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

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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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In the Florida Keys they are taking an amazing and somewhat futuristic approach to fighting the Zika virus.  On Election Day, along with the presidential race, one of the most controversial items on the Florida Keys ballot dealt with Zika. In a nonbinding vote countywide, residents in the Florida Keys approved

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Across the country these days many people are agitated over the recent presidential election and many of them are talking about how close this election was, but the truth is many have been closer.  The closest presidential election was the battle between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr in the year 1800. 

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So we’ve all heard about Hillary Clinton being in trouble because she used a private server to send and receive government emails.  I’m sure most of us would nod smugly if the subject was broughtup in our presence. I’m also pretty sure that less than a tenth of us have a

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