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Iran general says Pakistan backs group behind suicide bomb UFC Fight Night: Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez cheat sheet

Iran general says Pakistan backs group behind suicide bombIran's Revolutionary Guards accused "Pakistan's security forces" of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 troops on Wednesday, in remarks state TV aired Saturday. "Pakistan's government, who has housed these anti-revolutionaries and threats to Islam, knows where they are and they are supported by Pakistan's security forces," said Revolutionary Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, referring to jihadist group Jaish al-Adl ("Army of Justice").


Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will look to return to title contention with a tough fight against Francis Ngannou on Sunday. Who has the edge?
Mueller Urges That Manafort Serve Up to 24 Years for Fraud The final stretch of the Daytona 500 has featured multiple cautions due to crashes

Mueller Urges That Manafort Serve Up to 24 Years for FraudMueller’s prosecutors urged U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Virginia, to hammer Manafort for using untaxed income hidden offshore to support a lavish lifestyle and for cheating banks when he was desperate for cash. “Manafort acted for more than a decade as if he were above the law, and deprived the federal government and various financial institutions of millions of dollars,” prosecutors wrote to Ellis late Friday. The special counsel’s 120-page submission, which recommends a prison sentence of between 19.6 and 24.4 years, contains his first public assessment of the severity of the eight felonies for which Manafort was found guilty following a jury trial in August.


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Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum Menard starts huge 21-car wreck late at Daytona

Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forumPromising that "America will be back" once Donald Trump leaves office, Biden won a standing ovation at the Munich Security Conference from delegates who find the president's brusque foreign policy stance hard to like. Biden's successor, Mike Pence, was met with silence at a reception in the palatial Bavarian parliament on Friday evening after he delivered his signature line: "I bring you greetings from the 45th president of the United States, President Donald Trump." His four-day trip to Europe succeeded only in deepening divisions with traditional allies over questions such as Iran and Venezuela and offered little hope in how to deal with threats ranging from nuclear arms to climate change, diplomats and officials said. Misgivings about Washington's role in the world are being felt by ordinary people as well as foreign policy specialists.


Paul Menard triggered a multi-car accident shortly after a restart with 10 laps to go in the Daytona 500.
Fast-moving storm will bring pockets of heavy rain to Southland on Sunday Source: Infielder Moustakas back to Brewers

Fast-moving storm will bring pockets of heavy rain to Southland on SundayA fast-moving storm system is expected to bring heavy rain to parts of the Southland while dumping several inches of snow in the mountains.


Free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas is returning to the Brewers on a one-year contract, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager Quinnipiac's Young scores 55 in triple-OT win

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant managerCHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:


Quinnipiac guard Cameron Young scored 55 points in a triple-overtime win 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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