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Ex-lawyer blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years Patrick Mahomes takes his time for nonchalant TD toss

Ex-lawyer blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 yearsDonald Trump's former lawyer apologized Wednesday for covering up the "dirty deeds" of his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years for multiple crimes including hush money payments implicating the US president. Pleading for leniency in a packed Manhattan courtroom before US District Court Judge William H. Pauley III, Michael Cohen said he had been led astray by misplaced admiration for Trump. Cohen's lawyers had argued for no jail time after he admitted charges brought by federal prosecutors in New York of tax evasion, providing false statements to a bank and illegal campaign contributions.


It took 6.17 seconds for Mahomes to find Demarcus Robinson for the Chiefs' first touchdown on Thursday against the Chargers.
At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in France Nets to re-sign 'thankful' Dinwiddie to 3-year deal

At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in FranceThree people have been killed and 11 wounded in a suspected terrorist attack near a world-famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg.


Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie will sign a three-year extension with Brooklyn that sources say is worth $34 million.
Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid Chargers RB Gordon (knee) won't play vs. Chiefs

Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raidGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate — everyone knows everyone else and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious Hamas security men stopped the van and questioned those inside.


Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon will not play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night, a source told ESPN's Jeff Darlington.
Chinese state media urges Canada to defy U.S., free Huawei exec Sources: Eagles' Wentz has fractured vertebra

Chinese state media urges Canada to defy U.S., free Huawei execSHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Canada should distance itself from U.S. "hegemonism" and grant unconditional freedom to Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of China's Huawei detained in Vancouver on Washington's request, state-owned tabloid Global Times said in a Thursday editorial. Meng, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, has been accused by U.S. prosecutors of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran, putting the banks at risk of violating sanctions. The United States needs to make a formal extradition request within 60 days of her arrest, which a Canadian judge will weigh to determine whether the case against Meng is strong enough.


Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra that won't need surgery but might keep him out for the rest of the season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Love Triangle, Not Alligators, Caused Florida Man's Death, Confessed Killer Testifies Sherman unfazed by Clark's 'era is over' talk

Love Triangle, Not Alligators, Caused Florida Man's Death, Confessed Killer TestifiesA Florida man testified this week about fatally shooting his best friend ― who


49ers cornerback Richard Sherman said Thursday that he wasn't bothered by Frank Clark's comments that his "era was over" in Seattle. "The era was over in my mind. Obviously. I'm here," he said.


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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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