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Sarasota man finalist for Mars One mission

  If Lennart Lopin is chosen as one of the final 24 to be sent on a one-way trip to Mars, he may perish in 68 days, or he may spend the rest of his life watching a blue sunset...
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Top winners announced at 73rd annual Intel Science Talent Search

  With awards totaling $1,612,500 and the motto “Tomorrow begins today,” the annual Intel Science Talent Search (STS) fuels the next generation of scientists. Held this year during the first week of March in Washington D.C., STS is the oldest...
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Deadlocked unlocked: Government avoids shutdown

Over recent years, the US government has been at odds with itself, coming close to or even allowing the government to shut down as they bicker over the budget. Liberals and conservatives battle to get their way, playing a game...
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Measles outbreak intensifies vaccine controversy

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “from January 1 to February 27, 2015, 170 people from 17 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. Most of these cases are part of...
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Alaska legalizes recreational marijuana

Alaska is the latest state to legalize marijuana use and, as of Feb. 24, is now the third state in the nation to allow recreational use of the drug. While editorial rules have been implemented, such as being 21 years...
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FCC votes on new rules to protect net neutrality

Activists cited a major victory last week when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules which effectively protect net neutrality. The rules ensure that the Internet is treated as a public utility by prohibiting paid “fast lanes” offer...
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Mississippi fears racism prevalent

February 25, 2015 / Volume XXXVII / Issue 2 Mississippi state representative, Gene Alday, is trying to protect himself against backlash due to racist comments he said in an education policy interview. He has stated several times since the interview...
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Study finds more college students feel depressed

Study finds more college students feel depressed

February 18, 2015 / Volume XXXVII / Issue I Emerging concern about the mental health of entering college students was reinforced this week by a survey demonstrating a sharp increase in students who reported feeling frequently depressed or overwhelmed. “The.....
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Anthem’s 80 million hacked: Identity and information protection

February 18, 2015 / Volume XXXVII / Issue I Anthem Inc., parent of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, stated it had fallen victim to a massive data breach in which as many as 80 million current and former members’...
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Out of the shadows and right with the law: Obama’s new immigration program

Presently, about 11.7 million immigrants are undocumented and living in the United States without legal immigration status. Due to President Barack Obama’s new program, millions of these immigrants are protected from being deported and many will now be able ...
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