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Suspect in White House Shooting Captured in Pennsylvania

November 17, 2011

White House ShootingLaw enforcement captured a man Wednesday afternoon wanted in connection with a shooting incident near the White House Friday.

Police took 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez into custody in Indiana, Penn. shortly after noon on Wednesday, NBC Washington reported. He was captured in a hotel and…

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Would The House Online Anti-Piracy Bill Lead to Internet Censorship?

November 17, 2011

SOPA

  • The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was introduced as a House bill (similar to the Protect IP Act introduced in the Senate earlier this year) to protect intellectual property from “rouge” websites; it’s especially at foreign websites.
  • The Bill is supported by groups like Hollywood and drug …

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Modified Remote Controlled Army Drone Designed to Hack Your Wi-Fi

November 16, 2011

Vespid operated by Richard Perkins. (Photo: John Fedele via Popular Science)Two self-proclaimed hackers — former information technology employees for the U.S. Air Force — have modified an army drone that can “discreetly break into Wi-Fi networks, emit jamming signals and even pose as a cellphone tower to intercept communications from the ground,” according to Popular…

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What Are the Strange Grid Pattern Images in China Showing Up on Google Maps?

November 14, 2011

China Google Maps Grid PatternGoogle Maps has been known to capture some strange images. Some have been turned into art, while others are revealing, such as those showing North Korean concentration camps. The latest photos from Google Maps are taken from China and are just plain puzzling. (Continue reading this story).

Expect …

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society College Scholarship Program is Now Open #NMSS

November 14, 2011

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)The National Multiple Sclerosis Society College Scholarship Program is Now Open!  

Enrollment for the 2012 Scholarship Program is open between October 1, 2011 and January 13, 2012.  

Who is eligible?  

    -  High school seniors who have a parent with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who will be attendi…

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The Boy Scouts New Controversial Ad Campaign

November 4, 2011

Boy ScoutsIn their new ad campaign, the Boy Scouts of America seem to be positioning themselves to appeal to a younger demographic--or at least, a more ironic, hipster-minded one.

The spots, produced by the Atlanta office of the global ad firm Ogilvy & Mather, depict fresh-faced scouts sporting facial hair

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Nov 9th EAS Testing Warning

October 23, 2011

If you have ever wondered about the government’s ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th.

On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of th…

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NYC Residents Voice Outrage Over #OWS #OccupyWallSt Protests

October 21, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Days of RageNYC Residents Voice Outrage Over #OWS #OccupyWallSt Protests  

“The occupiers are not our neighbors,” Manhattan resident Linda Gerstman, who lives on Broad Street, told those at the Community Board 1 meeting on Thursday night. “Our neighbors do not beat on drums while children are sleeping…

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Obama Announces Complete Drawdown of U.S. Troops in Iraq by Year’s End

October 21, 2011

Iraq WarPresident Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year’s end.

Obama’s statement put an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S. wo…

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Teenager Claims She Was Raped at the Occupy Cleveland Protest #OWS

October 19, 2011

Occupy Ohio RapeThere’s some potentially tragic drama unfolding at “Occupy Cleveland,” as police are investigating a 19-year-old woman’s claim that she was raped inside of a tent on Saturday.

The teenager at the center of the scandal attends Summit Academy in Parma, Ohio — a school for young people who hav…

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Ben & Jerry Gives Free Ice Cream to Wall Street Occupiers

October 15, 2011

Occupy Ice CreamI am a huge ice cream lover, but I will be thinking twice before I buy my next pint of Cherry Garcia! Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, a.k.a. Ben & Jerry, stopped by Wall Street Saturday to hand out frozen freebies to the freeloaders… er, I mean “protesters.”

Who knew occupation could be so d…

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Jesse Ventura Calls for NFL Boycott and National No Fly Day

September 29, 2011

Jesse VenturaJesse Ventura Calls for
NFL Boycott and
National No Fly Day

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has called for a nationwide boycott of the NFL in response to its announcement that attendees to all football games will be groped TSA-style, while Ventura also launched a campaign for a national no …

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Medical Marijuana Patients Might Lose Their 2nd Amendment Rights

September 29, 2011

Medical Marijuana Gun RightsMedical Marijuana Patients Might Lose Their Second Amendment Rights

In its continuing effort to pare down the number of Americans who can exercise their rights under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has sent a letter to firearms dealers informing t…

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Cantaloupe Outbreak is Deadliest in a Decade

September 28, 2011

cantaloupe listeria Cantaloupe Outbreak is Deadliest in a Decade

Health officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that 72 illnesses, including…

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Petition To Abolish The TSA Appears On White House Website

September 23, 2011

TSAPetition To Abolish The TSA Appears On White House Website

A petition to abolish the TSA has appeared on the White House.gov website, with the massive response evidence of how infuriated Americans have become at being groped not only at airport, but also highways, sports stadiums and at other public…

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School Pulls Kismet Musical after Sept 11 Complaints

September 20, 2011

KismetA western Pennsylvania school district has decided not to stage a Tony Award-winning musical about a Muslim street poet after members of the community complained about the play on the heels of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

The Tribune Democrat of Johnstown reports Richland School …

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Super Earth HD 85512b - Home, Sweet Home?

September 14, 2011

Super Earth'Super-Earth',
1 of 50 Newfound Alien Planets, Could Potentially Support Life

More than 50 new alien planets — including one so-called super-Earth that could potentially support life — have been discovered by an exoplanet-hunting telescope from the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

The newfou…

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Secret Service Investigates Threats on White House Facebook Page

September 12, 2011

Secret Service Investigates 11/09/2011 Threats Left on White House Facebook PageSecret Service Investigates 11/09/2011 Threats Left on White House Facebook Page

The Secret Service is investigating three threatening messages that were posted on the White House's Facebook page.

The messages included a picture of Osama bin Laden. One said, "We'll come back 11/9/2011 to kill u all."…

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Monsanto Push Restaurants to Accept Food Stamps

September 12, 2011

Food Stamp ProgramRestaurants Push to Join Food Stamp Program

The number of businesses approved to accept food stamps grew by a third from 2005 to 2010, U.S. Department of Agriculture records show, as vendors from convenience and dollar discount stores to gas stations and pharmacies increasingly joined the growing en…

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Iran Warns Against US Taking Lead in Arab Protests

September 1, 2011

Ayatollah Ali KhameneiIran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday warned against the United States taking "control" of the uprisings that have swept the Arab world, state television reported.

"The events currently taking place in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain and elsewhere are key (events) for Muslim…

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