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Key Florida county prepares for recounts in too-close-to-call races What the CFP and New Year's Six would look like if they were played today

Key Florida county prepares for recounts in too-close-to-call racesBroward County officials have been working around the clock to complete a recount of the races for governor and U.S. Senate.


The entire top 10 stayed put in this week's CFP committee rankings, but UCF did move up one spot to No. 11 and was joined by three more Group of 5 teams.
Trump Reportedly Plans To Fire DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen In Coming Weeks Warriors suspend Green for game after dust-up

Trump Reportedly Plans To Fire DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen In Coming WeeksPresident Donald Trump plans to fire Department of Homeland Security Secretary


Draymond Green was suspended one game without pay after hours of organizational conversations Tuesday in which senior leadership expressed concern over one of the most volatile episodes in the team's dynastic run, sources told ESPN.
Justin Trudeau Says Canada Has Heard Recording Of Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder NFL moves Chiefs-Rams from Mexico City to L.A.

Justin Trudeau Says Canada Has Heard Recording Of Jamal Khashoggi’s MurderCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that members of his


The NFL has decided to move Monday's game between the Chiefs and Rams from Mexico City to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca.
Best Bites: Traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie cupcakes CFP's top 10 unchanged for 1st time in rankings

Best Bites: Traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie cupcakesWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


The College Football Playoff's top 10 is unchanged from last week -- the first time that's happened in the rankings' history.
Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Post 'Squad' Pics Of Diverse New Members Of Congress Steelers' Bell doesn't show, won't play this year

Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Post 'Squad' Pics Of Diverse New Members Of CongressNew progressive members of Congress posted photos on social media on Monday


Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell didn't report to the team by Tuesday's deadline, meaning the former All-Pro won't play this season and will miss out on $14.5 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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