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Mueller report: Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke respond to Trump investigation Reseeding the 2019 NCAA tournament field for the Sweet 16

Mueller report: Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke respond to Trump investigationDemocratic presidential candidates have issued calls for transparency over the findings of the Mueller report, and made it clear they believe Donald Trump is guilty of wrongdoing. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was delivered to the Justice Department on Friday and is now in the hands of attorney general William Barr. “It is beyond a shadow of doubt that, once in office, the president of the United States sought to obstruct justice,” former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke said during a campaign stop in South Carolina.


There are a whole lot of familiar faces in this Sweet 16. Here's how we're ranking them heading into the second weekend.
The Latest: Slain teen's mother joins supporters at vigil 'Grateful' Gronkowski announces retirement

The Latest: Slain teen's mother joins supporters at vigilRANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of an ex-East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of a teen (all times local):


New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday on social media.
Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher Pay UCF upset bid thwarted by Duke's Zion, Barrett

Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher PayThe California senator will tell the Texas Southern University College Democrats in Houston that she’d seek to fully close the pay gap for public school teachers in her first term as president, according to a campaign aide who wasn’t authorized to discuss the plan publicly. Harris’s campaign cited a study by the progressive-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that elementary, middle, and secondary public school teachers earn 11.1 percent less than similar college graduates, even after accounting for benefits, according to 2017 data. The candidate’s call comes amid a flurry of policy ideas from a large Democratic presidential field aimed at mitigating rising inequality and expanding the safety net.


Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett saved top-ranked Duke from a second-round upset at the hands of UCF on Sunday, with coach Mike Krzyzewski praising the freshman tandem for "willing us to win."
Want to see the poppy super bloom in California? Brace yourself for large crowds, long lines Celtics projecting confidence as losses pile up

Want to see the poppy super bloom in California? Brace yourself for large crowds, long linesEveryone wishing to see the super bloom in Lake Elsinore, California must pay $10 and ride a shuttle to the poppy fields.


Despite dropping their fourth game in a row and falling to two games behind the Pacers for home-court advantage in the first round, the Celtics are convinced that when the playoffs begin, they'll be just fine.
Syria force takes IS bastion, 'caliphate' wiped out LeBron on triple-double: I won't 'cheat the game'

Syria force takes IS bastion, 'caliphate' wiped outKurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State group's nearly five-year-old "caliphate" Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria. Fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces raised their yellow flag in Baghouz, the remote riverside village where jihadists from many countries made a desperate last stand. The SDF's victory capped a deadly six-month operation against the final remnants of the "caliphate" which once stretched across a vast swathe of Iraq and Syria, and held seven million people in its sway.


"If I'm on the floor, I've got to try to play as hard as I can or do something to affect the game and not cheat the game," LeBron James said after notching a triple-double against the Kings on 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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