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The U.S. Is Giving $32 Million To Assist Rohingya Refugees Chelsea's Diego Costa heading back to Atletico (Yahoo Sports)

The U.S. Is Giving $32 Million To Assist Rohingya RefugeesThe United States will dispense about $32 million in humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya ethnic minority facing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the State Department said Wednesday. “Through this support, the United States will help provide emergency shelter, food security, nutritional assistance, health assistance, psychosocial support, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, social inclusion, non-food items, disaster and crisis risk reduction, restoring family links, and protection to over 400,000 displaced persons in Burma and in Bangladesh,” according to the press release.


Diego Costa

Diego Costa is set for a return to Spain as Atletico Madrid and Chelsea finally agree a fee for the 28-year-old striker.


Maria: See the Destruction the Category 5 Hurricane Left in its Wake Is Saquon Barkley better than Ezekiel Elliott? (Yahoo Sports)

Maria: See the Destruction the Category 5 Hurricane Left in its WakeHurricane Maria made landfall in the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm, leaving entire islands without power.


Zeke vs. Saquon

As big of a prospect as Elliott was two years ago, some NFL scouts are starting to like the dynamic Penn State running back even more.


Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate Power Rankings: Winning now helps Truex later (Yahoo Sports)

Bipartisan health care fix dies in SenateThe Senate’s rejection of bipartisan health bill is a dispiriting moment for world’s greatest deliberative body.


Martin Truex Jr.

Chase Elliott finished second on Sunday, but after his team was penalized for illegal aero modifications we can't put him there in Power Rankings.


Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City school Seven biggest stories, issues in NHL (Yahoo Sports)

Rescue workers race to find survivors at collapsed Mexico City schoolRescuers labored against the odds on Thursday to find survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years, as the search for a 12-year-old schoolgirl that transfixed the nation faced complications. More than 50 survivors have been plucked from disaster sites in Mexico City since Tuesday afternoon’s 7.1-magnitude quake, leading to impassioned choruses of “Yes we can!” from first responders, volunteers and spectators gathered around the ruins.


Joffrey Lupul

Counting down some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL.


Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason Watch live: Rays at Orioles in MLB Free Game (Yahoo Sports)

Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reasonA mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.


A pair of home run-happy clubs clinging to hope in the AL wild-card race cross at Camden Yards.


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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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