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Ebola Virus Epidemic or Outbreak?

The Ebola Virus: Outbreak, Epidemic or Pandemic?

The Ebola virus is also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF). Although it does not cause the heightened effects noted in the 1995 film, Outbreak, it does lead to haemorrhagic fever, causing diarrhea, vomiting, muscle pain/weakness, organ failure and internal/external bleeding. It’s a deadly disease that, as of this moment, has no cure. Treatments… Read more »

Google: Word ‘Glass’ Is Our Trademark, But U.S. Says Not So Fast

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Google Glass is a bit of a tongue twister as a name for Google’s controversial computerized eyewear. Now the company wants to change the product’s name to the sleeker, hipper “Glass,” but that means acquiring a trademark on the word “glass.” And the U.S. government doesn’t think that’s such a cool idea. When Google applied… Read more »

Vermont Couple Used One-Year-Old Child As Drug Mule, Police Confirms

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A Vermont couple was arrested last week after police officers discovered that they have been using their one-year-old child to smuggle drugs into jail. According to the local Vermont Today, inmate Gregory Munukka Jr and his girlfriend Michelle L. Doaner were charged by the Vermont police after they found out that Munukka possessed four doses… Read more »

Pit bull Rescued From Lot Shows The Heart Of Forgiveness

Abandoned pit bull, Gideon, was rescued and is recovering well.

A substantial number of pets get abandoned and abused every day. Gideon was one of those pets. He was found in a dirt lot near the Coachella desert, shaking, sick and hungry. The pit bull was brought to the attention of Annie Hart of the Bill Foundation, who took the two-hour long drive from Los… Read more »

Mom Beats Up Daughter’s Alleged Bully In a Middle School Cafeteria

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No parent wants their child to suffer the torment of bullying. While its quite understandable for a parent to feel protective of their child, there’s also tactful measures that can be taken to resolve the situation. However, one parent decided to take matters into her own hands with a physical approach. Irea Nall had had… Read more »

Florida Senate Approves “Warning Shot” Bill

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The Florida Senate approved a bill last Thursday, dubbed the “Warning Shot Bill”, that would allow gun owners to fire warning shots at a person, or persons, if they felt threatened. The bill passed with a 32-7 vote and now goes to to desk of Florida Governor Rick Scott to be signed into law. Partly… Read more »

Kevin Spacey Replaces E-Trade Talking Baby In New Advertising Campaign

Kevin Replaces E-Trade talking baby

Actor Kevin Spacey is the new E-Trade pitchman. Last month, the online brokerage announced that it was retiring the talking baby commercials that have been familiar to TV watchers since the 2008 Super Bowl. With a new management team in place, E-Trade decided it wanted to go into another direction with its advertising content. In… Read more »

Grumpy Cat May Look Miserable But Is “Such A Happy Cat”

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You may have seen the grumpy cat who became an internet sensation last year before, but on Friday the fantastic feline turned two and has lots to celebrate. You may think to yourself, “what could a cat possibly have to celebrate?” but you’d be wrong; Grumpy is a superstar! A superstar in the world of… Read more »

Pussy Riot Demands Russian Prison Reform

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Two former Russian Pussy Riot protesters have taken to New York City to demand prison reform. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who both served 22 month sentences before being freed under a general amnesty in December, were on hand at a panel at the 5th annual Women in the World summit moderated by Charlie Rose… Read more »