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MAGA hat teenager: Kentucky town reels from death threats and protests over stand-off with Native American man Sources: Pacers fear Oladipo lost for season

MAGA hat teenager: Kentucky town reels from death threats and protests over stand-off with Native American manResidents of this affluent northern Kentucky town emerged from a turbulent holiday weekend with a question: How did a viral video showing local students interacting with a drumbeating Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial suck their community into the fractious national debates about politics and race? President Donald Trump was tweeting about them. Everyone forgets that," said Park Hills Mayor Kathy Zembrodt, who expressed anger about the initial portrayal of the students as aggressors in the Lincoln Memorial encounter.


A preliminary exam has left the Pacers fearful that Victor Oladipo suffered a season-ending right-knee injury Wednesday night, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Oladipo will undergo an MRI on Thursday.
Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller Case Torrid Harden lights up MSG with career-best 61

Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller CaseMueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction by President Donald Trump. The dispute apparently marks the first time the Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in the probe. The Supreme Court previously refused to block the daily fines, but the company is still pressing the court to hear an appeal.


James Harden scored a career-high 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant's mark for a visiting opponent at the current Madison Square Garden, as the Rockets edged the Knicks 114-110 on Wednesday night.
Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: police Jokic, Nuggets deny violation after leaving bench

Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: policeThe shooting occurred at the SunTrust Bank in Sebring, a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, around 12:30 p.m. ET (1730 GMT), Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a news conference. The 21-year-old suspect, identified as Zephen Xaver, called 911 dispatchers and said he had shot five people inside the bank, according to authorities. When police entered the bank, the gunman had barricaded himself inside but eventually surrendered, the Sebring Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook.


Head coach Mike Malone said he had "no doubts" that Nikola Jokic and other Nuggets players "stayed where they were supposed to stay" after a scuffle between Utah's Derrick Favors and Denver's Mason Plumlee.
More strikes ahead? Teachers say they love their jobs but can't pay their bills, poll shows Kanter on DNP: Play me or 'get me out of here'

More strikes ahead? Teachers say they love their jobs but can't pay their bills, poll showsAmid dissatisfaction with pay and demands, more than half of K-12 teachers in a USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll say they've thought about quitting.


Knicks center Enes Kanter said he "deserves way better" after he did not play in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets, saying, "What they're doing to me is pretty messed up."
Photos: Niagara Falls transforms into majestic winter wonderland following Arctic blast Weddle walks back Ravens-or-retire plan for '19

Photos: Niagara Falls transforms into majestic winter wonderland following Arctic blastThe frigid conditions in recent weeks have covered the Niagara Falls with snow and ice. Despite the cold, many tourists have visited and have snapped breathtaking photos of the winter display.


Eric Weddle, who will be in the final year of his four-year, $26 million deal with the Ravens next season, said he now is open to playing elsewhere if Baltimore decides to cut him.


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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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