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Supreme Court Rules on DOMA, Prop 8

The Supreme Court ruled on two important issues today. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996 and the California Prop 8 case.

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Obama Brings Awareness to Mental Health Due to Lack of Support for Gun Control Laws

The Obama Administration was very disappointed when   the Manchin-Toomey bill was denied passage in the Senate, and is looking for a new way to continue fighting against gun violence.

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Supreme Court Rules that Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

On June 13, the Supreme Court ruled that companies could not patent isolated human genes. The unanimous vote will greatly impact the future of medical and biotech research, pharmaceuticals and patient care.

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High-Speed Rail Linked to Real Estate Boom

As a follow-up from my latest piece discussing the economical benefits of a high-speed rail system, I decided to do more research on other effects that high-speed rail might have on the U.S. A recent study published in the UCLA Newsroom, in conjunction with China’s Tsinghua University, explains how high-speed rail can lead to a real estate market boom.

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Military Sex Scandals Affect Recruitment Rate

Enlisting in the military has many benefits, especially for new high school graduates. It is considered an honorable and sensible decision to serve your country. For students who do not have a clear direction in life, the military is a great opportunity for them to develop skills, figure out who they are and what direction they want their life to go in, and it provides funds for furthering education afterward.

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Girl Receives Adult Lung After Suing Federal Government

A 10-year old Philadelphia girl suffering from cystic fibrosis was in dire need of a lung transplant.

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Are The Turkish Riots The Next Arab Spring?

Since May 31, violence and unrest have erupted in 67 of Turkey’s 81 provinces. What began as a peaceful demonstration against the planned demolition of Gezi Park quickly turned aggressive, leaving thousands injured and some dead. The government’s recent apology for its inappropriate behavior was not enough to subdue the riots, especially since the Prime Minister still plans to destroy the park.

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High-Speed Rail to Rally U.S Economy

Cheap labor in other countries around the world has negatively impacted the U.S economy and its manufacturing industries.  In some countries, the cost of labor is very cheap, which lowers the cost of manufacturing goods.  As a result of these lower costs of production, millions of manufacturing jobs have been driven out of the U.S. to nations overseas such as Bangladesh and Singapore.


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Proposed Bill Will Make Students Pay More for College

A college education is more important now than ever before, but the rising cost of tuition is drowning  our students in debt. In fact, student loan debt in the country this year tops an astounding one trillion dollars. Right now, many of my friends and fellow Tricom interns are working hard to pay off their loan debts. Legislators are now trying to pass a bill that could make the debt crisis even worse. The current fixed 3.4 percent interest rate on government student loans will double to an overwhelming 6.8 percent if some members of Congress have their way.

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Oklahoma Tornado And The Media: I Am Not Just A Number

There are over 300 million people in the United States. One person is born every eight seconds and one person dies every 12 seconds. But, to most people, that does not really mean much. Those are just numbers. Unless you know that one person who died 12 seconds ago when you started reading this, you don’t really care.

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