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McCaskill says she won't run again but will stay active Two-point conversion propels Chargers into postseason

McCaskill says she won't run again but will stay activeST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she won't run for another office after her term expires next month, but that she will remain active in Democratic politics.


Mike Williams caught a touchdown and a two-point conversion with 4 seconds left to lift the Chargers into a tie for the AFC's best record at 11-3.
Love Triangle, Not Alligators, Caused Florida Man's Death, Confessed Killer Testifies Nets to re-sign 'thankful' Dinwiddie to 3-year deal

Love Triangle, Not Alligators, Caused Florida Man's Death, Confessed Killer TestifiesA Florida man testified this week about fatally shooting his best friend ― who


Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie will sign a three-year extension with Brooklyn that sources say is worth $34 million.
Former minister Paterson submits letter of no confidence in UK's May Ridley 'fired up' to face Pats after bitter '14 exit

Former minister Paterson submits letter of no confidence in UK's MayFormer British minister Owen Paterson said he had submitted a letter of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May in the hope of triggering a leadership challenge. "I write to inform you that I no longer have confidence in the Prime Minister," he said in a letter to the senior lawmaker who would oversee any leadership challenge.


Stevan Ridley didn't shy away from his remark that the Pats "trashed" him after a 2014 injury and said he has had Sunday's game "circled on the schedule a long time."
Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of emailed bomb threats Sources: Eagles' Wentz has fractured vertebra

Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of emailed bomb threatsAlthough no explosive devices were found, New York, San Francisco, Oklahoma City are among the cities forced to check out the threats.


Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra that won't need surgery but might keep him out for the rest of the season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
At least $9bn in insurance claims from California fires Sherman unfazed by Clark's 'era is over' talk

At least $9bn in insurance claims from California firesInsurance claims from the recent devastating California wildfires that killed at least 89 people and destroyed 19,000 homes and businesses have reached at least $9 billion, the state's insurance commissioner said Wednesday. "The devastating wildfires of 2018 were the deadliest and costliest wildfire catastrophes in California's history," said California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Most of the insurance payouts -- some $7 billion -- concern the Camp Fire in Northern California, which wiped out the town of Paradise and killed 86 people, making it the deadliest wildfire in recent California history.


49ers cornerback Richard Sherman said Thursday that he wasn't bothered by Frank Clark's comments that his "era was over" in Seattle. "The era was over in my mind. Obviously. I'm here," he 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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