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

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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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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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ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — After Islamic militants barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt’s troubled northern

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I met Bill Gates once and had a very nice conversation with him. Over the years I have noted how he, with the help of his wife Melinda, has become far more than just the world’s richest man – he has become a caring and concerned citizen who uses his

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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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Parts of the Namib desert seem to have a very unusual pattern.  Locals have long called the mysterious circle the “footprints of the gods”.  Others say it resembles polka dots or a bad case of chickenpox.  The more romantic say these discolored circles were caused by the breath of s subterranean

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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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