Gabriel Rodriguez
Gabriel Rodriguez

Gabriel Rodriguez is currently studying for a Masters in Applied Economics at Georgetown. He is a graduate of New College of Florida with a degree in Economics. He is interested in econometrics, statistical analysis, behavioral economics, and developmental economics.

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June 9, 2013

Edward Snowden Interview Transcript FULL TEXT: Read the Guardian's Entire Interview With the Man Who Leaked PRISM

The NSA whisteblower revealed himself to the world on Sunday. Read the transcript of his interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald.

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May 31, 2013

Mammoth Clone: Liquid Mammoth Blood Find May Put Us One Step Closer to 'Jurassic Park'

The find of a remarkable preserved woolly mammoth carcass along with blood is stirring talk that the mammoth can be brought back from extinction.
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May 30, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Study Shows Immigrants Are Subsidizing Medicare Instead Of Draining It

In good news for immigration reform supporters, a new study shows that instead of being "takers," immigrants subsidize Medicare for citizens.
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May 30, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Marco Rubio Pulling Double Duty As Critic and Supporter Of Reform

Marco Rubio is pulling a two-face act as immigration reform supporter and critic. This tightrope act is all done with an eye towards the White House.
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May 30, 2013

Robert Bales: U.S. Soldier to Admit to Horrific Massacre Of 16 Afghan Civilians

Staff Sargent Robert Bales is expected to plead guilty to the killing of 16 Afghan civilians, one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan War.
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May 30, 2013

Anthony Weiner NYC: Rising Poll Numbers in NYC Should Come As No Surprise

Many laugh at the idea of Anthony Weiner doing well in the NYC mayoral race. They forget that Weiner is still a savvy political operator.

May 30, 2013

Watch This Dude Jump Off Mount Everest Like It's Nothing

Watch Valery Rozov break records with a death defying jump off Mount Everest.
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May 30, 2013

MERS Virus: Why Doctors Are Calling It a "Threat to the Entire World"

A new disease has health authorities worried due to the lack of firm information about the disease. Could it start a global pandemic?
May 29, 2013

Hitler Tea Kettle Sells Out in Days, Thanks to Reddit

In a startling demostration of the power of the internet meme, this curious looking tea kettle went from internet sensation to sold out within days.
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May 29, 2013

Hillary Clinton 2016: Major Fundraisers Sign Onto "Ready For Hillary" Super PAC

A Super PAC named Ready for Hillary signed three major fundraisers to show that it is serious about convincing Clinton to run. Clinton has given no indication on where she stands on the issue.
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May 29, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Anti-Immigration Lobby Finds Fewer Conservative Friends On Capitol Hill

The anti-immigration lobby is engaged in a struggle against immigration reform. But they are finding that they have less friends then they have had in the past.

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May 29, 2013

Benghazi Scandal: Can Republicans Subpoena Their Way Out Of All the Time They've Wasted?

With over 25,000 pages of documents not giving him the "smoking gun" that he wants, Chairman Darrell Issa has turned to subpoenas to try to pull a rabbit out of a hat.
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May 28, 2013

10 Animals You Never Knew Existed

Every year ASU’s International Institute for Species Exploration publishes a list of the top 10 species discovered. 2012 includes gems such as minifrogs and beetles straight out of 'Star Wars.'
May 28, 2013

#FBRape: 13 Companies That Won't Stand For Domestic Violence On Facebook and Pulled Their Ads to Prove It

Thirteen companies have already dropped advertising with Facebook over its hosting images of domestic violence, thanks to an organized campaign from a coalition of women's organizations.
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May 28, 2013

Chinese Bird Flu 2013: Is It Developing Immunity to Our Best Treatments?

The newest strain of the deadly bird flu may be able to develop resistance to anti-flu drugs such as Tamiflu. Medical experts have said that this development is "concerning."
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May 28, 2013

Guess What Chinese Hackers Just Stole From the Pentagon? Everything

A classified Pentagon report has revealed that Chinese hackers have compromised over two dozen critical U.S. military weapon systems, included the F-35 fighter and anti-ballistic missile systems.

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May 27, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: John Boehner is Congress's Only Hope

The House talks on immigration reform are fraught with argument, teetering on the brink of collapse. The Speaker of the House may be the only one who can save it all.
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May 25, 2013

Military Sexual Assault 2013: Chuck Hagel At West Point Calls Sexual Assaults 'A Scourge That Must Be Stamped Out'

Secretary of Defense Hagel spoke at West Point's commencement and said that sexual assault is a "scourge must be stamped out." The remarks come amid a wave of high profile sexual assault cases.
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May 25, 2013

Gay Rights 2013: Ukraine Holds First Gay Pride Rally in a Country Known For Homophobia

Ukraine's first every gay pride rally was held in Kiev. The country has a strong anti-gay presence and counter protesters attempt to disrupt the small march.
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May 25, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Menendez Tells Univision That the Votes May Not Be There

Senator Bob Menendez told Univision that immigration reform currently does not have 60 votes in the Senate. This may be the first bump in the road for the immigration-reform bill.