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The Latest: French minister says Strasbourg gunman killed 3 What’s lurking in your stadium food? Slime, roaches and mice

The Latest: French minister says Strasbourg gunman killed 3PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg (all times local):


ESPN's Outside the Lines reviewed food-safety inspection reports for all 111 North American pro sports venues. Find your stadium and see how it fared.
Flynn’s Leniency Bid Pairs Contrition With Criticism of FBI Sources: Eagles' Wentz has fractured vertebra

Flynn’s Leniency Bid Pairs Contrition With Criticism of FBIFlynn deserves a term of probation and community service rather than jail, his lawyers said in a 178-page memo filed late Tuesday in federal court in Washington. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan will sentence the retired U.S. Army lieutenant general on Dec. 18. Since pleading guilty a year ago to lying to the FBI about the ambassador and his lobbying on behalf of Turkey’s government, Flynn “cooperated extensively” with several Justice Department investigations, according to the filing.


Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra that won't need surgery but might keep him out for the rest of the season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China's Huawei Jordan: Tapping Monk on head was out of 'love'

Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China's HuaweiA top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail on Tuesday while she awaits a hearing for extradition to the U.S.


Hornets owner Michael Jordan says lightly smacking the back of second-year guard Malik Monk's head in the closing seconds of Wednesday night's win against the Pistons was a "tap of endearment."
US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan Encarnacion, Santana on move in 3-team trade

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off JapanTOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast.


The Indians have re-acquired slugger Carlos Santana in a three-team deal with the Mariners and Rays that sends Edwin Encarnacion to Cleveland and Yandy Diaz to Tampa Bay.
Love Triangle, Not Alligators, Caused Florida Man's Death, Confessed Killer Testifies Canseco makes pitch to be Trump chief of staff

Love Triangle, Not Alligators, Caused Florida Man's Death, Confessed Killer TestifiesA Florida man testified this week about fatally shooting his best friend ― who


Jose Canseco tweeted to Donald Trump that he would be a good chief of staff.


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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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