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Customers Rally After Yelp Reviewer Calls Cafe's Gay Pride Flag 'Disgusting' Matthew Berry's Love/Hate for the 2018 season

Customers Rally After Yelp Reviewer Calls Cafe's Gay Pride Flag 'Disgusting'An anti-gay review on Yelp that called a restaurant in Dorchester,


It's the must-read column -- and final edition -- of the fantasy football preseason, highlighting Matthew Berry's most undervalued and overvalued players in drafts.
Report: White House Counsel Is Cooperating Extensively In Russia Probe Maryland announces plans to honor McNair

Report: White House Counsel Is Cooperating Extensively In Russia ProbeDon McGahn, the White House counsel, has been cooperating extensively with


Maryland football players Johnny Jordan and Ellis McKennie discussed several ways the school plans to honor the memory of Jordan McNair, including no one wearing his No. 79 until 2021, his graduating year.
Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abuse With McCarron out, Bills consider adding QB

Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abusePope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week. "In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors... the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests," the pope said in a letter made public by the Vatican. A devastating US grand jury report published last week decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church.


The Bills have discussed the possibility of signing another quarterback as AJ McCarron remains out of practice because of a right shoulder injury.
Kansas Postal Worker Finds Giant Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around Mailbox Bills call out Landry for 'dirty' block on rookie CB

Kansas Postal Worker Finds Giant Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around MailboxNo letters for these folks today!


Veteran Bills defensive players spoke out Sunday regarding a block Browns receiver Jarvis Landry made against rookie cornerback Taron Johnson in Friday's preseason game, with linebacker Lorenzo Alexander calling it a "dirty" play.
Venezuelans flee economic crisis at home Free-agent RB Peterson to meet with Redskins

Venezuelans flee economic crisis at homeThe Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans. An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-torn country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.


Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson will meet with the Washington Redskins on Monday, after the team met with Jamaal Charles and worked out Orleans Darkwa on Sunday.


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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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