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U.S. State Department Declares Travel Warning

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On Friday, the U.S. State Department declared travel warnings for all U.S. Citizens either living or traveling abroad. Concurrent with the warnings was the announcement of closure for 21 of its embassies and consulates located in Muslim countries in the Middle East, northern region of Africa, and southern parts of Asia. The embassy and consulate […]

August 3rd, 2013 | Posted in New,Travel | Read More »

MLB Expected to Suspend 9 Players Friday while A-Rod’s Fate Uncertain

Expectations are that Major League Baseball (MLB) will suspend nine players on Friday. New York Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez will more than likely not be among them as his penalty for using performance enhancing drugs (PED) is expected to be more severe. The suspensions are the result of a scandal earlier this year where 20 […]

August 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,New,Sports | Read More »

Perseid Meteor Shower To Take Place Aug. 12 and 13

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If you like watching the skies, then you need to mark the calendar for the Perseid meteor shower, which will peak on Aug. 12 and 13. According to Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, the Perseids are considered the fireball winner of yearly meteor showers. Fireballs can glow as brightly as Venus and […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,New | Read More »

Unnamed Prepackaged Salad Mix May Be Cause Of Stomach Bug Outbreak

Over 350 people in 15 states have gotten sick from the cyclospora stomach bug outbreak, and the cause of it may be linked to bagged salad. Currently, Iowa has reported the majority of cyclospora cases – 143 have fallen sick. And, the state’s Department of Public Health linked the outbreak to prepackaged salad mix after […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in New | Read More »

Cal. College Student Awarded $4.1M For DEA Injustice

The U.S. Justice Department has been ordered to pay $4.1 million to a college student they detained in, leaving him in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell with no food or water for four days. 23-year-old Daniel Chong was detained during San Diego’s drug raid in April 2012. He was thrown into a windowless 5×10-foot […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in New | Read More »

House Passes Bill, Linking Student Loan Interest Rates To The Financial Markets, Bill Headed To President’s Desk

After a long battle between the White House and Congress, a measure that links student loan interest rates to financial markets has passed the House, in a 392-31 vote. The compromising legislation is being sent to the president, who is expected to sign it into law. The move will temporarily bring the student loan rates […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Finance,New | Read More »

Congress Resolves Issues of Student Loan Rates

On Wednesday, the U.S. Congress passed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 which lowers student loan rates by tying them to market conditions. President Obama has expressed that he will sign the bill as soon as it reaches him. The overwhelming vote in Congress was 392 for and 31 against. It resolves a […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Finance,New | Read More »

Starbucks Reaches Wi-Fi Agreement With Google

Go into any Starbucks coffee shop and you’ll get a consistent menu and free Wi-Fi. However, the popular coffee shop chain is looking to bring more to its customers – it’s just reached a deal with Google to give its customers a quicker Wi-Fi connection. How much faster? Google’s Wi-Fi connection will be 10 times […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Business,New | Read More »

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