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Obama in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’ Judge should challenge stupid Yankees rule (Yahoo Sports)

Obama in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’Former President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 25. Former President Barack Obama seemed to take a subtle swipe at his successor Thursday, telling a Berlin audience that the world cannot “hide behind a wall” — an apparent reference to President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Obama was in Germany for Kirchentag, a conference affiliated with the Protestant church that he attended at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Judge should challenge stupid Yankees rule

Aaron Judge might have enough juice right now to challenge one of New York's oldest and dumbest policies. And he totally should.


Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out Retractable roof causing delay in Falcons' stadium (Yahoo Sports)

Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks OutThe father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.


Falcons stadium

We finally have an official opening date for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium.


Man Charged With Trying to Bite Flight Attendant, Jumping Out of Plane: Cops Watch: Tebow makes game-ending catch (Yahoo Sports)

Man Charged With Trying to Bite Flight Attendant, Jumping Out of Plane: CopsTun Lon Sein tried to bite a flight attendant's hand to get to the plane's service door.


Watch: Tebow makes game-ending catch

Tim Tebow's game-ending catch took care of business, but he looked a lot like a football player in the outfield.


The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attack Kareem takes sides in Kobe-LeBron debate (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attackSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass assault on guards at a California state prison (all times local):


In the Yahoo Sports Minute, NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar answered a bunch of questions, including which star is better.


Donald Trump links mass immigration to Manchester terror attack despite bomber being British-born NFL star's Nike deal could make peers rich (Yahoo Sports)

Donald Trump links mass immigration to Manchester terror attack despite bomber being British-bornDonald Trump appeared to link large-scale immigration to the terror attack in Manchester, even though bomber Salman Abedi was born in Britain. “My travels and meetings have given me renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism, a common threat to all of humanity,” he said in a speech during which he also berated those Nato members who had failed to contribute their fair share of the alliance’s costs. During his election campaign, Mr Trump repeatedly called for tougher screening of immigrants to the US, even though the process for refugees from countries such as Syria or Somalia can take up to five years.


Odell Beckham Jr. (Getty Images)

A bidding war between Nike and Adidas drove up the price for Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and he may not be the only one who benefits.




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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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