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“Boycott Burger King,” Says Senator Sherrod Brown

Boycott Burger King-Says Senator Sherrod Brown

Burger King has been the talk of the net over past two months for various reasons. Bradley Cooper made it a subject of conversations when he was spotted flipping burgers there, as reported by The Inquisitr. Then, the cult favorite ‘Chicken Fries’ returned to the retail chain, after a hashtag campaign proved you can “have… Read more »

Concealed Carry: Crime Rate In Chicago Drops Once Permits Are Issued

second amendment

Concealed carry permits increase self-defense abilities and prompt crime rate drops, according to Second Amendment advocates. The violent crime rate in Chicago has dropped since such permits became legal to issue late last year. City officials credit “better police” work with the drop in violent crime and theft in the city. One significant important crime-deterring… Read more »

ISIS Demands $6.6 Million Ransom For American Woman

Islamic militants demand ransom

ISIS is demanding $6.6 million in ransom to stop the threatened execution of a 26-year-old American woman. The family of the hostage has asked the media to withhold her name, but note that the woman was involved with humanitarian relief in Syria when she went missing in 2013. The demand from Islamic State militants comes… Read more »

Hypersonic Missile Detonates On Alaskan Launch Pad

Hypersonic Weapons

A hypersonic missile — designed to reach a target anywhere in the world within one hour after being launched — was detonated by military personnel four seconds after it left the launchpad yesterday morning, according to the Washington Post. Military officials say the launch was terminated as soon as it occurred due to an “anomaly.”… Read more »

Ferguson Cop Justin Cosma Reportedly Hog-Tied A 12-Year-Old Boy

Ferguson Police Officer

Another Ferguson cop reportedly used excessive force against a teen suspect. Officer Justin Cosma is accused of binding the hands and feet of a 12-year-old boy — in his own driveway. A federal lawsuit, filed in 2012, claims the teen was retrieving the mail when he was accosted by Cosma and a former colleague. The… Read more »

Coalgate: India’s Supreme Court Confronts Dodgy Mining Licenses

Canceling illegal coal licenses could have serious impact on Indian economy

Dubbed “Coalgate” by the Indian media, the investigation into allegations of corruption and cronyism in the coal licensing process is making progress. The Indian Supreme Court has decided that 218 coal field licenses allocated by the government to dozens of private groups between 1993 and 2009 were illegal. It’s reported in The New York Times… Read more »

Feds Spend $1 Million To Track ‘Misinformation’ And Hate Speech On Twitter

twitter monitoring

The federal government spent $1 million to create a database to track hate speech and “misinformation” on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is behind the creation of the online government monitoring project. The database will reportedly include searches for “suspicious memes,” “false and misleading ideas” and will place particular focus on online political activity. The… Read more »

Back To School Warning: Cheating On Papers Just Got A Whole Lot Harder

Plagiarism

Back to school time is here, and maybe, just maybe when student’s first term paper is due, some students might take a stab at cheating. That, however, would be ill-advised as cheating is tougher than ever, thanks to companies like Turnitin. Turnitin is the name of an anti-cheating software company, and it’s more popular than… Read more »

World’s ‘Tallest Man’, Leonid Stadnyk, Dies At 44

Leonid Stadnyk

Sadly, Leonid Stadnyk, once unofficially considered the tallest man in the world, died Sunday. He was 44. Although he was never measured by the Guinness World Records committee — he was largely introverted — many consider the peasant farmer to be the world’s tallest man, according to the Mirror. A GWR spokesperson weighed in. “We… Read more »

Slain Teen Michael Brown Was A ‘Gentle Giant’

Michael Brown with younger sister and at his graduation.

A funeral service was just held for the young black teenager gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson after a public altercation. The reports about the incident have been widely conflicting, but it seems certain at this point that Brown was unarmed when the… Read more »

Lupita Nyong’o Shares Her Top Beauty Tips

Lupita Nyong'o on beauty

Hollywood’s new favorite star, Lupita Nyong’o, recently spoke with Harper’s Bazaar about her personal beauty tips to keep up her appearance and look as stunning as possible. According to Daily Life, Nyong’o claims her hair can be molded and manipulated “like clay.” She believes that women should not chemically treat their hair, no matter what… Read more »

D.C. Area Schools Brace For 6,000 New Illegal Immigrant Students

unaccompanied minors

Washington D.C. area schools are rushing to make educational arrangements and classroom placements for approximately 6,000 illegal immigrant students. Since the beginning of 2014, about 40,000 illegal immigrant children have crossed the Texas Border. Many of those children now reportedly live with their parents or other relatives who are allegedly illegal immigrants themselves. Schools in… Read more »