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AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches wall as magic bullet for drugs Follow live: Patriots, Chiefs meet in AFC title game

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches wall as magic bullet for drugsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made an untenable case Saturday that a Mexican border wall would be a magic bullet for America's drug problem.


New England's defense held Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City scoreless while Tom Brady's late TD pass extended the Pats' lead.
Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast Super Bowl berth a reward for Rams going all-in

Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, NortheastA major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said. The storm system will dump 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow in the Plains and Midwest on Friday night and Saturday and as it moves east at least a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in several advisories. The system was expected to also bring freezing rain, wind gusts of 35 miles (56 km) per hour and quickly dropping temperatures that will to dip into the teens and even below zero Fahrenheit in several areas, the service said.


Los Angeles spent big on both sides of the ball and had expectations to match. It was all worth it as the Rams made their first Super Bowl since 2001.
Four aid volunteers found guilty of dropping off water, food for migrants in Arizona desert Saints' Payton: Referee chief admitted blown call

Four aid volunteers found guilty of dropping off water, food for migrants in Arizona desertFriday's verdict is the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers along the U.S.-Mexico border since 2009.


Sean Payton said the NFL's head of officials told him the officials "blew the call" by not penalizing the Los Angeles Rams for pass interference late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Bomb blast in a bus kills 3 civilians in Syria's Afrin: monitor Lakers' Ball (ankle sprain) to miss 4-6 weeks

Bomb blast in a bus kills 3 civilians in Syria's Afrin: monitorA bomb blast in a bus killed three civilians Sunday in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on the first anniversary of a Turkish attack on the Kurdish-majority region, a war monitor said. Nine other people, including fighters, were wounded in the explosion, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP. Turkish troops and allied rebel groups seized the Afrin region from Kurdish forces in March last year after a two-month air and ground offensive.


Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball is expected to miss four to six weeks after an MRI revealed a Grade 3 left ankle sprain suffered Saturday night against the Rockets, the team announced Sunday.
March for Life Art Contrasts with Vulgar Signs at Women’s March in 30 Photos Sources: Mahomes could land first $200M deal

March for Life Art Contrasts with Vulgar Signs at Women’s March in 30 PhotosThis weekend, Americans traveled from across the country to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life and the Women’s March by walking with their poster art. The Women’s March began Saturday morning at Freedom Plaza. While the first march boasted hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., the 2019 march appeared much smaller.


The Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes are expected to extend his contract after next season, and the star QB potentially could land the NFL's first $200 million contract, league sources told ESPN.


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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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