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Ex-CIA Boss John Brennan Tears Into Donald Trump Over Andrew McCabe Firing Breaking down all the trade deadline deals

Ex-CIA Boss John Brennan Tears Into Donald Trump Over Andrew McCabe FiringFormer CIA chief John Brennan did not mince his words when taking aim at

What’s downright delightful about this year is that all the fuss is only, in part, media-driven with Erik Karlsson on the market.
United Airlines puts dog on wrong plane, makes unscheduled landing Was PyeongChang the greatest Olympics Canada has ever had?

United Airlines puts dog on wrong plane, makes unscheduled landingFor the second time this week, United Airlines has put a dog on the wrong plane, causing flight 3996 headed to Newark from St. Louis to make an unscheduled landing in Akron, Ohio to drop off the dog.

Between disappointments and teary goodbyes, Canadian athletes made history at the 2018 Olympic Games. Nick Ashbourne remembers the rockstars, the comebacks, and the bright lights that shone in South Korea.
Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11 Max Parrot on his split-second decision before the big air final

Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday,

Olympic silver medallist Max Parrot shares his thought process heading into the big air final when he attempted an all-or-nothing trick during his last run.
Man Killed by a 35-pound Boulder While Driving Down a California Freeway South Korean hockey players pull curtain back on historic experience

Man Killed by a 35-pound Boulder While Driving Down a California FreewayThe California Highway Patrol stated that the boulder was purposely moved and thrown from the overpass.

South Korean hockey players Caroline Park and Grace Lee explain what life was like on Korea's unified hockey team.
Massachusetts high court to take up suicide texting appeal What's next for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir?

Massachusetts high court to take up suicide texting appealBOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts will hear the appeal of a young woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers.

We caught up with the ice dancers Canada's fallen in love with to discuss the Olympics and their next move.

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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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