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Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: police Sources: Pacers fear Oladipo lost for season

Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: policeThe shooting occurred at the SunTrust Bank in Sebring, a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, around 12:30 p.m. ET (1730 GMT), Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a news conference. The 21-year-old suspect, identified as Zephen Xaver, called 911 dispatchers and said he had shot five people inside the bank, according to authorities. When police entered the bank, the gunman had barricaded himself inside but eventually surrendered, the Sebring Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook.


A preliminary exam has left the Pacers fearful that Victor Oladipo suffered a season-ending right-knee injury Wednesday night, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Oladipo will undergo an MRI on Thursday.
Supreme Court allows Trump's partial ban on transgender troops in military to take effect Torrid Harden lights up MSG with career-best 61

Supreme Court allows Trump's partial ban on transgender troops in military to take effectThe Supreme Court will allow Trump's partial ban on transgender people serving in the military to take effect while court challenges continue.


James Harden scored a career-high 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant's mark for a visiting opponent at the current Madison Square Garden, as the Rockets edged the Knicks 114-110 on Wednesday night.
WaPo Issues Correction after Falsely Labeling Nathan Phillips a Vietnam Vet Jokic, Nuggets deny violation after leaving bench

WaPo Issues Correction after Falsely Labeling Nathan Phillips a Vietnam VetThe Washington Post issued a correction Tuesday after falsely describing the elderly Native American man whose confrontation with a group of high-school students went viral over the weekend as a veteran of the Vietnam War. “Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War.


Head coach Mike Malone said he had "no doubts" that Nikola Jokic and other Nuggets players "stayed where they were supposed to stay" after a scuffle between Utah's Derrick Favors and Denver's Mason Plumlee.
Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra Kanter on DNP: Play me or 'get me out of here'

Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra


Knicks center Enes Kanter said he "deserves way better" after he did not play in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets, saying, "What they're doing to me is pretty messed up."
Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyer Weddle walks back Ravens-or-retire plan for '19

Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyerA former US Marine charged with espionage in Russia was handed a USB drive containing state secrets without knowing what was on the device, his lawyer said Tuesday after a hearing extending his client's custody. Paul Whelan, 48, was taken into custody on December 28 by the Russian FSB security service, which said he was caught "while carrying out an act of espionage".


Eric Weddle, who will be in the final year of his four-year, $26 million deal with the Ravens next season, said he now is open to playing elsewhere if Baltimore decides to cut 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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