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Now playing: Trump's latest defense — I never said 'to break the law' It wasn't pretty, but the Browns are still in the playoff hunt for at least one more night

Now playing: Trump's latest defense — I never said 'to break the law'The president keeps revising his explanation of hush-money payments made to two women who claimed to have had extramarital affairs with him.


At 6-7-1, Cleveland needs help to reach the postseason. The Browns still have a chance after winning four of their past five.
Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with conviction Sources: Smith exits hospital, NFL return unclear

Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with convictionTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a spellbinding five-day trial that featured tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury on Friday convicted a Florida woman of helping mastermind the killing of her husband nearly two decades ago.


After spending days in the hospital and enduring multiple surgeries on his leg, Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has been released, and there is some optimism that he will be able to resume his NFL career, league sources told ESPN.
Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family Canelo drops Fielding four times in dominant win

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor familyNery Caal, 29, and his daughter Jakelin were in a group of more than 160 migrants who handed themselves in to U.S. border agents in New Mexico on Dec. 6. Jakelin developed a high fever and died hours later while in the care of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. "Because she'd never seen a big country, she was really happy that she was going to go," she added, explaining how her husband had gone to the United States to find a way out of the "extreme poverty" that dictated their lives.


Canelo Alvarez knocked down an overmatched Rocky Fielding four times and rolled to a third-round TKO win to capture a secondary super middleweight belt Saturday night.
Obamacare Will 'Likely' Survive Judge's Ruling, Obama Tweets Twin triple-dubs 'pretty special' for LeBron, Zo

Obamacare Will 'Likely' Survive Judge's Ruling, Obama TweetsBarack Obama reminded people that Saturday was the last day to sign up for


LeBron James and Lonzo Ball became the first pair of Lakers to record triple-doubles in the same game since Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pulled off the feat on Jan. 22, 1982.
Rebels hail Yemen ceasefire accord a 'success', despite skirmishes Lance's air guitar riff hits sour note with refs

Rebels hail Yemen ceasefire accord a 'success', despite skirmishesHuthi rebels on Saturday hailed a ceasefire accord for a vital Yemeni port agreed at UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden, although the deal's implementation remained fragile. The breakthrough agreement at the first round of negotiations since 2016 was a "success", said Daif Allah al-Shami, information minister for the rebels' unrecognised national salvation government. Reached Thursday between the Huthis and a delegation for the internationally recognised government, the accord called for an "immediate" ceasefire in Hodeida city and its lifeline port, a key gateway for aid and food imports in a country where 14 million people stand on the brink of famine.


Lakers guard Lance Stephenson has always been creative in finding ways to taunt opponents. On Saturday night, he got a T for strumming an air guitar in Miles Bridges' direction after hitting a 3 late in the Lakers' 128-100 win over the Hornets.


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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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