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Order on family separation offers no relief for thousands already being held  Hawks GM nixed trade after media reports

Order on family separation offers no relief for thousands already being held Despite a federal policy change that will affect the detention of new families caught illegally entering the country, children who’ve already been separated from their parents will remain so.


The Atlanta Hawks pulled out of a possible trade with the Bucks during the NBA draft because of media projections about whom Milwaukee was going to take.
Migrant Children Report Physical, Verbal Abuse In At Least 3 Federal Detention Centers Celtics' 1st-rounder Williams oversleeps call

Migrant Children Report Physical, Verbal Abuse In At Least 3 Federal Detention CentersMigrant children as young as 11 years old have reported suffering physical and


Robert Williams, who fell to the Celtics at No. 27 in Thursday's draft, admitted to sleeping through the team's introductory conference call Friday morning due to a "good night's sleep after a busy two days."
Multiple States Sue Trump Admin to Stop Family Separation Policy Sources: Lakers decline invite to LiAngelo Ball

Multiple States Sue Trump Admin to Stop Family Separation PolicyRachel Maddow reports on a lawsuit filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and joined by several other states to stop Donald Trump's migrant family separation policy.


The Lakers officially informed LiAngelo Ball he will not be on their summer league team, sources close to the situation told ESPN. Ball went undrafted Thursday night.
Johnny Depp Reveals He Acts With An Earpiece And Other Bizarre Secrets Sources: Mavs' Doncic unlikely for summer league

Johnny Depp Reveals He Acts With An Earpiece And Other Bizarre SecretsIf Johnny Depp was ever concerned his new Rolling Stone profile might make him


The Mavericks are leaning toward holding first-round draft pick Luka Doncic, who played competitively for most of the past 10 months, out of summer league, team sources tell ESPN's Tim MacMahon.
Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court 'Talk is cheap': Neymar explains tears of joy

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean courtA South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. Despite no specific ban, authorities have invoked hygiene regulations or animal protection laws that ban cruel slaughter methods to crack down on dog farms and restaurants ahead of international events such as the Pyeongchang Olympics. Animal rights group Care last year filed complaints against a dog farm operator in Bucheon, accusing him of "killing animals without proper reasons" and violating building and hygiene regulations, and prosecutors later charged him.


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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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