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CVS Is Quitting Tobacco, But Was It Really Selfless?

In February, CVS — one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains — announced that it would take tobacco products off the shelves of its 7,600 locations effective Oct. 1 of this year. The move is expected to cost the company … Continue reading

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Why Was Ryan Ferguson Jailed for a Crime He Didn’t Commit?

Ryan Ferguson, a 29-year-old Missouri man, was freed from prison last month after having spent nearly a decade in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. He had originally been sentenced to serve 40 years. A number of witnesses who originally testified … Continue reading

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The Cult of JFK: 50 Years of Mystery

On November 22, 1963, exactly fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was gunned down while parading through Dallas, Texas. The official story, according to the 1963-1964 Warren Commission investigation, is that Lee Harvey Oswald killed the president using a … Continue reading

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Should Russell Brand Be Taken Seriously?

From actor and musician to the face of revolution, Russell Brand isn’t the first celebrity to jump into politics, but he may be the most extreme. His rants about utopian revolution seem to be getting a lot of attention these … Continue reading

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Texas Abortion Law: What’s All the Fuss?

This past summer, you probably heard about the filibuster led by Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis, who stood on the floor for 11 hours to try and stop a controversial Texas anti-choice bill called SB5. What makes a Texas Senator stand for … Continue reading

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Exploring Russia’s Anti-Gay Propaganda Law

In recent years, the LGBT community and their straight allies have begun to make significant progress in expanding gay rights worldwide. Same-sex marriage is now legal in over a dozen states in the U.S., including the newly added state of … Continue reading

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Top HealthCare.gov Security Official Steps Down

A top official involved in the failed rollout of the HealthCare.gov health insurance marketplace is resigning from his position, this according to an announcement made by the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) on Wednesday. As Chief Information Officer … Continue reading

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Illinois Lawmakers Approve Gay Marriage

On Tuesday, Illinois lawmakers approved a bill that will soon make that state the 15th in the country to legalize gay marriage. The bill, introduced by Senator Heather Steans (D) in January of this year, originally passed the Senate in … Continue reading

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Drone Strikes Killing More Civilians Than U.S. Admits

America has been known for various things throughout the many long years that it’s been a world power, freedom being chief among them. What’s most curious about America’s recent spate of bad publicity, then, is how often it’s the innocent … Continue reading

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Rand Paul: Plagiarizer?

Last week, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow publicly accused Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) of plagiarizing parts of his October 28 speech at Liberty University from the reference site Wikipedia. Just days later, BuzzFeed also reported that Paul copied an entire section … Continue reading

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