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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.
Town’s Giant Mushroom to be Dropped for New Year Town’s Giant Mushroom to be Dropped for New Year

Times Square in New York City has been home to the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop since 1907, 104 years total. (The ball did not drop in 1942-43 due to WWII blackouts.) Thousands of people from all over the …

Janet Yellen Approved for Fed by Senate Committee Janet Yellen Approved for Fed by Senate Committee

Thursday morning, the Senate Banking Committee approved Janet Yellen’s nomination to become the next Chair of the Federal Reserve by a 14 to 8 vote. This vote comes as no surprise to political pundits, especially seeing as Democrats hold 12 …

NYPD SUV Assault: Braszczok Pleads Not Guilty NYPD SUV Assault: Braszczok Pleads Not Guilty

On September 29, 2013, Alexian Lien’s life was changed forever, thanks to a vicious attack by a motorcycle gang. In a bizarre series of events recorded by a helmet-cam one of the bikers was wearing, Lien was chased 50 blocks …

Kim Mathers Reconciliation with Eminem Unlikely Kim Mathers Reconciliation with Eminem Unlikely
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Eminem has once again rose to national prominence with the release of his newest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and the album’s hit song, “Rap God.” While many are praising the song for its lyrical mastery, one of Eminem’s …

Steve Smith Makes Aqib Talib “Another Notch” Steve Smith Makes Aqib Talib “Another Notch”

Steve Smith has been an NFL wide receiver since 2001. Over the past 12 years, Smith has not only earned the reputation of being a great football player, but also a great trash-talker. Apparently Aqib Talib had yet to receive …

JP Morgan Lawsuit Ends with $13 Billion Settlement JP Morgan Lawsuit Ends with $13 Billion Settlement
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In 2008, the United States witnessed its worst financial catastrophe since the Great Depression. The collapse of the economy here in the United States not only led to housing market woes and consumer losses in the stock market, but also …

Yulia Tymoshenko Case May Delay EU Agreement Yulia Tymoshenko Case May Delay EU Agreement

Ukraine was one of the fifteen satellite states compromising the Soviet Union from 1922 to the dissolution of the of the USSR in 1991. Since that time, Ukraine has been trying to find its footing as an independent European nation, …

Zapruder Film: Revisited After 50 Years Zapruder Film: Revisited After 50 Years
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According to a recent poll by Gallup, 61% of Americans still believe that more people were involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy than simply Lee Harvey Oswald. Despite the fact that this number is the lowest it has …

Stephen Hawking Upset with “God Particle” Discovery Stephen Hawking Upset with “God Particle” Discovery
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At 71 years old, Stephen Hawking is the oldest survivor of ALS, a motor neuron disease. Despite being diagnosed with ALS at age 21, Hawking has defied the odds to continue living and become an extremely productive member of the …

USS George Washington Gives Aid to Philippines USS George Washington Gives Aid to Philippines
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This weekend, the Philippines was hit by perhaps the strongest storm ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) destroyed the Philippines when it reached shore last Friday, wreaking damage on an unimaginable scale. Current projections estimate that nearly 10,000 people may …

“James Bond” Franchise Helps Lower Philomena Rating “James Bond” Franchise Helps Lower Philomena Rating

Over the years, James Bond has been tasked with many objectives, most of which involve Bond stopping an evil villain from stealing something valuable or destroying the world. It appears as if Agent 007 has grown bored of his usual …

New Bird Flu Infects First Human New Bird Flu Infects First Human

Zoonosis occurs when a disease or sickness in a non-human animal is transmitted to a human being. Approximately 61% of 1415 pathogenic infections to human beings are zoonotic. The first case of a bird-to-human transmission of infection came in China …

Andrew Wiggins Leads Kansas to Victory Over Duke Andrew Wiggins Leads Kansas to Victory Over Duke

Last night was the night college basketball fans and NBA scouts had been waiting for since April. The Champions Classic, a three year agreement between Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and Michigan State, featured the three most-touted college freshmen in America – …

Obama Thanked for Stance on Redskins Moniker Obama Thanked for Stance on Redskins Moniker
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On August 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush made one of the best proclamations of his presidency. On that day, Bush signed a bill into law which would officially make November Native American Heritage Month. As such, federal, state, …

Darrelle Revis Reacts to Twitter Insults Darrelle Revis Reacts to Twitter Insults
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Monday night, Darrelle Revis, cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, intercepted a pass from Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in order to seal a 22-19 Buccaneers’s victory. Plays like this were all too common in the past when Revis played …

Olga Kurylenko Rumored as New Wonder Woman Olga Kurylenko Rumored as New Wonder Woman
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Ask any film buff to list some female movie stars who have played Bond Girls, and one would probably be surprised at the list of names people could produce. However, if anyone spouted the name of the Bond Girl in …

Powerball Winner of $213 Million Jackpot Speaks Powerball Winner of $213 Million Jackpot Speaks
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Whenever discussions of playing the lottery come up, people are always quick to point out the odds of winning – 1 in 175,223,510 – a figure that Powerball winner Carlo Mitchell’s wife adamantly pointed out every time her husband played: …

Pastor Saeed Abedini Transferred to Dangerous Prison Pastor Saeed Abedini Transferred to Dangerous Prison

A little over one year ago, Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested in Iran for charges of “undermining the Iranian government,” with the reasoning behind said charges being “Christian gatherings,” according to his wife, Naghmeah Abedini. After being arrested for practicing …

Detroit Barbershop Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 7 Injured Detroit Barbershop Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 7 Injured

At 5:47 PM Wednesday, Detroit police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting that shots had been fired at Al’s Place Barbershop. Two minutes later, at 5:49 PM, police arrived on the scene of “one of Detroit’s more violent incidents,” according …

Dave Grohl Joins Zac Brown Band at CMAs Dave Grohl Joins Zac Brown Band at CMAs

Dave Grohl started his meteoric rise to fame as the drummer in the grunge-rock group, Nirvana. After the loss of Kurt Cobain, Grohl fronted his own rock group, The Foo Fighters. Four of the seven albums that The Foo Fighters …

Paulina Gretzky Featured on Maxim Cover Paulina Gretzky Featured on Maxim Cover
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With the advent of Instagram came the ever-increasing popularity of the “selfie” – a niche art-form in which one is able to contort their body in the most awkward way possible in order to capture the perfect “glamour” shot, without …

Navy Bribery Scandal Implicates Three US Officers Navy Bribery Scandal Implicates Three US Officers
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Three US Naval officers have been indicted in a bribery case concerning husbanding activities in Asian ports. Commander Jose Luis Sanchez, Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, and Naval Criminal Investigative Service Supervisory Special Agent John Beliveau II have all been …

Plagiarism Charges Against Rand Paul Could Hurt 2016 Presidency Chances Plagiarism Charges Against Rand Paul Could Hurt 2016 Presidency Chances
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There is perhaps no topic that is preached more in college than plagiarism. The heinous act of plagiarism is hammered by professors so hard that some students become nervous writers and over-cite. However, there are also those students who seem …

Ms. Marvel Revamp Features a Muslim Lead Character Ms. Marvel Revamp Features a Muslim Lead Character
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In a move which proves the relevancy and usefulness of the comic book world, Marvel has revealed that they will be running a new series in which Ms. Marvel will be a teenage Muslim girl growing up in New Jersey. …