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Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger 5-on-5: Biggest Bucks-Raptors surprises and series predictions

Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs angerDemocratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi says Donald Trump is angry that her party is not rushing to impeach him, as the relationship between the rivals reaches new lows. Trump responded by branding Pelosi "crazy Nancy," in what appeared to be the first time he has ascribed a pejorative nickname to the woman who is his congressional nemesis.


Our NBA experts dive into the big Toronto-Milwaukee questions, including postseason MVPs and predictions for this series.
Factbox: Global tech companies shun Huawei after U.S. ban KD disputes idea Warriors are better without him

Factbox: Global tech companies shun Huawei after U.S. banGlobal tech firms, including chip suppliers, are cutting ties with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd after the U.S. government put the world's largest telecom equipment maker on a trade blacklist citing national security concerns. The United States has effectively banned its companies from doing business with Huawei, exacerbating an ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war. Huawei is allowed to buy U.S. goods until Aug. 19 to maintain existing telecoms networks and provide software updates to its smartphones.


Kevin Durant addressed the idea that he is not seen as part of the Warriors' collective, saying he knows what he brings and that's what matters.
Modi Strengthens Grip on Power, Pulling India Further to Right DT McCoy targeting contender: 'I want to win'

Modi Strengthens Grip on Power, Pulling India Further to RightIf anyone had any doubts about Narendra Modi’s popularity, India’s masses just put them to rest. A combination of economic populism, Hindu nationalism and air strikes against arch-rival Pakistan earlier this year proved unbeatable. “This is a stunning reaffirmation of Modi and the BJP and, conversely, a sharp rebuke of the opposition,” said Milan Vaishnav, director of the South Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Gerald McCoy says he's not thinking about where he'll be living when it comes to his next team; the free-agent defensive tackle simply wants to join a team that is competing for a championship.
'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law Ginn among NFLers to race in 40 Yards of Gold

'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion lawThe law would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is detected.


Saints running back Alvin Kamara and receiver Ted Ginn Jr. are among a host of NFL players slated to compete next month in the inaugural 40 Yards of Gold, a tournament-style speed contest.
The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam Texas pitcher 'doing well' after being hit in face

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to damJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local):


Miranda Elish was hit on a throw to second base by Texas catcher Mary Iakopo during a super regional game.


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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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