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As Founders intended, democracy functions best with a free, independent press

Thursday  22:56,   16 august 2018

Politicians come and go, political parties move in and out of power. A free and independent press holds them all accountable.Three years ago on the eve of the July 4th holiday, Wisconsin legislators slipped a provision into the state budget[...]
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Aaron Judge 'frustrated' over recovery from injured wrist

Thursday  22:55,   16 august 2018

Aaron Judge admitted on Thursday to being “frustrated” over how long it's taking for his fractured wrist to heal. The New York Yankees slugger has been on the shelf since getting plunked by a fastball from Kansas City Royals pitcher Jakob Junis[...]

Former Tesla security employee alleges theft, spying, drug dealing at company

Thursday  22:55,   16 august 2018

Another ex-Tesla employee, Karl Hansen, has filed a whistleblower complaint with the SEC.Hansen, like former Tesla technician Martin Tripp, is represented in his complaint by Stuart[...]

Report: Massive fire tornado killed California firefighter

Thursday  22:35,   16 august 2018

Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says [...]

Al Qaeda's master bomb maker may be dead, UN says

Thursday  22:35,   16 august 2018

The al Qaeda bomb master behind a 2009 attempt to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day may have been killed, according to a UN team that tracks terrorist groups. The UN report says that Ibrahim al-Asiri, long regarded as one of the[...]

‘Enemies of the People’

Thursday  22:20,   16 august 2018

On the newspapers’ counterattack on Trump.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or[...]

In combating 'fake news,' local journalism becomes more important

Thursday  22:05,   16 august 2018

Even as the words have become more caustic, they are becoming more commonplace — just part of the fabric of a routine Trump rally. More disturbingly, however, of everyday conversation. We are, of course, talking about the anti-press rhetoric[...]

Family friend who got message from New Mexico compound suspect alerted police

Thursday  22:02,   16 august 2018

Abdur-Rashid Al-Amin, an Islamic counselor in Georgia, said the message sent to him from the New Mexico compound was the tip authorities used to raid the compound in rural New Mexico on August 3. Amin told CNN he received a friend request on[...]

Trump urges federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Thursday  21:55,   16 august 2018

President Trump said Thursday he wants the Justice Department to bring a federal lawsuit against drug manufacturers who have contributed to the opioid crisis and urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to examine the flow of the drugs coming from China [...]

Conditions of release not yet met for compound suspects

Thursday  21:55,   16 august 2018

Three people accused of child abuse at a desert compound remained jailed as New Mexico authorities tried to satisfy conditions of release set by a judge. TAOS, N.M. — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound[...]

Journalists, don't let Trump's attacks on media keep us from doing our job

Thursday  21:50,   16 august 2018

We criticize President Trump and some of the media that cover himToday we join our sisters and brethren who write for the nation’s editorial pages in condemning the words of a[...]

NYU makes tuition free for all medical students

Thursday  21:50,   16 august 2018

NYU said it will cover tuition for all its medical students, a first among the nation’s major medical schools and an attempt to expand career options for graduates who won’t be saddled with six-figure debt. School officials worry that rising tuition [...]

Three suspects arrested in killing of gang intervention worker celebrated as a peacemaker

Thursday  21:46,   16 august 2018

Garry “Twin” Dorton tried to keep young people in South Los Angeles from making the same mistakes he did when he was an active gang member. He helped them get jobs and stay out of trouble. After a killing, he talked them out of retaliating. [...]

The real enemy of the people? It's not us

Thursday  21:46,   16 august 2018

The president would have you believe that we — the reporters, editors, opinion writers, photographers, designers of the newspaper you are reading now — are your enemy. He is only right if your friend is unchecked government power. If your allies are [...]

Ronald Acuna's CT scan comes back clean

Thursday  21:45,   16 august 2018

He's day-to-day with a bruised elbowAs you have all heard by now, Acuña was pulled from Wednesday night’s game against the Marlins after taking a Jose Urena pitch off his elbow in the bottom of the first inning in what was quite obviously an[...]