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'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Is Charged With Sex Trafficking Pacers erase 17-point deficit, put Cavs in 2-1 series hole

'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Is Charged With Sex TraffickingActress Allison Mack was charged with sex trafficking on Friday in connection


The Pacers held the Cavaliers to just 33 second-half points, ending Cleveland's perfect record this season when leading entering the fourth quarter.
Ex-sanctions czar bashes Obama administration's 'weak' response to Russian interference Bogdanovic hits 30, gets raves for D on LeBron

Ex-sanctions czar bashes Obama administration's 'weak' response to Russian interferenceDan Fried, the former State Department diplomat who oversaw sanctions policy, told the "Skullduggery" podcast that he was “extremely” frustrated when the Obama administration issued “weak” and “frankly inadequate” sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.


Bojan Bogdanovic caught fire with 30 points and earned kudos from his Pacers teammates for hounding Cavs star LeBron James on defense in Friday night's Game 3 victory.
Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 Call 'Chippy' Raptors-Wizards affair produces 5 techs

Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 CallThe two black men arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia last week while


Wizards forward Markieff Morris said he tried to "set the tone for how we need to play the whole series" when he got into a first-quarter altercation with the Raptors' OG Anunoby, part of a physical Game 3 that resulted in five technical fouls.
Senate Confirms Climate Change Denier To Lead NASA Rodgers purchases minority stake in Bucks

Senate Confirms Climate Change Denier To Lead NASAWASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine


Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was announced Friday as a limited partner in the Bucks ownership group during the team's playoff game against the Celtics.
FAA orders jet engine inspections after Southwest explosion Source: Foles gets raise in restructured deal

FAA orders jet engine inspections after Southwest explosionU.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. The Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine’s manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work. Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an engine on a Southwest plane blew apart on Tuesday, showering the aircraft with debris and shattering a window.


Nick Foles has agreed to a restructured contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that includes a $2 million signing bonus, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The deal includes a mutual option for 2019.


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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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