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Rewriting the Rulebook: Trump's Chaotic First 100 Days Mom-to-be Serena shares note to unborn baby (Yahoo Sports)

news As President Trump approaches 100 days, NBC News takes an in-depth look at his successes and failures so far.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams, the world's oldest No. 1 tennis player, has a sweet message for "the world's youngest number one."


In Their Own Words: Experts on Donald Trump's Presidency Head-hunting pitchers must be punished harshly (Yahoo Sports)

news We talked to historians, activists, authors, and White House veterans on President Donald Trump's first 100 days measure up against his predecessors.

Manny Machado (AP)

MLB needs to stiffen its penalty for pitches thrown near a batter's face before someone like Manny Machado gets seriously hurt.


Obama Reveals the 'Most Important Thing I Can Do' Five winners from the NBA's early draft deadline (Yahoo Sports)

news Former President Barack Obama said Monday that his post-White House work will focus heavily on encouraging young people to become politically involved

Five biggest winners now that the NBA draft's early-entry deadline has passed

When the NBA’s draft’s early-entry eligibility deadline passed at midnight on Sunday night, it provided a few answers about the future of some programs.


73% Back Independent Probe of Russian Election Interference: Poll Report: Peppers tested positive at NFL combine (Yahoo Sports)

news A combined 61 percent of Americans say they have little to no confidence in Congress conducting a fair and impartial investigation

Report: Michigan's Jabrill Peppers failed drug test at combine

The defensive back out of Michigan reportedly tested positive for a diluted sample, which counts as a positive test in the eyes of the NFL.


Countdown to Shutdown: Trump, Congress on Collision Course Draft profile: Lattimore could be shutdown CB (Yahoo Sports)

news Congress' return runs up against the threat of a government shutdown and a president eagerly looking for victories by his 100th day in office.

Marshon Lattimore

Ohio State's Marshon Lattimore has the tools to be an elite defender, but there is some concern after injuries limited him to just one year as a starter.




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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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