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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.
Ronda Rousey Boasts She Could Beat Floyd Mayweather Ronda Rousey Boasts She Could Beat Floyd Mayweather

Ronda Rousey has taken the MMA world by storm since signing a contract with the UFC in 2012. Over that time period, Rousey has won all 9 of her fights in dominating fashion: 8 by arm-bar submission, and her latest …

Newt Gingrich Eyeing Sec. of State Position? Newt Gingrich Eyeing Sec. of State Position?

In a Twitter rant last month, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sounded-off against current Secretary of State John Kerry for comments he made in a speech to students in Jakarta, Indonesia, going as far as to ask John …

Antarctica Storm Photographed by Satellite Antarctica Storm Photographed by Satellite

People here in the United States are simply tired of hearing about winter weather; The polar vortex and winter storm Titan have brought enough cold and precipitation to last the eastern US for quite some time. That being said, looking …

“Normal Barbie” Project Set to Hit Shelves “Normal Barbie” Project Set to Hit Shelves

Since 1959, Barbie has been one of the most successful toys in the United States, making her way into the homes of young girls for generations. Those 55 years have not gone without its fair bit of controversy, however. Much …

USS Truxtun Deployed to Black Sea Amid Crimea Crisis USS Truxtun Deployed to Black Sea Amid Crimea Crisis

Early Thursday morning, the USS Truxtun, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, was deployed from Greece towards the Black Sea. The move comes as part of supposedly scheduled and routine drill procedures with the Romanian and Bulgarian naval forces in the Black …

Eskom, S. Africa’s Power Utility, Imposes Blackouts Eskom, S. Africa’s Power Utility, Imposes Blackouts

Thursday morning in South Africa, Eskom, the state-owned power utility which provides 95 percent of the country’s energy supplies, declared a power emergency for the entire country. This is the fourth such emergency to be declared since the beginning of …

Identity Theft is Top Complaint of Consumers in 2013

Each year, the Federal Trade Commission collects data on consumer complaints and analyzes said data in order to improve consumer experiences in the United States. And for the 14th consecutive year, identity theft tops the charts as the most reported …

USPS Stamps: 2014 Line-Up Emphasizes Pop-Culture

Each time the Earth makes one revolution around the Sun, the denizens of the planet get excited for all of the new possibilities, opportunities, innovations, and creations that inevitably result with the coming of a new year – things such …

Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Diabetes Complications Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Diabetes Complications

Last summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs was tasked with a strange goal. The VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation asked the VA to find ways to address the epidemic that was claims being filed for those veterans suffering from …

Israeli Airstrikes Target Hezbollah Weapon Shipments Israeli Airstrikes Target Hezbollah Weapon Shipments

In 2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a 34 day battle which ultimately resulted in nothing gained but many lives lost. This conflict, known as the 2006 Lebanon War or 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, was just part of the much larger Israeli-Iranian …

Mini Cooper: New Changes Attempt to Modernize Mini Cooper: New Changes Attempt to Modernize

The first generation of the new Mini Cooper was released in the United States in 2002, and, since then, the world has not looked back. Sales of Mini Coopers have nearly doubled over the past 12 years, even though the …

Bitcoin Heists Test Currency’s Legitimacy Bitcoin Heists Test Currency’s Legitimacy

In startling news Tuesday morning, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, Mt. Gox, ceased existing, leaving millions of dollars worth of bitcoins unaccounted for. The Tokyo-based exchange company has stated that a security leak that has been present since …

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 …