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2020 Vision Wednesday: Trump raised $15 million in California in one day. That should worry Democrats. NFL veteran Vontae Davis quit the NFL midgame. Here's what happened next

2020 Vision Wednesday: Trump raised $15 million in California in one day. That should worry Democrats.When President Trump arrived in California Tuesday, Democrats saw his arrival as a platform for protest, but there's another reason his visit should concern them.


One year ago, Vontae Davis walked off a football field for the last time ... in the middle of a game. Now he revisits the moment that shocked the NFL and where it's taken him since.
Georgia homeowner kills three teens wearing masks in possible 'stand your ground' case Jets' Adams calls NFL 'a damn joke' for fining him

Georgia homeowner kills three teens wearing masks in possible 'stand your ground' caseThe fatal shooting of three teens by a Georgia homeowner this week could be a 'stand your ground' case, the Rockdale County Sheriff says.


Jets safety Jamal Adams, fined $21,506 for a roughing the passer penalty against Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, blasted the NFL in a tweet Wednesday night.
UPDATE 1-Russia detains two N.Korean vessels after one opens fire - reports Vazquez told police of attempted sex with minor

UPDATE 1-Russia detains two N.Korean vessels after one opens fire - reportsRussian border guards have detained two North Korean boats in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol, local media cited the Federal Security Service (FSB) as saying on Tuesday. A Russian border patrol discovered two North Korean schooners and 11 motorboats fishing illegally off its far eastern coast and detained the first vessel, prompting the second one to open fire, the FSB was quoted as saying. Three Russian border guards were wounded in the incident.


According to a criminal complaint released by Pennsylvania State Police, Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez admitted that he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Andrew Yang: No apologies for the Asian jokes Cole 18th in MLB history with 300 K's in season

Andrew Yang: No apologies for the Asian jokesDuring his unlikely rise, Yang has taken heat for playing up Asian stereotypes


Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out Shin-Soo Choo in the sixth inning Wednesday night for his 300th strikeout of the season. He's the 18th major leaguer since 1900 to strike out at least 300 in a season.
A 22-year-old from Minneapolis who is jailed in Syria says ISIS recruited him on Twitter Source: Delle Donne to win second WNBA MVP

A 22-year-old from Minneapolis who is jailed in Syria says ISIS recruited him on TwitterAbdelhamid Al-Madioum, a naturalized US citizen, told CBS News his story from a prison in Syria, run by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.


Elena Delle Donne, who led the Mystics to a 26-8 regular season and became the first WNBA player to have a 50/40/90 season, has been voted the WNBA's MVP for the second time in her career, a source told ESPN.


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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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