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|'Disgusted.' How Republicans are reacting to 'send her back' chants at Donald Trump's rally ||Follow live: The Open gets underway; McIlroy has abysmal start |
A growing number of Republicans distanced themselves Thursday from Donald Trump supporters who broke into a chant of “send her back” in North Carolina.
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|Storm Area 51: US Air Force warns alien-hunters against breaking into top-secret base ||Duval shoots 91 in 'very unique, awful situation' |
The US Air Force has urged people not to invade Area 51 in search of aliens.Anyone attempting to do so will have to deal with highly developed defence measures, the military has said.A widespread internet joke – joined by more than a million people – suggests that people attempt to run into the Area 51 base on 20 September. If enough people do so, then at least some will be able to get through and storm the base, the Facebook group suggests.“They can’t stop all of us” it says. ”Let’s see them aliens.”Officials say they will not discuss the details of the security measures that are built to keep people out of the base. But they stressed that they are powerful and suggested soldiers are trained for this kind of situation.The range provides “flexible, realistic and multidimensional battlespace” for testing and “advanced training in support of US national interests”, it said.Nellis Air Force Base said in a statement that officials are aware of the Facebook posting and “any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged”.After decades of government officials refusing to acknowledge Area 51, the CIA released declassified documents in 2013 referring to the 8,000-square mile installation by name and locating it on a map near the dry Groom Lake bed.The base has been a testing ground for a host of top-secret aircraft, including the U-2 in the 1950s and later the B-2 stealth bomber.Secrecy surrounding the site has fuelled conspiracy theories among UFO enthusiasts and sprouted a small, alien-themed tourist industry in surrounding desert communities, including cafes, a motel and even a brothel.Additional reporting by agencies
| David Duval posted a 14 on the par-5 seventh hole at The Open en route to a first-round 91. |
|Argentina still waiting for 1994 Jewish center bombing justice ||Sources: Thunder's attempts to move Paul stall |
Argentina marks the 25th anniversary of the bomb attack on a Jewish center that left 85 people dead with a day of mourning on Thursday, but the relatives of victims are still waiting for justice. "This attack, even if there was a large anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic component -- of course -- was an attack on Argentina and Argentine society," said Weinstein, who worked at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA), where the attack was carried out. A truck loaded with explosives was driven into the AMIA center in a densely populated central area of Buenos Aires, also leaving 300 people wounded.
| The Thunder's attempts to trade Chris Paul have stalled, meaning he might stay with the team this season, sources told ESPN. |
|Welcome to TIME Immersive's Apollo 11 'Landing on the Moon' Experience ||Gordon: Teammates 'got my back' in deal dispute |
Now, you can take part in the historic Apollo 11 mission thanks to TIME's AR experience, the world's most accurate 3D re-creation.
| Two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal, said he has the support of teammates and other running backs in his contract dispute. |
|Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman accuses US government of 'torture' as he is sentenced to life in prison ||Fisher, Aggies score big with No. 1 QB recruit |
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years by a judge in New York. Guzman pleaded with Judge Brian Cogan to be lenient, telling the court - in his first public remarks - that he had been subject to "torture" while in US custody. “I’ve been forced to drink unsanitary water. I’ve been denied access to fresh air and sunlight. The only sunlight I have in my cell comes through in the air vent,” he said. Guzman, who used a translator, continued reading from a piece of paper. “In order to sleep, I have to clog my ears with toilet paper because of the air from the air duct. Joaquinn "El Chapo" Guzman, which his translator and lawyer, Eduardo Balarezo “My wife has not been allowed to this day to visit me, I have not been allowed to hug my daughters. “It has been physical, emotional and mental torture.” The 62-year-old was found guilty in February of drug trafficking, after an 11-week trial that gripped the US and Mexico. A stream of infamous traffickers, cartel hitmen and mistresses were brought before the jury to testify that Guzman was one of the most powerful drug kingpins the world has ever known. Jurors heard evidence from 56 government witnesses, who described the cartel boss beating, shooting and even burying alive those who got in his way, including informants and rival gang members. His defence team insisted that he had been framed, and the real cartel leader was his colleague Ismael Zambada Garcia, known as El Mayo. Guzman's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, described Guzman as no more than “a scapegoat”, and that El Mayo wielded the real power, repeatedly paying off a “completely corrupt” Mexican government, including top officials like former presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Felipe Calderon. Emma Coronel, Guzman's wife, arriving at court during his trial Guzman also told the judge he was denied a fair trial, saying that Judge Cogan failed to thoroughly investigate claims of juror misconduct. "My case was stained and you denied me a fair trial when the whole world was watching," Guzman said. "When I was extradited to the United States, I expected to have a fair trial, but what happened was exactly the opposite." Judge Cogan ignored the cartel leader's plea, however, and prosecutors won their request to tack on a symbolic extra 30 years in prison for the use of firearms in his business, portraying Guzman as "ruthless and bloodthirsty." Judge Cogan said he imposed the additional sentence because the "overwhelming evil is so severe." He is expected to now be moved from Manhattan to the Supermax prison in Colorado - a facility known as the toughest in the US. Guzman famously escaped from high-security Mexican prisons twice - once hiding in a laundry cart, and once digging a mile-long tunnel under his cell. Guzman has been largely cut off from the outside world since his extradition in 2017, on the last day of Barack Obama's presidency. Wary of his history of escaping from Mexican prisons, US authorities have kept him in solitary confinement at a Manhattan jail and under close guard at his appearances at the Brooklyn courthouse where his case unfolded. Prosecutors will now begin hunting for the $12.7 billion they have ordered Guzman to forfeit.
| In one of the biggest recruiting wins to date for Jimbo Fisher since arriving in College Station, top dual-threat quarterback Haynes King committed to Texas A&M on Wednesday. |
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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 â€œcriticize the government and other organizations.â€ So why would that be relevant in a democracy?
Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?
â€œCongress 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.â€ -- 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 nationâ€™s military, the mindâ€™s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagonâ€™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.
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.