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Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting (debunked) anti-Muslim war crime tale Kaepernick to have exhibit at museum (Yahoo Sports)

Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting (debunked) anti-Muslim war crime talePresident Trump responded to the news of a terrorist attack in Spain by peddling a debunked legend about a general’s harsh tactics more than a century ago.


Colin Kaepernick to have exhibit at National Museum of African American History and Culture

Colin Kaepernick may not be employed by an NFL team, but he will have his own exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Finland stabbings: Police 'do not rule out terrorism' after knife rampage leaves two dead Free Game of the Day: Diamondbacks at Twins (Yahoo Sports)

Finland stabbings: Police 'do not rule out terrorism' after knife rampage leaves two deadFinnish authorities stepped up security around the country after a stabbing rampage left two people dead and half a dozen wounded in a western city. One suspect was arrested after being shot by armed police and officers launched a search for other possible perpetrators following the attack in the city-centre of Turku on Friday. Press conference from Turku at Finnish Yle TV1 just started. Confirmed: 8 stabbed 2 dead. Perpetrator in custody. My heart breaks. #Turku— Elina Nikulainen (@ElinaNikulainen) August 18, 2017 But investigators said it was too early to attribute the attack to international terrorism or to link it to the attacks in Spain the previous day. “I emphasise that the identity and motive of the perpetrator are not yet known,” Paula Rissiko, the interior minister, told reporters on Friday evening. A video grab taken from Instagram shows officials standing in a street next to a person lying on the ground in the Finnish city of Turku Credit:  KIRSI KANERVA/AFP About half a dozen people were seen lying on the ground in the centre of Turku, a city of 180,000 in the southwest of the country, as the attack unfolded at 4 PM local time. The police is searching for possible more perpetrators in Turku. People are asked to leave and avoid the center of Turku.— L-S poliisi (@L_S_poliisi) August 18, 2017 Witnesses reported seeing seeing a woman with stroller being attacked by a man with a large knife. Video footage filmed shortly after the attack showed people running in a panic down one of the city's main streets. People flee stabbing attack in Turku, Finland 00:18 "Nothing is known about the motives ... or what precisely has happened in Turku," Seppo Kolehmainen, Finland’s top police chief, told the country’s YLE broadcaster. The suspect in custody, who was detained after police shot him, has not been named. Police announced Turku was “safe” again on Friday evening, suggesting their manhunt for other attackers had been called off. Armed police had reinforced security at Helsinki airport and train stations following the attack, which comes amid a heightened tensions following yesterday's terrorist attack in Barcelona. Armed policemen on duty at Helsinki airport after a stabbing attack in the city of Turku Credit: LEHTIKUVA/Reuters In 2012, Finland's then-prime minister Jyrki Katainen escaped a knife attack in Turku while campaigning for municipal elections. Finland's Security Intelligence Service (Supo) earlier said it had no indication that individuals in Finland were linked to the Barcelona attacks and that the country's threat assessment would remain unchanged, at an "elevated" level.


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One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate Statues Taking ownership: The best team $137M can buy (Yahoo Sports)

One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate StatuesA tweet about Confederate statues is resonating with hundreds of thousands of people. Jamil Smith, a Los Angeles-based writer who has contributed to The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Daily Beast, had a great response to those who believe the removal of Confederate statues will “erase” history.


The best MLB team $136,333,142 can buy

It’s not easy to build a squad when there's a finite amount you can spend, but Jeff Passan gave it a shot and kept it below the average opening day payroll in MLB.


Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug Ranking all 49 potential 2026 World Cup venues (Yahoo Sports)

Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drugLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A death penalty expert says Arkansas' recent purchase of a lethal injection drug — in a small amount and at a cheap price — suggests the state has found a reliable supplier to help it move 30 inmates from death row to the execution chamber.


2026 World Cup venues

The United States, Canada and Mexico released a list of 44 cities and 49 stadiums that could potentially host the 2026 World Cup. So we ranked them.


White supremacist cries on camera as he describes 'terror' over arrest warrant Derek Jeter, wife welcome their first child (Yahoo Sports)

White supremacist cries on camera as he describes 'terror' over arrest warrantA white supremacist who helped organise the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has appeared on camera crying as he describes his fear of arrest. Chris Cantwell, a racist who previously claimed he and others would "f***ing kill" anti-fascist demonstrators for interfering with their right to express their views, sobs uncontrollably in the clip. The blogger was featured in a Vice News documentary filmed before, during and after the rally in Virginia turned violent.


Derek Jeter, wife Hannah welcome first child. (AP)

The Yankees legend and his supermodel wife announce the birth of their daughter, Bella Raine, on Twitter.




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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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