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The Latest: Booker says he would reverse transgender ban Dirk passes Wilt as NBA's 6th all-time scorer

The Latest: Booker says he would reverse transgender banDUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic race for president (all times local):


Dirk Nowitzki has reclaimed the No. 6 spot on the NBA's all-time scoring list, passing Wilt Chamberlain on Monday night.
Fox News pulls 'Judge Jeanine' show one week after remarks on Rep. Ilhan Omar's hijab Curry's 61-foot 3-pointer longest FG this season

Fox News pulls 'Judge Jeanine' show one week after remarks on Rep. Ilhan Omar's hijabA week after questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's hijab and patriotism on the air, Fox News pulls host 'Judge Jeanine' Pirro's show.


Steph Curry drained a 61 foot 3-pointer, the longest shot anyone in the league has hit all season, to close the first quarter of Monday night's Warriors-Spurs game.
Grieving New Zealand looks for lessons from Christchurch attack Roberts: Kershaw won't be ready for opener

Grieving New Zealand looks for lessons from Christchurch attackAfter days of intense grieving for New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting, attention began to turn to how the country's gun laws need to change and what warning signs might have been missed ahead of a gunman's attack on two mosques that killed 50 people. Bodies of the victims of Friday's attacks in Christchurch were being washed and prepared for burial in a Muslim ritual process, with teams of volunteers flown in from overseas to assist with the heavy workload. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her Cabinet had made in-principle decisions on changes to gun laws which she would announce next Monday, saying now was the time to act on tightening access to firearms.


Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will not be ready to start Opening Day due to shoulder inflammation, manager Dave Roberts said.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS Will Be the Most Expensive Car Built in America Baylor top seed in NCAA women's tournament

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS Will Be the Most Expensive Car Built in AmericaMercedes has confirmed plans for an ultra-luxurious Maybach version of the upcoming third-gen GLS.


Baylor was named the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Monday.
Navy vs. Nukes: U.S. Navy Plans to Test Missile Defenses Against ICBM Bengals cut linebacker Burfict after 7 seasons

Navy vs. Nukes: U.S. Navy Plans to Test Missile Defenses Against ICBMThe Pentagon plans a “first-of-its-kind” test of an unprecedented weapons capability to intercept and destroy an enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile "ICBM" -- from a Navy ship at sea using a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.


The Bengals have released linebacker Vontaze Burfict after a seven-year run with the team.


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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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