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

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Everyone knows that television and movies are more violent than ever. I was flipping through the TV channels last night around 11 p.m. and there were only two stations that did not have violent images on them, but perhaps even worse, there were seven of the dozen channels I looked

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Scientists in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland believe there may have been another nuclear accident in Russia. Organizations in those countries detected traces of ruthenium 106 in a cloud that passed over Europe this past week. Ruthenium occurs when atoms are split in a nuclear reactor. The radioactive nuclide does

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is not known for backing down. However, his continued setback in the Eastern Ukraine may have him considering that very option.  While most of the bickering between the United State and Russia has been centered around the question of whether or not Moscow’s interfered with the

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Augmented reality is becoming a reality.  Defined as a direct or indirect view of the world whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input, Augmented Reality (AR) employs sound, video, graphics or GPS data to change the view through special glasses.  It is related to a more general concept

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops on Sunday were battling a final group of about 30 pro-Islamic State group militants who were surrounded in one building with all their hostages gone as a nearly five-month siege neared its end in southern Marawi city, a military official said. Army Col. Romeo

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You would think that anything that’s been around for over eight thousand years would’ve been discovered by now.  Not so, as divers off the coast of Egypt, near the bay of Aboukir, recently discovered the lost city of Heracleion which dates back to the 6th century B.C.   The underwater find includes grand

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This might sound naïve to those in the know, but who the heck is still snorting cocaine?  I remember when I moved to L.A. in 1978.  I was writing for some of the major rock magazines at the time and hanging with lots of people in the music business.  More

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IranNuke7
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Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, has said he believes the United States will abandon the international agreement that restricts his country’s nuclear program.  He also said that he hoped Europe would keep the agreement in place.  United States President Donald Trump, who has been a strong critic of the pact, is scheduled

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In high stakes poker the best players are always the ones with the icy veins and glazed eyes.  Try as you might, you can’t figure out whether they got a Royal Flush or a pair of twos.  They’ve master the poker face – the art of being unreadable.  This does

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The above photograph says it all.  At first it seems cute.  There are few things out there as cute as a seahorse.  Then you realize that what the little thing is holding onto is a pink plastic cotton swab often called a Q-tip after the original manufacturer’s product name. You know

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