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Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor Follow live:

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitorA car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not clear who was behind the blast in the city, which was seized from Kurdish forces earlier this year. The explosion comes after the Turkish president on Wednesday threatened to launch a new offensive against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.


Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, riding a five-game winning streak, visit the Colts.
Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with conviction Alex Smith exits hospital; NFL future uncertain

Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with convictionTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a spellbinding five-day trial that featured tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury on Friday convicted a Florida woman of helping mastermind the killing of her husband nearly two decades ago.


After spending weeks in the hospital and enduring multiple surgeries on his broken leg, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has been released, and there is some optimism that he will be able to resume his NFL career, league sources told ESPN.
NASA's InSight lander snaps first selfie from Mars Blackhawks mascot gets into fight after game

NASA's InSight lander snaps first selfie from MarsWant more proof of NASA's InSight lander arriving safely on Mars? The spacecraft captured a selfie while on the Red Planet.


Police said the Blackhawks' mascot was attacked by a fan at the United Center on Friday.
7 Incredible Suites at Europe’s Top Ski Resorts Contract, Jackson's rise may lead to Flacco exit

7 Incredible Suites at Europe’s Top Ski Resorts


With rookie Lamar Jackson taking over at starting quarterback, the Ravens are in an advantageous place if they wish to move on from Joe Flacco.
Parents say priest told mourners that son may be kept from heaven over suicide Twin triple-dubs 'pretty special' for LeBron, Zo

Parents say priest told mourners that son may be kept from heaven over suicideThe parents of a young teen who committed suicide say the priest told the mourners that their son may be kept out of heaven over his suicide.


LeBron James and Lonzo Ball became the first pair of Lakers to record triple-doubles in the same game since Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pulled off the feat on Jan. 22, 1982.


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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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