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[12 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

The USA joined Britain, France, Turkey, and the Gulf Cooperation Council on Tuesday when President Barack Obama acknowledged Syria’s opposition coalition as the “legitimate representative” of the Syrian people. In an announcement to ABC News, President Obama stated that he has recognized the coalition because it’s now “inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime.”
The announcement comes as senior US officials prepare to attend a meeting in Marrakesh today with …

Science & Technology »

[11 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]

A new study suggests that volcanic activity, not a meteorite, may have killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The findings, which site lava flow from the Deccan Traps as the cause of the extinction, were presented last Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Princeton University geologist Gerta Keller conducted the study. For years, Keller has made the case for volcanic activity being responsible for the K-T mass extinction, which goes against the familiar Alvarez hypothesis.
The Alvarez hypothesis states that the impact of a giant …

Humor, National News »

[11 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Two University of Colorado at Boulder students were arrested on Saturday after allegedly bringing pot brownies to one of their classes. Thomas Cunningham, 21, and Mary Essa, 19, are facing charges of second-degree assault and fradulently inducing the consumption of a controlled substance, as well as conspiracy charges. According to Ryan Huff, a university police spokesman, all are felonies, meaning that Cunningham and Essa may also be looking at jail time as a consequence for their actions.
The Huffington Post reported that Cunningham and Essa are responsible for bringing a batch …

National News »

[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

The sensationalist tabloid The New York Post has come under intense public scrutiny after running a full page picture yesterday of a man’s imminent death. With the headline Doomed: Pushed on the Subway Track, This Man is About to Die, the picture is of 58 year old Ki-Suk Han gripping a subway platform while attempting to hoist himself to safety, staring at the oncoming train that would ultimately take his life.
The disturbing image has been severely criticized from the online community, which has been questioning both why no one …

National News, Political »

[28 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

A suit was filed against the Department of Defense yesterday by four female veterans who’ve previously served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The suit, filed in San Francisco, is a challenge of the current military policy that bars women from participating in combat on the ground.
The ACLU, which is representing the servicewomen, claimed in the suit filed that the current policy on women is unconstitutional, since it discriminates based on gender. Major Mary Jennings Hegar, a plaintiff who flew medevac missions in Afghanistan, stated that the policy is “an injustice …