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Women’s March Leader Claims Questions about Anti-Semitism Were Racist Follow live:

Women’s March Leader Claims Questions about Anti-Semitism Were RacistWomen’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory claimed during a recent interview that The View’s Meghan McCain aggressively questioned her about her ties to infamous anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan because McCain is racist. Mallory, who labeled Farrakhan the GOAT on social media after attending a speech in which he labeled Jews “satanic,” said she intended to praise the Nation of Islam leader’s past advocacy on behalf of the black community, not his virulent and frequently displayed anti-Semitism. Asked by McCain to explicitly condemn Farrakhan, Mallory refused — a decision she now attributes to McCain’s aggressive rhetorical style, which she claims was racially motivated.


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Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipse Harden scores 30 for 20th consecutive game

Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipseA police officer in Florida ran over two people lying on a dark road to watch the lunar eclipse, leading them requring hospital treatment. A statement given to the Palm Beach Post by police said that the two were run over after choosing to lay in the park because its as “extremely dark”.


Rockets guard James Harden reached 30 points for the 20th consecutive game Monday night against the 76ers.
Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths Sources: Rockets agree to deal Carmelo to Bulls

Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible pathsUS President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday and she again insisted that he end the government shutdown before border security talks can begin, but there were hints of possible movement. Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives, dismissed as a "non-starter" his offer to extend temporary protection to about a million immigrants in return for $5.7 billion for the wall he wants on the Mexican border to fulfill a signature campaign promise. Government shutdowns are a disruptive political ritual that have occurred in various administrations and are almost unique to the American system.


The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, who will eventually trade or waive the 34-year-old veteran, league sources told ESPN.
Snow fallout: Airlines canceled more than 4,800 flights since Friday Source: NFL to again discuss reviewing PI calls

Snow fallout: Airlines canceled more than 4,800 flights since FridayFlight schedules appeared to be on the rebound Monday after a rough weekend. But only after 4,600 mostly storm-related cancellations since Friday.


In the wake of the no-call that helped decide Sunday's NFC Championship Game, the NFL will discuss whether to make pass-interference penalties reviewable, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Report: China population growth continued to slow in 2018 Gray dealt from Yanks to Reds, signs extension

Report: China population growth continued to slow in 2018BEIJING (AP) — China's population growth rate continued to slow in 2018, spelling possible trouble ahead as a swelling number of retirees pushes up against a shrinking labor pool.


The Yankees have traded starting pitcher Sonny Gray to Cincinnati, the teams announced Monday, finalizing a days-in-the-making deal that ends Gray's topsy-turvy stint with New York.


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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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