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Syria UPDATE: UN Inspectors Shot Upon by Snipers

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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Obama Fights For Pit Bulls?!

After introducing the newest member of the Obama family, the White House has come out against breed-specific legislations. The laws regulate and restrict ownership of dogs based on their breed with pit bulls being the most commonly targeted dog. Groups such as the American Bar Association has said the restrictions do harm to dog breeds


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California Prisons Authorize Force-Feeding?!

A federal judge has approved a request from California and federal officials to force-feed inmates should a statewide hunger continue. Officials claim they fear for the welfare of roughly 70 inmates who have refused all meals since the strike began on July 8th. The inmates in question are part of a 130 inmate, statewide strike


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Germany Allows Third Gender on Birth Certificates

A third gender choice is now available to German families with children born starting November 1st. German parents will no longer have a legal obligation to register their newborn as male or female. Instead, they will be officially allowed to assign the baby a “third gender” if the sex can’t be clearly identified at birth.


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Egypt: Mubarak May Be Freed, Religious Parties Banned?!

Judicial authorities have reportedly ordered former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s release, as the interim government drafts a constitution that bans religious political parties. Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president before Mohamed Morsi was democratically elected, may be able to walk free. According to some sources, judicial authorities have ordered the release of the former general


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Obama Condemns Egypt Violence As Death Toll Rises

President Barack Obama has condemned Egypt’s interim government for their actions as the death toll from the attack on pro-Morsi protesters soars past 500. President Obama called on Egypt’s interim government to cancel the month-long state of emergency after the bloodshed on Wednesday. He stated: “We deplore violence against civilians. Let me say that the Egyptian


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Bradley Manning Apologizes For Hurting U.S.

On the last day of his sentencing hearing, Bradley Manning apologized for leaking classified material to Wikileaks. Manning apologized profusely for hurting the United States and her people saying: First your Honor. I want to start off with an apology. I am sorry. I am sorry that my actions hurt people. I am sorry that


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Egyptians Dead After Army Fires On Protesters

More than 200 are dead after the Egyptian army clears out two pro-Morsi protest camps, and a month long state of emergency has been declared in the war-ravaged country. Egyptian security forces launched an early morning raid to clear out the two main pro-Morsi sit ins. Shots were fired, and over 200 people were killed


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