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Death of troubled officer whose gun wasn't taken away marks record number of suicides in NYPD Follow live: Jags eyeing first win of season, host AFC South rival Titans

Death of troubled officer whose gun wasn't taken away marks record number of suicides in NYPDA police officer's recent death has disturbingly highlighted the record number of suicides among members of the New York Police Department this year.


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PHOTOS: Rescued sea otter pups being named in a digital contest Yankees clinch 1st AL East title since 2012

PHOTOS: Rescued sea otter pups being named in a digital contestHeading into Sea Otter Awareness Week, people across the country will have a say in how two rescued southern sea otter pups at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium get names. The aquarium will host a digital naming contest focused on building affinity and understanding around sea otters and inspiring voters to also make their voices heard in support of conservation legislation and protections that are critical for vulnerable species.


The Yankees beat the Angels on Thursday to clinch their first AL East title since 2012. The win also clinched New York's second straight 100-win season.
The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event Yankees' German put on leave under DV policy

The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN eventIran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. A spokesman at Iran's mission to the U.N said Thursday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would arrive in New York on Friday, and President Hassan Rouhani on Monday.


Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been placed on administrative leave under the MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy.
Man who allegedly changed adopted daughter's age then abandoned her turns himself in Ramsey: Jags' disrespect led to trade request

Man who allegedly changed adopted daughter's age then abandoned her turns himself inAn Indiana couple has been charged with neglect after allegedly changing their daughter's age from 11 to 22, moving to Canada and leaving her behind.


Jalen Ramsey said on Uninterrupted's "17 Weeks" podcast that "some disrespectful things were said" in a conversation he had with Jaguars management after last Sunday's loss to the Texans.
All the National Coffee Day deals and freebies you should take advantage of Rivers: Clips knew OKC wanted to break team up

All the National Coffee Day deals and freebies you should take advantage ofNational Coffee Day takes place on Sept. 29 and luckily for customers, there are tons of deals and even free cups of coffee to be had.


Doc Rivers says Kawhi Leonard was provided a list of players including Paul George in their free agency meeting, "which was a mistake. ... We did know that Oklahoma City wanted to break their team up, so that helped."


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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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