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First Fatality In Southern California Wildfires Confirmed Toronto FC caps historic year with 1st MLS title

First Fatality In Southern California Wildfires ConfirmedMedical officials confirmed the first fire-related fatality in Southern California’s most recent spate of wildfires to HuffPost on Saturday.


Toronto FC waited 364 days and 66 minutes for its legendary MLS Cup moment. Thanks to Jozy Altidore, the club, and the entire city, got it.
Listen: Trump Records Campaign Robocall For Roy Moore No. 21 Purdue stays home to race another in-state foe

Listen: Trump Records Campaign Robocall For Roy MooreDonald Trump recorded a campaign robocall supporting GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore that will be dialed into homes the day before the special election.


Only 70 or so miles separate the two schools, but when it comes to basketball, Purdue is light years ahead of IUPUI. On Sunday, the Boilermakers (9-2) will get a chance to dominate another Indiana program when the Jaguars (2-5) travel to Mackey Arena. Next week, Purdue faces its toughest in-state
Travel troubles: snow cancels flights along the East Coast Mooring scores 27 to lead UNLV past Illinois, 89-82

Travel troubles: snow cancels flights along the East CoastAtlanta’s airport -- the nation’s busiest -- experienced the bulk of today’s travel troubles after an unexpected blast of winter weather headed southeast.


Last season UNLV didn't get its eighth win until Dec. 31, two games into Mountain West Conference action. Saturday night, the Runnin' Rebels improved to 8-2 with three games left on their non-conference schedule. Jovan Mooring shot 50 percent from the field and scored 27 points to lead UNLV
White Nationalists Have Been Saying 'Diversity Is Not Our Strength' For Years Despite slow start, Thomas, Hawaii beat D-II Hawaii Hilo

White Nationalists Have Been Saying 'Diversity Is Not Our Strength' For YearsRep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has again flirted with being an open white nationalist.


HONOLULU (AP) -- Mike Thomas and Drew Buggs scored 13 points apiece to help Hawaii pull away, after a slow start, to beat Division II Hawaii Hilo 82-64 on Saturday night.
Will US embassy move hinder Middle East peace process? Ayton leads Arizona to 88-82 win over Alabama

Will US embassy move hinder Middle East peace process?ABC News' James Longman reports on President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital city.


Deandre Ayton overpowered Alabama's big men all night, something he's done consistently during his freshman year. Allonzo Trier turned it on in the second half, playing with a rare efficiency. When Arizona's top two players are at their best, the Wildcats are mighty tough to stop.


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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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