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James Riordan‘s current events article series, “A Well Thought-Out Scream”

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So you all know that Greenland isn’t green, right? The story goes that once upon a time, war broke out among Norwegian Vikings. One band launched the boats and fled. They discovered a green island and settled. Afraid that their enemies might pursue them, they sent word back to Norway that

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Everything always sounds easier from the speaker platform. If you go back to the 1930s and listen to the popular speeches of the day, many were promoting Eugenics.   The main speech at the 1935 American Psychiatric Association Conference held in Chicago was by Alexis Carrel. Carrel, won the Nobel Prize

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The Era of Private Enterprise Space Transportation is upon us.  Can flying cars and the Jetsons be far behind?  A Falcon 9 rocket roared into the sky on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California carrying ten communications satellites — a return by SpaceX and its billionaire leader, Elon

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So what happened at the airport in Fort Lauderdale?  Well, the nightly news will tell you that Esteban Santiago, 26, an Iraq War veteran  loaded a gun in a baggage area and killed five people in about eighty seconds.  There will also be a lot of discussion about the erratic behavior

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  A group of scientists believe that much of our understanding of ancient history could change with their discovery of a huge object beneath Antarctica.  The mysterious “anomaly” is believed to be under the frozen wastes of an area called Wilkes Land. The area is 151 miles across and has a minimum

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The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, according to a message posted late-night Wednesday in the group’s “Secrets of Jihadis” social media group. A user going by the name of

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Well, Obama and Putin are still at it.  Veiled threats, not so veiled threat and lost of Tough Guy Posturing.  Now Putil is saying he wants Obama to provide some proof.  Or else back off. In an interview with National Public Radio on Thursday, President Obama promised that the United

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Repeated Warnings by scientists and environmentalists about an imminent collapse dismissed by Iraqi officials  While Iraqi forces continue their attack to take Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), there is another very battle hoping to save the Mosul Dam, which is located

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What happens when you smash the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, sell millions of albums and add seven-figure endorsements with the likes of Keds, Diet Coke and Apple? If you’re Taylor Swift, you clock the biggest single-year payday of your career.   Taylor Swift pulled in $170 million duringour scoring

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Recent pipeline accidents and other problems have revealed that Americans depend on a single pipeline to deliver the gasoline that fuels their everyday lives. And that pipeline is operated by a single, little-known company with an increasingly troubled safety record. Built in 1962, the Colonial was the largest private-sector infrastructure project

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