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Robert Wilkie Picked As New VA Secretary In Surprise Announcement Cavs finally unlocked, match LeBron's intensity to claim Game 3

Robert Wilkie Picked As New VA Secretary In Surprise AnnouncementPresident Donald Trump intends to nominate Robert Wilkie to head the


In a make-or-miss postseason, Cleveland's shots finally went down, as LeBron James notched 12 assists and the Cavs went 17-of-34 from the 3-point line to claim their first win of the Eastern Conference finals.
Houston Police Chief Says He's Sick Of Inaction On Gun Control Preakness win was imperfect, but Triple Crown in focus for Baffert, Justify

Houston Police Chief Says He's Sick Of Inaction On Gun ControlFollowing another school shooting, this one leaving 10 dead and 13 injured in


Justify might not have given a legendary performance in his Preakness win, but Saturday's victorious chapter at soggy Pimlico moved confident trainer Bob Baffert & Co. one step closer to a storybook finish at Belmont in three weeks.
The Royal Wedding's Order Of Service Contains A Notable Error Rozier: 'We needed to get our butts whooped'

The Royal Wedding's Order Of Service Contains A Notable ErrorKensington Palace released the official Order of Service for the royal wedding


After a 116-86 drubbing at the hands of the Cavaliers trimmed the Celtics' series lead to 2-1, guard Terry Rozier said he believes his team got a much-needed wake-up call. "We needed to get our butts whooped," Rozier said.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis: Santa Fe School Shooting Suspect Reportedly Yelled 'Surprise!' Before Opening Fire Cavs say tough 'D' against Horford key in win

Dimitrios Pagourtzis: Santa Fe School Shooting Suspect Reportedly Yelled 'Surprise!' Before Opening FireThe suspect, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, is a student at the school.


The Cavs' tough defense against Al Horford and the Celtics was one of the keys in their Game 3 win Saturday.
Passenger plane crashes in Cuba, killing more than 100 people Baseball team helps Santa Fe heal after tragedy

Passenger plane crashes in Cuba, killing more than 100 peopleBy Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, with just three seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said. The aircraft, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed shortly after taking off from Havana at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT).


A day after a shooting that killed 10 and wounded 13 at Santa Fe High School, its baseball team played a playoff game in hopes of helping a grieving community.


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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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