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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.
Angelina Jolie Ups Cancer Awareness, Not Knowledge Angelina Jolie Ups Cancer Awareness, Not Knowledge
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Angelina Jolie, despite not having held many large movie roles in recent years, is still one of the most followed stars in Hollywood – perhaps due to her good looks, philanthropic actions, and the fact that she is married to …

NASA Spacewalk Finishes 1.5 Hours Early NASA Spacewalk Finishes 1.5 Hours Early

Without a doubt, the most awe-inspiring and visually stunning movie of 2013 was Gravity, a movie concerning space starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. In Alfonso CuarĂ³n’s film, both Clooney’s and Bullock’s characters are sent hurtling through space after their …

Jon Gruden Linked with Yet Another Coaching Positon Jon Gruden Linked with Yet Another Coaching Positon

As the winter solstice approaches, the United States is guaranteed of two things: 1) Not seeing daylight again for quite some months and becoming depressed due to Vitamin D deficiency; and 2) Hearing another rumor concerning Jon Gruden becoming the …

Zac Brown Band to Perform in Super Bowl Concert Zac Brown Band to Perform in Super Bowl Concert

Since the Zac Brown Band hit the big stage in 2009, success and acclaims have become a routine part of life. The band has produced 9 number one singles on the Billboard charts from its 5 albums and has also …

Shin-Soo Choo Turns Down $140 Million From Yankees Shin-Soo Choo Turns Down $140 Million From Yankees

Off-season acquisitions have been the talk of Major League baseball since the Red Sox won the World Series, with the Yankees’s acquisition of Red Sox infielder Jacoby Ellsbury potentially being the most impressive and productive move so far. However, Shin-Soo …

Ronaldinho Most Likely Loses Hopes of 2014 World Cup Ronaldinho Most Likely Loses Hopes of 2014 World Cup
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In 2005,international soccer star Ronaldinho was living large. In that year, Ronaldinho won his second consecutive FIFA World Player of the Year Award. Prior to those individual successes, Ronaldinho had led Brazil to a World Cup win in 2002. Since …

HTC One Successor Set To Be Unveiled Despite Legal Issues HTC One Successor Set To Be Unveiled Despite Legal Issues
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When the HTC One was released in February of this year, many critics and reviewers found the phone to be one of, if not the, best smartphones of 2013 and potentially the best smartphone ever invented. Those claims were backed …

Obama Commutes Crack Cocaine Sentence for 8 Inmates Obama Commutes Crack Cocaine Sentence for 8 Inmates
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Thursday morning, Barack Obama further cemented his campaign to alleviate the sentences of those punished for minor, nonviolent drug offenses by commuting the sentences of 8 individuals who had been serving time for crack-cocaine cases. The eight people President Obama …

BMW i8 Spyder Release Delayed By Engineering Issues BMW i8 Spyder Release Delayed By Engineering Issues

In 2011′s newest installment of the Mission: Impossible series, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise cruises along the streets of Mumbai in a super futuristic looking vehicle. Well, folks, the future is not so distant. The car featured in …

Hall & Oates to be Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame Hall & Oates to be Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

In surprising news to Daryl Hall and John Oates, their band Hall & Oates will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next April. A band becomes eligible for the Rock …

Motorola Moto X Unveils “Natural” Back Option Motorola Moto X Unveils “Natural” Back Option

In May of last year, Google sealed a $13 billion acquisition to acquire mobile phone company Motorola. Since buying Motorola, Google has spent much of its time working of furthering the development of Google Glass and its Nexus line of …

Stonehenge Receives a Revamped Visitor Center Stonehenge Receives a Revamped Visitor Center

One of the most mysterious entities in the universe – besides the existence of both Bigfoot and aliens – has been Stonehenge. For hundreds of years now, people have pondered the meaning behind the ancient stone circle. Did it truly …

Eli Manning: Should the Lesser Manning be “Sacked?” Eli Manning: Should the Lesser Manning be “Sacked?”

In 2010, Eli Manning finished the season with 25 interceptions, prompting the one-time elite quarterback to state, “I’m not a 25-interception quarterback.” Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks proved Manning to be a liar. In a paltry offensive attempt, Eli …

Russia Boosts Ukraine Economy with $15 Billion Loan Russia Boosts Ukraine Economy with $15 Billion Loan

Over the past month, Ukraine has faced its largest series of anti-government protests since the Orange Revolution in 2004, where thousands of citizens protested what appeared to be a corrupt and fraudulent presidential election. This series of protests are not …

South Sudan Coup Attempt Has Been Halted South Sudan Coup Attempt Has Been Halted

In 2011, South Sudan became the newest nation on planet Earth, splitting from Sudan after years of brutal civil wars. Since it gained its independence, South Sudan has struggled to implement a strong and effective government, mainly due to the …

Vanessa Paradis Dating Benjamin Biolay Vanessa Paradis Dating Benjamin Biolay
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French model, actress, and singer Vanessa Paradis has been well-known in France for some time now. She first hit it big with her single, “Joe le taxi,” which was released when Paradis was just 14. In 1998, Paradis had the …

Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Spying Program Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Spying Program
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In perhaps the most startling decision handed down by the federal court system in quite some time, Judge Richard J. Leon of the District of Columbia ruled that the National Security Agency’s practice of gathering and collecting phone metadata (numbers …

Michelle Bachelet Wins Chilean Presidential Election Michelle Bachelet Wins Chilean Presidential Election

Only once in America’s 237 year history has a president been elected to serve non-consecutive terms. That president was Grover Cleveland, who served as our 22nd President from 1885-1889 and our 24th President from 1893-1897. While the event is uncommon …

Ted Cruz is Subject of No.1 Coloring Book Ted Cruz is Subject of No.1 Coloring Book

As soon as Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, Republicans (and most likely other political groups) began implementing their strategies to elect the next president of their own ilk. Over those two years, many names have come from the Republican …

Candace Cameron Bure Talks Bulimia and Nudity Candace Cameron Bure Talks Bulimia and Nudity
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Considering it is Friday, it’s more than apt that former TGIF and Full House star Candace Cameron Bure made her way back into the national limelight today. Bure, who played D.J. Tanner on the ever-popular 90′s sitcom, is set to …

Lie of the Year Goes to Obama and Healthcare Lie of the Year Goes to Obama and Healthcare
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After winning a Pulitzer Prize due to its coverage of the 2008 political election, the website Politifact.com found international credibility and started stepping up its game. The organization became so credible, in fact, that it now decides who the biggest …

Michael Bargo Becomes Youngest on FL Death Row Michael Bargo Becomes Youngest on FL Death Row
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In April 2011, 15 year old Seath Jackson was invited to a house by his former girlfriend under the guise of rekindling their relationship. Once the couple arrived at the house, though, it became quite clear that this invitation was …

North Korea Executes Kim Jong-un’s Uncle North Korea Executes Kim Jong-un’s Uncle

Early Friday morning in North Korea, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA – Korea’s official news outlet) reported that Jang Song-thaek, Kim Jong-un’s uncle, was executed. The news comes as purges of North Korea’s central governing personnel continue. Kim Jong-un …

Megyn Kelly Claims Santa Claus and Jesus are White Megyn Kelly Claims Santa Claus and Jesus are White
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On Tuesday, Slate columnist Aisha Harris published an article discussing the race of Santa Claus. From Harris’s perspective, there is an issue these days with Santa being portrayed as white, namely the fact that the United States is a multicultural …