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Escort who claimed Trump secrets 'committed no crimes': lawyer A-Rod: Bonds, Clemens in Hall would help me

Escort who claimed Trump secrets 'committed no crimes': lawyerThe lawyer of a Belarussian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign on Wednesday insisted on her innocence after she was released from custody for allegedly coercing women into prostitution. Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, had been expected to speak to the media in Moscow but did not turn up. Vashukevich was arrested at a Moscow airport last week after being deported from Thailand as part of a group convicted of participating in a "sex training course".


Alex Rodriguez, who will be eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame in 2022, wants Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds, whose cases are tainted by alleged PED use, to make it in to help his own candidacy.
Covington Catholic HS Closed Tuesday to Protect Students from Backlash Beasley: Cowboys' brass 'pushes' who gets ball

Covington Catholic HS Closed Tuesday to Protect Students from BacklashCovington Catholic High School cancelled classes Tuesday in response to the torrent of outrage and harassment directed at a group of its students who were captured on video in a tense confrontation with an elderly Native American man near the Lincoln Memorial during Saturday’s March for Life. “After meeting with local authorities, we have made the decision to cancel school and be closed on Tuesday, January 22, in order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” read an email from school principal Robert Rowe to parents, obtained by Fox 19. Students, parents, faculty and staff are not to be on campus for any reason.


WR Cole Beasley, responding to comments on Twitter about changes to the Cowboys' offense, said he'd want a larger role but "the front office pushes who they want to get the ball to."
Northern Ireland police says Londonderry security alerts were hoaxes Sources: UFC targeting Romero-Costa in April

Northern Ireland police says Londonderry security alerts were hoaxesPolice had carried out a controlled explosion on a vehicle on Monday that was hijacked by masked men in Londonderry and examined two other abandoned vans, two days after a car bomb had exploded in the city. "We are not picking up any information that indicates that anybody wants to engage in violence in relation to the Brexit issue, certainly not at this point," PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton told Irish broadcaster RTE.


A middleweight bout between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa is being targeted for April 27, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
GMC unveils most heavy-duty pickup yet Pouncey on Brown: 'We're a band of brothers'

GMC unveils most heavy-duty pickup yetWhile GMC's 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty truck is definitely the heartiest of the line, the pickup also features a slew of advanced technological innovations right down to a transparent trailer view. Because "trailering is the most important consideration for Sierra Heavy Duty customers," the company ensured that this model was tailored for those who heave and haul. The truck is equipped standard with the enhanced ProGrade Trailering system first seen in the 2019 Sierra Light Duty pickup, a system which now features 15 camera views including a "transparent trailer view." This technology works in the same fashion that we've seen in systems made for semi-trucks, like Valeo's "XtraVue Trailer," allowing drivers to more easily see what's behind their freight thanks to a strategically placed camera mounted on the rear of the trailer.


From the Pro Bowl, Pittsburgh Steelers center and captain Maurkice Pouncey said he believes the team can work things out with Antonio Brown, while JuJu Smith-Schuster said he doesn't want Brown traded.
Parts of Niagara Falls have frozen over in a stunning winter spectacle Meek Mill, Jay-Z partner with teams for reform

Parts of Niagara Falls have frozen over in a stunning winter spectacleThe rushing waters of Niagara Falls were partially frozen over amid a vicious winter storm that blanketed parts of the U.S. and Canada in snow.


The 76ers, Nets and Patriots are partnering with Meek Mill and Jay-Z to start a new organization advocating for justice reform.


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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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