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What The Frak Is Fracking?

Fracking is a serious and highly controversial environmental issue that can affect the water supplies of thousands of households, but what is it? The process in which natural gas is siphoned out of the earth is known as Fracking. Environmentalists have been lobbying against it for years, calling it wasteful, dangerous, and which is shown


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The Black Budget: Snowden Part Deux

Former security contract Edward Snowden has stated over the past few months that he plans to release more classified information to the public, and it has happened! Snowden released information about ‘the black budget’ to the Washington Post,¬†outlining the intelligence-gathering costs from all government agencies from 2013. $56.2 … that isn’t so bad. Whoops, I


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Obama Has Not Made a Decision on Syria

President Obama appeared on PBS NewsHour and stated that he has not made a decision about Syria and explains why an attack on Syria would be beneficial. He stated that an attack on Syria would not be like Iraq, which most people are worried about, and it would be limited attacks to discourage chemical attacks.


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Kim Jong-un’s Ex Executed by Firing Squad

Reports are coming out of North Korea stating that Singer Hyon Song-wol, ex-girlfriend of Kim Jong-un, was executed by firing squad on August 20th. Kim Jong-un and Hyon Song-wol were seeing each other about 10 years ago, but Kim Jong-il forced them to separate and end the relationship. Song-wul was killed along with several other performers


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Syria UPDATE: One Bit of Good News

The Syria situation is constantly changing and we going to try to keep you up to date the best we can. Currently, the Syrian government is expecting an attack from the US and its allies, evacuating government official and their families from Damascus. Poland has stated that they will not be involved with the attack


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Syria UPDATE: Military Strikes Could Start on Thursday

It has been reported that the US, UK, and France are ready to launch an attack on the Syria government and it could be as soon as this Thursday. Secretary Kerry has stated that the Syrian governments use of chemical weapons is undeniable and Defense Secretary Hagel has stated that US forces are ready to


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Syria UPDATE: UN Inspectors Shot Upon by Snipers

The UN Inspectors who were sent to Syria were fired upon by unidentified snipers at the start of their expedition. The attack did not stop them, and they continued on to hospitals to interview patients and family members, gather samples, and stated they were satisfied with their first day of work. Although they have not


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Grand Theft Auto Responsible for Boy Shooting Grandmother?

An eight-year-old boy in Slaughter, Louisiana, was playing Grand Theft Auto IV, then picked up a handgun and shot his grandmother in the head, killing her. Now, here is the question: was the shooting a direct result of the boy playing Grand Theft Auto? CNN reported: While the motive is unclear, the sheriff’s department implied


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Earth Overshoot Day: Enough is Never Enough!

In case you missed it, August 22nd was Earth Overshoot Day, so it’s time to celebrate! Just kidding, this is terrible news. Every year, Earth Overshoot Day is a day in which the planet begins to use more that it can regenerate in a year. So it isn’t so much of a celebration as it


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1,300 Killed In Syrian Gas Strike

Horrifying barely describes the scene in Damascus after 1,300 civilians were killed as they slept in their beds. Activists have accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of launching Sarin gas attack in what is considered the worst use of poison gas since World War II. Reportedly, rockets filled with chemical agents hit the suburbs of Ain


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Atheism Is A Religion Now?!

The federal government wants to give Annie Laurie Gaylor a tax break for religious leaders because she leads an atheist group. Gaylor, the head of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation is trying to stop the government, and has even gone to a federal judge to prevent it. The standoff started as the court battle


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Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

Whistleblower/File Leaker Bradley Manning, who was facing up to 90 years for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Manning is required to serve 11.5 years before he can apply for parole, as well as his rank reduced, his pay forfeited and was dishonorably discharged. The military court found


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