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DHS Chief Connects New Zealand and U.S. Attacks as Terrorism Why UConn got a No. 2 seed in the women's NCAA basketball tournament

DHS Chief Connects New Zealand and U.S. Attacks as TerrorismNielsen drew a line on Monday between the New Zealand attacks, in a which a gunman who espoused hatred of Muslims killed 50 people at two mosques, and three attacks in the U.S. that authorities have blamed on racism or bigotry. “We, too, have seen the face of such evil with attacks in places such as Charlottesville, Pittsburgh, and Charleston,” Nielsen said in a speech at George Washington University in Washington.


The NCAA bracket held few surprises, but UConn's No. 2 seed was a jaw-dropper. It's the first time since 2006 the Huskies aren't a 1-seed.
Lawyer: US Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years The winners (Lady Vols) and losers (Stanford) of this year’s women’s bracket

Lawyer: US Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 yearsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, his lawyer said Saturday, becoming the first American known to be imprisoned there since President Donald Trump took office.


The ACC has eight teams in the field, including No. 1 seeds Notre Dame and Louisville. Tennessee and Central Michigan are also big winners.
Ethiopian official: 'Clear similarities' between catastrophic Boeing plane crashes Roberts: Kershaw won't be ready for opener

Ethiopian official: 'Clear similarities' between catastrophic Boeing plane crashesAs Ethiopians mourned those killed in last Sunday's plane crash, the transport minister said there are 'clear similarities' with an October accident.


Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will not be ready to start Opening Day due to shoulder inflammation, manager Dave Roberts said.
How to Help Victims of the Christchurch Terrorist Attacks Baylor top seed in NCAA women's tournament

How to Help Victims of the Christchurch Terrorist AttacksHere's how you can help in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks that have killed at least 50


Baylor was named the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Monday.
Photos of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Bengals cut linebacker Burfict after 7 seasons

Photos of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8


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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