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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.
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 …

Amtrak Crash in Virginia Injures One Amtrak Crash in Virginia Injures One

Around 6 o’clock Thursday morning, authorities responded to a report of a car being involved in an accident on a railroad track in Waverly, Virginia. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities discovered that a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria (which also …

Zach Randolph Gives Shirt Right Off His Back Zach Randolph Gives Shirt Right Off His Back
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Professional athletes have received a bad rap over the past decade due to the advent of 24/7 news stations and continual ESPN coverage. Many sports fans perhaps know more about their favorite athletes than their family due to the inane …

2014 Mazda 3 Finalist for Car of the Year 2014 Mazda 3 Finalist for Car of the Year
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The auto industry has received much attention recently due to drastic innovations in technology and third-party competition, such as Tesla Motors. As such, the competition for car of the year has never been more highly contested. Just last month, the …

Ukraine Protesters Gain Traction; Police Back Down Ukraine Protesters Gain Traction; Police Back Down

Early Wednesday morning, riot police in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, withdrew from two separate areas where protesters were demonstrating. This move by the police signifies progress being made on behalf of the Ukrainian opposition party, which has seen brutal crackdowns during …

Macaulay Culkin Joins Velvet Underground Tribute Band Macaulay Culkin Joins Velvet Underground Tribute Band

With the inevitable return of Christmas comes the inevitable return of Christmas-themed movies. Sure, we all watch Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown, the Grinch, and the rest of the typical Christmas cast. One Christmas movie that everyone (and I mean everyone) …

Yingluck Shinawatra Offers Referendum; Not Resigning Yingluck Shinawatra Offers Referendum; Not Resigning

Following massive protests during the month of November and increased pressure to step down, Yingluck Shinawatra, current Prime Minister of Thailand, has decided to dissolve all of Parliament and hold elections in which “The people will decide what the majority …

New Orleans Saints Find Swagger; Lead NFC South New Orleans Saints Find Swagger; Lead NFC South

Last week in Seattle, the New Orleans Saints faced one of the most humiliating nights a perennially successful football team can face, losing to the Seattle Seahawks 34-7 and looking abysmal the entire time. However, in typical Saints fashion, New …

Periplaneta Japonica, a new Cockroach, Invades NYC Periplaneta Japonica, a new Cockroach, Invades NYC

There is a widely-held belief that if a nuclear explosion were to occur, the only surviving things would be cockroaches. While the Mythbusters have proven this belief to be plausible, but not certain, there is a new species of cockroach …

Bharatiya Janata Party Wins Big in India Elections Bharatiya Janata Party Wins Big in India Elections

Yesterday, the ruling Congress Party in India was dealt a huge blow by losing four state elections in India. The more-liberal Congress Party, which has been the primary ruling power in India since its independence in 1947, lost handily to …

2015 Corvette Teased Ahead of Detroit Auto Show 2015 Corvette Teased Ahead of Detroit Auto Show
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Many folks have been ogling at the reveal of the 2015 Ford Mustang which was released by Ford today. However, there was another large announcement in the auto world yesterday. Not to be outdone by their closest competitor, Chevrolet announced …

LA Airport Shooting Suspect Denied Bail LA Airport Shooting Suspect Denied Bail

On Wednesday morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bristow ordered Paul Ciancia, the man who killed one TSA agent and wounded two others at the Los Angeles airport, detained until his next court hearing on December 18 due to the flight …

World Cup Pots Announced; US Potentially Doomed World Cup Pots Announced; US Potentially Doomed
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The draw for the 2014 World Cup pots will happen on Friday in Brazil, the host country for the event. However, in a press conference which demonstrates once again why Americans aren’t in love with the most popular sport in …

Henry Cavill Named Sexiest Man; Talks Affleck Choice Henry Cavill Named Sexiest Man; Talks Affleck Choice
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In a recent poll from Glamour magazine, Henry Cavill was named the Sexiest Man of 2013, winning the most votes from 95,000 readers. For the past four years, Robert Pattinson (of Twilight fame) had won the title. One would think …

Tippy the Squirrel Gains Internet Fame Tippy the Squirrel Gains Internet Fame
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We’ve all had those moments. One minute you’re drinking and having a grand ol’ time with your pals, and the next minute you find yourself tumbling head-first to the ground. After expelling the spirits, though, we’re back on our feet …

Darth Vader Posts First “Selfie” via Instagram Darth Vader Posts First “Selfie” via Instagram

The Oxford English Dictionary recently declared “selfie” as the word of the year, stating that the origins of the word date back to 2002. While the word “selfie” may have not been used until 2002 in this galaxy, the word …

Audi Q1 Compact SUV Set for 2016 Release Audi Q1 Compact SUV Set for 2016 Release

It hasn’t been long since the Italian invasion of the Fiat has breached American shores and displayed the fact that Americans are truly in love with anything that appears miniature. The success of the revamped Fiat 500, along with the …

Mozambique Airlines Crash Found in Namibia; 33 Dead Mozambique Airlines Crash Found in Namibia; 33 Dead

After delaying the search due to heavy rain Friday afternoon, the wreckage of a Mozambique Airlines flight has been found in Bwabwata National Park, near the borders of Angola and Botswana. “The plane has been completely burnt to ashes and …

USC vs. UCLA: The Case for Ed Orgeron USC vs. UCLA: The Case for Ed Orgeron

This Saturday is a big day for college football rivalries: Ohio St. vs. Michigan, Clemson vs. South Carolina, and Alabama vs. Auburn. While perhaps the Alabama vs. Auburn game is the most important football game of the year, the USC …

Syria Weapons Stockpile to be Destroyed by US Syria Weapons Stockpile to be Destroyed by US

John Kerry could have never predicted the consequence of his sarcastic answer to the question of how the US could avoid war with Syria following Syria’s use of chemical weapons against its own citizens. Despite the seriousness of Kerry’s initial …

New Japanese Island Appears After Volcanic Eruption New Japanese Island Appears After Volcanic Eruption
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Fortunately for residents of Japan and the rest of the world, the smoke and ashes rising from the floor of the Pacific Ocean approximately 620 miles south of Tokyo on Wednesday were not the signs of Godzilla or any other …