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Trump-Putin summit: US president says he has 'low expectations' of Helsinki meeting with Russian leader MLB Home Run Derby tracker

Trump-Putin summit: US president says he has 'low expectations' of Helsinki meeting with Russian leaderDonald Trump has said that he is going into his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland with “low expectations” amid fears the president’s reliance on his personality to get results will lead to Moscow “taking advantage” of him. Trump administration officials have sought to play down the idea of the meeting on Monday being a summit, with a lack of an official agenda and seemingly little idea of how it will play out. “I go in with low expectations,” Mr Trump said one day after deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russians for their alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.


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The Latest: Police say 4 protesters arrested after shooting LSU's Orgeron: Shouldn't have hired Canada

The Latest: Police say 4 protesters arrested after shootingCHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a man by a Chicago police officer (all times local):


LSU coach Ed Orgeron said that he made a mistake in hiring Matt Canada as offensive coordinator.
Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly unrest Sources: LeBron to miss Team USA minicamp

Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly unrestPort-au-Prince (AFP) - Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices, triggering a fraught process to form a new government. "I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic," who has "accepted my resignation," Lafontant said in the lower house of Haiti's legislature. Last week, the government in the impoverished Caribbean country announced plans for major fuel price hikes -- 38 percent for gasoline, 47 percent for diesel and 51 percent for kerosene.


LeBron James, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend to watch the Lakers play a summer league game, will miss USA Basketball's training camp held July 25-27.
A Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Has Killed Three People and Injured Dozens Agent: 2018 likely Bell's last season as a Steeler

A Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Has Killed Three People and Injured DozensSome of the injured are in critical condition


After the Steelers and running back Le'Veon Bell failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension before Monday's 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline, Bell's agent told ESPN, "This now likely will be Le'Veon's last season as a Steeler."
Massive Rogue Iceberg Threatens Greenland Community NFL teams got $255M each in revenue sharing

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


The Packers' financials show that the NFL distributed over $8 billion in revenue sharing in 2017.


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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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