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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.
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 …

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 …