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Schiff: 'More Than Circumstantial Evidence' on Trump Camp, Russia Best bets for Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups (Yahoo Sports)

news Previously, the top Democrat on the House Intel Committee said the evidence was 'circumstantial.' Now, he says, there's more.

Yahoo Sports bracket expert Brad Evans offers his picks for Purdue/Kansas, Oregon/Michigan, Arizona/Xavier, and Gonzaga/West Virginia.

4 Killed in Car-and-Knife 'Terrorist Incident' Near U.K. Parliament Nikola Jokic posts up LeBron, beats Cavs (Yahoo Sports)

news A truck hit pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing into a railing, and a police officer was fatally stabbed near the House of Commons.

Nikola Jokic (AP)

After beating LeBron one-on-one the young Nuggets big man said of facing the four-time MVP: 'I think that’s a mismatch for us.'

'Shock and Horror' Descend After Parliament Attack USA wins its first WBC title in dominant fashion (Yahoo Sports)

news Police in bright fluorescent jackets shepherded tourists, journalists and lawmakers away from Parliament after Wednesday's brazen attack.

Marcus Stroman

Team USA shut out previously undefeated Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday in the World Baseball Classic championship game.

Thousands of Would-Be Democratic Candidates Flood States in Trump Backlash Day withdraws from WGC to be with ailing mom (Yahoo Sports)

news Democrats typically have trouble recruiting for statehouse races. Now they're having trouble keeping up with people who want to run.

Jason Day

Jason Day conceded his match at the WGC-Dell Match Play to Pat Perez and withdrew from the event to spend time with his mother, who is battling lung cancer.

GOP Health Care Bill in Peril on Eve of House Vote Cowboys' patience with Romo isn't paying off (Yahoo Sports)

news Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said there are enough Freedom members to kill the GOP health care bill unless changes are made.

Tony Romo

Time is running out for Dallas to make a move to either release or trade the veteran QB. As time goes on, a trade appears less likely.

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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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