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This Is What A Serious Gun Violence Policy Would Look Like Patrick Chan on retirement and legacy

This Is What A Serious Gun Violence Policy Would Look LikeA serious debate over gun policy is underway in the aftermath of last week’s massacre in Florida, and one focus is the federal background check system ― a system that has existed for 20 years but which, by almost all accounts, isn’t doing enough to deter would-be killers from buying firearms.


After finally getting his hands on a gold medal, at his third Olympic Games, Canadian figure-skating great Patrick Chan sits down with Yahoo Canada Sports in PyeongChang to look back on his career and discuss what his legacy might be.
Why Schools Are Flooded With Threats After Mass Shootings Max Parrot on his split-second decision before the big air final

Why Schools Are Flooded With Threats After Mass ShootingsIn the days since last week’s mass shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, schools across the country have been receiving an onslaught of copycat threats.


Olympic silver medallist Max Parrot shares his thought process heading into the big air final when he attempted an all-or-nothing trick during his last run.
Thousands in North Carolina bid farewell to Rev. Billy Graham What's next for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir?

Thousands in North Carolina bid farewell to Rev. Billy GrahamThe funeral procession of Billy Graham made its way through North Carolina to his hometown of Charlotte as thousands came out to say goodbye to “America’s Pastor.”


We caught up with the ice dancers Canada's fallen in love with to discuss the Olympics and their next move.
Red Cross: 21 Staffers Resigned or Fired in Sexual Misconduct Cases Since 2015 Exploring Korea's street food culture outside the Olympics

Red Cross: 21 Staffers Resigned or Fired in Sexual Misconduct Cases Since 2015The Red Cross joins the list of charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct


Yahoo Canada Sports editor Mackenzie Liddell learns you have to be willing to leave your comfort zone if you truly want to experience Korean street food culture.
Florida Shooting Survivor Suggests Calling AR-15 Rifles 'Marco Rubios' A Canadian's attempt to get a K-pop haircut in South Korea

Florida Shooting Survivor Suggests Calling AR-15 Rifles 'Marco Rubios'A survivor of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, just threw some brutal shade at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).


If you're going to truly embrace Korean culture, why not try to look the part.


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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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