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Fears in US of bad peace deal with the Taliban Raiders GM: Time for AB to be 'all-in or all-out'

Fears in US of bad peace deal with the TalibanAn Afghanistan peace agreement that the US seems close to reaching with the Taliban has prompted worries that President Donald Trump's desire to quickly withdraw US troops could further plunge the country into civil war. Trump said Friday he was pleased with talks on ending the war, 18 years after the September 11, attacks that prompted the US invasion of Afghanistan in the first place. In recent days several US officials have suggested that an accord could be imminent in discussions with the Taliban in Qatar.


Antonio Brown has departed Raiders training camp again over his helmet issue, leading general manager Mike Mayock to issue the wide receiver an ultimatum: "It's time for him to be all-in or all-out."
John Hickenlooper is out of the 2020 presidential race. That's good news for these 3 Democratic candidates Braves' Acuna pulled after not running out single

John Hickenlooper is out of the 2020 presidential race. That's good news for these 3 Democratic candidatesFormer Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's exit from presidential race means other candidates have an opportunity to win over his supporters.


Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. was removed from Sunday's win against the Dodgers after he stood at the plate admiring a long fly ball that did not leave the park.
7 shot after random Snapchat invites to ‘instant house party,’ Texas cops say Sources: Howard OK'd to talk with Lakers, others

7 shot after random Snapchat invites to ‘instant house party,’ Texas cops sayAn “instant party” in Texas ended with a car chase and several people shot, police say.


Dwight Howard's representatives have been given permission by the Grizzlies to speak to teams that might have interest in acquiring the center, including the Lakers, sources say.
Was Israel within its rights to ban Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib from entering their country? Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies at 36

Was Israel within its rights to ban Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib from entering their country?Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy says Israel was well within its rights to ban Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib from entering their country.


Former NFL and Texas Longhorns running back Cedric Benson died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night. He was 36.
Roller coaster malfunction causes cars to collide; multiple kids taken to hospital McCoy injury likely makes Keenum Skins' top QB

Roller coaster malfunction causes cars to collide; multiple kids taken to hospitalFive people were taken to the hospital Friday night after malfunctioning roller coaster failed to stop in Ocean City, Maryland.


Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Colt McCoy may not be ready to play until "two or three weeks into the season," as he recovers from a broken leg.


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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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