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Be afraid of terrorists poisoning buffets

Terrorist attacks on U.S. soil have been warded off since 9/11, but according to CBS News, that doesn’t mean Americans should do without a good, old-fashioned helping of fear, served media fresh. Reports indicate that a key U.S. intelligence source has labeled the threat of terrorists poisoning buffets as “credible.” This has understandably set the
A solider playing "Taps" at Arlington National Cemetery during winter. There's scandal at Arlington National, where graves are apparently mislabeled and at least one grave was doubled up with bodies.

Arlington National Cemetery cannot keep bodies sorted

Running a cemetery is a more difficult business than many people assume, particularly a cemetery of the size and prestige of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Unfortunately, Arlington National Superintendent John Metzler and his deputy Thurman Higginbotham are being replaced after a series of scandalous mixups involving mislabeled graves and at least one service member’s
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Clonidine and the roller coaster of psychiatric meds for kids

Long, frequent deployments take their toll on military families – particularly families with young children. According to Army Times, this breakdown of the family unit has caused the number of psychiatric drugs like Clonidine prescribed to children each year to skyrocket. In large part, this disturbing trend also mirrors the overall increase of psychiatric drug
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Conflict of freedom of religion and national security

Rights of individuals, whether it be freedom of religion or the ability to obtain installment loans, have always served as a countermeasure to the power of the state and national security. After the rise of terrorism brought on by religious fundamentalism, the right of religion is being weighed against the right of the state to
Swine flu may come, even if you wash your hands and use good judgment. But with the stated H1N1 vaccine risks, will you be getting the shot? (Photo:

H1N1 Vaccine Risks Have Some Parents Opting Out

When It Comes to Flu Shots, Give Me the Flu Instead Flu season is fast approaching, and many people are concerned about whether H1N1 – more commonly known as the “swine flu” – will devastate entire communities. When cooler heads prevail, however, it’s easy to see that H1N1 isn’t all that different from any other
Black History Month

Top 10 court cases | Black History Month

February is Black History Month Black History Month is here, and it’s time to study up. A good way to trace some of the important events in black history is to look at Supreme Court decisions that directly affected African-Americans. Not all of these decisions were victories, but they all were important in black history.
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Watch Your Stimulus Dollars Work | Relaunches

Site had been criticized for being “out of date” Is America’s economic engine running without knocks and pings yet? I would suggest that we are far from being out of the woods yet, despite pockets of stability. However, those who are ready to exclaim “mission accomplished” will most likely credit the Obama administration economic stimulus
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Columbine anniversary sparks annual spike in gun control debate

The Columbine school shooting happened 11 years ago today — at the Colorado high school where Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded 23 others before shooting themselves. At the time, the Columbine massacre ignited an intense debate over gun control and was one of the top news stories
Close-up of the hands of two people, joined in unity.

Tucson angels to shield mourners from Westboro Baptists

There are still communities left in these United States willing to stand up to bigotry and ignorance, reports CNN. The city of Tucson, Ariz., where the horrific Safeway shooting at the hands of Jared Lee Loughner occurred, will not allow Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church to come near the mourners of the dead
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BP oil claims chief says oil spill tourism losses may be denied

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 hit a grim milestone Thursday as the worst ever in the gulf on day 72 of the disaster. Hurricane Alex put a halt to cleanup efforts this week and pushed oil further onto shore. The booming tourism expected on the Gulf coast as the Fourth
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Shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords’ condition improving steadily

Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded during the Tucson, Ariz., shooting spree, is showing signs of improvement. Still connected to a ventilator, she has shown spontaneous movement and response to verbal communication. Her doctors are confident that she will survive, but the extent of the damage remains to be seen. Gabrielle Giffords steadily improving from near
A jobless man holding up a sign that says "No way, no how, no bailout."

Unemployed refuse offers for jobs filled by illegal immigration

Illegal immigration and immigration reform are bubbling to the top of the media cauldron. The Obama administration sued to block the Arizona immigration law. Polls show most Americans agree with the law, and Utah wants to pass one just like it. Meanwhile, the United Farm Workers Union is getting a tepid response after offering the
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On the border: a border fence and immigration reform debate

On Cinco de Mayo 2010, the border between the United States and Mexico is a critical issue in the raging political debate on immigration reform. On the border, the U.S. Border Patrol has doubled in size since 2004. Hundreds of miles of a high-tech U.S. border fence project, costing billions of dollars, doesn’t work as
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Surge in mephedrone abuse sounds alarms about latest legal high

The synthetic amphetamine mephedrone rose to prominence in Europe as a legal high that mimicked methamphetamine, cocaine or ecstasy. After being linked to numerous deaths, mephedrone was banned throughout the European Union in December. Primarily sold over the Internet as bath salts or plant food, mephedrone is emerging as a drug abuse problem in the
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Opryland Hotel flooding damage beyond measure

The results of the Tennessee flooding of the Cumberland River, especially the Opryland Hotel flooding, have closed the area that is virtually the heart of Nashville. The Opryland Hotel is part of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, a large resort complex including retail stores and several atria, all next door to the Grand
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Obama School Speech | Dream Big, Kids

Are hard work and respect socialist agenda? It’s a ridiculous question, of course. Can’t we all appreciate that the president wants our youth to work hard and achieve a bright future for themselves and America as a whole? Because the more well-prepared, motivated young people who enter the adult world, the better this country will
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Colorado rancher breeds rare Panda Cow

A Colorado rancher has been able to successfully breed a rare type of cow, called a “Panda Cow.” The breed is called a Panda Cow because of the panda-like fur pattern. The breed can only be produced by genetic manipulation and careful breeding. Panda Cow bred in Colorado A farmer in Colorado has been able