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Full Huntsman: ‘You don’t know what’s going to come out of’ Trump-Putin meeting Why each Home Run Derby participant will (and won’t) win

Full Huntsman: ‘You don’t know what’s going to come out of’ Trump-Putin meetingJon Huntsman, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, tells Chuck Todd that the meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t a summit, but an “opportunity for senior leaders” to get together.


This year's Home Run Derby field is the youngest in the history of the event, so here's an introduction to the eight sluggers participating on Monday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
Massive Rogue Iceberg Threatens Greenland Community Home Run Derby picks, must-see All-Star matchups and more

Massive Rogue Iceberg Threatens Greenland CommunityA monumentally huge iceberg is floating dangerously close to a Greenland


Our experts predict who will deliver the biggest moments and the mightiest blasts and bring home some All-Star Week hardware.
Thai Cave Rescuer Explains Why Elon Musk's Rescue Idea Wouldn't Have Worked The Home Run Derby and the beauty of baseball that doesn't count

Thai Cave Rescuer Explains Why Elon Musk's Rescue Idea Wouldn't Have WorkedBillionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk inserted himself into the dramatic


The Babe used to barnstorm across America. Willie Mays played stickball in the street. None of it "counted," but like tonight's Derby, it didn't have to.
Mueller indictment sheds new light on Russia timeline LSU's Orgeron: Shouldn't have hired Canada

Mueller indictment sheds new light on Russia timelineThe Special Counsel investigation released new information about Russian interference in the 2016 campaign with the indictment of 12 Russian nationals.


LSU coach Ed Orgeron said that he made a mistake in hiring Matt Canada as offensive coordinator.
US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border Sources: LeBron to miss Team USA minicamp

US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at borderSAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders.


LeBron James, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend to observe the Lakers play a summer league game, will miss USA Basketball's training camp July 25-27.


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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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