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These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election Fantasy Football Live: Will Beckham Jr. finally break out? (Yahoo Sports)

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 ElectionThe Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.


After serving mainly as a decoy against the Lions in Week 2, the Giants and fantasy owners are hoping the superstar wide receiver can finally make a big impact.


Inside Relief Flight to Hurricane Battered St. Thomas Ravens, Jags begin Week 3 with anthem protest (Yahoo Sports)

Inside Relief Flight to Hurricane Battered St. ThomasNBC News got rare access inside a U.S. military relief flight supplying food, water and even a mobile air traffic control tower to St. Thomas — an island devastated by Hurricane Irma and hit again by Maria, delaying critical relief efforts.


Jaguars owner Shad Khan unites with players in defiance of Trump

Baltimore and Jacksonville took part in the largest demonstration against the "Star-Spangled Banner" as a direct response to Trump's comments over the weekend.


Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct Protests across NFL following Trump remarks (Yahoo Sports)

Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct― Scott Dekraai, the shooter in the worst mass killing in Orange County, California, history, was sentenced on Friday to eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than receiving the death penalty, because of government misconduct linked to a jail informant program.


NFL owners, players unite in protest after Trump comments. (AP)

There was widespread response across the league on Sunday after the president doubled down on his controversial comments made at a rally in Alabama on Friday night.


'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Is A Mess Steelers won't take the field for national anthem (Yahoo Sports)

'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Is A MessA spokesman for disgraced right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos says the “Free Speech Week” rally he organized this week at University of California, Berkeley, is going ahead as scheduled, even though multiple sources involved in the planning say otherwise.


Steelers will refuse to take field for national anthem. (AP)

Pittsburgh will remain in their locker room during the "Star-Spangled Banner" as a show of unity after President Trump's controversial comments this weekend.


Post-Maria Flooding Strains Puerto Rico Amid Trump uproar, Pens say they'll visit White House (Yahoo Sports)

Post-Maria Flooding Strains Puerto RicoPatricia Mazzei, reporter for The Miami Herald, and Luis Rivera Marin, secretary of state for Puerto Rico, talk with Rachel Maddow about how Puerto Ricans are struggling to recover and just survive after Hurricane Maria left the island flooded.


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Disagreement with a president's policies "can be expressed in other ways," the team said Sunday.




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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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