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

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The United States Air Force announced on Friday that two Chinese fighter jets flew too close to a United States plane patrolling the East China Sea. The air force went so far as tcomplain to the Chinese government. China denied the allegations that the two Chinese fighter jets acted unprofessionally in shadowing

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When Bridgewater State University (a Massachusetts community college) President Dana Mohler-Faria  retired in March of 2016, he received a payout for 1,250 unused sick days and vacation time earned over his 46-year career which came to $266,040 — in addition to an annual pension of more than $183,000 and a $100,000 consulting

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Recently, I have been doing research concerning the history of mental health treatment for a project I’m writing.  Did you know that in the late 1800s, it was common practice to open the mental asylums in England to the public so the patients could be observed like animals in the zoo? 

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I’m sure that most of you got up this morning thinking “I wish there was more to worry about!” I mean sometimes North Korea, the opioid epidemic, economic uncertainty, political chaos and new diseases aew just not enough, right. Well, I got your back on this one.  Scientists have just

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According to the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang, North Korea, seemingly desperate to be identified as “the little nation that could”, found a new and even more dangerous way to provoke the United States when it detained a U.S. citizen at Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning. The man, Tony Kim,

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So, remember when you were a little kid and your Mom didn’t want you to play football because you could get hurt?  Remember how she said the big kids on the field were too mean?  Well, she was right. Even though former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez was

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All you Atlantis freaks out there, we got a new find!  Recently, scientists uncovered evidence of an ancient “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, according to a new study.   The continent, which geologists call “Mauritia,” formed part of present-day Madagascar and India. The rest of the continent probably

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You know how a lot of science fiction stories go.  Some geeky guy are messing around with something and wind up changing the whole world.  As crazy as that sounds it’s happened a few times with guys like Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, and nerds like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. 

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Last week Bob Dylan performed in Stockholm and while he was there he met with the Nobel Prize Committee and accepted this year’s award for literature. Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said the 75-year-old American singer-songwriter received his award during a small gathering Saturday afternoon at a

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An oil reserve of a potential 1.2 billon barrels has been discovered in Alaska’s North Slope in what the companies involved believe is the largest US onshore oil discovery in nearly three decades. Spanish oil company Repsol (REPYY) and Armstrong Energy announced the find On Thursday, saying their discovery is

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