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Vatican’s New Stance on Gays and the Divorced

Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang Catholic Bishops could not come to an agreement after the end of a two-week summit on how to address gays and lesbians within the Catholic Church, and whether divorced and then remarried Catholics can receive communion. The plan itself was to administer understanding and mercy towards homosexuals, which was presented through a preliminary document started by Pope ...

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Second Dallas Nurse Infected With Ebola

Written by Alisha Klug, Media by Jack Wang It was announced on Wednesday, October 15 that a second nurse from Dallas has been infected with Ebola. The currently anonymous health care provider went to the hospital with a fever the day after she flew back to Dallas from Cleveland. This nurse was not the first in the hospital to have caught the virus. Nurse Nina Pham, who had also been on the team who had care ...

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Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang Friday – Oct. 10, Oslo, Norway The Nobel Peace Prize was shared between Kalish Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their efforts to bring about changes regarding the suppression of children and young people’s rights, especially regarding educational opportunities. Malala Yousafazai gained worldwide recognition after the Taliban targeted her for her outspokenness r ...

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Hannah Graham Disappearance Update

Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang Authorities searching for Hannah Graham reported to have found human remains Saturday, Oct. 18, on an abandoned property 8 miles from where Graham was last seen five weeks ago. Charolettesville Police Chief Timothy Long, in addressing the media, said, "These are human remains and forensic tests need to be conducted to determine the identification... But nonethele ...

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India’s Mars Orbiter Makes it to Mars

Written by Alisha Klug, Media by Jack Wang On Wednesday, Sept. 24, everyone in the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) applauded as their spaceship, Orbiter (its Indian name is Mangalyaan) made it to Mars. Until this moment, only the United States, Europe, and Russia had been able to send a spacecraft all the way to Mars. Furthermore, India became the first country to get a spacecraft to Mars in the f ...

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First Case of Ebola in US

Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang As of today, the patient first diagnosed with Ebola within the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, has died. Duncan died at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, a week after he was diagnosed with the virus on Sep. 30. It was noted that his condition had worsened, as he was labeled from critical to serious. In response to this, the Food and Drug Administration a ...

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The U.S. Increases Response to Ebola Outbreak

Written by Alisha Klug, Media by Jack Wang On Tuesday, September 16, President Obama made an announcement declaring a “major increase” on the United States’ response the the Ebola outbreak. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 2400 people have died due to this outbreak, and thousands more are infected. WHO is calling it the most deadly ebola outbreak in history.   About the Ebola Viru ...

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Big Changes at CVS: Name Change and Termination of Tobacco Product Sales

Written by Alisha Klug, Media by Jack Wang On September 3 2014, CVS stopped selling tobacco products, and replaced the cigarettes and chewing tobacco with nicotine gum and other products that are advertised to help people quit smoking. They also changed their name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health, though they do not plan on changing the signs on all of the store buildings so customers may not notice the name ...

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Pakistan Baby Charged with Murder

In life, many people have to go through hardships and challenges to not only become strong but to make better life decisions from past experiences. Muhammad Musa Khan, a nine-month-old baby, has had to learn ‘early’ on, that life can be absurdly difficult. ...

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Grin and Bear It

Climate scientists were shocked this week when a new discovery concerning global warming was announced that turned the field on its head. Long had it been believed that atmospheric CO2 levels were to blame for the world-wide change in climates, but a new study by a leading scientist from the International Coalition of Climate Scientists and Artic Mammal Aficionados (ICCSAM), Dr. Emma Lyin proves that this c ...

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