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How Florida’s recount will work Source: Colts' Nelson fined for hit that went viral

How Florida’s recount will workNo, Florida isn’t going to go through 8 million ballots one at a time. Here’s how the rest of the recount process will work.


Colts rookie Quenton Nelson will appeal a $26,739 fine for leading with his helmet on a block against Jaguars safety Barry Church that went viral this week, a source told ESPN.
Death Toll Rises To 63 In Northern California Camp Fire, 631 Now Unaccounted For Stanford-Cal moved to Dec. 1 because of wildfires

Death Toll Rises To 63 In Northern California Camp Fire, 631 Now Unaccounted ForThe death toll in Northern California's Camp fire rose once again on Thursday


The Stanford-Cal game set for Saturday in Berkeley has been rescheduled for Dec. 1 due to poor air quality in Northern California brought on by wildfires.
Yahoo News Explains: Is North Korea breaking the missile agreement with Trump? Red Sox bring back Series MVP Pearce for 2019

Yahoo News Explains: Is North Korea breaking the missile agreement with Trump?North Korea is reportedly continuing to develop its ballistic missile program. Following a summit with the U.S., North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to dismantle his country’s main nuclear site. North Korea reportedly continues to make improvements to more than a dozen other sites that could launch conventional and nuclear missiles.


World Series hero Steve Pearce will be back in a Red Sox uniform in 2019. Boston re-signed the journeyman 1B for a reported $6.25 million. "We all saw what kind of impact he can have," GM Dave Dombrowski said of the improbable World Series MVP.
New Jersey couple and homeless man whose feel-good story went viral charged with GoFundMe scam Wheels of fortune: LeBron's HS car up for auction

New Jersey couple and homeless man whose feel-good story went viral charged with GoFundMe scamProsecutors say Mark D’Amico, Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. fabricated the tale in an effort to raise money for themselves.


The 2003 Hummer H2 used by LeBron James as a high school senior will hit the auction block and is expected to fetch over $100,000.
Photos of the week: 11/9 - 11/16 Nuggets hire WNBA star Bird to front-office post

Photos of the week: 11/9 - 11/16Devastating wildfires continued to ravage parts of Northern and Southern


Seattle Storm star Sue Bird called her new front-office role with the Nuggets "a perfect match" because it'll allow her to continue her playing career in the WNBA.


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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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