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Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will 'Plow Right Through' Confirming Brett Kavanaugh Which teams most need to rally in Week 4?

Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Will 'Plow Right Through' Confirming Brett KavanaughSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reassured Republicans that Judge Brett


Wisconsin has to bounce back from its devastating loss to BYU if it has any hope of winning its division, and the Badgers aren't alone.
He Created 3D-Printed Guns And Funded Neo-Nazis. Now He's An International Fugitive. If you haven't seen Oregon QB Justin Herbert yet, you're missing out

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Don't be surprised to see the Ducks' junior quarterback pick up steam in the Heisman Trophy race and on NFL draft boards.
Mother of baby swept away by Hurricane Florence floodwaters: 'I did everything I could' Report finds Maryland culpable in McNair death

Mother of baby swept away by Hurricane Florence floodwaters: 'I did everything I could'The mother of a child who died after he was swept away by Hurricane Florence's


The findings of a report into the death of Maryland's Jordan McNair by heatstroke revealed "there was a failure ... in identifying the condition" by the athletic training staff.
Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane Sources: Wolves owner, Thibs at odds on Butler

Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia planeIsrael's coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday. "There have been no changes to the deconfliction mechanism as a result of this unfortunate event," the military official said on condition of anonymity, referring to Monday's downing following Israeli air strikes. The arrangement was agreed by Israel and Russia in 2015, when Russian forces intervened alongside the regime in Syria to avoid clashes between their militaries inside Syrian territory.


Wolves owner Glen Taylor made it clear at the NBA's board of governors meeting that All-Star Jimmy Butler is available in a trade, one attendee has told ESPN.
Best Bites: Pumpkin spice waffles Tiger shares 36-hole lead for 1st time since 2015

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A good bit of the work was undone by a back-nine double-bogey, but on a day when Tiger Woods fought his swing, he also managed to get to the top of the leaderboard.


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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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