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‘I did not collude’: Kushner releases 3,700-word statement detailing 4 Russia contacts By drafting a QB, Chiefs invited controversy (Yahoo Sports)

‘I did not collude’: Kushner releases 3,700-word statement detailing 4 Russia contactsIn a lengthy statement to the congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Trump's son-in-law says that he has “nothing to hide.”


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Drafting Patrick Mahomes was a clear message that Kansas City wasn't pleased with its quarterback situation. The clock is ticking on Alex Smith.


Death toll rises to nine in suspected Texas human smuggling case Fantasy: No Cam do – QB may sink your season (Yahoo Sports)

Death toll rises to nine in suspected Texas human smuggling caseAt least eight men were found dead on Sunday alongside dozens of people discovered inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities called a case of "ruthless" human trafficking. Thirty people, many in critical condition and suffering from heat stoke and exhaustion, were removed from the trailer, which lacked air conditioning or a water supply, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. Another person was found in a wooded area nearby and was also being treated, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas said in a statement.


Fantasy QB Busts 2017: Cam set to disappoint

Cam Newton, among others, will potentially leave fantasy owners in ruin. Our Yahoo fanalysts list their top QBs to dodge.


US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute One text undid the George-to-Cavs trade (Yahoo Sports)

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi disputeBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American university student is free after being detained for a week in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who manhandled his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that brought U.S. lawmakers to the student's defense.


Report: Paul George was a text away from joining Cavs. (AP)

Before the pacers traded the star forward to Oklahoma City, the team was deeply engaged in talks with Cleveland and Denver on a blockbuster three-team deal.


Snooty, the world's oldest manatee, dies in shocking accident Price told Eckersley to 'get the f---' off flight (Yahoo Sports)

Snooty, the world's oldest manatee, dies in shocking accidentThe world's oldest manatee was expected to live even longer before he died in a tragic accident. Museum staff were heartbroken when their pride and joy perished a day after celebrating his 69th birthday. The South Florida Museum chief executive Brynne Anne Besio explained the death of the beloved animal in a statement. He said Snooty’s death appeared to be “a heartbreaking accident” and added that staff were “devastated”. Museum provost and chief operating officer Jeff Rodgers said Snooty died after becoming stuck in a maintenance hatch leading off his tank. Credit: Tamara Lush/AP In a Facebook live broadcast, he said the animal shared his space with three young rescued manatees, Randall, Baca and Gale. “The hatch is big enough for a 1,300lb manatee to get in," he said. “It appears that he was not able to get himself back around to get himself out of the situation.” It is thought the animal drowned, but an necropsy is yet to be completed. He said the three other manatees were not injured. Credit: https://www.facebook.com/SouthFLMuseum  Mr Rogers said: "We’re all devastated about his passing. We’re reviewing what happened and will be conducting a full investigation. "Snooty was such a unique animal and he had so much personality that people couldn’t help but be drawn to him. As you can imagine, I – and our staff, volunteers and board members – considered him a star. We all deeply mourn his passing." Credit: https://www.facebook.com/SouthFLMuseum He said that staff had been greeting people at the door to the aquarium to tell them the heartbreaking news, and that staff had been helping adults break the news to their children. “Snooty’s very important to this community,” Rodgers said. “He’s been with us for 68 years – generations have grown up with that manatee. The emotional outpouring today… we grieve right along with these folks. We’ve given a lot of hugs on the front porch of the museum today. “A lot of people loved that manatee. We loved him too.”


Report: Red Sox star blew up at Hall of Famer for criticism. (AP)

According to the Boston Globe, David Price took issue with comments made by former Oakland pitcher Dennis Eckersley, who now calls Sox games as an NESN broadcaster.


Teen Driver Livestreamed Crash That Killed Her Little Sister: Cops Report: Kershaw to miss 4-6 week with back injury (Yahoo Sports)

Teen Driver Livestreamed Crash That Killed Her Little Sister: CopsObdulia Sanchez was booked on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after Friday's crash killed her 14-year-old sister.


Clayton Kershaw

The Dodgers will once again be without Clayton Kershaw for an extended period.




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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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