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Trump's 'total and complete exoneration' turns out to be fake news Follow live: 76ers look to take control of series in Brooklyn

Trump's 'total and complete exoneration' turns out to be fake newsThe president returned to his portrayal of Robert Mueller's report as "fabricated & totally untrue."


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'We don't know if it's enough': $1 billion may not cover Notre Dame Cathedral rebuilding costs after fire Dudley, Butler tossed after Nets-Sixers fracas

'We don't know if it's enough': $1 billion may not cover Notre Dame Cathedral rebuilding costs after fireAn international surge in donations may not yet cover the rebuilding costs of Paris' beloved Notre Dame Cathedral, officials say.


Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley were ejected from Game 4 after Dudley's shove of Joel Embiid led to a fracas between the Sixers and the Nets.
French interior minister warns of yellow-vest riots on Saturday Richt: 'Not in the plans' to return to coaching

French interior minister warns of yellow-vest riots on SaturdayThe French interior minister warned on Friday that violence could flare up on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests, as authorities banned marches around the fire-gutted Notre-Dame cathedral. The warning comes after weeks of relative calm, with the marches attracting declining numbers as yellow-vest protesters waited for President Emmanuel Macron's expected response to their various demands which include lower taxes and more government services. Christophe Castaner, the interior minister, said domestic intelligence services had informed him of a potential return of rioters intent on wreaking havoc in Paris, Toulouse, Montpellier and Bordeaux, in a repeat of violent protests on March 16.


Former Miami coach Mark Richt said he stepped away after last season because "it was the right time for me as a person" and that it is "not in the plans" to return to coaching.
Sarah Sanders said her untruths over FBI were told in 'heat of moment' Ronaldo '1,000 percent' staying with champ Juve

Sarah Sanders said her untruths over FBI were told in 'heat of moment'Sarah Huckabee Sanders has defended herself against accusations of lying to the American public after Robert Mueller’s report refuted several statements she previously made to the media.The White House press secretary joined Good Morning America a day after the report was released, where she was grilled about her previous claims that “countless” members of the FBI told her they were dissatisfied with James Comey’s leadership at the agency before he was fired by Donald Trump. The report said those comments were “not founded on anything” and that Ms Sanders told investigators they were a “slip of the tongue.” On Friday, Ms Sanders attempted to clarify her comments in the report, telling ABC’s George Stephanoloulos, “Actually, if you look at what I said, I said the slip of the tongue was in using the word ‘countless.’”“There were a number of FBI — both former and current — that agreed with the president’s decision,” she said. While that may be true, it does not substantiate the claims the press secretary made in May 2017.Ms Sanders said during a 10 May press briefing that the president “had countless conversations with members from within the FBI” and ultimately determined “the rank and file of the FBI had lost confidence in their director.”She then told reporters the following day, “I have heard from countless members of the FBI that are grateful and thankful for the president’s decision and I think we may have to agree to disagree.”“I can speak to my own personal experience,” she continued. When asked how many members of the FBI she spoke to, Ms Sanders replied, “We’re not going to get into a numbers game here.”The press secretary attempted to shift the focus Friday back to Mr Comey, calling him a “disgraced leaker” and claiming he “used authorisation to spy on the Trump campaign.”The host continued pressing Ms Sanders, asking at one point, “Why can’t you acknowledge that what you said then was not true?”She replied that her statements were made “in the heat of the moment,” adding, “I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democrat Party.”


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Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killer Yanks await verdict on Judge after oblique injury

Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killerIsraeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said. Some clashes broke out between Palestinian residents and Israeli forces during the operation, AFP journalists reported.


Yankees star Aaron Judge will have an MRI after injuring his oblique on a single during Saturday's game vs. the Royals. The Yankees already have 12 players on the injured list.


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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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