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Some Conservatives Are Trying To Discredit Outspoken Florida Shooting Survivors Girard, Boutin shine for Canada in short track

Some Conservatives Are Trying To Discredit Outspoken Florida Shooting SurvivorsWASHINGTON ― After what seems like a never-ending stream of deadly mass shootings, many gun reform proponents fear that Americans have become too desensitized to bloodshed to demand action to end gun violence.


Canada's youth emerged in a tough field when they need them most.
Home surveillance shows a cougar walking up to a couple's window in Wisconsin Samuel Girard didn't know what to expect at first Olympics

Home surveillance shows a cougar walking up to a couple's window in WisconsinResearchers say that in its very early stages, a blood test has diagnosed autism with 92 percent accuracy, and home surveillance shows a cougar walking up to a couple's window in Wisconsin.


The speed skating star had no idea what would happen in PyeongChang, but now he has a gold medal around his neck.
Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' Times Kim Boutin looking to appreciate her Olympic moment, but stay relaxed

Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' TimesA former friend of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who confessed to opening fire on a Florida high school last week, says she told school officials that she was concerned about his behavior “multiple” times over the last several years.


The Canadian speed skater hoped to balance the intensity of PyeongChang, with a calm mindset. With two medals so far, it seems to be working.
Police say student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurt Charles Hamelin on meeting Russell Martin

Police say student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurtPolice in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom.


Even our sports heroes have their own sports heroes
Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs Marianne St-Gelais finds her purpose again

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signsNikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.


It took the Canadian speed skating star quite some time to bounce back from her Sochi disappointment.


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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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