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Hillary Clinton repeatedly tweaks Trump during a college commencement address Harper keeps it real with Little Leaguers (Yahoo Sports)

Hillary Clinton repeatedly tweaks Trump during a college commencement addressHillary Clinton delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College, Friday, 48 years after she was the school’s first-ever student commencement speaker when she graduated in 1969. In one of her most high-profile appearances since losing the presidential election, Clinton doled out biting criticism of President Trump’s tumultuous administration, albeit without mentioning him by name. Pointedly, she referenced the political climate at the time of her 1969 speech, when “we were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would end with disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice, after he fired the man running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice.” This reference to Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal was an apparent connection to Trump, who sparked a firestorm by suddenly firing James Comey as FBI director earlier this month (although Nixon resigned before he was actually impeached).


Bryce Harper

Washington Nationals All-Star Bryce Harper urges a group of young baseball players to disregard participation trophies.


Reported Concealment by Kushner Raises Alarm Trade from Montreal hasn't hurt Subban one bit (Yahoo Sports)

Reported Concealment by Kushner Raises AlarmKen Dilanian, NBC News national security reporter, talks with Ari Melber about why the reports that Jared Kushner sought a secret communication channel with the Kremlin is a game-changer in coverage of the Trump-Russia investigation.


P.K. Subban (ESPN)

Some thought that Nashville would represent a decrease in exposure for the superstar defenseman. ESPN showed why it hasn't been.


The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmate Frightening roof-first crash in Monaco GP (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: Alabama raced clock to execute inmateATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alabama's execution of inmate Tommy Arthur (all times local):


Pascal Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein’s car ended up on its side against the outside wall in turn 8 after contact from Jenson Button in the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.


Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battle Kerber makes worst kind of history at French (Yahoo Sports)

Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battlePhilippine security forces dropped more bombs Saturday on a southern city where they have been battling Islamist militants for five days, vowing no let up despite the start of Ramadan. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the southern third of the Philippines in response to the clashes, which have claimed at least 48 lives and he has said are part of a campaign by the Islamic State group to establish a local caliphate. "We have identified where they are consolidating so we are doing surgical air strikes to destroy the local terrorist group," local military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera told AFP.


Angelique Kerber

The world No. 1 became the first top seed to lose in the first round at Rolland Garros in the professional era, falling Sunday to Ekaterina Markova.


Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honored Follow Indianapolis 500 live on Yahoo Sports (Yahoo Sports)

Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honoredOscar Lopez Rivera, 74, was convicted in 1981 of numerous charges, along with other members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), who sought to secure Puerto Rican independence from the United States. Rivera's sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama, and the prisoner was freed this month.


Indianapolis 500

The 101st Indianapolis 500 is here. Follow along live starting at noon ET on Sunday to keep up with all the action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.




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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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