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For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certain Hot topics: Will a trade save the Canadiens?

For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certainYahoo News gets a rare look inside the courtroom where captured ISIS fighters are being tried in Iraq. The trials last about 20 minutes, convictions are virtually certain, and a lenient sentence is 15 years.


The Canadiens are back to having an identity crisis, but will shaking up the roster make any difference?
Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shooting Louisville meets with NCAA to appeal basketball sanctions

Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shootingOn the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama's press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack.


Louisville officials are meeting with the NCAA's Infractions Appeals Committee to appeal sanctions from a sex scandal that could include vacation of the 2013 men's basketball championship. University spokesman John Karman confirmed Wednesday's hearing in Atlanta with the Appeals Committee
Texts reveal two FBI officials in Russia inquiry had anti-Trump sentiments Oregon State slips past Jacksonville State 70-69

Texts reveal two FBI officials in Russia inquiry had anti-Trump sentimentsPeter Strzok was dismissed from the Russia investigation when Robert Mueller found out about a series harshly critical text messages about candidate Donald Trump. The messages were made public Tuesday.


Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said his team showed grit and maturity, especially on defense, and especially when the game was on the line. Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 18 points with four 3-pointers and had five assists as Oregon State held on to beat Jacksonville State 70-69 on Tuesday night. Drew
Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon Abdur-Rahkman leads Michigan over Texas 59-52

Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her HoneymoonSarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.


On Tuesday night, Abdur-Rahkman's stats were more than sufficient. The senior guard matched a season-best with 17 points to go with 10 rebounds and Michigan beat Texas 59-52. ''I'm not surprised,'' Michigan guard Charles Matthews said.
Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check Dalton, James lead Wyoming past E Washington 93-88 in OT

Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality CheckHours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:   I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.


Justin James scored on a fast-break after a steal, Hayden Dalton threw down back-to-back dunks and Nyaires Redding hit a pair of free throws with one second left and Wyoming slammed the door on Eastern Washington 93-88 in overtime Tuesday night. Dalton finished with 28 points, and his dunk after Alan


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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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