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Malala Yousafzai Inspires on the Daily Show

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani blogger and author of I Am Malala, appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the eve of the one year anniversary of when she was shot by members of the Taliban on her way home from school. Listening to her speak paints a terrifying picture on the situation


MIley Cyrus “We Did Stop” SNL Parody

If you didn’t catch this weekend’s SNL, Miley Cyrus was on host and musical guest duty. One of my favorite bits from the night had to be Miley spoofing her own song to address the current government shutdown. A few things: Woah. Taran Killam is kinda ripped. #Squats Sexy Michele Bachmann is okay by me.


US Government Is One Day From Shutting Down?!

The US government is one day away from being shut down if Congress cannot agree on a federal spending bill by October 1st. The previous two shutdowns in 1995/1996 forced nearly 800,000 government employees to stay home until agreements could be reached. Here’s what’s going to happen if Congress can’t make any headway: The White


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Common Core Standards Called Into Question

Common Core Standards are being implemented in 45 states across the country, but at what cost? The Common Core Standard Initiative is an attempt to standardize all K-12 curricula across the country. During a Maryland Department of Education meeting Robert Small stood up out of order to explain, although he did so in a poor


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French Lawmakers Ban Child Beauty Pageants!

The French have done what we’ve wanted to do since Honey-Boo-Boo became a thing, and have banned child beauty pageants. French lawmakers created the ban as part of a new “equality bill” that also included legislation which tackled unequal pay, domestic violence, and encourages fathers to take parental leave. The bill, created by France‚Äôs Minister


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The Best Mayoral Candidate Commercial Ever!

Jeff Wagner, mayoral candidate for Minneapolis created the best campaign ad ever! Wagner wants to help the economy of Minneapolis grow, and doesn’t believe in any additional frivolous expenditures, which might explain this crazy awesome campaign ad. Nation Would you vote for this mayoral candidate? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments


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Why It Sucks To Be A Server

Aside from the obvious, like dealing with some pretty unruly customers, servers still have one of the worst jobs in the U.S. and it isn’t going to get any better. Not only do most servers make way less than minimum wage at most establishments, now the U.S. government wants a piece of their tip action


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NSA Illegally Searched Over 15,000 Cell Phones

A lawsuit by the Electronic Frontier Foundation forced the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to declassify new documents revealing that the NSA improperly tracked more than 15,000 cell phones. Among the dozens of FISA court rulings and internal documents were the details of a “compliance breach” in 2009, in which it was discovered


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Anthony Weiner Had The Worst Election Night Ever

From the scandals involving his penis to being chased through New York, Anthony Weiner just cannot catch a break. Last night, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner lost the race and from there went on to have the worst night of his life which culminated in him running through a McDonald’s being chased by a porn “star”.


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Why We Might Bomb Syria This Month

The situation in Syria is confusing and terrifying. Americans are afraid of jumping into yet another war that has no end in sight, so here is a rundown as to why we might bomb Syria this month, and what that might mean for our future. In March of 2011, Syrian citizens took to the streets


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Anthony Weiner Tells Off Heckler!

After grabbing a bite at a local New York bakery, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner lost his cool with a fellow patron who heckled him. The patron first called Weiner disgusting, which the candidate blew off until Weiner’s wife was brought into the conversation. Weiner is of Jewish heritage, and the patron made a remark about


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Syrian Rebel Brutality May Stop U.S. Aid

A video recently leaked by a former Syrian rebel shows seven prisoners being brutally executed and their bodies unceremoniously dumped in a well after the U.S. decided to strike against Bashar Al-Assad. The Senate approved the resolution to strike against Assad yesterday, and on the heels of approval comes a video showing the execution of


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Will The U.S. Intervene In Syria?

Today, the U.S. Senate met to debate a potential military intervention in the Syrian civil war. The hearing comes after a devastating chemical attack killed over 1300 civilians in a Syrian residential neighborhood. The long standing debate on who is responsible for the attack remains ongoing. However, Senator John Kerry has stated that the Assad


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