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

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Gregg Allman died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, on May 27, 2017, due to complications from liver cancer.  I remember the first time I saw him was at the Pancake Man Restaurant located in the downtown Nashville Holiday Inn on Friday October 30, 1970.  The Allman Brothers had just

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    Opioid Overdoses now kill more people than car accidents and gun violence. Each year, more than 40,000 Americans die from drug overdoses. That’s on par with the annual death toll from HIV/AIDS at the peak of the US epidemic, in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and far

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Just how old is Mankind?  The only thing that science has really been able to prove is that they clearly don’t know.  Carbon dating is reliable if you want to know if something is old or really, really old, but there are so many debates and contrary reports that I’m

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You’ve no doubt heard about the meth epidemic.  While fast paling in comparison to the killer opiate epidemic sweeping America, we’ve all seen enough pictures of toothless hillbillies arrest for stealing fertilizer (yes, that’s what I said), to know that meth is bad.  Turns out the Arctic Ocean is having

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Have you ever been sitting in a plane about to take off and think, “Maybe I shouldn’t be taking this flight”?  I’m sure lots of us have had doubts about our trip or even about the particular plane we were on just before taking off.  Maybe you’ve even acted on such

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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 to complain to the Chinese government. China denied the allegations that the two Chinese fighter jets acted unprofessionally in

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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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