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U.S. Intelligence officials frustrated by White House response to Khashoggi killing Every Pro Bowl pick (and surprise) for all 32 NFL teams

U.S. Intelligence officials frustrated by White House response to Khashoggi killingAnd it’s not just the White House that may make it tough to act on the intelligence community’s findings — the longstanding ties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia complicate efforts to hold the kingdom accountable.


Todd Gurley, Michael Thomas and Patrick Mahomes are in. Check out the Pro Bowl picks for every team.
The Latest: Portions of FBI interview with Flynn released Allen makes 'statement' with rare LeBron block

The Latest: Portions of FBI interview with Flynn releasedWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local):


Jarrett Allen's block on Tuesday was only the ninth time LeBron James has been denied on a dunk attempt in his career.
Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treaty Hardaway rips Barnes, calls comments 'low-class'

Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treatyPresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia could easily make and deploy land-based intermediate-range missiles if the United States made good on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms control treaty. The United States has accused Russia of flouting the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Washington and Moscow during the Cold War and has said it will quit it unless Russia comes back into compliance.


Penny Hardaway called Rick Barnes' comments 'low-class,' adding another layer to an escalating rivalry between Memphis and Tennessee.
Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision Rams add RB Anderson for depth behind Gurley

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets DecisionChili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North


The Rams have signed running back C.J. Anderson to add depth behind the ailing Todd Gurley. The move comes on the same day the team waived return man Pharoh Cooper.
Carnival Panorama: Construction of giant new Carnival ship hits milestone Sources: Harvey heads west, agrees with Angels

Carnival Panorama: Construction of giant new Carnival ship hits milestoneThe construction of cruise giant Carnival's next new ship has hit a major milestone as the vessel's exterior outfitting has come to an end.


Matt Harvey will be changing leagues for the first time in his major league career, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Angels worth a reported $11 million.


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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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