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Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece The 25 most important players in the College Football Playoff chase

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward GreeceAn Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next destination reported to be Greece. The Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, set course for Kalamata, Greece, with an estimated arrival on Aug. 25, according to ship tracking service MarineTraffic. The vessel left Gibraltar late Sunday after having been detained for a month in the British overseas territory for allegedly attempting to breach European Union sanctions on Syria.


Is Kellen Mond the best player in the country? No. But he is the one who will have the most to say when it comes to the playoff race.
Mountain lion attacks Colorado hunter armed with just a pocket knife, officials say Raiders' Brown at facility; participation unknown

Mountain lion attacks Colorado hunter armed with just a pocket knife, officials sayA Colorado man was scouting spots to hunt elk earlier this month when he became prey himself, according to state wildlife officials.


Raiders receiver Antonio Brown, who has filed a second grievance against the NFL over his being denied use of his preferred helmet, was at the team's practice facility but his level of participation was unknown.
FBI: Ohio police arrest man connected to online shooting threat against Jewish community center Mayfield: Giants' pick of Jones 'blows my mind'

FBI: Ohio police arrest man connected to online shooting threat against Jewish community centerOhio police arrested James P. Reardon, 20, on charges of telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing.


Baker Mayfield told GQ that the Giants' pick of Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall "blows my mind" because the former Duke quarterback finished 17-19 for the Blue Devils.
'It's a Horror Story': NYC Residents Living in Illegal Tiny Apartments Sources: Lakers set workouts for Noah, Howard

'It's a Horror Story': NYC Residents Living in Illegal Tiny ApartmentsIt was a 311 call that led New York City inspectors to a building and their disturbing, even shocking, discovery. The NYC Buildings Department says the owner of the apartment created a new floor between the fourth and fifth floors to rent out nine micro-apartments.


The Lakers, trying to cobble together a center rotation in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury, will evaluate Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard and Mo Speights, sources told ESPN.
U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo Hopes fading for Luck to be ready by Week 1

U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo


Andrew Luck is out for at least another week, the Colts said Tuesday, with full-speed movement and pain threshold still issues.


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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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