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Lawyer: Ex-FBI official McCabe still facing investigation What charges could mean for Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Lawyer: Ex-FBI official McCabe still facing investigationWASHINGTON (AP) — A criminal investigation into whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made false statements during an internal probe into a news media disclosure remains open, his attorney said Thursday.


Kraft is facing charges of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. What will the consequences be for him and the NFL?
At Pope's abuse summit, Church seeks to fix 'systematic failures' Pats' Kraft facing charges of soliciting prostitute

At Pope's abuse summit, Church seeks to fix 'systematic failures'Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago and Oswald Gracias of Mumbai spoke on the second day of a conference of some 200 senior Church officials convened by Pope Francis to confront what he has called the scourge of sexual abuse by the clergy. Various aspects of the sexual abuse crisis made 2018 the worst year for the pope since his election in 2013. Last week, Theodore McCarrick, once a powerful cardinal in the U.S. Church, was dismissed from the priesthood after the Vatican found him guilty of sexual abuse of minors and adults over decades.


Police in Florida say they have videotape of Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor in Florida.
Russia says US aid to Venezuela a 'pretext for military action' DeRozan 'humbled' by reception in Toronto return

Russia says US aid to Venezuela a 'pretext for military action'Russia on Friday accused the United States of using aid deliveries to Venezuela as a ploy to carry out military action against President Nicolas Maduro's government. "A dangerous provocation, instigated and led by Washington, is planned for February 23," foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, pointing to efforts by opposition leader Juan Guaido to pick up US aid being stockpiled on the Colombian border. Guaido's plans to try to bring the aid across the border are aimed at provoking clashes, she said, to provide "a convenient pretext for conducting military action".


DeMar DeRozan received two standing ovations from a grateful Toronto crowd Friday, when the former Raptor returned to Scotiabank Arena for the first time since he was traded to the Spurs in a deal for Kawhi Leonard.
Manafort Faces March 8 Sentencing for Virginia Fraud Convictions Sources: Phils owner flies to Vegas, meets Harper

Manafort Faces March 8 Sentencing for Virginia Fraud ConvictionsU.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III set the date on Thursday, giving Manafort until March 1 to reply to Mueller’s recommendation that he serve between 19.6 and 24.4 years in prison. Manafort, 69, was convicted by jurors last August of bank fraud, tax fraud and failure to file a foreign bank account report. Manafort, who was President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016, also faces a March 13 sentencing in federal court in Washington.


Phillies owner John Middleton is meeting with free agent Bryce Harper in Las Vegas, but barring something unexpected, a deal will not be completed Friday night, sources told ESPN.
Is This the Next-Gen 2022 Ford Ranger Pickup? We Think So NBA: Refs erred 4 times in Celtics-Bucks ending

Is This the Next-Gen 2022 Ford Ranger Pickup? We Think SoLeaked photos out of Australia seem to show a clay styling model of the upcoming truck.


The NBA's Last Two Minute Report for the Bucks' 98-97 victory over the Celtics on Thursday listed four incorrect rulings in the final 3.7 seconds of the game.


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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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