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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020 election run against Trump Barnwell: Projecting five offseason moves for each AFC North team

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020 election run against TrumpAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has refused to endorse Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, despite working on the senator’s first presidential campaign. A spokesperson for Ms Ocasio-Cortez, like Mr Sanders a self-described democratic socialist, refused to comment directly on the 77-year-old’s Tuesday announcement he is running for a second time. “We’re excited to see so many progressives in the race,” spokesperson Corbin Trent said.


Things are looking up for the Browns -- finally. In Pittsburgh, meanwhile, the Steelers' big three could be down to one in a month.
The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 case Keenum 'shocked' by Flacco deal, talked to Elway

The Latest: Smollett gave false information in 2007 caseCHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local):


Case Keenum says he's "shocked" over the Broncos' yet-to-be-finalized trade for Joe Flacco and that he's still unsure of what's next after talking to GM John Elway.
Covington Catholic student's legal team files $250M suit against The Washington Post Syracuse's Boeheim hits, kills man on highway

Covington Catholic student's legal team files $250M suit against The Washington PostAn attorney for Nick Sandmann says a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post was filed Tuesday for coverage of the CovCath incident.


Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was driving a car that hit and killed a pedestrian, police said Thursday.
Islamic State nears defeat in last Syrian enclave Tiger to skip Honda, commits to API, Players

Islamic State nears defeat in last Syrian enclaveMore than 2,000 civilians left the village of Baghouz in a convoy of dozens of trucks. Coalition warplanes could be seen overhead and the sounds of intermittent gunbattles could be heard from the area, which is completely surrounded by the SDF. "The terrorists are entrenched inside, still betting on ending it militarily," said Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office.


Tiger Woods said he will skip his hometown Honda Classic next week and has committed to the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Players Championship.
With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate Hield: I'd bet my house on Kings' playoff chances

With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said honest business people shouldn’t have to live under “constant fear of criminal prosecution,” days after the arrest of one of the country’s top foreign investors.


Buddy Hield is so confident the Kings, mired in the NBA's longest postseason drought at 12 years, won't miss the playoffs that he would bet his house on it. "I make a lot of money to buy the next one," Hield said.


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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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