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Pinterest Valued Over $2 Billion

Pinterest is now on the business map, and is now estimated to be a $2.5 Billion company. Pinterest, the newest hit in social media scrapbooking site , is used by web surfers to share and discover images. It has sold $200 million worth of new stocks to new and existing investors for less than 10 percent of the company. Constantly …

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Twin Panda Cubs Finally Have Names

Many panda fans gathered at Zoo Atlanta to celebrate these baby twin pandas Wednesday. Winning names, Mei Lun and Mei Huan (pronounced May Loon and May Hwaan), come from an ancient Chinese idiom describing building that are tall and magnificent. It translates to mean something indescribably beautiful and magnificent. 15-year-old giant mommy panda, Lun Lun was artificially inseminated in March. …

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NBA Finals Format Changes For 2014 Season

Previously, the team with the home court advantage would get the first two and potentially, the last two games played at home, and play at the opposing teams home court for games 3, 4, and 5. Now, the team with home-court advantage still gets the first two games of the Finals at home, the next two away and then the …

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Carol Burnett Awarded Prize for American Comedy

Carol Burnett received the 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center in D.C. Carol Burnett is seen as a role model to comedians past and present, such as Tina Fey, after she paved the way for women in comedy. Determined, The Carol Burnett Show ran from 1967–1978, with 11 seasons, 278 episodes …

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Government Shutdown: Peek at the Pricetag

The nation felt the impacts of the shutdown Tuesday, after Congress was unable to come to a deal to keep the lights on. Left thousands without jobs, government building and state parks closed, and no real solution in sight. So how much does this cost? $300 million a day, that will be coming out of the taxpayer’s pocket. “Although $300 …

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Grandfather’s Letter about Gay Grandson Goes Viral

A new letter published on FCKH8‘s Facebook, went viral Monday. Written from an anonymous Grandfather, defending his gay grandson, quickly grabbed attention and received over 8,000 likes and 3,000 comments – mostly all positive. The letter disowning his daughter for kicking out her son who came out of the closet. What an awesome Grandpa. Here’s the letter: Typically different generations …

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Michael Jackson’s Promoter found NOT Negligent for Death

Michael Jackson’s death was a tragedy in 2009, yet the family is still battling in court as to who’s fault it is. After another court case, the promoter of Michael Jackson is now sharing the fault of Jackson’s death. A Jury found AEG Live LLC not negligent today. Jackson’s mother brought a civil suit against AEG, suing them for hiring …

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“Silk Road” Underground Site Shut Down by FBI

The FBI has officially shut down the underground site “Silk Road.” Operating since January 2011, the site gave drug dealers a platform to sell heroin, cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, among other drugs and illicit goods. The site allowed people to anonymously buy illegal drugs. Silk Road gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade, because its extensive network of routes. …

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Syrian Chemical Weapons: Soon to be Dismantled

On Monday, a team of 20 engineers, chemists and paramedics will make their way from the Netherlands to Syria to begin the most hazardous mission of disarmement in history, dismantling the one of the world’s largest chemical weapons arsenals. Due to arrive on Tuesday, the International Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will have chemical protection suits, under …

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Navy Yard Footage Released by the FBI

Aaron Alexis is gaining more and more YouTube hits, and frankly, it is disheartening. This man’s name will forever be known as the Navy Yard Shooter, while the victims are now being forgotten. The FBI has released the footage of the 34-year-old man who opened fire at the Navy Yard in D.C. on September 16, that everyone is now watching. …

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Financial Aid: Hindering the American Dream

As a student, after you get past the battle of getting into your favorite, or back-up, colleges, the next big step to work towards is paying for that said college. Everyone who is admitted to any college goes through this process, whether it is loans, grants, or money growing from financial aid trees. (Just Kidding) Be aware there is a …

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Chicago Shooting: 3-year-old in Critical Condition

On Thursday night, 13 people were wounded in a shooting at a Chicago Park. Of those shot, three people are in critical condition, including a 3-year-old boy. At least 10 ambulances were sent to the scene near Cornell Square Park, no deaths have been reported after a man allegedly opened fire around 10:15 p.m. with a high-powered rifle during a …

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