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Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugees Watch live: A's at Astros (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugeesFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading “Harry Potter” helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.


Five days after Astros starter Brad Peacock and his wife, Stephanie, gave birth to their first child, the right-hander will face Oakland in the series finale.
Sen Warner: A Lot of Facts We Need to Get Out NFL QB situations: Ranking 1 to 32 (Yahoo Sports)

Sen Warner: A Lot of Facts We Need to Get OutSenator Mark Warner, vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about progress in the Trump Russia investigation and the path forward, including processing 2000 pages of financial evidence with more on the way.


Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers

If you factor in each team's starter and backups quarterbacks, which team is in the best shape at the most important position on the field?


Pregnant Teen Fatally Shoots Boyfriend Through Book In YouTube Stunt Turned Deadly: Cops Ex-Ravens LB could make surprise return to NFL (Yahoo Sports)

Pregnant Teen Fatally Shoots Boyfriend Through Book In YouTube Stunt Turned Deadly: CopsMonalisa Perez, 19, has been charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter.


Zach Orr

Zach Orr retired in January on the advice of doctors who had discovered that one of the vertebrae in his back had not fully formed.


Wildfires in Arizona, California, Utah force hundreds from their homes Kris Bryant leaves Cubs game with hurt ankle (Yahoo Sports)

Wildfires in Arizona, California, Utah force hundreds from their homesFirefighters in three western states are facing major summer wildfires, one in an area where 19 firefighters were killed four years ago.


Kris Bryant

The Cubs star third baseman was helped off the field after rolling his ankle during Wednesday's game.


Huckabee Sanders faces off with reporter at daily briefing CP3 sends shockwaves through the West (Yahoo Sports)

Huckabee Sanders faces off with reporter at daily briefingDuring Tuesday’s daily briefing, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Sentinel newspaper reporter Brian Karen had a heated exchange after Sanders criticized the press for its coverage of the Trump White House, citing the retracted CNN story.


Chris Paul

We haven't even reached free agency, and Chris Paul's push to join the Houston Rockets has already changed the landscape of the Western Conference.




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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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