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Health Care Showdown: Republicans Look to Go Big or Go Home How it all came crumbling down for Arizona (Yahoo Sports)

news After a difficult day for Republicans hoping to pass their health care bill, the House is back at it Friday — with a directive that it's now or never.

Allonzo Trier, Lauri Markkanen (AP)

The Wildcats seemed like they were well on their way to the Elite Eight until yet another outstanding season ended in disappointment.

London Attacker Was Born 'Adrian Russell Ajao,' Was Reportedly Muslim Convert Wife of WWE voice Jim Ross died after crash (Yahoo Sports)

news Police revealed Friday that "two further significant arrests" had been made overnight in connection with the terrorist attack on the U.K. Parliament.

Jim Ross

Jan Ross, wife of legendary former WWE commentator Jim Ross, has died as a result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident earlier this week.

Sec. Tillerson Finally Answers Question From NBC's Andrea Mitchell Sources: Georgetown to consider Patrick Ewing (Yahoo Sports)

news Tillerson has long evaded past questions from the veteran foreign affairs correspondent.

Patrick Ewing

The NBA legend and associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets is being considered to fill the vacancy at his alma mater.

A Visual Guide to Republicans Opposing GOP Health Care Bill The reason why WVU's final possession failed (Yahoo Sports)

news Here's what we know about these House members and the areas they represent.

Nigel Williams-Goss (AP)

Many will criticize West Virginia for its failed finish in Thursday's loss to Gonzaga, but give one Zags player credit.

Should Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Own a Shipping Firm? Kansas continues to coast, routing Purdue (Yahoo Sports)

news The billionaire has a major stake in a fleet that flies a Chinese flag and visits Iran and Russia.

Frank Mason

Purdue kept it close for most of the first half, but the Jayhawks pulled away for their third straight blowout win of the NCAA tourney.

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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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