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Donald Trump's week of living dangerously Cejudo stops Dillashaw in 32 seconds, keeps title

Donald Trump's week of living dangerouslyFrom bad economic news to the ongoing government shutdown to bombshell reports that he directed his lawyer to lie to Congress, it has been a week to forget for the president.


Flyweight champ Henry Cejudo needed only 32 seconds to beat TJ Dillashaw on Saturday night, tied for the fifth-fastest KO or TKO in UFC title-fight history.
Mexican airline trolls Americans with brilliant ad Hardy's UFC debut ends with DQ for illegal knee

Mexican airline trolls Americans with brilliant adWhile the debate over immigration and a border wall between the United States and Mexico has helped grind the U.S. federal government to a halt, Mexico's national airline, AeroMexico, is trolling Americans with a new ad called "DNA Discounts." The ad features purported residents of Wharton, Texas, a town about 60 miles southwest of Houston, professing a variety of opinions about Mexico and its citizens. The ad also drops some knowledge about the long history of immigration from Mexico to the U.S., and notes that many in southern and southwestern states have a touch of Mexican DNA. Things get flipped when the airline reveals it's offering flight discounts to Americans, including those Wharton residents, based on the amount of Mexican DNA they have (i.e., 18 percent DNA equals an 18 percent discount). That certainly turns opinions around. As one recipient says, "I love discounts!" Of course, it's such a brilliant ad, it's hard to tell if those Wharton residents are real or just actors and if this whole DNA discount thing is real  or satirical. Aeromexico, which has gotten political before, isn't saying much, but we've reached out for comment and will update this post when we hear back.  Either way, it's a brilliant gambit that undermines the vitriol so many Americans have expressed at our neighbors to the south, and does so without ever directly mentioning the political turmoil, the wall, or even President Trump. Instead, it directs that energy at a sense of shared community, including the tagline, "There are no borders within us." Not a bad way to spread a powerful message.


Greg Hardy heard boos early and late in a UFC debut that ended when his illegal knee to the head of heavyweight challenger Allen Crowder resulted in disqualification Saturday night in New York.
The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup Cerrone wins, calls for McGregor -- who responds

The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileupDETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local):


Before UFC Fight Night Brooklyn's main event between Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here's how it all went down.
Bomb explodes on southern edge of Damascus - state TV Westbrook not cool with Embiid after latest tussle

Bomb explodes on southern edge of Damascus - state TVCAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a highway at the southern edge of Syria's capital Damascus on Sunday morning, state media reported. An attacker was arrested and no one was injured, state news agency SANA said. The head of the city's civil defense, Asef Hababe, told Reuters that military technicians had detonated a device. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitoring group, said the explosion was near a security post. Syria's war has killed hundreds of thousands of people, forced more than half its pre-war population from their homes and dragged in global powers. ...


Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid found another way for their personal rivalry to continue, thanks to Westbrook taking exception to a foul by Embiid with 1:46 remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 117-115 victory by the Thunder.
Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent says Pacquiao routs Broner, welcomes Floyd rematch

Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent saysHigh school officials in Indiana are investigating after a picture posted on social media appeared to show students using a Nazi salute.


After dominating Adrien Broner in a vintage performance Saturday, Manny Pacquiao had a message for Floyd Mayweather: "Tell him to come back to the ring, and we will fight."


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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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