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After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’ Irving's trade request has Cavs in turmoil (Yahoo Sports)

After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dodged questions about their future with the Department of Justice following criticisms from President Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday evening, Trump said that he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “We in the Department of Justice will continue every single day to work hard, to serve the national interest, and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities of President Trump,” said Sessions when asked if he had considered resignation.


Kyrie Irving reportedly wants out of Cleveland. How can the Cavs handle his trade request?

Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade away from the Cavaliers last week. Here are four options for how Cleveland can proceed.


Trump Finances Part of Russia Investigation With Venezuela in crisis, MLB stars speak out (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Finances Part of Russia InvestigationGreg Farrell, investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, talks with Rachel Maddow about Special Counsel Robert Mueller including Donald Trump's personal business and finances as part of the Trump Russia investigation.


Francisco Cervelli, Venezuela protests (AP, Getty Images)

Francisco Cervelli and other players from Venezuela are pushing back against the country's authoritarian president, who's threatening to turn the nation into a dictatorship.


Video Shows Baltimore Police Officer Planting Drugs At Scene Report: Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland (Yahoo Sports)

Video Shows Baltimore Police Officer Planting Drugs At SceneA police officer in Baltimore was suspended after a body-cam footage emerged, which seemed to show him planting illicit drugs at an investigation scene in January. However, it was not clear if he had done it for documentation purposes.


Kyrie Irving

The All-Star point guard reportedly expressed to the Cavs that he no longer wants to play with LeBron James.


Small plane makes emergency landing on Long Island highway Despite scandal, Freeze will coach again (Yahoo Sports)

Small plane makes emergency landing on Long Island highwayA Cessna plane pilot is being praised for his successful emergency landing on a Long Island highway that included flying under an overpass.


Hugh Freeze

Calling an escort from his school-issued phone is mind-boggling. But Hugh Freeze won at Ole Miss, so he won't struggle in finding another job.


‘Give it hell, John’: Family, colleagues and former foes wish McCain well Carmelo willing to give up millions to join Rockets (Yahoo Sports)

‘Give it hell, John’: Family, colleagues and former foes wish McCain wellSen. John McCain, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, has gotten an outpouring of support from across the political spectrum.


Carmelo Anthony makes another concession in his effort to join the Rockets

Anthony is reportedly willing to waive the $8,125,785 "trade kicker" in his contract if it means making it easier for the Houston Rockets to match salaries in a trade.




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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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