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Trump agrees to shut down charity accused of illegality Hardaway rips Barnes, calls comments 'low-class'

Trump agrees to shut down charity accused of illegalityPresident Donald Trump has agreed to close down his personal charity, the Trump Foundation, the New York attorney general said Tuesday, accusing it of engaging in a "shocking pattern of illegality" to advance his political and business interests. The Trump Foundation would be dissolved and its remaining assets distributed to other charities under her supervision, attorney general Barbara Underwood said in a statement. "This amounted to the Trump Foundation functioning as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump's business and political interests," she said in a statement.


Penny Hardaway called Rick Barnes' comments 'low-class,' adding another layer to an escalating rivalry between Memphis and Tennessee.
Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision Rice 'done with football,' sees Hunt similarities

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets DecisionChili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North


Former Ravens RB Ray Rice said he's "done with football" and got his "second chance" when his then-fiancee married him after a domestic violence incident in 2014.
UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truce Mets GM: Would argue we're NL East favorites

UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truceBEIRUT (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon said Monday that two of the four tunnels discovered by Israel and allegedly dug by the Hezbollah militant group cross the border in violation of the cease-fire agreement that ended the 2006 war.


New GM Brodie Van Wagenen on Tuesday introduced Wilson Ramos, the fourth All-Star to join the Mets since Van Wagenen was hired in late October, and touted the revamped team as the division favorite.
U.S. Surgeon General wants tougher action to tackle teen vaping epidemic Rams add RB Anderson for depth behind Gurley

U.S. Surgeon General wants tougher action to tackle teen vaping epidemicThe detailed advisory listed various strategies that states, communities, health professionals and parents can apply to restrict the use of e-cigarettes. The devices, which are often thought of as safer alternative to cigarettes, are not harmless, the advisory noted. E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among teens because they come in "easy to conceal" shapes such as USB-flash drives, the advisory noted.


The Rams have signed running back C.J. Anderson to add depth behind the ailing Todd Gurley. The move comes on the same day the team waived return man Pharoh Cooper.
1000mph Bloodhound SSC record car saved Marshall, director of 'A League of Their Own,' dies

1000mph Bloodhound SSC record car savedBritish entrepreneur Ian Warhurst has saved the Bloodhound SSC land speed record project after no other investors came forward


Penny Marshall, one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood who produced "A League of Their Own" and was a passionate sports fan, has died at age 75.


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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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