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Climate Change Presents Risk to US Business

In a nonpartisan study released by the Risky Business Project, leading economic and environmental figures have assessed the monetary threat that climate change proposes to business in the United States. The findings are not optimistic. The study, led by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and former hedge fund manager Thomas F. …

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Kristen Bell Expecting Second Child

Kristen Bell, famous for her role on the cult-hit Veronica Mars and also for voicing Anna in Disney’s Frozen, has confirmed that she and husband Dax Shepard, known best for his role in the television series Parenthood, are expecting their second child. “I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln. The …

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Rick Perry Likens Homosexuality to Alcoholism

In his 2012 presidential bid, Texas governor Rick Perry was known for his verbal gaffes, perhaps the most famous of which coming during a debate in which Perry forgot which part of the federal government he wished to abolish. Many have not considered Perry to be a viable candidate in the 2016 elections, yet his actions imply otherwise, making visits …

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John Kerry Seeks to End Sexual Violence in Warfare

Speaking before the largest such convention of all time, John Kerry called for the end of sexual violence in warfare at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, an event co-hosted by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie. The four-day long summit in London had four explicit …

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Kim Jung Un Rebukes Meteorologists for Bad Forecasts

In 2010, North Korea was forced out of the World Cup in South Africa after giving up a staggering 12 goals in only three games. Upon returning home, the Korean soccer players were publicly shamed and scolded for their performance on the world stage. This public criticism was something of a rarity in North Korea, as most punishments are doled …

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Russian Bombers Spotted Near California Coast

On Monday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reported visuals of Russian bomber planes off of the coasts of Alaska and California. The planes were first spotted at 4:30 pm PST. Four Russian Tu-95 Bear-H long-range bombers and a Il-76 refueling tanker entered the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) near the far-western Aleutian Islands in Alaska. The ADIZ is …

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Fanny Neguesha Says Yes to Mario Balotelli

With the FIFA World Cup being played only once every four years, one can only imagine the pressure soccer’s greatest superstars are under to perform at their peak level for their respective nations. While Brazil is obviously under the most pressure to succeed this year (being the host country and whatnot), there are certain countries which are expected to win …

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J.K. Rowling Voices Opinion on Scottish Independence

The debate over whether or not Scotland should separate from England and become its own, independent, sovereign nation has been waging for quite some time now. The discussion will finally come to an end on September 8, when Scots 16 years and older will vote in the referendum. Before that time comes, though, both sides of the argument have much …

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Toyota Recalls 650,000 Vehicles for Faulty Airbags

Today, Toyota announced an expansion to a recall which originally occurred in April 2013. The newly expanded recall affects an additional 650,000 vehicles in Japan, bringing the overall total to 2.27 million vehicles over the past year. The recall deals with faulty front passenger airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation, a Japanese-based company which supplies airbags and other safety features to …

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Lindsey Graham Wins South Carolina Primary

In shocking news last night, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in the Virginia primary to dark-horse Tea Party candidate and political newcomer, David Brat. This defeat for the Republicans follows disappointing news from the Mississippi primaries last week, in which incumbent Thad Cochran was forced into a runoff with challenger Chris McDaniel. Fortunately for the Republicans, they were able …

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Andray Blatche Granted Filipino Citizenship

On Wednesday, Benigno Aquino, President of the Philippines, signed a bill which he and his countrymen hope will boost the success of Filipino sports to unprecedented levels. The bill, which was rushed through Congress in unusual form, granted citizenship to Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche, allowing him to play for the Philippines in the World Cup this fall. No, Andray …

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Sarah Palin Spared by Hillary Clinton in ’08 Campaign

Hillary Clinton celebrated the release of her new book, Hard Choices, at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan Tuesday morning. The memoir seeks to expose the thought processes behind some of the tougher decisions Clinton had to make during her term as Secretary of State under Barack Obama during his first term as president. While the book contains subjects one …

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