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The Latest: Judge orders Flynn to stay within 50 miles of DC Brady selected to record-tying 14th Pro Bowl

The Latest: Judge orders Flynn to stay within 50 miles of DCWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (all times local):


Tom Brady is headed to his record-tying 14th Pro Bowl, it was announced on Tuesday. The Chargers led all teams with seven selections.
Congress told it can't interview agents who detained 7-year-old migrant girl who died Hardaway rips Barnes, calls comments 'low-class'

Congress told it can't interview agents who detained 7-year-old migrant girl who diedMembers of Congress will visit a Border Patrol station in New Mexico where a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant was detained before she died, but Homeland Security says the members cannot interview the agents involved.


Penny Hardaway called Rick Barnes' comments 'low-class,' adding another layer to an escalating rivalry between Memphis and Tennessee.
U.S., Taliban Meet in U.A.E. to Discuss Afghanistan Peace Rice 'done with football,' sees Hunt similarities

U.S., Taliban Meet in U.A.E. to Discuss Afghanistan PeaceRepresentatives from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the U.A.E. will also attend the meeting, Zabihullah Mujahed, a spokesman for the militant group, said in a statement released on late Sunday evening. Pakistan has also confirmed that talks will be taking place and hopes the meeting “will end bloodshed in Afghanistan and bring peace to the region,” Mohammad Faisal, a foreign ministry spokesman in Islamabad, said on Twitter.


Former Ravens RB Ray Rice said he's "done with football" and got his "second chance" when his then-fiancee married him after a domestic violence incident in 2014.
Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision Rams add RB Anderson for depth behind Gurley

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets DecisionChili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North


The Rams have signed running back C.J. Anderson to add depth behind the ailing Todd Gurley. The move comes on the same day the team waived return man Pharoh Cooper.
Hilton: Trump’s record is head and shoulders above the rest Sources: Harvey heads west, agrees with Angels

Hilton: Trump’s record is head and shoulders above the restTrump haters say that the president pulling out of the Paris climate deal is definitive proof that he’s destroying the world.


Matt Harvey will be changing leagues for the first time in his major league career, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Angels worth a reported $11 million.


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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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