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Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long? Predicting the next teams for KD, Kawhi and other top free agents

Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.


We polled the experts on the ESPN Forecast panel for their votes on the next teams for star players.
Miss Hooters Tennessee finalist arrested, accused of trashing boyfriend's house after breakup Sources: Rockets shop Capela, Gordon for space

Miss Hooters Tennessee finalist arrested, accused of trashing boyfriend's house after breakupMadison Rogers, Miss Hooters Tennessee contestant, faces burglary and vandalism charges after police said she destroyed part of ex-boyfriend's house.


The Rockets are shopping Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker to create cap space to made a deal for Jimmy Butler, sources told ESPN.
The Latest: Saudi Arabia says it shot down Yemen drone Sources: Durant declines $31.5M player option

The Latest: Saudi Arabia says it shot down Yemen droneSaudi Arabia says it has shot down a drone launched into the kingdom by Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi rebels. The Houthi drone attacks have picked up amid tensions between Iran and the U.S. in the Persian Gulf as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers unravels. President Donald Trump says Iran still takes his threats seriously even after he decided against approving strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a more than $100 million American surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz.


The Warriors' Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5 million player option and is huddling with his business manager in New York, mulling his free-agency options, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with Iran UFC's Green faces DUI manslaughter charges

UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with IranBritain does not expect the United States to request that the United Kingdom joins a war with Iran and London would be unlikely to agree to join such a conflict, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday. "The U.S. is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests that they say carefully, but I cannot envisage any situation where they request or we agree to any moves to go to war," Hunt told parliament.


UFC fighter Desmond Green was arrested Tuesday and is facing four DUI manslaughter charges in connection to a five-vehicle crash that occurred in South Florida last August.
2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts Configurator Family of 2-year-old hit by foul ball details injuries

2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts ConfiguratorMulti-line retailer Canadian Tire inadvertently revealed the future Bronco's engine on its website.


The 2-year-old girl injured by a foul ball last month at Houston's Minute Maid Park suffered a skull fracture and had a seizure, a spokesperson for the family said in a release issued Wednesday. Her recovery process will be reassessed in July.


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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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