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Nathan Francis


Nathan is a veteran of the newspaper industry, having worked at both daily and weekly papers and as a trade magazine editor. He has covered New York state and national politics, government, education and the business sector and was recently nominated for the National Newspaper Association's 2012 Better Newspaper Contest. Aside from his work in journalism, Nathan is also a contributor to several financial and business-related blogs. Email:

Paula Yates And Daughter Peaches Geldof Share Tragic Connections In Life, Death

Paula Yates And Daughter Peaches Geldof Share Tragic Connections In Life, Death

Paula Yates and her daughter Peaches Geldof lived eerily similar lives, both struggling with demons while raising young children and ultimately succumbing to the same addictions. A post-mortem examination released Wednesday revealed that Peaches Geldof’s April 7 death was caused by a heroin overdose, the same cause of death for her mother Paula Yates years… Read more »

Donald Sterling Banned For Life, Fined $2.5 Million By NBA For Racist Rant

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Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life and fined $2.5 million after the Los Angeles Clippers owner was recorded making a racist rant against blacks. In the audio comments released this weekend, Sterling admonished his girlfriend V. Stiviano for associating with black men in public. The comments led to widespread criticism, with… Read more »

Arkansas Tornado Death Toll Climbs To 15, Could Still Rise

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The death toll from an Arkansas tornado has reached 15 and emergency workers say it could still rise as they try to sort through what they say was “utter devastation.” The large tornado struck in communities northwest of Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sunday night, growing to half a mile wide. The Arkansas tornado death toll… Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Finish Off St. Louis Blues In Game 6


The Chicago Blackhawks did not want to go back to St. Louis for a Game 7 against the Blues, and after a nearly flawless Game 6 they made sure of it. The Blackhawks finished off their playoff turnaround, winning their fourth straight game after starting the series with the Blues in a 2-0 hole. In… Read more »