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Pentagon Investigating Michael Flynn for Foreign Payments Gift becomes first African-born MLB player (Yahoo Sports)

news Documents released Thursday reveal Flynn was specifically warned in 2014 not to take money from foreign governments without advance permission and is now under investigation by the Pentagon for possibly violating the law. A second letter released by Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings shows the Inspector General of the Department of Defense is investigating whether Flynn received proper permission to take the funds. 'The Pentagon's warning to Gen. Flynn was bold, italicized and could not have been clearer,' Cummings told reporters.

Gift Ngoepe

The Pirates called up Gift Ngoepe to the big leagues on Wednesday, making him the first African-born major leaguer.


Seven Takeaways From the White House's 'Massive' Tax Plan NFL mock draft: Expect a wild first round (Yahoo Sports)

news The White House unveiled its principles for tax reform on Wednesday. Here are seven takeaways

Yahoo Sports' complete NFL mock draft. (Yahoo Sports)

Our team of experts agree that Cleveland will select Texas A&M star Myles Garrett with the top overall pick, but then things get a little crazy.


Mexico's 'Hillary Clinton' Rips Trump Over 'Useless' Wall Predators' Fiala fractures femur, our for season (Yahoo Sports)

news A leading Mexican presidential candidate tells NBC News that Trump has turned Mexicans into a "convenient enemy."

Kevin Fiala

The collision into the boards that cause Kevin Fiala to be stretchered off during Game 1 of Nashville’s series against the Blues resulted in a fractured femur.


Promises, Promises: What Trump Said He Would Do but Hasn't Blues shut down racist Subban Twitter joke (Yahoo Sports)

news One hundred days into his administration, Donald Trump has made little progress on the promises he made to voters.

P.K. Subban

The St. Louis Blues quickly shut down a Twitter troll who made a racist P.K. Subban "joke" during Game 1.


New Jersey Town Shows How Dems Are Resisting Trump How Dallas stalled draft for hours with one pick (Yahoo Sports)

news The election of Donald Trump has galvanized the 'resistance' in progressive Montclair, New Jersey.

How the Cowboys once derailed the entire NFL draft. (AP)

Decades ago, when teams didn't have a time limit to make their picks, Dallas made the rest of the league wait while it ran a medical check on Mel Renfro.




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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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