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Self-styled U.S. citizen border patrol unravels after leader's arrest NFL draft predictions for every team: Who's trading up, who's taking a QB

Self-styled U.S. citizen border patrol unravels after leader's arrestSUNLAND PARK, N.M./TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - A group of armed Americans who have been stopping migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border abandoned their New Mexico camp on Tuesday, days after its leader was arrested and allies deserted them during a storm of criticism. The abrupt departure of the paramilitary group, the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), followed allegations they had kidnapped migrants and an ultimatum by the Union Pacific Railroad for them to leave the area in 30 minutes after the company accused the group of trespassing. Larry Hopkins, leader of the UCP, appeared in court in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Monday to face firearms charges following his arrest by the FBI at the weekend.


NFL Nation reporters make their best predictions for what will happen in this year's draft.
Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident Chiefs' Hill: Working hard to be best person I can

Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incidentWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S.


Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, who will not face charges of child abuse, said his focus "remains on working hard to be the best person for my family and our community I can be."
Elizabeth Warren assures She the People forum that America is ready for woman president LSU's Wade forfeits $250K in incentive bonuses

Elizabeth Warren assures She the People forum that America is ready for woman presidentThe senator from Massachusetts delivers a strong performance at a gathering organized by women of color activists.


Will Wade was reinstated as LSU's coach on April 14 following his suspension for not meeting with the school and answering questions regarding his relationship with runner-agent Christian Dawkins.
Delphi murders: Here's what we know about unsolved killings of two teen girls in Indiana Clips' Williams: Warriors erred in 'looking ahead'

Delphi murders: Here's what we know about unsolved killings of two teen girls in IndianaIt's been more than two years since the Delphi murders. Here's what we know now about the unsolved killings of Abigail Williams and Liberty Germany.


After a Game 5 victory, Lou Williams called out the Warriors for keeping an eye on potential second-round opponent Houston.
Does the Vice Presidency Give Joe Biden an Advantage in the Race to the Top? Here’s How VPs Before Him Fared Yanks' Frazier to IL; Stanton's recovery hits snag

Does the Vice Presidency Give Joe Biden an Advantage in the Race to the Top? Here’s How VPs Before Him FaredDoes having been VP help or hinder a candidate?


Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier was placed on the injured list with a left ankle sprain, and Giancarlo Stanton, on the IL since April 1, is dealing with a "residual" left shoulder problem.


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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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