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Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim Conference championship predictions and what you need to know

Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claimMOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said Saturday that she apologizes to a Russian tycoon for the claim and won't say more about the matter.


Winners and projections for every playoff game, plus key matchups, betting nuggets and more. Catch up on the conference championship matchups here.
Special Counsel Labels Bombshell BuzzFeed Report ‘Not Accurate’ in Rare Statement Sources: Mahomes could land first $200M deal

Special Counsel Labels Bombshell BuzzFeed Report ‘Not Accurate’ in Rare StatementA spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller took the unusual step Friday of publicly correcting an inaccurate BuzzFeed News report that accused President Trump of suborning perjury. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” special counsel spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement to BuzzFeed. The statement was issued in response to a bombshell report, which cited two law enforcement officials and alleged Trump directed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about when exactly plans to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow concluded.


The Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes are expected to extend his contract after next season, and the star QB potentially could land the NFL's first $200 million contract, league sources told ESPN.
State of emergency declared in Pennsylvania, New Jersey as Midwest, Northeast rush to finalize snowstorm preparations 'Not a goodbye': Brown thanks Steelers fans

State of emergency declared in Pennsylvania, New Jersey as  Midwest, Northeast rush to finalize snowstorm preparationsA major snowstorm is moving through the Midwest into the Northeast through this weekend, dumping mass amounts of snow and creating treacherous travel. Local officials warn communities to prepare ahead of the dangerous winter storm.


Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown took to social media Saturday to thank the team's fans for their support and passion.
Ranchers on the souther border explain what it's like to live without a border wall Hardy's UFC debut ends with DQ for illegal knee

Ranchers on the souther border explain what it's like to live without a border wallRanchers Fred and Peggy Davis explain why they think a border wall is necessary; invited Speaker Pelosi to visit their ranch and the border back in 2014.


Greg Hardy heard boos early and late in a UFC debut that ended when his illegal knee to the head of heavyweight challenger Allen Crowder resulted in disqualification Saturday night in New York.
Global stocks surge on China-US trade breakthrough hopes Sources: Multiple teams interested in Hunt

Global stocks surge on China-US trade breakthrough hopesStock markets across the globe powered higher Friday, buoyed by hopes of a breakthrough in efforts to defuse a US-China trade war.


Multiple teams have expressed interest in Kareem Hunt, and it appears the former Chiefs running back will have a job "sooner rather than later," one league source told ESPN.


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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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