallas police officer has died and another remains in critical condition


Dez Bryant has rejected a multiyear contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens, sources confirmed to ESPN. Bryant prefers a one-year contract, hoping to receive a more lucrative multiyear offer in 2019. The Doomsday Podcast first reported the news.
Firing Mueller won't end Trump investigation, Mueller made sure Vick to be O-coordinator in new AAF league

Firing Mueller won't end Trump investigation, Mueller made sureRachel Maddow shows how Robert Mueller has worked with other departments and agencies in the course of the Trump Russia investigation, ensuring that even if the special counsel is fired, the elements of the investigation live on.


Michael Vick has been named offensive coordinator of the Alliance of American Football team in Atlanta.


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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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