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Hawaii Judge Extends Order Blocking Trump 'Travel Ban' The tragic face of sports' opioid epidemic (Yahoo Sports)

news U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson agreed to turn his original temporary restraining order blocking Trump's revised executive order on immigration into a longer lasting preliminary injunction.

Star athlete → injury → opioids → addiction → death

Drew Gintis was one of growing number of high school and college athletes who became a casualty of addiction to pain medications.


N.C. Lawmakers Announce Deal to Repeal 'Bathroom Bill' Westbrook drops record points in triple-double (Yahoo Sports)

news The deal comes as the NCAA said North Carolina won't be considered for championship events "absent any change" in the law known as House Bill 2.

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook set an NBA record for the most points in a triple-double, all while leading his team back to a playoff-clinching victory.


Mexican A-G Held in U.S. over Massive Drug Conspiracy Warriors take stranglehold of top seed in West (Yahoo Sports)

news The scale of the alleged conspiracy wasn't detailed, but U.S. prosecutors said Edgar Veytia would have to forfeit at least $250 million if convicted.

Steph Curry

Golden State took a big step toward securing the No. 1 seed for the playoffs with Wednesday's win over the Spurs.


13 Dead After Church Van and Truck Crash Head-On Winners and losers of the World Cup qualifiers (Yahoo Sports)

news Thirteen people were dead after a church van carrying senior citizens and a pickup truck collided head-on Wednesday in Texas, authorities said.

Bruce Arena

For the USMNT, restoring Bruce Arena as head coach has looked like a successful move so far.


OpEd: You Mad? Black Women, Work and the Normalcy of Disrespect LaVar Ball makes another very bold prediction (Yahoo Sports)

news The assumption that professionalism, is actually uppityism, and thus the need to diminish or minimize who we are, for some, is downright irresistible.

Lonzo Ball

For his latest outlandish claim, LaVar Ball said his son will win more NBA championships than Michael Jordan.




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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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