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Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert. Could Carmelo change how the West is won? (Yahoo Sports)

Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.Can the president pardon himself? In an interview with Yahoo News, law professor Brian Kalt explains the presidential pardon power, historical precedents and how a pardon could affect independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.


Would a Carmelo Anthony trade threaten the Warriors' dominance of the West?

If Carmelo Anthony joins the Rockets, Thunder or Blazers, would any of those teams be a threat to the Warriors?


China opens movie theater on disputed South China Sea island Why Stipe Miocic gives McGregor a chance (Yahoo Sports)

China opens movie theater on disputed South China Sea islandBEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:


Mayweather-McGregor

The UFC heavyweight champ and former Golden Gloves boxer has insight few others have. And he doesn't think Floyd Mayweather is a lock to beat Conor McGregor.


No Air, No Water: Surviving Immigrant Recalls Tractor-Trailer Horror The Killed 10 Police clear Whitehead after Cowboys cut him (Yahoo Sports)

No Air, No Water: Surviving Immigrant Recalls Tractor-Trailer Horror The Killed 10Adan Lara Vega said screaming children begged for water but received none.


Lucky Whitehead

One day after Dallas let him go following news of a shoplifting arrest, Lucky Whitehead was called an innocent man by the Prince William police.


US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel Players should get a free pass out of Ole Miss (Yahoo Sports)

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vesselWASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the northern Arabian Gulf on Tuesday after the vessel came within 150 yards (137 meters), a U.S. official told Reuters.


Ole Miss

Ole Miss lured its recent recruiting classes under false pretenses. Now it needs to give them the option to leave – without any conditions or restrictions.


Parents Of Florida Boys Lost At Sea Say Lawsuit Makes Them ‘Relive Nightmare’ Colon has now faced Bellinger – and his dad (Yahoo Sports)

Parents Of Florida Boys Lost At Sea Say Lawsuit Makes Them ‘Relive Nightmare’"Everyone will be forced to relive this horrible nightmare on a daily basis in order to defend this lawsuit and to prepare for trial."


Bartolo Colon

Due to his longevity, Colon now faces the amusing reality of pitching to a second generation of major league talent.




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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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