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About Bennett Rieser

Bennett is a college-educated contract writer with WebProNews. When not bombarded by fascinating news or political upheaval, he spends his time relaxing with good friends, loyal family, and typically some of the many bastions of free internet discourse.
NYC Issues Warning to Cyclists: Robbers Afoot

A CBS local affiliate is reporting out of New York that a gang of thugs is targeting lone bike riders along the Hudson river and across the George Washington Bridge in Washington Heights, choosing to strike when it’s dark and …

Scientists: We’ve Found a Protein that Guards Memory

A report posted last week via Healthday News on WebMD should sound reassuring to all the baby boomers out there (and everyone else, for that matter): age-related memory loss has been linked to a single protein, and replenishing that protein …

Fukushima Radiation Spikes 1700%, Media Frenzy Ensues

A CNN report is bound to get those Geiger counters ticking: the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has announced that a single drop of contaminated water escaped the holding tanks today, accounting for a massive spike in radiation levels. …

Tulsi Gabbard: Hawaiian Congresswoman Threatened

CNN had a downright freaky story this morning, with a man from Tijuana arrested for vowing to “behead” freshman congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Aniruddha Sherbow was arrested by officers working in conjunction with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the …

Russia NORAD Joint Operation Takes Place

The AP via ABC News has a story of military cooperation this evening with the combined efforts of Russian and NORAD forces in a training exercise known as Vigilant Eagle. The exercise is a familiar one, and has been taken …

Colorado Marijuana Law: Feds Won’t Block It!
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A Colorado CBS local affiliate reported that the Obama administration has announced that it will not sue states like Washington and Colorado for violating federal law, although it “reserves the right” to sue them later if it wants. The Denver …

U.S. Strike Syria: What to Expect in Coming Hours
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With official confirmation coming from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the United States’ readiness to strike, at the time of posting, it’s surely a mere matter of hours before the United States launches missiles in retaliation for chemical weapons …

Third Florida Mayor Arrested for Corruption This Month
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Does anyone remember a couple of goofy-looking Caucasian officials from south Florida who took a sizable sum in bribes? Well, the feds nabbed a third. Reuters got the initial scoop last night. Mayor Steven Bateman of the town of Homestead …

Tukwila Raids: Police Target Three Motels

An interesting tale of sex, drugs, and cash out of the town of Tukwila, Washington: three motels were raided by hundreds of officers from the Marshal Service, ATF, FBI, and local sheriffs in what was the conclusion of a year-long …

Northbridge Hazing: Football Team at the Center

On August 19, several football players on the Northbridge High School football team allegedly pressured a freshman player into drinking urine. The incident happened because, as the freshman claims, he “lost a sled pad race” in the locker room. After …

Catonsville Shooting: Officer Killed in Shootout
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A press conference from Baltimore this morning announced that officer Jason Schneider, 36, was killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant. Schneider was a 13-year veteran of the Baltimore police, and is survived by his wife, his …

Ogallala Aquifer: Water Pumping Could Dry It Up
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A LiveScience story picked up by NBC News has dismal news regarding the United States’ water supply: the High Plains Aquifer, which runs from South Dakota to Texas and provides 30 percent of the nation’s irrigated groundwater, will dry up …

Bay Bridge Closure: Ready for Labor Day Weekend
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A San Francisco ABC News local affiliate reported that the San Francisco Bay Bridge is going to be closed down for five days with all commuting traffic between San Francisco and Oakland detoured to other routes by the California Highway …

Badger Cull: Pilot Efforts Begin in UK

The BBC is reporting around 5000 badgers are expected to be shot in the controversial badger cull, an effort which is intended to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain. Many farmers are in favor of the efforts …

Pulsars GPS: Navigating Smoothly Through Space Pulsars GPS: Navigating Smoothly Through Space

A group of scientists from Down Under are claiming they’ve solved the problem of navigating through space without getting lost. Their solution: radio and x-ray emissions from pulsars could be used to position a spacecraft. Astronomers have known about pulsars …

Russia Warns U.S. of Fallout if Syria is Struck
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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov spoke to reporters in Moscow today about the United States’ potential counter-strike against Syria in the wake of allegations of chemical weapons use on a Syrian suburb. Bloomberg has Lavrov using the words “slippery slope” …

Study: ‘Learning’ Cocaine’s Effects Causes Addiction

A new study coming out of the University of California Berkeley and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience is purporting to explain how the frontal brain is affected by cocaine and how irrational drug-seeking behavior might result. The new conclusions …

Chinese Audiences Love Jurassic Park 3D

Chinese audiences marveled at Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur-romping classic from the early 1990′s this week: Jurassic Park 3D earned almost $30 million in worldwide revenue in a single week. A Yahoo News story says the increased revenue will greatly benefit the …

1700 Year Old Peruvian Priestess: Did Women Rule Peru?

In the last few years, archaeological finds coming out of Peru are shedding new light on a South American contemporary civilization that existed simultaneously as the Mayans. The most recent discovery, reported on by the AFP, is of another pre-Hispanic …

Texas Sued: Justice Dept. Files Over Voter ID Laws
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The AP has the story: the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit yesterday against the state of Texas. Texas maintains redistricting laws that various minority groups claim are discriminatory in nature. Attorney General Eric Holder said of the lawsuit that …

Third Gender Option: Now Available on German Birth Certificates
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An ABC News story that was on Good Morning America yesterday is turning heads. This November, Germany is to become the first European nation to legally, as well as bureaucratically, recognize a third gender in cases of babies born with …

Creation Museum Employee Struck by Lightning

In what appears to be a hilariously ironic turn of events, someone who works at the Petersburg Creation Museum was struck by lightning while maintaining one of the zip line courses. The worker was not directly struck, but he was …

Lockheed Martin F-35B: Nighttime STOVL Lockheed Martin F-35B: Nighttime STOVL
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On August 14, the Lockheed-Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter landed its first nighttime vertical landing on the USS Wasp, an amphibious assault craft. During the second in a series of three planned developmental tests designed to put the F-35B through …

Aus. Baseball Player ‘Randomly’ Shot in Oklahoma
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A CBS News report out of Oklahoma is tearing the heart out of two continents: police are saying a group of teenagers were bored, wanted someone to die, and thus randomly chose a jogging Australian baseball player to shoot dead …