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Iranian Woman Hanged for Killing Alleged Rapist

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Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang An Iranian woman was hanged after pleading for clemency for a crime that she was convicted of...

Vatican’s New Stance on Gays and the Divorced

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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...

Powertalk! EP. 8

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Hello friends! On this episode we talk about Malala Yousafzai and some of the struggles that her people and many others go through as well as...

Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

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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...

Pakistan Baby Charged with Murder

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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.

Apocalypse Saturday: It’s the End of the World, Again.

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Polish your horned helmets* and sharpen your axes, freonds, because this Saturday only is the end of the world! I mean sure, we lived through Y2K, the Mayan Apocalypse, the Rapture, death by fire, and heck… Zorp returns every year! What makes the Ragnarok so different from all of these other ends of the world? Well, uh… um…

United States Affected by Snow

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This winter has been different for many cities throughout the United States. There have been long periods of time that not only is it below zero degrees Fahrenheit in the Midwest but snow just keeps falling in different areas of the country that as of February 13, 2014 at least 57.9 percent of the United States is covered in snow. This is a record breaking season because 49 out of the 50 states, all except Florida who has gotten cold weather but so far is snow-free, have had some snow this season.

World in Briefs (11.25.13)

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If an elite group of scientists were tasked with determining what the most ridiculous animal was, the platypus would undoubtedly be one of the finalists. The combination of bird, reptile, and mammal traits creates an adorably hilarious creature. Sure, the males have a spur on their hind foot that can deliver extremely potent venom, but they’ve always just been cute little buddies, right? Not exactly.

Toronto Mayor Admits to Buying Illegal Drug

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In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, mayor Rob Ford is in deep water after he not only admitted that he was drunk in public, not only that he admitted to using crack cocaine, but he admitted buying crack in the last two years on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. In a vote 41-2, the Toronto city council has symbolically called for him to resign, but Ford refused, saying: “I'm most definitely keeping this job... I am not leaving here." He adamantly plans to run for re-election in 2014.

World in Briefs (11.08.13)

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I am by no means a master of impersonations; there are only a few of mine that are somewhat passable. That’s why I am thankful everyday for the existence of Sylvester Stallone. There’s no way that the man with the iconic voice and extensive list of film can do even more, right? Wrong. The 67-year-old celebrity recently opened an art exhibit featuring his very own work. Selecting around 30 pieces from the past four decades, the appropriately titled “Sylvester Stallone. Art. 1975-2013” exhibit has opened at The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Stallone is serious about his artwork.