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Eric Trump Tells Fox News Dad Was Having ‘Fun’ Hailing Assault On Reporter Mitchell Trubisky covers over 70 yards on 8-yard TD run

Eric Trump Tells Fox News Dad Was Having ‘Fun’ Hailing Assault On ReporterEric Trump insisted Friday on Fox News that his father was simply having "fun"


The Bears' mobile quarterback used his legs to keep the play alive before taking it in for the score.
Paul Manafort Appears In Wheelchair At Court Hearing For Sentencing Date Cordarrelle Patterson reaches 20.82 mph during TD return

Paul Manafort Appears In Wheelchair At Court Hearing For Sentencing DateFormer Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appeared in court in a wheelchair


The Patriots' return specialist reached a speed no other New England player has reached on any play this season.
Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: Report Panthers' Reid scraps with Jenkins, other Eagles

Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: ReportThe Saudi government apparently groomed a mole inside Twitter to keep tabs on


Things got heated between Panthers safety Eric Reid and Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins before Sunday's NFC game at Lincoln Financial Field, and it spilled over into the contest.
Big numbers of Central Americans arriving at Arizona border Jaguars bench QB Bortles after pair of fumbles

Big numbers of Central Americans arriving at Arizona borderPHOENIX (AP) — Large groups of Central American migrants continue to surrender to Border Patrol agents in Arizona with the arrival of one recent group numbering 108 captured in dramatic video images, authorities said Friday.


The Jacksonville Jaguars benched quarterback Blake Bortles in the third quarter of Sunday's game against Houston after he committed his second fumble of the day.
US asks UN to prepare exit from Kosovo Clemson replaces OSU at No. 2; App St. ranked

US asks UN to prepare exit from KosovoThe United States has asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to come up with an exit strategy for the UN's mission in Kosovo after a nearly two-decade presence there. US Ambassador Nikki Haley argued that UNMIK, as the mission is known, remains "unchanged" even though it "has long fulfilled its mandate" of supporting peace. Haley urged Guterres to "initiate a strategic review of UNMIK to develop an exit strategy," according to a letter dated October 9, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.


Clemson is back at No. 2 behind top-ranked Alabama while Ohio State tumbled out of the top 10, and Appalachian State is ranked in the AP poll for the first time in school history.


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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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