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Days after school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a gun show in Miami Girard, Boutin shine for Canada in short track

Days after school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a gun show in MiamiStudents rallied for gun control outside the Federal Courthouse in Broward County, Florida, while miles away, hundreds gathered for two separate gun shows.


Canada's youth emerged in a tough field when they need them most.
Donald Trump Uses Florida School Massacre As Excuse To Attack FBI’s Russia Probe Samuel Girard didn't know what to expect at first Olympics

Donald Trump Uses Florida School Massacre As Excuse To Attack FBI’s Russia ProbePresident Donald Trump has criticized the FBI for missing “all of the many signals” sent out by the suspect in Wednesday’s deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.


The speed skating star had no idea what would happen in PyeongChang, but now he has a gold medal around his neck.
Teen Brothers Exchange Heartbreaking Text Messages During Florida High School Shooting: 'Are the Cops Here?' Kim Boutin looking to appreciate her Olympic moment, but stay relaxed

Teen Brothers Exchange Heartbreaking Text Messages During Florida High School Shooting: 'Are the Cops Here?'The tragedy has brought them closer together.


The Canadian speed skater hoped to balance the intensity of PyeongChang, with a calm mindset. With two medals so far, it seems to be working.
'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting Charles Hamelin on meeting Russell Martin

'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School ShootingBorrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)


Even our sports heroes have their own sports heroes
Mexico minister survives helicopter crash, two killed on ground Marianne St-Gelais finds her purpose again

Mexico minister survives helicopter crash, two killed on groundA helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and a governor crashed near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake in the country's south on Friday, killing two people who were on the ground, officials said. Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Alejandro Murat, governor of the state of Oaxaca, were on their way to survey the scene of the destruction left by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake when the accident occurred, the interior ministry tweeted. Navarrete told the Televisa network that a number of the helicopter's passengers were also injured.


It took the Canadian speed skating star quite some time to bounce back from her Sochi disappointment.


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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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