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Brian Powell is a contract writer for WebProNews. In his day job, he is a teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review. He also serves as an assistant coach to Transylvania University's Speech and Debate team.
Justin Timberlake Postpones Concert; Offers Apology Justin Timberlake Postpones Concert; Offers Apology

Whether you admit it or not, you are a fan of Justin Timberlake. Hell, everyone is – whether it be a deep fandom rooted in his N’Sync days or a recently found admiration of the new and improved classy-version of …

Lotus C-01 Superbike Unveiled; Tron Fans Rejoice Lotus C-01 Superbike Unveiled; Tron Fans Rejoice

Last summer, British sports and racing car manufacturer Lotus announced plans to start a new motorcycle division. The decision came following a disastrous fiscal year in 2012 in which Lotus posted a $200 million loss and fired then CEO Dany …

John Dingell, Longest Serving Congresssman, Retires John Dingell, Longest Serving Congresssman, Retires

United States Representative from Michigan John Dingell has announced his intention to retire from the House after nearly 60 years of service. Dingell first came to the House in a special 1955 election following the death of his father. Over …

Daytona 500: Dale Jr. Wins “The Great American Race” Daytona 500: Dale Jr. Wins “The Great American Race”

The Daytona 500 was slated to start at 1:00 pm EST on Sunday. If one does some quick math, the race should have finished somewhere around 4:30 pm. (It being 500 mile race with an average speed of 200 mph, …

“Tips for Jesus” Tip Thrown Away by Waiter “Tips for Jesus” Tip Thrown Away by Waiter

The year is 2014 and we all now know Harold Camping was wrong; the world did not end in 2011. Regardless of that fact, there are many people out there who still believe the rapture is imminent and that Jesus …

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Exceeds Expectations 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Exceeds Expectations

Earlier this month, MotorTrend released its annual Truck of the Year Award and, to its own shock, gave the award to the 2014 Ram 1500, which also won Truck of the Year in 2013. Why did this announcement come as …

Signet Jewelers Acquires Zales in $900 Million Deal Signet Jewelers Acquires Zales in $900 Million Deal

Much hubbub has been made lately concerning the return of monopolies in the US capitalist structure. First, there was the news that Comcast was buying Time Warner in a $45.2 billion deal. Then, there were rumors that Apple was seeking …

Roddy White, WR for the Atlanta Falcons, Arrested Roddy White, WR for the Atlanta Falcons, Arrested

Early Tuesday morning, NFL wide receive Roddy White was arrested by the Gwinnett County Police. Unlike other NFL arrests in 2013 and 2014, this one does not involve drugs or violence. Fortunately for fans of the Atlanta Falcons and for …

Tesla and Apple Rumors Continue to Swirl Tesla and Apple Rumors Continue to Swirl

On Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle released an article which has shaken the core of the internet and tech world. According to an anonymous source, Adrian Perica, Apple’s merger and acquisitions chief, and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, held a …

Vladimir Luxuria, Gay-Rights Activist, Detained at Sochi Vladimir Luxuria, Gay-Rights Activist, Detained at Sochi

Vladimir Luxuria, former Communist MP for Italy and current television personality, was detained twice by Russian police for her gay-rights activism in Sochi. Her first detainment came on Sunday after holding up a sign in the Olympic Park which read …

Richard Cabela, Co-Founder of Cabela’s, Dies at 77 Richard Cabela, Co-Founder of Cabela’s, Dies at 77

On Monday, the hunting and outdoor sports worlds lost one of its leading supporters when Richard Cabela, the co-founder of outdoor gear retailer Cabela’s, died at his home in Sidney, Nebraska at age 77. In 1961, Richard, better known as …

Farm Bill Passes Senate; Cost is Nearly $1 Trillion Farm Bill Passes Senate; Cost is Nearly $1 Trillion

Tuesday, the United States Senate voted 68 to 32 in favor of a new five-year farm bill, following 3 years of highly contested arguments and political maneuvers attempting to sway the bill in favor of a particular political party. The …

Dell Layoffs Confirmed; Numbers Smaller than Rumored Dell Layoffs Confirmed; Numbers Smaller than Rumored
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Earlier last month, reports leaked stating that Dell was preparing to layoff a massive amount of its workers worldwide. The Register, a British technology website, stated on January 9th that Dell would layoff 20% of its U.S.-based sales members, while …

Chelsea Ends City’s Perfect Home League Record Chelsea Ends City’s Perfect Home League Record

Before the EPL season began, most soccer pundits would have pegged Manchester City to carry home the title at the end of the year. Coming into Monday’s contest with Chelsea, City boasted a perfect 11-0 home league record and was …

Nissan Leaf Sales Slow, Yet Set January Record Nissan Leaf Sales Slow, Yet Set January Record

In 2010, Nissan became one of the first companies in the world to unveil a completely electric, emission-free automobile, the Nissan Leaf. When first released, however, the electric car craze had yet to hit the United States. Thanks to recent …

Blind Pug Serves as a Therapy Dog Blind Pug Serves as a Therapy Dog

When he was a puppy, Xander the pug suffered an injury which resulted in the loss of both of his eyes and difficulties breathing through his nose. Instead of deciding to love him more than ever and give him the …

Caravan of Death Victims Identified in Chile Caravan of Death Victims Identified in Chile

On September 11, 1973, Socialist leader of Chile Salvador Allende was overthrown by military forces under the command of Augusto Pinochet. Following this successful coup, Pinochet would seat himself atop Chile’s government and would remain as dictator of Chile for …

Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention
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It is no longer a disputed fact as to whether or not obesity is an epidemic, especially here in the United States. Obesity rates in children have doubled over the past 30 years, while obesity rates in adolescents have tripled. …

U.S. GDP Increases 3.2% in 4th Quarter U.S. GDP Increases 3.2% in 4th Quarter
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Ever since the government shutdown occurred in October last year, economists and consumers alike have been worried about the future state of the United States economy. Thanks to the latest reports from the Commerce Department, however, those fears should be …

Greta Van Susteren Slams Fellow Fox Anchor Greta Van Susteren Slams Fellow Fox Anchor
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With today’s 24/7 news media, Americans have become used to the constant bickering between networks. Those at Fox News hate MSNBC and CNN, and vice versa. The fighting is almost always directed at someone from another network or other political …

Auschwitz Visited by Knesset to Mark Liberation Auschwitz Visited by Knesset to Mark Liberation

On June 14, 1940, the first Jewish prisoners were transported to Auschwitz, a concentration camp constructed by the Nazis. As these 20 Jews, along with 708 other prisoners, walked through the entrance gates of the facility, they were greeted by …

Propane Shortage Leads to Price Surge in Midwest US Propane Shortage Leads to Price Surge in Midwest US
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Much fuss has been made about the polar vortex that swept across the US this winter, bringing with it the lowest temperatures the United States has seen in decades. The Midwest, Northeast, South are the areas which have been hit …

Rafael Nadal Loses to Wawrinka in Australian Open Rafael Nadal Loses to Wawrinka in Australian Open

Following his victory over Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinals, most tennis pundits went ahead and pegged Rafael Nadal as the 2014 Australian Open Champion, despite the fact that he still had one match to win. And in his …

Brian Schweitzer Mulls 2016 Presidential Bid Brian Schweitzer Mulls 2016 Presidential Bid

President Barack Obama would be the first to admit that he is not America’s favorite person. The current president has faced his fair share of criticism during his 6 years as president, most of which has stemmed from the right …